1.12.2023 - 7.12.2023 Music, News

Freszel Duo USA Recitals

Friday, December 1 at 7:00pm 
West Charleston Library 
6301 W Charleston Blvd 
Las Vegas, NV, US 89146  

Sunday, December 3 at 5:00pm  
Holocaust Museum LA 
100 The Grove Drive 
Los Angeles, CA 90036 

Tuesday, December 5 at 7.30 p.m.  
Polish Home Association 
1714 18th Avenue    
Seattle, WA 98122 

Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. 
Steinway Piano Gallery   
647 Mission St.    
San Francisco, CA 94105  

Soprano Joanna Freszel and pianist Łukasz Chrzęszczyk are a duo of outstanding young Polish artists involved in varied projects and performances of music from the nineteenth century up to the latest compositions of today. In 2018, the duo recorded the album Śpiewnik polski (Polish Songbook), an anthology of twentieth and twenty-first century Polish song (Orphée Classics, 2018), and in the 2019/2020 artistic season they made a concert tour of Polish philharmonic halls performing recitals as part of the ‘Scena Muzyki Polskiej’ (‘Polish Music Stage’) program.  Having concertized and recorded around the world, the duo will make their U.S. debut.  

Freszel Duo concert tour is part of the Polish Music on Stage/U.S. Edition project, which is realized by the National Institute of Music, co-funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the ‘Inspiring Culture’ program. Presented in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and Polish Music Center in Los Angeles. 

Joanna Freszel & Łukasz Chrzęszczyk, photo by Kinga Karpati  

Joanna Freszel (soprano) is the winner of the Golden Orpheus awarded by L’Académie du disque lyrique for the best contemporary music interpretation on her debut album Real Life Song, dedicated to music of Polish composers. She performed in the Teatr Wielki – National Opera in Warsaw, the Grand Theatre in Poznań, the Estonian National Opera and Teatro Lope de Vega in Seville. She also toured in Poland and abroad with many orchestras and worked with conductors such as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Gabriel Chmura, Jacek Kasprzyk, Paul Esswood and Wim Boerman, among others. 

Łukasz Chrzęszczyk (pianist) after completing his studies, he started teaching at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, where he has a class of chamber music with piano and where, as a pianist, he works with instrumental music students. He has performed at such venues as Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the headquarters of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, as well as at philharmonic halls in Bratislava, Milan and Warsaw. Chrzęszczyk has recorded for Polskie Radio (Polish Radio) and TVP Kultura, and released several CD albums. He has recently finished a project called ‘Antologia mazurka’ (‘Mazurka Anthology’), whose aim was to record as many as several dozen forgotten mazurkas written by Polish composers.  

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