Peter Jablonski - piano
Born in the south of Sweden to Swedish and Polish parents, Peter showed an early talent for music when he started playing the drums at the age of five and piano at six. Rapid development on the drums led to performances at some major festivals and venues including the 'Village Vanguard' in New York aged nine and with musicians such as Buddy Rich and Thad Jones. Peter even received praise from the legendary Miles Davis. Meanwhile, Peter's interest developed in the classical piano repertoire which led to his first solo performance aged eleven and his debut with orchestra, playing Mozart's piano concerto in G, K.453 the following year. At this time he was accepted to the Malmo Academy of Music to pursue studies in piano and percussion and by the time of his graduation he was invited to perform Beethoven's Concerto No.1 with the Swedish, Danish and Polish radio orchestras. Further studies in piano and conducting followed at the Royal College of Music in London when, in his final year, Peter was heard by Vladimir Ashkenazy who invited him to record his debut disc for Decca with Ashkenazy conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Two years later he again joined forces with Ashkenazy and the RPO, this time playing Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini and Lutoslawski's Paganini Rhapsody (a work he studies with the composer). This CD went on to win the coveted Edison award for 'best concerto recording'. Other recordings include the complete concertos of Tchaikovsky conducted by Peter Maag and Charles Dutoit, the Scriabin concerto and Prometheus with Vladimir Ashkenazy, the complete sonatas by Prokofiev and several other discs with solo works by Chopin, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Grieg and the cello sonatas of Prokofiev & Shostakovich with Ralph Kirshbaum. His most recent recording is of Mazurkas by Chopin, Szymanowski and Maciejewski for the Altara label. A live performance of the Gershwin Second Rhapsody was issued in March 2010 by the BBC Music Magazine. Since his debut in Washington DC in 1992 and at the Royal Festival Hall in London 1993, Peter has worked with many of the worlds finest orchestras including the Philadelphia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, DSO Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Kirov, Tonhalle Zurich, Orchestre Nationale de France, La Scala Philharmonic and NHK Tokyo conducted by, among others, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniele Gatti, Kurt Sanderling and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Some highlights from the 12/13 season includes recitals in Tokyo (Suntory Hall) and (Opera City), Osaka (Symphony Hall), Stockholm (Berwaldhallen), Munich, Brussels and Seoul. Performances of Lutoslawskis Piano Concerto in Helsinki with the Finnish Radio Symphony and in Warsaw with the Warsaw Philharmonic for the Lutoslawski Centenary Celebrations. A tour of the UK with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performances in Japan with the Hyogo PAC Orchestra and his South American Conducting debut in Mexico City with the Mexican Radio Philharmonic in a programme of Mozart, Prokofieff and Strauss. Always a passionate chamber musician Peter is the Artistic director of the Karlskrona Chamber Music Festival in the south of Sweden. Peter received the Orpheus award for his world premier performance of Wojciech Kilar's Piano Concerto at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, a work written for and dedicated to him. In 2005 he was awarded the Litteris et Artibus medal by the King of Sweden.

Patrik Jablonski - piano
Born in a small town called Lyckeby in the south of Sweden in 1974. He received his first piano lessons from his Father when he was 5 and gave his first public performance one year later. At the age of 8 Patrik performed in the (Concert Hall) and at an outdoor arena in Stockholm in the following year. He first travelled abroad to play when he was ten at the Pori jazz festival in Finland. Patrik also plays tennis and for two years, played for the professional 'Team Mats Wilander'. During this time he continued to perform with a number of orchestras in Sweden, including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the Malmo Symphony Orchestra. When Patrik was 17 he was given the opportunity to move to London and study at the Royal College of Music with the late Irina Zaritskaya. It was at this stage that it became obvious that he would devote his future to the piano. 'I could have had no better mentor than Irina Zaritskaya, a great pianist and teacher and a lovely person'. Since graduating Patrik has performed with many orchestras and given recitals at numerous venues: Berlin, Warsaw, St Petersburg, London, Tokyo, Washington, Osaka, Salzburg, Cracow, Milano, Cannes, Paris and Riga to mention but a few. Patrik was soloist with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Okko Kamu. The concert was part of the series "Great artists of the World". Patrik has also given master classes all over the world. Patrik Jablonski performed during the Royal wedding of the Swedish Princess, both as a soloist and together with the Stockholm Concert Orchestra. Patrik Jablonski very much enjoys even the opportunity of getting to know and perform more modern music and has played works by such composers as Olivier Messiaen, Poul Ruders and Wojciech Kilar.

