Quartet


Zrzut ekranu 2016-02-12 o 21.18.20

 

About

The originality of the quartet is manifested not only by the performed music but most of all by the individuality of each artist. The unique combination of guitar, cello, piano and vocal music is a kind of continuation of the tradition of Viennese chamber music concerts. This tradition began in the XIX century by guitarist Mauro Giuliani, cellist Joseph Merk and pianist Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
The quartet mainly performs the music of Spanish, Italian and Argentine composers. The music is shown in many styles and eras. Works are performed in their original form as well as arrangements created especially for needs of the quartet. The authors of these arrangements are Mirosław Feldgebel and Leszek Potasiński.
Quartet meets by an extremely enthusiastic reaction from the audience after every concert !

 

Repertoire

Julian Aguirre – Idilio

Isaac Albéniz / Asturias (arranged for guitar and cello)

Luigi Boccherini / Fandango from quintet “Fandango” for guitar and string quartet

Luigi Boccherini / Sonata G Major nr 3 for cello and harpsichord

Roland Dyens / Saudade nr 3 for guitar

Manuel de Falla / Siete Canciones Populares Españolas

Carlos Gardel / Volver

Carlos Gardel / Por una Cabeza

Heitor Villa-Lobos / Aria Cantilena from Bacchianas brasileiras nr 5

Federico García Lorca / Canciones Españolas Antiguas

Astor Piazzolla / Flora’s Game – Milonga prelude for piano from cycle 3 Preludes pour piano

Astor Piazzolla / Oblivion

Astor Piazzolla / Libertango

Astor Piazzolla / Yo soy Maria

Astor Piazzolla / Tema de Maria

Astor Piazzolla / Poema Valseado

Joaquín Rodrigo / Tres Canciones Españolas for voice and guitar

Gaspar Sanz – Canarios

 

Mirosław Feldgebel

distinguished pianist and chamber musician. He graduated the Instrumental Department as a pianist and Department of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music in the Academy of Music in Warsaw. He is a laureate of many international piano competitions like : Ist Prize in Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Turin, 3rd Prize in the XII Concorso Musicale Europeao Citta di Moncalleri. He is also playing the early music on historical instruments : the harpsichord, harps from Middle Age, Renaissance and Baroque period and historical pianos. He appeared in many prestigious concert halls in Europe and America like Pleyel’s concert hall in Paris, Wiener Musikverein, Vredenburgsaal in Ultrecht, The Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and also took part in many international music festivals. In 2004 he performed the recital with violinist Katarzyna Duda at the Carnegie Hall in New York and in 2005 in the famous hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Since 2006 he is leading a personal projects in the Warsaw Chamber Opera. As one of the few polish pianists he had the privilege to play on the historical Pleyel’s piano from 1840 in the concert dedicated to the memory of Frederic Chopin in the IX Early Music Festival. He is also a co-author of CHOP IN brass venture.

Leszek Potasiński

distinguished guitarist. He graduated the Academy of Music in Warsaw and the Royal Conservatory in Madrid. He has won many competitions like Ist Prize at the IV National Classical Guitar Competition in Łódź, Ist Prize in the Competition of Interpretation of Spanish Music in Warsaw, Jose Miguel Ruiz Morales’s award at the Spanish Music Course in Santiago de Compostela. He has performed in many prestigious music festivals in Poland, Spain, Greece, France, Switzerland and Germany. As a chamber musician he is playing concerts with polish/german Trio Voyage, american latin music with Solo Tres band, with the string quartet Prima Vista and Guitar Open connecting the classical and jazz music. He collaborated with many famous vocalists and instrumentalists like Jorge Cardoso, Ewa Małas-Godlewska, Beatriz Blanco, Edyta Geppert, Łucja Prus, Waldemar Malicki and Jose Tores. He made many arrangements, transcriptions, radio and television recordings. His discography includes „Ethnic Inspirations”, „La Fiesta” and „Brasilasia”. He is also a famous teacher. He has his own guitar class in the Frederic Chopin Music School, in the University of Music in Warsaw and in many master classes. He has been honored with award and degree for his pedagogical activities by the Director of Artistic Education Centre.

Tomasz Strahl

distinguished cellist. He graduated the Academy of Music in Warsaw and Hochschule fuer Musick und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He has won many national and international competitions like Ist Prize in the V International N. Zabaleta’s Music Competition in San Sebastian and Scholarship of Polish-Japanese Foundation JESC. He has performed in many prestigious concert halls like Art Center in Tel Avive, L’Auditori in Barcelona, Brucknersaal in Linz, National Philharmonic, National Opera Teatr Wielki, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, St. John’s Smith Square in London and Toppan Hall in Tokyo. He made many concert tours in Japan, Canada and Spain. In 1993 he had the honor to perform with M. Błaszczyk the Witold Lutosławski’s Cello Concert in presence of the composer. In 2005 he made the polish premiere of Piotr Moss’s Concerto for Cello in the Festival „Prawykonania” with the National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio. He is co-founder of Chopin Duo together with pianist Krzysztof Jabłoński. He has also made many recordings for Polish Radio, Television and for CBC Radio in Canada. His discography includes many recordings issued by the prestigious record companies. These recordings have been twice nominated for the Prize „Frederic” – in 2003 he won this award. He is also a very famous teacher. He teaches cello in the University of Music in Warsaw and in many master-calsses. In 2002 he received the Gold Cross of Merit.