Popko / Thieu-Quang duo will perform on 9 December 2021 at 6.00 p.m. in the broadcasting studio of Radio dla Ciebie (RDC) as part of the "Kwarantanna w Hi-Fi" [Quatantine in Hi-Fi] project. All concerts in this series are broadcast on RDC radio, its website, mobile application and YouTube channel.
Pianist Paweł Popko and clarinetist Piotr Thieu-Quang will present works by Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński, Tadeusz Baird, Witold Lutosławski and Feliks Mendelssohn. At the 2nd Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in 2021, the musicians received an honourable mention, as well as two special prizes: for the best performance of a composition written after 1945 and a special prize in the form of year-long patronage/media support – both sponsored by the Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.
Pianist Paweł Popko graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. He also completed Postgraduate Studies in Cultural Management at the Warsaw School of Economics. Paweł Popko has won many awards at international competitions, including the 1st prize at the International Music Forum in Mäntta, Finland, and the 3rd prize at the 5th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in St. Petersburg. He frequently performs at festivals in Poland and abroad. Piotr Thieu-Quang is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. He is a winner of numerous national and international solo and chamber competitions, with the most important ones being the International Clarinet Competition in Warsaw (2016 – 1st prize in the chamber ensembles category), 8th West Pomeranian Clarinet Festival (2018 – 3rd prize), 17th Academic Clarinet Competition in Włoszakowice (2018 – 2nd prize and three special prizes), 12th National Competition of Chamber Ensembles of Wind Instruments in Warsaw (2019 – 1st prize). As a soloist and chamber musician, he has given concerts in Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Belgium and Portugal. In 2019 he toured South Africa promoting the music of Polish composers, including Paweł Mykietyn and Wojciech Chałupka.
Media patronage: Polish Music Information Centre POLMIC.