"Niepodległa" – Academic Gala Concert with Performances by Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and Piotr Paleczny

Gdańsk University of Technology and the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk proudly invite you to a unique Academic Gala Concert entitled "Niepodległa" ("The Independent"), celebrating the hundredth anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. Two virtuosos, violinist Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and pianist Piotr Paleczny, will perform at the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre on Saturday, the 24th of November at 18:00.

 

The works of magnificent Polish composers will be played by internationally recognized artists. Konstanty Andrzej Kulka became famous at the age of seventeen, winning his first award at the Paganini Competition in Genoa. Two years later he received the first prize in the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. He performed over 2000 recitals and concerts with the orchestra all around the world. At the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre he will play the Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 8, by Mieczysław Karłowicz.

Piotr Paleczny, the other virtuoso, is one of the best Polish pianists. He received prizes in five international piano competitions and performed on every continent with renown orchestras from all around the globe. He is also the artistic director of the oldest Polish music festival, the Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival. In Gdańsk he will perform the Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11.

The soloists will be accompanied by the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Zygmunt Rychert, which will also play the Steppe Symphonic Poem, Op. 66 by Zygmunt Noskowski. The Gdańsk University of Technology Academic Choir, prepared by Prof. Mariusz Mróz, will perform as well. The concert will be hosted by Agnieszka Oszczyk, journalist and presenter of the Polish Television.

The "Niepodległa" Academic Gala Concert is a part of the hundredth anniversary of Poland regaining its independence celebration organized by the universities of Pomerania. The Pomeranian Rector Council is the patron of the event.

The concert is organized by Gdańsk University of Technology in partnership with the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and Yamaha Music Europe. Media patrons are Gazeta Wyborcza Trójmiasto, TVP3 Gdańsk and Radio Gdańsk.

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