Another concert in the Olivia Camerata cycle

We invite you to the Olivia Camerata 9 concert to be held on 11 February (Saturday) at 5 p.m. in the Olivia Sky Club (Olivia Tower building, 12th floor). The following clarinettists will perform: Grzegorz Wieczorek and Dawid Głowacki and Alicja Wieczorek, a pianist. There will be temperamental and witty clarinet solo, a duet and a tercet, accompanied by a piano. A young talent will be presented – Aleksandra Wasilewska, a clarinet student in Prof. G. Wieczorek’s class at the Secondary Music School in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz. Entry is free, registration at the event in the basis of an ID document.

Music by the following composers will be played:

  • Malcolm Arnold – Sonatina for clarinet and piano
  • Charles-Marie Widor – Introduction et Rondo
  • Béla Kovács – Hommage à Manuel de Falla
  • Leo Weiner as Peregi Verbunk
  • Béla Kovács – Hommage à J.S.Bach
  • Eugène Bozza as Claribel
  • Olivier Messiaen as Abime des Oiseaux
  • Leo Weiner as Kek Tetel
  • Benny Goodman – Salto for three clarinets

Alicja Wieczorek

In 2000 she graduated in Prof. Zbigniew Śliwiński’s piano class at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. In the same year, she started work as an accompanist in the Instrumental Faculty at the Academy. She owes her skills in chamber music largely to her work in chamber ensembles run by Prof. Anna Prabucka. As a high school student, she was awarded the second prize in the National Chamber Orchestra Pianist Competition in Częstochowa and in 1993 she received numerous distinctions for accompaniment at the following concerts: Wiktor Gadziński National Double Bass Competition in Katowice (2006), 32nd Young Musician Competition in Szczecinek, 1st Meeting of Young Wind Players in Elbląg, National Wind Instrument Competition Miniature 2011, twice at the Double Bass Competition in Starogard Gdański (2010, 2012), 2nd Włocławek Violin Meetings (2011), National CEA Auditions of Secondary Music School Students in Violin and Viola classes in Kielce (2013), 6th West Pomeranian Clarinet Festival in Szczecin (2014), 16th Academic Clarinet Competition in Włoszakowice (2015), National Viola and Double Bass Competition in Gdańsk (2016), National CEA Clarinet Competition in Katowice (2016). She acted as an accompanist at multiple competitions and workshops held in the Tricity by such artists as: Jean-Marc Fessard, Antonio Saiote, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Andrew Marriner, Wolfgang Meyer and others, as well as during three editions of International Wind Instrument Workshops in Szczecinek (2008, 2009 and 2010). She also works as a teacher in the Music School Complex in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz. She often performs in a duet with her husband, Grzegorz Wieczorek – a clarinettist.

Grzegorz Wieczorek

Born in 1974. He completed Secondary Music School in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz in Prof. Andrzej Pietras’ clarinet class. In 1996 he started studies at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk in the same teacher’s class. After Prof. Andrzej Pietras’ decease, he continued his studies under Prof. Marek Schiller and in his class he graduated with distinction in 2001. He is a winner of numerous prizes and honourable mentions. In 2000 he received a Scholarship of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk and a year later he was awarded the second prize in the Best Tricity Student category, in the competition for the “Red Rose” Prize. He developed his skills during courses, working under the direction of such artists as: Andrzej Janicki, Mieczysław Stachura, Philippe Cuper, Wolfgang Meyer, Jean-Marc Fessard, Antonio Saiote, David Campbell.

Grzegorz Wieczorek is the Principal Clarinettist of the Baltic Opera orchestra; many times he participated in tours abroad (Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, Estonia). As a musician of the orchestra he participated many times in opera festivals in Bydgoszcz, Poznań as well as in the opera festival in Szeged, Hungary, organised and broadcast by the French television Mezzo. Grzegorz Wieczorek collaborates with the Wojciech Rajski Polish Chamber Philharmonic. He has given concerts as a soloist with the Academic Symphony Orchestra and Poznań Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he works with the clarinet quarter “Hevelius”, Gdańsk Wind Instrument Ensemble and the Mozart Basethorn Ensemble. Since 2001 employed in the Academy of Music in Gdańsk; in the academic year 2011/2012 he was nominated assistant professor at the Academy.

Dawid Głowacki

First year doctoral student at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. He graduated with distinction in 2016 in Dr. Grzegorz Wieczorek’s class. Participant in numerous national and international competitions. Winner of the first prize at the 12th International Independent Music Competition “Individualis” in Kyiv, Ukraine (November 2014). Winner of the first prize in the eMuse Music Competition in Athens, Greece (April 2016). Winner of the second prize at the 6th International Music Competition, Stockholm, Sweden (June 2016). Winner of numerous distinctions at national competitions. Along with the clarinet quarter with which he has been working since 2011, he was the winner of many prizes, including: second prize at the 6th International Music Competition, Stockholm, Sweden (June 2016), third prize (twice) at the 6th and 7th West Pomeranian Clarinet Competition (national and international coverage). He collaborated with many conductors, e.g. Sigiswald Kuijken, Zygmunt Rychert, Wojciech Michniewski, Kai Bumann, Paweł Kotla, Adam Sztaba. He participated in many workshops conducted by: Prof. Mieczysław Stachura; Prof. Florent Heau, Prof. Jean-Marc Fessard (France); Antonio Saiote (Portugal); Gabor Varga (Hungary); Mark van de Wiel (England); Hannah Morgan, Andrew Marriner (England); Dr. John Jacob Bokun; Igor Frantisak (Czech Republic).

Aleksandra Wasilewska

Graduate in Katarzyna Rywalska’s clarinet class – the teacher in the Zygmunt Noskowski’s Primary and Secondary Music School in Gdynia. Winner of many national and regional competitions, e.g.: second position in National CEA Auditions, second position in the National Clarinet Festival in Szczecin, second position in the Poznań Wind Instrument Competition. Now she studies in the Fryderyk Chopin Secondary Music School in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz in Dr. Grzegorz Wieczorek’s class.

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