An ensemble of Polish origins established in 2014. Anna, Roma and Joanna first came into public attention after performing in the concert series ‘Polish Music Exposed’ at the Royal Academy of Music Piano Festival in 2016. Trio Bukolika has a varied repertoire and are continuously developing their skills by taking part in many masterclasses – most recently with Bengt Forsberg and Guy Johnston. The ensemble is particularly interested in discovering and performing chamber works of the XXth and XXIst century, especially from their native Poland. The latest concerts included works by Mikołaj Górecki, Hanna Kulenty, Kaija Saariaho and others. One of the most recent achievements of the ensemble is being selected for St John's Smith Square Young Artists Scheme 2017/2018 and receiving the title of finalist of the St. Marin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition 2017. The trio has given many concerts along Europe and UK including Poland, Germany, France, Austria, Romania and Spain. They performed as part of the Chamber Music Festival in Obersdorf, Ensemble Chamber Music Festival in Ksiaz and Krakow Cello Spring Festival. The busy concert schedule for this year includes exciting venues, among others St James’s Piccadilly Church, St Peter’s Church and the Wigmore Hall debut on the 22nd of September. During the Summer Bukolika Piano Trio was invited to take part in the Dartington International Summer School&Festival – an annual renowned music course. They will perform at the Great Hall, Dartington and act as chamber coaches during the day. All of the ensemble members are currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Bukolika Piano Trio is working under the supervision of Michael Dussek, Rodney Friend and Christoph Richter.

Roma Tic - violin
Young and vibrant Polish born violinist – has established herself as an internationally renowned musician and winner of various international competitions and major awards. She is currently enrolled as a master student at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Rodney Friend and was offered (only two students from EU per year) the prestigious scholarship from this institution. Previous education includes the I J Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań with Bartosz Bryła and Agata Szymczewska. Roma has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in various venues including such as Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Barbican Centre, , Kolner Philharmonie, National Theathre in Algier. She also was invited to participate in various masterclasses where she had an opportunity to work with such a prominent musicians as Maurice Hasson, Gyorgy Pauk, Bruno Canino, Natasha Prischepenko and Scharoun Ensemble. Roma has been kindly supported by Leverhulme Trust and Donnie Trust. She performs on Ventapane ‘Lett’ violin kindly loaned from Royal Academic of Music collection.

Joanna Gutowska - cello
Joanna Gutowska is a cellist of the young generation already recognized for her intensely expressive music making, personal character of playing and exceptional virtuosity. She has made her debut as a soloist performing Goltermann’s Cello Concerto in G-major at the age of 12 and since that time she has appeared in concerts and festivals around the world as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has performed in renowned concert halls in Europe and Asia in cities such as: London, Stuttgart, Berlin, Beijing, Cracow, Warsaw as well as at important festivals including: the International Festival Museum Quartier Summer of Sounds in Vienna, Mistrzowie Polskiej Wiolinistyki, Piano Festival at the Royal Academy of Music London, International Festival of Mikolaj Gorecki, International Festival Cracow Autumn, International Festival of Krzysztof Penderecki Emanacje, International Festival Stars Promote, International Festival Music in Old Cracow and many others. Joanna is very interested in performing works of the XXth and XXIst century. Her latest performances included works by Krzysztof Penderecki, Witold Lutoslwski, Kaija Saariaho and others. She is also very keen to promote young, talented composers – her latest premiers include Matthew Olyver’s ‘Hypergestures’, a work written in collaboration with and dedicated to her. In 2018 Joanna will give world premieres of many pieces written especially for her. In 2014 Joanna was selected for the ERASMUS scholarship programme, which enabled her to study with the distinguished cellist and pedagogue prof. Claudio Bohorquez at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart in 2014. In 2016 Joanna Gutowska received the Sapere Auso Foundation scholarship for her outstanding achievements. Currently she is studying towards a Master Degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London under the supervision of Christoph Richter, supported by a scholarship from the Clumber Studio. Joanna plays on a cello by Jean Baptiste Salomon from c.1790, kindly on loan to her from the Royal Academy of Music.

