23 June - 18:00 - Roudaki Hall

Barbara Borowicz - Bartosz Saldan

Barbara Borowicz graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Krakow (Poland) in the clarinet class of Professor Andrzej Godek. She continued her musical education at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Alessandro Carbonare and at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna in the chamber music class. In 2017 she received her PhD degree. In addition, she improves her musical interpretation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s pieces with remarkable clarinetist Suzanne Stephens, who is the most accomplished performer of his music. As a soloist Barbara Borowicz made her debut with the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland and since then she has been regularly performing in Europe, North Americas, Australia, Africa and Asia in prestigious concert halls such as the Sydney Opera House. She is a laureate of numerous solo and chamber music competitions in Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Ukraine. A special place in her solo repertoire has Polish music, which she has actively performed in Poland and abroad, including compositions written. In 2016 her first CD Double Clarinet Concertos was recorded with works for 2 clarinets and orchestra with clarinetist Andrzej Godek released by the DUX Recording Producers. Since 2014 Barbara Borowicz is a clarinet lecturer at the Music Academy in Krakow. Barbara was awarded repeatedly by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for her work within music and science. Barbara Borowicz plays clarinets by Buffet Crampon, she is also an Artist for Silverstein Works and Vandoren.

Bartosz Sałdan having earned a Master of Arts degree with distinction from the Academy of Music in Kraków, where he studied percussion with Prof. Jan Pilch, he is currently continuing his education with PhD studies at his alma mater. He debuted as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków, he also performed with Hungarian orchestra Musica Sonora, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Opole Philharmonic, Regent Brass London, etc. As a contemporary music performer, he attended prestigious workshops during the 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt along with concerts during the International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, the Brand New Music Festival in Katowice, Poznan Musical Spring Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Unsound Festival and other. He cooperated with many composers, preparing pieces by Helmut Lachenmann (Trio Fluido), Agata Zubel (Percussion Store concerto), Cezary Duchnowski (Partiels), Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska (The Soul of Seul and Reflexion). Bartosz Sałdan create duo with clarinetist Barbara Borowicz, which perform many new pieces for clarinet and percussion by composers like Manuel Ruiz del Coral or Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska. He is active orchestral musician, as percussionist and timpanist he works with many orchestras, including the Krakow Philharmonic, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus and many other. Bartosz is a laureate of „Young Poland” scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Program

Agnieszka Zdrojek-Suchodolska The play of shadows II for clarinet & gran cassa (2018) world premiere
Javier Álvarez Temazcal for amplified maracas & tape (1984)
Aida Shirazi Ephemera for clarinet & percussion (2019) world premiere
Jesús Torres Proteus for multipercussion (2004)

Intermission

Volodymyr Runchak Leafing through the pages of my photo album (2019) world premiere
Matthieu Benigno, Alexandre Esperet, Antoine Noyer Ceci n’est pas une balle for body percussion (2012)
Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska Reflexion for clarinet & percussion (2018)
Marcel Chyrzyński Reflection No.6 for clarinet & one percussion player (2019)