On 21 December 2021 at 8.45 p.m. the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan will host a concert co-organised and co-financed by the National Institute of Music and Dance and the Polish Institute in Rome.
Duo Viennese (Monika Hager-Zalejska and Paweł Zalejski) and pianist Jakub Tchorzewski will present Roxana's Song from the opera King Roger by Karol Szymanowski, Polish Dance from the ballet Song of the Earth by Roman Palester, arranged for violin and piano, as well as works by Bohuslav Martinů and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Duo Viennese was founded in Vienna by the Austrian violinist Monika Hager, who plays in the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg, and the Polish violinist Paweł Zalejski. It is one of the few ensembles invited to collaborate with the Life Music Now foundation founded by Yehudi Menuhin. The duo performed with great success in such prestigious venues as Wiener Musikverein, Vienna Hofburg, Arenberg Castle in Salzburg, and at many music festivals in Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Poland. Polish pianist Jakub Tchorzewski is currently collaborating with the "Benedetto Marcello" Conservatory in Venice, and is also a board member of the European Chamber Music Teachers' Association. His interest in contemporary music, as well as forgotten or rarely performed works, led to world premiere recordings of works by composers such as Sándor Veress, Gino Gorini, Ugo Amendola, René de Boisdeffre and Roman Palester.
More information: https://nimit.pl/wydarzenia/duo-viennese-jakub-tchorzewski/