The Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra will perform with Atom String Quartet on 14 November 2020 at 8.00 p.m. at the House of Creative Work in Radziejowice, presenting compositions by each of the quartet’s members. The event will be hosted by Ruben Silva.
While there is an abundance of string quartets, Atom String Quartet is one of its kind – it is truly unique and beyond any comparison. The ensemble, which has been delighting audiences and critics for a decade now, does not fit any traditional classifications, because it is in continuous pursuit of new styles, sounds and inspirations. Although it is often dubbed a “jazz quartet” (with jazz as its central domain and improvised play as its trademark), the ensemble also refers to traditional music of different cultures, and plays both new and "classical" music, frequently performed in an innovative way.
A good quartet is a combination of eminent personas. In the case of Atom String Quartet, each of its members (who are all graduates of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw) boasts their own significant output in the area of solo performances, phonography and composition. It is worth mentioning that the quartet’s cellist, Krzysztof Lenczowski, had been part of the first line-up of the newly-established Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra since 2008. Apart from its independent concerts, the quartet also performs with an impressive group of most exquisite musicians in various configurations. Their collaborators include Leopoldinum NFM, with which ASQ recorded two critically-acclaimed albums: Made in Poland (compositions by Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz and Mikołaj Górecki as well as by Krzysztof Lenczowski and Dawid Lubowicz) and Supernova, featuring premiere recordings of pieces composed by the quartet’s members together with Concerto Rosso by Hanna Kulenty-Majoor, dedicated to both ensembles. Both albums have been awarded with a Fryderyk.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.