THE YOUNG FOR THE YOUNGER. Concert of the most talented young artists


13 November 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Nowa Miodowa – Concert Hall of the Complex of State Music Schools No. 1 in Warsaw, 21 Rakowiecka Street

Jan Dąbrowski | French horn
Oliwia Stawicka | viola
Kacper Puczko | alto saxophone
Karolina Bober | clarinet
Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
Marek Wroniszewski | conductor

Franz Strauss – Horn Concerto in C minor, op. 8
Cecil Forsyth – Viola Concerto in G minor, part I
Jacques Ibert – Concertino da camera
Claude Debussy – Première rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra

The event is funding by the Centre for Artistic Education

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Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra together with the Centre for Artistic Education is proud to invite you to another concert from the “THE YOUNG FOR THE YOUNGER. Concert of the most talented young artists” series. The idea behind the concerts is to educate the most talented students of 2nd level music schools by making music together and to provide them with an opportunity to gain stage experience by performing together with Sinfonia Iuventus, a professional symphony orchestra composed of the most talented graduates of music universities.
Students of music schools, boasting great achievements at prestigious competitions, selected by the Centre for Artistic Education, are invited to participate in concerts as part of the cycle. This distinction is an opportunity for them to present their skills at a concert accompanied by our Orchestra and to cooperate with a professional, young team in a creative atmosphere characterised by youthful fascination with the world of classical music.
This time, Marek Wroniszewski will conduct performances by four talented virtuosos in an attractive programme of compositions from different periods for solo French horn, viola, saxophone and clarinet.

The concert will be opened by hornist Jan Dąbrowski. This young musician graduated from the Grażyna Bacewicz Complex of State Music Schools No. 3 (1st and 2nd level) in the class of Henryk Kowalewicz and completed numerous master classes. His achievements include: 1st place at the National Music Competition organised by the Centre for Artistic Education (2021), 1st place at the 21st Festival of Wind Instruments in Biała Podlaska (2018), 1st place in the 2nd National Competition for Young Bassoon Players (Katowice 2018), 1st place at the 1st Bolesław Strawa and Franciszek Krzemiński Wind Instruments Competition (Lublin 2018) and a number of other valuable distinctions. Jan Dąbrowski will present the most impressive piece by Franz Strauss – Concerto in C minor, op. 8. This recognised French horn player and composer was the father of Richard Strauss who, thanks to his father’s passion for music, could learn the secrets of the sounds and technique of various instruments, including French horn, for which he created his own compositions.

Viola Concerto in G minor is one of the most known pieces of a slightly forgotten British artist Cecil Forsyth. His pieces are inspired by composers Charles Villiers and Hubert Parry. Forsyth was a recognised viola player and arranger. He also composed original pieces, such as the said concerto. Its 1st part will be performed by Oliwia Stawicka, student of the Chopin University of Music, graduate of the Marian Sawa Comprehensive Music School (2nd level) at the Complex of State Music Schools No. 1 in Warsaw in the class of Katarzyna Budnik, Mateusz Doniec and Michał Styczyński. She is a winner of viola competitions including the ones held in Szczecin, Poznań, Gdańsk, Żywiec, Zielona Góra, Kraków, Elbląg, as well as in Ostrava and Belgrade. In April 2021, she was awarded the 1st prize at the National Music Competition organised by the Centre for Artistic Education in the viola category. She was also a member of a string quartet which also won the first prize at the same competition in the category of chamber ensembles. Since March 2021, she has been a member of Veloce String Quartet, with which she won numerous competitions in Poland and abroad.

Jacques Ibert’s Neoclassical Concertino da camera for alto saxophone is one of many pieces inspired by the talent of famous virtuoso Sigurd Raschèr. At the concert, the composition will be performed by Kacper Puczko, student of the first year at Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in the class of saxophone of Vincent David, graduate of the Zenon Brzewski State School of Music (2nd level) in Warsaw in the class of Paweł Gusnar and Alicja Wołyńczyk. Kacper Puczko was a holder of “Młoda Polska” scholarship (2019) and won over 40 awards at prestigious national and international music competitions. He performed solo and in chamber formations in Poland and abroad.

Karolina Bober is a graduate of Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of clarinet of Prof. Arkadiusz Adamski. In 2011 she became the first clarinettist of the Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a winner of Polish and international competitions; her achievements include 2nd prize at the 10th Clarinet Festival in Piotrków Trybunalski, 1st prize at the International Wind Instrument Competition in Warsaw (an award which she received twice) and 1st prize at the 7th International West Pomeranian Clarinet Festival in Szczecin. Currently she plays clarinet in the Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra. She will perform Claude Debussy’s Première rhapsodie (1910, orchestral version – 1911), an oneiric piece particularly exposing cantilena for clarinet, dedicated to Prosper Mimart, professor at the Paris Conservatoire.

Free passes to the concert are available! The seats are numbered and the number of seats is limited.
Please send your requests by 9 November 2021 with the number of seats (2 seats per 1 request), full names of participants and telephone numbers of all the persons willing to participate in the event. Every participant will receive a confirmation of receiving the pass and a declaration to fill in (template attached below), which will be an acknowledgement of the possibility to take part in the concert.
Passes will be distributed on the day of the concert, an hour before the start, in the main entrance to the Concert Hall, upon the presentation of a printed email from the POSI office and a completed participant’s declaration.

During the event the rules determined in the Ordinance of the Council of Ministers related to the establishment of the certain limitations, injunctions and bans due to the conditions of epidemic will be in force as well as their update: Current rules and restrictions

Declaration of the participant of the event due to the state of the epidemic SARS-COV-2

Media patronage: TVP Kultura,
Organiser: Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
The organiser reserves the right to change the programme or the performers of the concert