Anna Szałucka - piano
Anna Szałucka is a Polish pianist and started her musical education at the age of seven. She completed the Bachelor Degree at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk studying with Waldemar Wojtal. In years 2013 – 2014 she continued her studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in piano class of Stefan Vladar. Currently she is studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the supervision of Ian Fountain. In November 2016 she won the 1st Prize together with the Eller, Orchestra, Recital and Estonian Museum Awards at the 3rd Tallinn International Piano Competition. Anna is also a laureate of many other competitions, among others: 1st Prize in Young Pianists Forum in Rybnik and the 2nd Prize and The Special Prize of Jerzy Waldorff on IX International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam” in Bydgoszcz, Poland. During her studies in London she’s been awarded The Jacob Barnes Piano Scholarship, The Worshipful Company of Musicians – Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, Kenneth Loveland Gift Prize as well as the 3rd Prize in the International Sussex Piano Competition. Her recent successes include multiple achievements: Janet Duff Greet, Walter MacFarran and Alexander Kelly Memorial Prizes, The Regency Award as well as 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition. She was selected by the prestigious Musicians’ Company to give her Wigmore Hall debut recital earlier this year. Anna Szałucka has given many concerts across Poland and abroad cooperating with such institutions as The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Wiener Beethoven Gesellschaft, The Arthur Rubinstein International Music Foundation, The Worshipful Company of Musicians as well as BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and Radio Gdańsk. The orchestra appearances include concerts with the Polish Radio Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Baltica, Pomeranian Philharmonics and Górecki Chamber Orchestra. Anna has developed her passion for music by taking part in many piano masterclasses, among others with Aleksiej Orłowiecki, Alon Goldstein, Andrzej Jasiński, Kathryn Stott, Imogen Cooper, Dina Yoffe, Lee Kum-Sing, Paul Roberts, Joanna MacGregor, Yevgeny Sudbin and Alberto Nosè. As the Royal Academy of Music scholar Anna is generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the Oetker Scholarship. In Poland, she received a scholarship from the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the President of Gdańsk City and the Principal of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. She was also awarded the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Prize as well as Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Prize.

Ilja Domnins - piano
Ilja Domnins was born in 1997 in Latvia. Currently he is a second year student in Saint Petersburg’s state Conservatory, in the class of A.M. Sandler. Ilja has started practicing music at age of 6 with his teacher E. Krasnova in muscial school of J.Medina in Riga. In 2012 he has successfully passed the audition to enter Special Musical School of Saint Petersburg Conservatory, in the class of A.M. Sandler. In 2015 he has enrolled into Saint Petersburg’s Conservatory. During his education he has participated in master classes of Dina Yoffe, Andrea Bonatta, Christopher Elton, Irina Berkovych, Dmitrij Bashkirov. He is constantly preforming in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy and Russia as a solo performer, but as well as with the orchestra. His portfolio consists of concerts Bach, Haiden, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Prokofiev. Ilja is a laureate of several national and international competitions in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Czech Republic, Italy and France, as well as competitions that are the part of EMCY. In 2012 he has won the second award and a special prize for artistic potential in competition of B. Dvarijonis in Vilnius. In 2014 he has won second award in the Chopin’s Competition in Narva. In 2016 Ilja won second prize in The CITTA DI CANTU piano competition in classic group. In June 2017 Ilja won first prize in the International Competition for Young Pianists “Chopin at Wawel” in Krakow.

