14 November 2020, 8 p.m.
New Art Hause – Palace in Radziejowice

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

Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
Ruben Silva – conductor

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

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

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.

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 the opportunity to present the another achievements of the every musician of the Atom String Quartet under the baton of Maestro Ruben Silva- the Polish conductor of the Bolivian descent. He studied at Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw under the leadership of Stanisław Wisłocki. In 1983 he became the laureate and the prize winner of award for the youngest finalist of the 3rd  Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors in Katowice city. Maestro Ruben Silva cooperates with many Polish music institutions, performing the executive functions in them. He is hold in high repute as the particularly the opera conductor. As his oeuvre we can emphasize a lot of performances having a high opinion of their artistic level, including the first – night performances on the numerous stages. (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.