Poznań | 46th International Viola Congress


The 46th International Viola Congress will take place in Poznań on 24-28 September 2019, featuring lectures, meetings, workshops, master classes and concerts.

The artistic direction of this year's congress was entrusted to dr hab. Ewa Guzowska, prof. AM and dr. hab. Lech Bałaban prof. AM – leading violists associated with the Poznań music community. The event's guests will include outstanding Polish and foreign instrumentalists, including Jorge Alves, Jolanta Kukula-Kopczyńska, Diana Phoenix-Neal, Jutta Puchhammer-Sedillot, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Stefano Carlini, Paul Cortese, Dariusz Korcz, Stefan Kamas, Jerzy Kosmala, Błażej Maliszewski and Maxim Rysanov.

The inaugural concert will take place on 24 September at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Mieczysław Karłowicz State Music School Complex in Poznań, featuring Ukrainian violist Maxim Rysanow as well as Jan Bałaban, Lech Bałaban and Krzysztof Sowiński. The program will include works by Dymitr Szostakowicz, Philipp Scharwenka, Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, Piotr Komorowski and Sławomir Czarnecki.

Viola concertos by Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, Antonín Vranicki, Marek Stachowski and Grażyna Bacewicz will fill the Concert Hall of the Moniuszko Grand Theatre on Wednesday, 25 September at 7 p.m. Ewa Guzowska, Jerzy Kosmala, Stefan Kosmala-Bahlbeck, Paweł Riess and Tomasz Rosiński will perform with the Orchestra of the Grand Theater in Poznań under the direction of Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak.

On 26 September at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Mieczysław Karłowicz State Music School Complex in Poznań, we will listen to, among others, Letters from Warsaw by British composer Joseph Phibbs – a work commissioned by Krzysztof Chorzelski, inspired by his grandmother's correspondence from the Warsaw Ghetto. The programme of the next two concerts will include the latest works by Łódź composers, as well as less known compositions from the Baroque repertoire and works by English composers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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