upcoming concerts

with repertoire:

Ludwig van Beethoven – Kakadu Variations op. 121a

Erkki-Sven Tuur – Fata Morgana (2003)

Andrzej Karałow – Florescence (2018)

Andrzej Karałow – Celestial Delusion (2018)

Maurice Ravel – Piano Trio

Ashley John Long – Into the maze of winter’s edge (2020)

+ new works

Chromatophonic Trio is an ensemble founded to shape new repertoire for piano trio and connect it to the classical XX century works

ROKSANA KWAŚNIKOWSKA is currently an assistant in the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and in class of Professor Jan Stanienda. In addition, she actively participates in courses, master classes and violin workshops taught by noted music teachers and performers. She is a laureate and a prize winner in national and international violin competitions, among the others: 11th Michał Spisak International Music Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza, 55th Beethoven’s Hradec International Music Competition, 2nd International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in Lusławice, 2nd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition in Lviv, 4th Inernational Violin Competition “Ernst & Szymanowski” in Wrocław and others.

She performed as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the Koszalin Philharmonic, Lviv Phil- harmonic Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok, The Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra, „The Crew” Chamber Orchestra and with the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra. She performed in many marvelous concert halls, for example the Royal Castle in Warsaw, General Consulate in New York and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall.

She participated in prestigious master classes „Morningside Music Bridge” in Calgary, International Summer Academy of the mdw and International Summer Academy Cervo. She performed as a soloist at the Festival „Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart” in Kołobrzeg, at the festival „Chopiniana” and also during „Kyoto International Music Students Festival 2015” in Japan.

She was awarded a grant by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage „Young Poland”, in February 2012 and also in April 2016. Besides being a soloist, she is active as a chamber musician. From 2013 she has been a member of „Chopin Piano Quintet”.

AGATA BĄK was born in 1994 in Katowice. She began learning to play the cello at the age of seven in the class of Alicja Murzynowska. For 10 years she studied under the supervision of Paweł Głombik, a professor at the Academy of Music in Katowice.

In 2018, she graduated with honours from MA studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class of Prof. Tomasz Strahl. She has been a scholarship holder of the Polish Children’s Fund, Mayor of the City of Katowice, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (under the Young Poland and Pro Polonia programmes). She is a laureate of a number of national and international competitions, including the 3rd prize at the Cello and Double Bass Tournament in Warsaw (2010) and first prize with distinction at the same competition (2014), as part of which she performed with the orchestras of the Lower Silesian Philharmonic, Zielona Góra Phil- harmonic, Silesian Philharmonic, and at festivals such as the Warsaw “Lutospheres” or the Krystyna Jamroz Festival in BuskoZdrój; multiple awards in 5 editions of the Young Instrumentalists’ Forum in Rybnik (the 2nd prize twice, 4th prize, and 1st prize); the 3rd prize at the International Cello Competition in Košice; the 1st prize at the International Competition “Talenty pro Europu” in Dolný Kubín. She is also an active chamber musician: with the Monet Quartet string quartet, with which she mainly performs in Warsaw, she won the 1st prize at the Chamber Music Tournament in Bydgoszcz (2015).

She has been developing her skills under the guidance of outstanding teachers, including Claus Reichardt, Gotthard Popp, Kazimierz Michalik, Andrzej Bauer, Roman Jabłoński, Izabella Szałaj-Zimak, Marek Czech, Radim Sedmidubski, and the Scharoun Ensemble, consisting of the leaders of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Currently, Agata is a cellist of the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw (since 2017) and cooperates with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra.

ANDRZEJ KARAŁOW is a Polish pianist, composer and improviser based in Warsaw. He is a grad- uate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the composition class of Prof. Stanisław Moryto and the piano class of Prof. Bronisława Kawalla. Doctor of musical arts. Since 2016 he is an assistant lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He trained interpretive skills on piano masterclasses, among others, in Oxford, Montreal, Valencia, Bergen, Imola, Leipzig, Nice, Duszniki Zdrój, under the tutelage of professors such as Beat Furrer, Zygmunt Krauze, Stefano Gervasoni, Mikhail Vosskresensky, Boris Petrushansky, Arie Vardi, Gary Graffman and others.

He is a laureate of many Polish and international piano (i.a. in Paris, Athens, and Warsaw) and composition (Katowice, Warszawa, Poznań, Miskolc) competitions.

In 2018 Requiem Records label released his debut album Wir (The Vortex) with electroacoustic free- improvised works in collaboration with Jerzy Przeździecki. In 2019, along with saxophonist Pablo Sánchez Escariche Gasch, he released a CD album After All (Requiem Records) with music by Szymanowski, Hindemith, Albright, Rydzewska, and by himself. Recordings of his works and performances were released on over a dozen albums by Ablaze Records, DUX Records, Requiem Records, Chronicles of Warsaw Autumn – Festival of Contemporary Music and others.

His works are performed in country and abroad during concerts and festivals in the USA, Australia, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Estonia and Hungary. For 2018/19 season he was selected to work with London Philharmonic Orchestra during LPO Young Composers mentoring program, which resulted in premiere performance of his orchestral work “Veins” in Southbank Centre in London.

He is a laureate of several scholarships, including prestigious “Young Poland” Scholarship, Pro Polonia Society Scholarship (twice), Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship, as well as some university scholarships. In 2014 he received Prize of of Culture and National Heritage.

fot. Zuza Gąsiorowska