On January 14, 2019 at 6.15 p.m., the Academy of Music in Łódź will be filled with chamber music for cello and piano. The works of Mieczysław Weinberg will be performed by Wojciech Fudala and Michał Rot in connection with the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.
The concert is part of a project dedicated to the promotion of Weinberg's work, which the musicians carry out jointly under the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. In the coming weeks, their album with the music of this composer will be released. The programme of the evening will include Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 21 and Op. 63 by Mieczysław Weinberg as well as two works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Romance sans paroles op. 109 and Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58.
Cellist Wojciech Fudala graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels (with highest distinction). From 2018, he is a lecturer at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. A very important part of Wojciech Fudala's activity is chamber music. He is a member and founder of the Polish Cello Quartet, and since 2017 he regularly performs with pianist Michał Rot. The latter is a graduate of the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, where he works as an adjunct at the Institute of Chamber Music.
Admission to the concert is free.