Anna Wójtowicz/Paweł Wójtowicz/Elżbieta Gromada Trio


Bartók's and Kodály's compositions performed by remarkable polish musicians.

Saturday 10 November 2012, 6:00 pm

Béla Bartók Memorial House

Budapest, II. Csalán út 29.


Béla Bartók: 44 Duos for 2 Violins, Sz.98 BB 104

Zoltán Kodály: Serenade, for 2 violins and viola, Op.13

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About the musicians:

Anna Wójtowicz - violin

Graduated from the violin class of prof. Mieczysław Szlezer at the Academy of Music in Krakow. She continued her studies under prof. Joshua Epstein at the Hochschule des Saarlandes fur Musik und Theather. Member of the Krakow Philharmonic. Three times a scholar of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation. She participated in many master classes and workshops including: Seminar Orchestra Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Odense conducted by A. Wit (1999), Internationale Junge Orchesterakademie in Bayreuth conducted by L. Livingston (1999), Internationale Sommerakademie Schwetzingen-prof. Joshua Epstein (2002), Arts Summer Festival Orchestra and Chamber Music Workshop at Idyllwild USA (1999, 2000, 2001) - master classes with prof. I. Gruppman. In the years 2000 - 2002 she toured with a chamber orchestra in Germany under the Polish-French-German project Begegungs auf die Granze performing amongst other things, the Violin Concerto in G major by WA Mozart with orchestra. She has performed as Leader of the Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Krakow, Polish Opera Orchestra in Wrocław, and in the years 2002 -2008 with the Krakow Chamber Opera. As a soloist and a chamber musician Anna has recorded CDs including New Violin Works for violin and string quartet. She has been a member of Cracovie Ensemble since 2002. She plays a violin by Jan Pawlikowski, 2008.



Paweł Wójtowicz -violin

A graduate of the Krakow Academy of Music from the violin class of prof. Roman Reiner. Leader of the Krakow Opera. He has also worked as leader with other orchestras and ensembles: Orchestra of the Ballet Classique de Paris (1998), Symphony Orchestra of the Krakow Music Academy, Forum SINFONIA, Krakow Chamber Opera (2004), Orchestra Festival in Wildwood - USA (2003, 2005) and the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Krakow (2007). He has performed solo and chamber music in Europe and USA, including: he toured in the United States with the Forum SINFONIA Chamber Orchestra, presenting, The Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi, among other works. Accompanied by the Krakow Opera Orchestra he performed Szymanowski's Second Concerto during the major celebrations of the composer's Year in Małopolska. He has collaborated with well-known musical figures such as D. Imiełowska, M. Cieniawa and the world famous pianist Kevin Kenner (USA).

In 1999 he founded the chamber ensemble Cracovie Ensemble. He is also a member of The Reivers, founded by L. Davidson - bagpipes (Scotland).
He is the creator and initiator of projects, competitions and music festivals such as: Young Chamber Musicians’ Spring, Vivaldi Violin Competition and in 2010 he created an online Chamber Music contest for children, Play & Watch. He has been awarded the Mayor of Krakow’s Award and the Educational Award of the Royal Capital City of Kraków. He is a composer of many works for the violin for children. As a soloist and a chamber musician he has recorded CDs including New Violin Works for violin and string quartet. He plays a violin by Jan Pawlikowski, 2010


Elżbieta Gromada – viola

A graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the viola class of prof. Zygmunt Jochemczyk and chamber music in the class of senior lecturer Marek Moś. She further perfected her skills in music courses under the guidance of Professors Grigori Zhislin, Doris Lederer, Claude Lelong.

Since 2009 she is principal viola player of the Cracow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by whom she appeared as a soloist in 2011, performing the solo part of the Symphony Concertante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Previously, she gained her experience as a viola player Aukso Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Marek Moś, and was deputy leader of the viola section in the Łódź Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.

She has worked with several ensembles in the country and abroad, including Sinfonia Varsovia, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, Łódź Chamber Orchestra, Radom Chamber Orchestra, and the evangelistic ensemble, Mocni w Duchu.

She has performed in many countries in Europe and Asia. As a chamber musician she performs with the Apertus String Quartet which she co-founded. Currently she is a viola player in the Krakow Philharmonic String Quartet. She plays a violin by Jan Pawlikowski, 1996.