The programme consists of works by Romantic 19th-century composers, including, apart from Wieniawski himself, also Fryderyk Chopin, Antonio Bazzini, and Johannes Brahms. The works of these masters will be performed at the concert by multiple competition and festival prize winners, violinist Mariusz Patyra and pianist Radosław Kurek.
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Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Polonaise de Concert in D Major, Op. 4
Légende, Op. 17
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100
Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth. (arr. Nathan Milstein)
Antonio Bazzini (1818-1897)
La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25
MARIUSZ PATYRA (violin)
Graduate of the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (an honours degree), where he currently teaches a violin class. Winner of the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hanover; finalist of the Concorso Triennale Internazionale di Liuteria Antonio Stradivari in Cremona (1998), the 4th prize and special award of the Odense Symphony Orchestra in the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Odense (2000), as well as the 1st prize (as the first Pole), special award for the best interpretation of Paganini’s Caprices, and a copy of the great virtuoso’s ‘Il Cannone’ violin in the Concorso internazionale di violino ‘Premio Niccolò Paganini’ in Genoa (2001).
He has performed in Europe (including Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine), as well as Japan, Mexico, and the United States, appearing with, among others, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, Orchestra di Roma, Orchestra Filharmonica Marchigiana, Jalisco Philharmonic, Plano Symphony Orchestra, the Branderburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Irving Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the ‘Amadeus’ Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, the Warsaw, Cracow, Poznań and Lower Silesia (Jelenia Jóra) Philharmonic Orchestras, the Sinfonia Varsovia, as well as NFM ‘Leopoldinum’ Chamber Orchestra.
DUX has released two albums featuring this violinist : Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concertos – Mariusz Patyra (2008) and Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Massenet (2008). With Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, he recorded Antonio Vivaldi’s Le quattro staggioni (Lipinski Royal Fidelity, 2008).
Mariusz Patyra plays a copy of a Guarneri del Gesu violin made by Wojciech Topa in 2020.
RADOSŁAW KUREK (piano)
Graduate of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń’s piano class, an honours degree). He developed his abilities with such eminent virtuosi as Szábolcs Esztényi, Sebastian Hamann, Maja Nosowska, Viera Nosina, John O’Conor, Ewa Pobłocka, Niklas Schmidt, Kurt Seibert, Pavel Vernikov, Maija and Konstantin Weitz.
He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Austria, Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Switzerland. He has performed with such excellent orchestras as the Polish Baltic Fryderyk Chopin Philharmonic, Wrocław Philharmonic, the ‘Sinfonietta Cracovia’ Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Cracow, sharing the stage with, among others, Jacek Kaspszyk, Michał Nesterowicz, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Roman Jabłoński, and Jadwiga Kotnowska.
His personally most prized accolades include the Bridget Doolan Prize for the best performance of a piece by Mozart in the Dublin International Piano Competition (2012) and winning the 15th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (2008, jointly with cellist Georgiy Lomakov).
The fruits of Kurek’s collaborations with various artists have been released on CDs under such labels as ANAGRAM, DUX, Soliton, BeArTon, GENUIN (Germany) and the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich. The pianist has also recorded extensively for the radio and television.
Wieniawski i Wielcy Romantycy w Willi Lentza