Concert Tomasz Schreiber In Memoriam organized in cooperation with Bach Society in Toruń.
Honorary Patronage of Mr Michał Zaleski, President of Toruń.
Grand Hall of the Old Town Hall 10 June 2013, 19:30
Marcin Zdunik (cello) and Aleksandra Świgut (piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach - I Suite in G major for solo cello BWV 1007,
Olivier Messiaen - Le baiser de l'enfant-Jésus from the collection Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata in G major for violin and piano, KV 379, Part I. Adagio (transcription for cello and piano),
Jerzy Bauer - Oscylacje /Oscillations/ for cello and piano (2012, world premiere),
Olivier Messiaen - Louange à l éternité de Jésus for cello and piano.
Dobromiła Jaskot (piano) - Bright Star - special composition of Dobromiła Jaskot in memory of Tomasz Schreiber for piano solo
Special guest: prof. dr hab. Włodzisław Duch, Vice-Rector of the Nicolaus Copernicus University - Improvisation around few themes by Bach
Marcin Zdunik - the first prize and Grand Prix winner at the 6th Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in Warsaw (Poland) - was born on December 5th, 1987 in Warszawa, Poland. He started his cello education in 1994 at the Moniuszko School of Music in Warsaw with professor Maria Walasek and continued it under supervision of professor Andrzej Orkisz.
In 2011 he finished his studies with Andrzej Bauer at Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw being awarded Magna cum Laude Medal. He was also a Guest Student at the Leopold Mozart Zentrum (Augsburg University) in a class of Julius Berger.
Marcin Zdunik performs in many European countries, the USA and Korea. He frequently presents his own compositions and arrangements for cello and chamber ensembles. He has co-operated with many renowned ensambles e.g. the Prague Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg Camerata, The European Union Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Wratislavia Chamber Orchestra and reputable musicians as Urszula Kryger, Julius Berger, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Andrzej Bauer and Jan Stanienda. He performed with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and Tatjana Grindenko at the Festival Chamber Music Connects the World organized by Kronberg Academy.
He has performed as a soloist at many renowned concert halls, e.g. the Rudolfinum in Prague, Carnegie Hall in New York, Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Hermitage Theatre in St. Petersburg, Konzerthaus Dortmund (Philharmonie für Westfalen), the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the W. Lutoslawski S1 Concert Studio of Polish Radio.
Aleksandra Świgut born in Nowy Sącz, began her musical education at the age of six under the guidance of Teresa Orchel. From 2006 she entrusted her musical development to Mariola Cieniawa-Puchała. In 2011 she graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Complex of State Music Schools in Warsaw, where she studied in the piano class of professor Piotr Paleczny. She currently continues her studies with professor Paleczny at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
Aleksandra is a winner of numerous awards in international and national piano festivals and competitions. Among the most important are: 3rd prize in the National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, 2nd prize and two special prizes (EMCY Prize, Bärenreiter Urtext Prize) in the International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen (Germany, 2010), 2nd prize and a special prize in the International Piano Competition in Enshede (Netherlands, 2010).
In the years 2006-2009 she actively participated in Piano Master Courses at the International Chopin Festivals in Duszniki Zdrój. Alexandra has given concerts in many Polish towns, in Germany, Ukraine and Canada. She performed at numerous international festivals like the 64th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki Zdrój, 11th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in the Auditorium Maximum of Jagiellonian University in Krakow, at the PREMIA Festival in Łódź Philharmonic and at the inauguration of Chopin’s Year at the Musical Academy in Katowice.
Since 2003 she is covered by a program of assistance for exceptionally gifted youth run by the National Fund for Children. She received scholarships of the Ministry of Culture and of the Malopolska Scholarship Foundation “Sapere Auso”. In 2010 she also received the Franciszek Wybrańczyk Artistic Scholarship with an invitation to play as soloist with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra. She performed as soloist with the Łódź Philharmonic, The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Fryderyk Chopin Musical University Symphonic Orchestra, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, under the baton of such excellent conductors as Ł. Borowicz, M. Dworzyński, M. Moś, M. Niesiołowski, W. Rodek, T. Wojciechowski, M. Wolińska. She also gives concerts in a chamber duo with her sister, violinist.
Dobromila Jaskot was born in 1981 in Torun (Thorn), Poland. In 2005 she graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Poznan in the composition class of prof. Lidia Zielinska, and in 2007 she completed postgraduate studies in Special, Computer, Film and Theater Composition at the Academy of Music in Wroclaw. In 2009 year she started postgraduate studies in Film and Computer Music and Audiovisual Creativity in Lodz. At present she is a teacher at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland, as a doctor of art.
Her creative interests are centered around multimedia arts, with particular focus on their interactive aspects. She is also engaged in organization of interdisciplinary conferences, festivals and concerts of contemporary music, particularly - electro-acoustic and multimedia.
Dobromila Jaskot has won awards in national and international competitions for composers and performers; she obtained three times a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding achievements in the field of music (2000, 2004, 2007), she was also awarded the President of Torun City Award (2000), Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung scholarship (2007) and AUKSO Foundation scholarship (2004).
Her compositions have been performed at international festivals, such as the "Other Minds" in San Francisco, "UltraSchall" International Festival of New Music in Berlin, Contemporary Music Week in Esbjerg, the "Warsaw Autumn", "Musica Electronica Nova", "Musica Polonica Nova", "Poznań Music Spring", "Malta" Theatre Festival, Music & Art Festival of the Baltic Countries. "Probaltica", as well as other events in European Countries and United States. In 2006 at the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw Dobromila Jaskot presented the world premiere of her interactive chamber opera Phaedra (2005-2006). In 2009 she was invited to Djerassi Resident Composer Project in Woodside, California.
Wlodzislaw Duch is much better scientist than a musician, but likes to play for fun.
With a wide background in many branches of science and understanding of different cultures he bridges many scientific communities. To find a lot of information about his scientific activity, full CV, and hundreds of photographs just type "W. Duch" in Google.
He plays mostly improvised music on AkaiPro-EWI4000s and EWI-USB, with sampling of some analog voices from Patchman, Yamaha VL70m synthesizer with Patchman Turbo voices, Ketron SD2 synthesizer and various virtual instruments on EWI-USB. He treats his music exercises as a scientific experiment, a part of investigation in what he calls "auditory blindsight" or auditory imagery agnosia (see talks 65, and 69 here on his page). This time he will improvise using a few themes by Bach, but as usually, he has no idea what will come out …