Mirrors - Tribute to Zbigniew Seifert. Bałdych & Orzechowski Play Seifert
Opublikowany: 2013-11-02 18:35:00
Czas trwania projektu: November 17, 2013
Bałdych & Orzechowski Play Seifert
The great promise of the world’s jazz violin music and the most widely recognised Polish jazzman of the young generation – this is bound to be a truly fascinating concert! The violinist Adam Bałdych and the pianist Piotr Orzechowski ‘Pianohooligan’ will pay their homage to Zbigniew Seifert, the legend of the jazz violin, with a concert entitled “Mirrors. Tribute to Zbigniew Seifert” held on 17th November at 6 pm in the European Krzysztof Penderecki Music Centre in Lusławice. The programme of the concert includes, among others, arrangements of Seifert’s own compositions.
Zbigniew Seifert lived a little less than 33 years. Still, it is owing to his performances and compositions, his musical passion, that so much good is said worldwide about the Polish jazz. He was a great but very modest artist. He left behind recordings, scores and many fond memories. His music set its stamp on the successive generations of young jazzmen. Lest his splendid achievements should ever be forgotten, in 2010 we set up the Zbigniew Seifert Foundation, which organises concert series and festivals dedicated to his memory. In July 2014, the Foundation will inaugurate the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition inCracow. The concert of the Bałdych & Orzechowski duo is part of the programme of events promoting the Competition.
We heartily invite you to the concert.
Zbigniew Seifert Foundation
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Adam Bałdych, born in 1986, is a violinist, composer and music producer, a graduate of theAcademy ofMusic inKatowice. Hailed as a ‘child prodigy’, already from the age of 16 he gave performances with eminent Polish and American musicians inPoland,Germany,Serbia,Indonesia,Hungary,Spain,France,Great Britain, and theUnited States.
Bałdych’s European CD debut was Imaginary Room, released in 2012 under the well known label ACT MUSIC with such leading European jazzmen as Lars Danielsson, Jacob Karlzon, Verneri Pohjola, Morten Lund, and Marius Neset. This album paved his way toEurope’s major concert halls and jazz venues.
Adam Bałdych collaborates both with eminent jazz figures (such as Jim Beard, Iiro Rantala, John Benitez, Leszek Możdżer, Urszula Dudziak, Grażyna Auguścik & Paulinho Garcia, NDR Big Band, Luluk Purvanto, Rene Van Helsdingen, Joachim Kühn and Michel Portal), pop artists (Mika Urbaniak, L.U.C. ), and classical musicians (the Royal String Quartet, Małgorzata Walewska).
He is the winner of ECHO Jazz 2013 – the most important German music industry award – as well as the “Ale Sztuka” poll of the “Gazeta Wyborcza” daily, Radio Zachód and TVP (the Polish state television broadcaster) and of the Grand Prix Jazz Melomani as Artist of the Year 2012, called the Jazz Oscar. In 2013 he was also nominated for the “Fryderyk” Award of thePolishPhonographicAcademy(in the category Act of the Year – Jazz Music).
Piotr Orzechowski ‘Pianohooligan’, a pianist and composer born in 1990, is one of the best recognised jazz musicians of the young generation. The most important of his many awards was the 1st prize in the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition (2011), which he won as the first Pole in the history of that legendary festival. He is the leader of the High Definition jazz quartet, with which he also won several international competitions, e.g the Belgian Jazz Hoeilaart (2011), and recorded the critically acclaimed album Hopasa (EmArcy Records / UMP, 2013). His solo record Experiment: Penderecki (Decca Classics / UMP, 2012), containing arrangements and pieces inspired by the works of Krzysztof Penderecki, was equally enthusiastically received. His most recent CD, Bach Rewrite, features J.S. Bach’s Harpsichord Concertos recorded with the pianist Marcin Masecki and Capella Cracoviensis. He has been nominated for several prestigious awards: “An Outstanding Figure in Polish Music” (2012), “Guarantees of Culture” prize of TVP Kultura (2013), the “Fryderyk” Award of thePolishPhonographicAcademy (2013). He was also elected Artist of the Year in the “Take-Offs of Culture” poll of the “Gazeta Wyborcza” daily and won the Grand Prix Jazz Melomani in the category of the Greatest Promise of Jazz Music (2012).
Piotr Orzechowski has collaborated with such eminent musicians asAdrianUtley of Portishead, Randy Brecker, the Skalpel duo, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Jacek Kochan, Marcin Masecki, Paweł Mykietyn, Janusz Muniak and Vladislav ‘Adzik’ Sendecki. At present he is studying in the Berklee College of Music inValencia,Spain.