You are cordially invited to the concerts organised at the Karol Szymanowski Museum in the Villa 'Atma' as part of Spring Evenings with Chamber Music (formerly March Evenings with Chamber Music).
2 April 2016, 6 p.m. – piano recital by Tomasz Kamieniak
- Józef Wieniawski (1837-1912)
Deuxieme Tarantelle op. 35
- Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888)
Symphonie pour piano seul op. 39 no. 4-7
Marche funebre. Andantino
Menuet. Tempo di minuetto
- Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Fantasia in C major op. 14
Non troppo allegro ma molto passionato e affettuoso
Allegro molto, deciso energico
- Tomasz Kamieniak
Barcarolle per pianoforte op. 56 (2013)
Impromptu pour piano. Hommage a Philip Glass op. 60 (2014)
Tomasz Kamieniak – a pianist and composer, graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of Professor Joanna Domańska. Winner of the special prize at the Fourth International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, winner of the Grand Prix at the Fourth Competition for a Recording Project 'Forgotten Polish Music' by Wydawnictwo Acte Prealable, recipient of a scholarship from the Marshal's Office in Katowice and Richard Wagner Verband in Bayreuth. Apart from predominantly piano pieces, his achievements as a composer include pieces for the organ, harpsichord, chamber orchestra, as well as songs and choral and film music. The artist's discography includes three CDs.
3 April 2016, 6 p.m. – chamber music concert by Kazimierz Skowronek (violin) and Joanna Domańska (piano)
Kazimierz Skowronek – violin
- Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Sonata in D major for violin and piano, D. 384
- Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937)
9 Preludes op. 1 for piano
B minor / D minor / D-flat major / B-flat minor / D minor / A minor / C minor / E-flat minor / B-flat minor
- Sonata in D minor for violin and piano op. 9
Andantino tranquillo e dolce
Finale. Allegro molto, quasi presto
Graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Krakow in the class of Professor Kaja Danczowska in 1989. Winner of the first prize and special prize at the Fifth International Violin Competition in Adelaide (Australia) and the second prize (the first prize was not awarded), along with a special prize for the best performance of Karol Szymanowski's Myths at the Third International Karol Szymanowski Competition in Łódź (1993).
Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra in Odense (Denmark) and a violin teacher at the Academy of Music in Katowice. Joanna Domańska – piano
Studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow in the class of Professor Jan Hoffman and at the Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of Professor Andrzej Jasiński. Laureate of international piano competitions: M. Long and J. Thibaud Competition in Paris (1981, seventh prize), A. Casagrande Competition in Terni, Italy (1982, first prize) and the Youth Stage of the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk (1982).
She is an outstanding interpreter of Karol Szymanowski's works. Her phonographic achievements include three monographic albums with his pieces – all received nominations for the 'Fryderyk' Award; the third album (DUX 0615) also received a prestigious 'Pizzicato Supersonic Award' in Luxembourg (2008). Together with Andrzej Tatarski, she prepared the phonographic world premiere of the ballet 'Harnasie', op. 55, by Karol Szymanowski for two pianos (2007). As a commission for the Japanese IMC Music Publisher, she was the editor of a two-volume pedagogical publication containing works by Polish composers (2012, 2015).
In 2012, she became the president of the K. Szymanowski Music Society and the Director of Karol Szymanowski International Music Competitions in Katowice.