Øystein Baadsvik, τούμπα
Katarzyna Wieczorek, πιάνο

Πρόγραμμα

Α’ μέρος

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Peer Gynt, Op. 23 – (arr. Ø. Baadsvik)
Anitra’s Dance

6 Songs, Op.48
A Dream

4 Norwegian Dances, Op.35
Norwegian Dance Nr 1

Anna Baadsvik (1966 -)
New Kid, for Tuba and piano

Øystein Baadsvik (1966 -)
It’ll be alright

Concerto for tuba and orchestra
Moderato
Allegro
Andante

 

Intermission

Β’ μέρος

George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Piano solos from “Porgy and Bess” (arr. Beryl Rubinstein)
I got plenty o’ nuttin’
Bess You is My Woman

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Milonga del Angel
Invierno Porteño
Adiós Nonino
(arr. Sivelov / Baadsvik)

Vittorio Monti (1868-1922)
Csárdás (arr. Ø. Baadsvik)

Øystein Baadsvik, τούμπα

Øystein Baadsvik is the only tuba virtuoso to have carved out a career exclusively as a soloist, rather than becoming a member of an orchestra or accepting a teaching post. His multi-faceted musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, lecturer and recording artist has taken him all over the world. The unique virtuosity and musicality Mr. Baadsvik’s brings to the tuba has established him as the exemplar of the instrument.

His international engagements include performances with orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Taipei National Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Philharmonic, and the Orchestra Victoria of Melbourne. Baadsvik has performed in some of the most famous venues in the world and 2006 made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

He works constantly to expand the musical aspects of the tuba and has premiered some forty solo works by composers from the USA, Russia, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.

Baadsvik is an active recording artist who’s CDs receive unstinting praise. In their review of “Tuba Works”, American Record Guide said, “This spectacular recording establishes Baadsvik as one of the best solo tubists in the world.” In praise of “Tuba Carnival”, The Daily Telegraph, U.K said, “…his capacity for lyricism in a recording that emancipates the tuba from its Cinderella role with ear-catching panache. Baadsvik shows that anything a violin can do, a tuba can do too.”

Photos: Geir Mogen

Katarzyna Wieczorek, πιάνο

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Polish born pianist, Katarzyna Wieczorek has established herself as a world-class chamber musician and soloist. Constantly in demand as an accompanist, she is known for her magical sense of musicianship, remarkable versatility and tremendously supportive attitude.

Kasia’s reputation has taken her to countless festivals across the globe amongst others including; Bastad Chamber Music Festival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Lübeck Sommer Musik, Rheingau Festival, Jeju International Festival, IKIF Festival New York, Malibu Songfest, Braunschweig Classix Festival and Bebersee Festival.

Kasia has collaborated with Grace Bumbry, Sol Gabetta, Ana Chumachenko, Guy Braunstein, Frans Helmerson, Steven Isserlis, David Geringas, Rheinhold Friedrich, Nobuko Imai. She has recorded for WDR Radio Cologne, Swiss Radio, German NDR Television and for the exclusive BBC Radio Series “New Generation Artists”.

She has continually been invited as the official accompanist for: ARD Competition Munich, Aeolus Competition Duesseldorf, Buenos Aires International Violin Competition, Prague Spring Competition, Deutsche Musik Wettbewerb Berlin, Jeju Competition and the International Wieniawski Violin Competition.

Kasia also posses a remarkable ability to awaken the hidden talents of the younger generation in particular the disadvantaged youth. Since 2011 she has been a member of “Rhapsody in School”, an International Music Organisation founded by Lars Vogt.

Kasia studied with Prof. Irina Oleszkiewicz (Poland), Prof. Martin Dörrie (at the School for Music and Drama in Hannover) and with Prof. Matti Raekallio (Juilliard School New York).

Since an early age Kasia has won numerous Competitions both in her home country and across Europe. In 2006 she was the prize winner of the perstigious Karl Bergemann Sight Reading Competition as well the recipient of the Rotary Club International Scholarship, The Edelhof Stiftung, The Yehudi Menuhin s “Live Music Now “ concert scholarship program and The Eva and Marc Stern foundation from the Mannes College New York.

Apart from giving master classes throughout Europe, Asia and USA, Kasia is currently based in Germany with teaching and accompanist positions at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and the Folkwang Hochschule Essen.

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