14 November 2020, 8 p.m.
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Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio in Warsaw

Atom String Quartet
Dawid Lubowicz – violin
Mateusz Smoczyński – violin
Michał Zaborski – viola
Krzysztof Lenczowski – cello

Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
Marek Moś – conductor

Krzysztof Lenczowski – Koncert poczwórny
Dawid Lubowicz – Why Like This
Michał Zaborski – Journey
Mateusz Smoczyński – Big Bang

While there is an abundance of string quartets, Atom String Quartet is one of its kind – it is truly unique and beyond any comparison. The ensemble, which has been delighting audiences and critics for a decade now, does not fit any traditional classifications, because it is in continuous pursuit of new styles, sounds and inspirations.

zdjecie zespolu atom string quartet z instrumentami
phot. Zosia Zija & Jacek Pióro

Although it is often dubbed a “jazz quartet” (with jazz as its central domain and improvised play as its trademark), the ensemble also refers to traditional music of different cultures, and plays both new and “classical” music, frequently performed in an innovative way.

A good quartet is a combination of eminent personas. In the case of Atom String Quartet, each of its members (who are all graduates of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw) boasts their own significant output in the area of solo performances, phonography and composition. It is worth mentioning that the quartet’s cellist, Krzysztof Lenczowski, had been part of the first line-up of the newly-established Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra since 2008. Apart from its independent concerts, the quartet also performs with an impressive group of most exquisite musicians in various configurations. Their collaborators include Leopoldinum NFM, with which ASQ recorded two critically-acclaimed albums: Made in Poland (compositions by Karol Szymanowski, Grażyna Bacewicz and Mikołaj Górecki as well as by Krzysztof Lenczowski and Dawid Lubowicz) and Supernova, featuring premiere recordings of pieces composed by the quartet’s members together with Concerto Rosso by Hanna Kulenty-Majoor, dedicated to both ensembles. Both albums have been awarded with a Fryderyk.

The extraordinary November concert will be an opportunity to present more compositions by each of the quartet’s members. The event will be hosted by Marek Moś, a valued chamber musician, long-term first violinist of the legendary Silesian String Quartet and lecturer at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. (pmac)

Media patronage: Polskie Wydawnictwo MuzyczneTVP KulturaPrestoPolskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej

Organiser: Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
The organiser reserves the right to change the programme or the performers of the concert.