17 October 19:30, Wigmore Hall
The highly-acclaimed Silesian String Quartet will by joined by Wojciech Świtała on piano for a concert of three works by composers born in Poland:
Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) – String Quartet No. 4
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996) – String Quartet No. 3 Op. 14
Juliusz Zarębski (1854-1885) – Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 34
The Silesian String Quartet is an ensemble which has existed for nearly 45 years – it was first founded in 1978 by the graduates of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice Poland.
In that time it has premiered over 100 works by Polish and foreign composer.
Its repertoire consists of over 400 chamber pieces, with around 300 of them representing works from the musical canon of the 20th and 21st-centuries.
Its recording of the complete quartets of Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-69) won a Gramaphone Award and was described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘a tremendous achievement’; equally accalimed have been its CDs of the Piano Quintent written in the last year of his life by Juliusz Zarębski (1854-85), and the quartets of the rediscovered Mieczysław Weinberg.
The current composition of the quartet includes:
- Szymon Krzeszowiec (violin I)
- Arkadiusz Kubica (violin II)
- Łukasz Syrnicki (viola)
- Piotr Janosik (cello)
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