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Bydgoszcz | An Evening with Johannes Brahms and Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa


On 28 February 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kai Bumann will perform works by Johannes Brahms and Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa. The soloists will be Ewa Marciniec (alt), Krzysztof Polonek (violin, new concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic) and Katarzyna Polonek (cello).

The evening will begin with Joanna Wnuk Nazarowa's song Słuchaj, Neronie! for alto and grand orchestra. The solo part will be perform by Ewa Marciniec, a graduate of two faculties of the Music Academy in Gdańsk: Composition and Theory of Music and Vocal and Acting in the class of Zofia Janukowicz-Pobłocka. Thanks to the DAAD scholarship, she continued her post-graduate studies at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart in the class of Luisa Bosabalian.

The duo of virtuosos recognized in Europe – violinist Krzysztof Polonek, the current concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and cellist Katarzyna Polonek – will perform the elaborate Double concerto, Op. 102, the last symphonic work by Johannes Brahms. Krzysztof Polonek has been a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra since 2009. He studied under Tomasz Tomaszewski at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Thomas Brandis at the University of Music in Lübeck and Markus Becker at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover. He received a PhD in musical arts under the direction of Jarosław Pietrzak at the Academy of Music in Wrocław. Katarzyna Polonek studied cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in the class of Angelika May and Wolfgang Aichinger. She teaches cello at the Academy of Music in Poznań.

Finally, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will perform Brahms' Symphony No. 3, Op. 90, which is symbolically referred to as "Brahms' Eroics".

More information at: http://www.filharmonia.bydgoszcz.pl/