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Polish Cello Quartet
Tomasz Daroch, Wojciech Fudala, Krzysztof Karpeta and Adam Krzeszowiec formed Polish Cello Quartet in 2011. Its members belong to a new generation of Polish cellists that had an honour and privilage to acquire their skills from world-leading cello teachers such as: Jelena Očić, Frans Helmerson, Ga ry Hoffman, Michael Flaksman, Paweł Głombik, Stanisław Firlej. Their musical output includes many awards in solo and chamber performances; they gained experience in many European cultural centers e.g. Cologne, Mannheim or Brussels. The members of the quartet, being friends for a long time, decided to initiate a chamber music group, to show and share their unique sound with the world. You can see them performing on a regular basis at many international music festivals, including: Wratislavia Cantans, Schiermonnikoog Chamber Music Festival, Q’arto Mondi, and Jazztopad. Their repertoire consists mainly of pieces originally composed for four cellos, many of which has never before been presented in Poland.
The Quartet is still working on and developing their repertoir, chosing the latest works by leading Polish and foreign composers. The group has collaborated with many great and highly regarded musicians both classical and jazz, among others: Gary Hoffman, Dominik Połoński, Tony Mallaby, Nate Wooley.
Members of the Quartet are the organizers and originators of the International Cello Academy in Nysa (Poland) which is thought to promote cello chamber music among students.
Since 2014 Polish Cello Quartet is a group
belonging to the National Forum of Music.
Lublin, Aula KUL
Koncert Kameralny w ramach cyklu "Opus Magnum" w Auli Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego.
Wrocław, Aula Ossolineum
Koncert "Wirtuozi XIX wieku".
Gdańsk, Akademia Muzyczna
Sesja Naukowa z udziałem PCQ w Akademii Muzycznej w Gdańsku. Wykłady, warsztaty oraz koncert kameralny.
Koncert na 6. Festiwalu Muzyki Kameralnej "Q'arto Mondi" w Poznaniu
Koncert na festiwalu Musica Electronica Nova we Wrocławiu.
II Międzynarodowa Akademia Wiolonczelowa w Nysie, organizowana przez Polish Cello Quartet.
was born in 1987, in Katowice, Poland. He is
a prizewinner of many international cello competitions. He graduated with honours from Karol Szymański Academy of Music, as a student
of Prof. Paweł Głombik. He was also awarded with
a special University President's Award. Adam Krzeszowiec was also a student of Prof. Frans Helmerson at Hochschule für Music und Tanz
in Cologne; and Gary Hoffman at Musicale Reine Elizabeth in Brussels. He is an assistant lecturer
in the Department of String Instruments at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and the Principal Cellist in the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
born in 1988 in Katowice, Poland, into a family
of artists with a long artistic history. The prizewinner of many competitions both home and abroad. He graduated from Karol Szymański Academy of Music, as a student of Prof. Paweł Głombik. Wojciech Fudala was the Belgian Government scholarship holder at Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, which he graduated with honours in the class of Prof. Jeroen Reuling. The history of his studies includes also the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, and the masterclasses with Prof. Gary Hoffman. Since 2014 – a Principal Cellist in the Symphony Orchestra in the National Forum of Music.
born in 1987 in Katowice, Poland, into a family
of musicians, graduated Music school of I and II degree in Opole. In 2011 graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Łódź, as a student
of Prof. Stanisław Firlej. Also studied at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
in Manheim as a student of Prof. Michael Flaksman and Jelena Očić. Since 2012 a Ph.D. candidate, assistant of Prof. Stanisław Firlej and chamber music lecturer at Karol Lipiński Academy of Music, Wroclaw. Krzysztof Karpeta is a Principal Cellist
in the Polish Baltic Frederic Chopin Philharmonic.
a prizewinner of many a cello competitions, born
in 1989 in Łódź, Poland, into a family of a long artistic history. Started learning to play cello when he was 7. In 2011 graduated with honours from Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Manheim in the class of Prof. Michael Flaksman and Prof. Jelena Očić. Also studied
at University of Augsburg in the class of Prof. Julius Berger. At present, he is an assistant lecturer
in the class of Prof. Stanisław Firlej at the Academy of Music in Łódź, where in 2013, Tomasz Doroch received his Master's Degree.
Photo session at the former coal mine Ludwigsglück (currently DEMEX) in Zabrze. Photos: Monika Liber.
Deux pièces pour quatre violoncelles op. 89
Prosper van Eechaute
Pièce Sonate pour 4 violoncelles op. 9
Suite for four cellos op. 95
Quartet in d minor
Preghiere per quattro violoncelli
op. 27 nr 3
Deux mouvements pour quatuor
Ballada and Rapsodia for four cellos
Quartetto per quattro violoncelli
String Quartet no. 2, arr. for cello quartet
String Quartet no. 1 for cello quartet and computer
Minutki I for cello quartet, electronics and video
R. Wagner / F. Grützmacher
Quartett für vier Violloncelli op. 6
Konzert-Walzer op. 31
Suite for four cellos op. 16
Vier Stücke für vier Violloncelli op. 33
In Vacanza - Quartettino per Violoncelli
Polonaise de Concert op. 14
Annelies Van Parys
Arda Ardaşes Agoşyan
The third fall
After the Torchlight Red
sculpture (from the way of the cross)
III International Cello Academy
27th July - 6th August 2016, Nysa (Opole Province)
Mats Lidström (Royal Academy of Music, London)
Jakob Kullberg (Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen)
Alexander Gebert (Hochschule für Musik Detmold)
Adam Krzeszowiec (Polish Cello Quartet)
Krzysztof Karpeta (Polish Cello Quartet)
Wojciech Fudala (Polish Cello Quartet)
Tomasz Daroch (Polish Cello Quartet)
Agata Lichoś, Michał Rot, Michał Sadzikowski
The International Cello Academy (ICA) has the form of music workshops for students of second level Music Schools preparing for any entrance exams to Music Academies and for those who already are Music Academy students. The main idea behind the project, is to give young musicians an opportunity to work with distinguished foreign professors as well as the members ot the Polish Cello Quartet, which is made up of outstanding, young Polish cellists. ICA aims at promoting playing chamber cello music among young artists.
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