The Cracow Duo will perform works by Polish composers of the 19th and 20th centuries on 22 October 2019 at 6.30 p.m. at the Oskar Kolberg Świętokrzyska Philharmonic. The concert will take place as part of the Institute of Music and Dance's "Stage for Polish Music" programme intended for Polish performers.
The selected repertoire for cello and piano shows the diversity of forms and genres – from lyrical miniatures, through one-movement narrative forms, to cyclical forms and sonatas. The programme includes such works as Introduction and Polonaise by Fryderyk Chopin, for whom cello was the preferred instrument in chamber music, and Deux Pieces by Alexander Tansman, another Polish composer associated with Paris. The presented pieces belong to the permanent repertoire of Cracow Duo, whose members have contributed to the popularization of many Polish compositions.
The artists gained international critical acclaim. They performed, among others, at Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Alfred Newman Hall in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico, Salle Cortot in Paris, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. They also promoted Polish music during the concert tours in th Middle East, Caucasus, Georgia, the USA, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and China. Magazine The Strad wrote about the Cracow Duo: “Kalinowski and Szlezer, friends since childhood, have a wonderfully natural rapport and there is an arresting quality to their playing that gives life to the music”.
Full programme available at: http://filharmonia.kielce.com.pl/press/press_22.10.19.html