On June 12 – July 2, 2019 the Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Studio and the New Theater in Warsaw will host the 15th edition of the Kwatesencja Festival.A year ago the Royal String Quartet celebrated their 20th anniversary. In 2019 it’s time for the 15th Kwartesencja festival, which this year will host four concerts. The ensemble will take part in all of them, together with their guests, Polish top level artists: one of the most outstanding Polish singers, winner of the 2018 European Composers Award – Agata Zubel, and pianist – originally jazz musician, pushing all genre boundaries – Marcin Masecki.
The programme includes classical string quartets by Beethoven and Schubert, sophisticated compositions by James MacMillan and minimalist meditation by Morton Feldman. Moreover, composer and vocalist Agata Zubel will perform Sonette der Elisabeth Barrett-Browning by Egon Wellesz, written to the love poems of the famous English poet of Victorian times, as well as Songs of a Traveling Journeyman by Gustav Mahler, reflecting the composer's alter ego, as he was called a "romantic wanderer" by Bohdan Pociej.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Full programme available at: https://royalstringquartet.pl/