Barbara Borowicz - clairnet
Barbara Borowicz is a laureate of over 20 national and international music competitions in Poland, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Ukraine including 1st prize during the 2ndInternational Competition for Clarinet and Saxophone in Reggiolo (Italy, 2014), 2nd prize and the special award for the most outstanding artistic personality during the 6th International Clarinet Competition in Szczecin (Poland, 2014), 1st prize during the 13th International Music Competition “Juliusz Zarebski “ in Łomianki/Warszawa (Poland, 2013), 2nd prize during the International Clarinet Competition “Saverio Mercadante” in Noci/Bari (Italy, 2012). Furthermore in 2015 Barbara was awarded an interpretation prize for her performance at the Stockhausen Concerts and Courses in Kürten (Germany). She graduated with honours the Academy of Music in Krakow in the clarinet class of Professor Andrzej Godek, where she is doing her PhD. She continued her musical education at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (Italy) and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Ceclia in Rome (Italy) with Alessandro Carbonare and at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Austria) in the chamber music class. In addition she improve her musical interpretation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s pieces with remarkable clarinetist Suzanne Stephens, who is the the most accomplished performer his music. A special place in her solo repertoire has Polish music and the contemporary music of the XXth and XXIst century , including compositions written for her eg.: M.J.Papara, M.R. del Corral . Since 2011 Barbara Borowicz has been the principal clarinetist of CORdaCracovia and has taken part in recording of several CDs and DVDs with this orchestra. In 2016 was recorded her first CD Double Clarinet Concerto included pieces for 2 clarinet and orchestra with clarinetist Andrzej Godek released on the DUX Recording Producers. In recognition of her artistic and scholarly accomplishments Barbara Borowicz has received an award for outstanding artistic achievements granted by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, a scholarship of Ministry of Culture ‘Young Poland’, a scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, a scholarship of Royal Capital City of Krakow, Artistic Scholarship of the City of Poznan, ‘Sapere Auso’ scholarship from Malopolska Scholarship Foundation as well as the award ‘Ars Quaerendi’ for the remarkable actions for the development and the promotion of culture. Since 2014 she has been employed as assistant in the clarinet class of Prof. Andrzej Godek at the Academy of Music in Krakow. She has led clarinet masterclasses at the University in Sydney (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), Tbilisi (Georgia), Granada (Spain) and in Győr (Hungary).

Anna Miernik - piano
As a soloist and a chamber musician she has already performed in 24 countries (Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Georgia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, USA) on 5 continents. Her debut in Carnegie Hall in New York (Weill Recital Hall) took place in November 2015. She has won several international and national prizes. In 2013 during her concert tour in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA Anna gave 15 recitals, including a concert in the world-famous Sydney Opera House, as well as in Brisbane, Calgary, Canberra, Melbourne, Ottawa, Perth, Wellington (New Zealand). Other cities where she has performed include Rome, Bari (Italy), Tbilisi (Georgia), Yerevan (Armenia), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Tel Aviv and Haifa (Israel). Anna received her honours degree from the Academy of Music in Kraków in 2013, after completing her studies in professor Andrzej Pikul?s piano class. She has also studied under tuition of professor Sławomir Zubrzycki (constructor of viola organista). Anna participated in master classes run by eminent pedagogues, such as prof. Paul Badura-Skoda and prof. Dina Yoffe. Her first album containing Sonatas by J. Brahms and C. Franck was released in June 2014. The idea for this CD originated with Patrycja Piekutowska, world-renowned violinist, who invited Anna to join her in the project. The first promotional concert of the CD was held in the Royal Theatre in Łazienki Królewskie in Warsaw. The recital was attended by important personalities from the world of music, television and business. The CD has received favourable reviews and is considered to be ‘an enjoyable portion of classics’ (Newsweek Polska). As her repertoire comprises the works of more than 20 Polish composers (including Chopin, Lutosławski, Szymanowski), the artist regularly adds their compositions to the programs of her concerts. In this way she promotes Polish music abroad. Thanks to her fascination with modern music Anna participated in several premiere performances of various compositions – some of them were even dedicated to her. In recognition of her artistic and scholarly accomplishments Anna Miernik has been awarded numerous scholarships. Her recordings have been broadcast by various media and reviews of the concerts were published in international newspapers.

01-04 October 2017 | 4th Cracow Musical Autumn

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Elena Lola Loli

Graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Her diploma work film “And I Am the World” took place in “Coming Out 2014” exhibition of best diploma works. Author of graphic and musical performances based on contemporary music and surreal literature. Film and stage actress. Polish Film Academy Award winner – in 2009 she received “Eagle” for role in the movie “Little Moscow”.
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