The fifth edition of Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street starts on Saturday, 16 May. As every year, on each Saturday and Sunday, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra invites everyone until 6 September to chamber music concerts at its home at 272 Grochowska Street in Warsaw.
Admission to all concerts is free.
Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street is a cycle which mainly highlights eminent artists of the young generation. This year’s concerts will feature Maciej Kułakowski and Zuzanna Sosnowska – ex aequo laureates of the 1st prize of the 10th Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw, as well as Bartosz Kołsut (accordion) and Natalia Karaszewska (flute) – scholars of the Sinfonia Varsovia Foundation and participants in the Opera Academy and the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy. A special place in this year’s Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street has been reserved for piano recitals by participants in the 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition: Tymoteusz Bies, Łukasz Byrdy, Katarzyna Gołofit, Łukasz Krupiński, Krzysztof Książek, Paweł Motyczyński, Piotr Nowak, Piotr Pawlak, Zuzanna Pietrzak, Michał Szymanowski and Andrzej Wierciński.
Apart from young musicians about to embark on their careers, the Summer Concerts series also features established artists, including musicians of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra. The cycle of 34 Summer Concerts will open on Saturday, 16 May with a duet of excellent violinists – Krzysztof and Jakub Jakowicz and conclude on Sunday, 6 September with a performance by the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra String Quintet: Maria Machowska-Szałach, Zofia Endzelm (violin), Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka (viola), Marcel Markowski (cello) and Michał Sobuś (double bass).
The concerts are traditionally preceded by introductions by musicologists and music critics, who will introduce the listeners to the atmosphere and historical surroundings of the works about to be performed. Works performed during the Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street will be introduced by Michał Bruliński, Ewa Chamczyk, Anna S. Dębowska, Mariusz Gradowski, Karolina Kolinek-Siechowicz, Agata Kwiecińska, Agata Mierzejewska, Barbara Schabowska-Maszenda and Agnieszka Topolska.
16 May – 6 September 2015
Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra
272 Grochowska Str., Warsaw
On 16 May we invite everyone to Open Painting Workshop and meeting with artists: Paweł Nocuń, Anita Kucharczyk, Patrycja Kurus;
Auditorium, 15:00 – 18:00
A detailed programme of Summer Concerts at Grochowska Street is available in Calendar on our website: www.sinfoniavarsovia.org