Szymanowski Quartet

Andrej Bielow - violin
Grzegorz Kotów - violin
Vladimir Mykytka - viola
Marcin Sieniawski - cello

Management territoty: Poland
Manager: Kacper Salzman
tel: +48 22 646 46 28
mob: +48 501 142 085

"It was hard not to fall in love with the Szymanowski Quartet at the Frick Collection on Sunday afternoon. All professionals perform with intensity, but playing from the heart is another matter. The sound was unusually warm, filling this small space to capacity." (Bernard Holland, New York Times - March 18, 2008)
Founded in Warsaw in 1995, the Szymanowski Quartet has developed into one of the most exceptional international string quartets of its generation. Their sophisticated programs present a perfect balance between intellect and passion, characteristics with which the Szymanowski Quartet captivates its audiences at prestigious festivals and concert halls in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia and South America.

The ensemble is a regular guest at internationally renowned festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein and Rheingau, Mozartfest Würzburg, Bregenz and Schwetzingen, Niedersächsische Musiktage as well Lockenhaus, London, Cheltenham, Bath and Perth. In 2008 the Quartet founded the Lviv Chamber Music Festival, at the UNESCO World Heritage site on the border between the Ukraine and Poland. The Quartet's concerts take them throughout the work with performances in at major concert halls such as New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Vienna's Musikverein, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Louvre in Paris and Konzerthaus in Stockholm. Regular tours to North America have brought appearances in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Vancouver and Montreal.

Recordings from several seasons of BBC concerts document the artistic versatility of the ensemble. More recently its recording of Haydn, Bacewicz and Dvorák was released on the Avie label as well as a classical / jazz crossover recording with "Pure Desmond". In spring 2009 the Quartet launched the record label Cavi-music, which focuses on their namesake, composer Karol Szymanowski, in the context of three music capitals: Paris, Vienna and Moscow.

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