The International Cello Academy (ICA) is one of the few events in Europe aimed at cellists from all over the world. ICA was created to bring the world of cello ensembles closer to the audience and to support talents wishing to master their playing on this instrument. The concert in the frames of the ICA 2021 will be held at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław on 2 July 2021 at 8.00 p.m.
The founder and organiser of the International Cello Academy is the Polish Cello Quartet. It was established in 2011 on the initiative of prominent Polish cellists: Tomasz Daroch, Wojciech Fudala, Krzysztof Karpeta, and Adam Krzeszowiec. Their repertoire includes mainly works originally composed for a cello quartet.
The July concert will begin with Fryderyk Chopin’s compositions arranged especially for the Polish Cello Quartet. Then we will hear Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus (The Praise to Eternity of Jesus), the fifth movement of Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps. The fragment that will be presented during the concert is a slow, wistful cello cantilena against the steady piano chords (which will be replaced by the cello ensemble).
The concert will end with the premiere of Sentieri interrotti (Trails Interrupted) – a piece by the Italian composer Francesco Bottigliero. It is a work for four solo cellos and cello orchestra. This piece was created as part of the „Composing Commissions” programme, realised by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
Media partner: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
More information: https://www.nfm.wroclaw.pl/en/component/nfmcalendar/event/8600