Apollon Musagète Quartet

Winner of first prize and several other awards at the International Music Competition of the ARD in 2008, the Apollon Musagète Quartet has rapidly become an established feature of the European musical scene, captivating public and press alike. The quartet studied with Johannes Meissl at the European Chamber Music Academy and was inspired by the musicians of the Alban Berg Quartet at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. The quartet was nominated ECHO Rising Stars 2010, followed by highly successful performances at prestigious European venues. It was also named BBC New Generation Artist in 2012, leading to extensive touring in the UK and a number of recordings for the BBC. In 2014 the musicians received the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

Recent engagements have taken the quartet to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin, Edinburgh International Festival, Wigmore Hall London, Carnegie Hall New York, Rheingau Musik Festival, Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele and to the Chopin and his Europe Festival in Warsaw. Highlights for the 2018/19 season include debuts and return engagements at the Auditori Barcelona, Bozar Brussels, Frauenkirche Dresden, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Louvre Paris and at the Tonhalle Zurich. In summer 2019 the quartet started its triannual Schubert cycle for the Schubertiade in Austria. Furthermore, they will especially focus on the works by Dvořák which will be performed during the next seasons at the Kasseler Musiktage – one of the oldest music festivals in Europe. In June 2019 their Japan tour brought them to locations such as Nagoya, Tokyo and Yokohama.

The Apollon Musagète Quartet collaborates with renowned artists in chamber music such as Martin Fröst, Per Arne Glorvigen, Nils Mönkemeyer, Gabriela Montero, István Várdai and Jörg Widmann. They appeared in several symphonic series with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. They welcome collaborations that integrate chamber music into various forms of performing arts and were part of projects such as a staged concert by the Berlin based performance group Nico and the Navigators, a ballet production of the National Theatre in Nuremberg and a world tour with the pop singer Tori Amos. Their own compositions – Multitude for String Quartet and A Multitude of Shades, both published by the Viennese publisher Doblinger, are often included in the quartet’s concert repertoire. Since the debut CD by Oehms Classics in 2010 followed by recordings for the labels such as Decca Classics and Deutsche Grammophon, their discography has grown extensively. In summer 2018 a disc containing quartets by Andrzej Panufnik was released by the Fryderyk-Chopin-Institute and subsequently the latest recording with works by Karol Szymanowski and Roman Palester by Universal Poland.

Piotr Skweres plays an ex-André Navarra cello by Gennaro Gagliano dated 1741. The instrument has kindly been provided by Merito String Instruments Trust Vienna. Furthermore, the quartet thanks the Thomastik Infeld for the generous support and the enterprise Stoffwerk for the exclusive and custom-made concert clothes.

Programme 2018

PROGRAMME OF THE 10 TH “MUSIC ON THE HEIGHTS” INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL, ZAKOPANE 2018

21.07.2018 
SATURDAY

MOZART GALA

 

   

7.00 PM
House under the Firs [Dom pod Jedlami], 
Zakopane, ul. Droga na Koziniec 1

“Conversation Club on the Heights”
Guests: Olga Pasiecznik, Robert Gierlach, Michał Klauza, Adam Rozlach
  free entry 

7.00 PM
Church of the Holy Cross
Zakopane, ul. Chałubińskiego 30
(entrance on ul. Zamoyskiego)

Programme:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the “Haffner” Symphony, and the most beautiful arias and duets from The Marriage of FigaroDon GiovanniThe Magic Flute

Olga Pasiecznik – soprano

Robert Gierlach – baritone

Michał Klauza – conductor

Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Kraków – Sinfonietta Cracovia

 

31.08.2018
FRIDAY

 THEATRE PERFORMANCE

   

7.00 PM
S. I. Witkiewicz Theatre
Zakopane, ul. Chramcówki 15

THEATRE PLAY “Do DNA

Producer: Akademia Sztuk Teatralnych im. S. Wyspiańskiego in Kraków

directed by Ewa Kaim

cast: 
Dominika Guzek,
Agnieszka Kościelniak,
Weronika Kowalska, 
Jan Marczewski, 
Łukasz Szczepanowski,
Dawid Sulej Rudnicki

Tickets*:

regular: 50 zł
reduce-fare: 30 zł

 

*tickets to purchase one hour before the performance

 

10 TH “MUSIC ON THE HEIGHTS” 
INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

01.09.2018 
SATURDAY

 JUBILEE CONCERT

   
7.00 PM
Church of the Holy Cross
Zakopane, ul. Chałubińskiego 30
(entrance on ul. Zamoyskiego)

The programme includes works by: 
Aleksandra Vrebalov, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, the world premiere of a new composition by Jagoda Szmytka
Antonio Haskell

KRONOS QUARTET

Partner: 

 

02.09.2018 
SUNDAY 

 EPOUND SOUND

   
7.00 PM
The Old Wooden Church,
Zakopane, ul. Kościeliska 4

The programme includes works by: 
Telemann, Mozart, Tausch, Stark, Strietman

CLARIMONIA ENSEMBLE  

04.09.2018 
TUESDAY 

FILM SCREENING

   

7.00 PM
Kino Miejsce (cinema) 
Zakopane, ul. Orkana 2

Screening of the film: The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)  directed by Wojciech Has
music by Krzysztof Penderecki
free entry 

05.09.2018 
WEDNESDAY

CLASSICAL CHAMBER MUSIC – THEN AND NOW

   

7.00 PM
Church of the Holy Cross
Zakopane, ul. Chałubińskiego 30
(entrance on ul. Zamoyskiego)

The programme includes works by: 
Brahms, Malawski, Ligeti

Joanna Konarzewska, Rafał Kwiatkowski, Michał Francuz, Krzysztof Tomczyk, Rafał Zambrzycki-Payne, Piotr Sałajczyk

 

06.09.2018
THURSDAY

CLASSIC SYMPHONIES – THEN AND NOW

   

7.00 PM
Church of the Holy Cross
Zakopane, ul. Chałubińskiego 30
(entrance on ul. Zamoyskiego)

The programme includes works by: 
Haydn, Mozart, Penderecki

Robert Bachara, Przemysław Fiugajski, Konfraternia Caper Lublinensis  

07.09.2018
FRIDAY

REMINISCENCE

   
7.00 PM
Church of the Holy Cross
Zakopane, ul. Chałubińskiego 30
(entrance on ul. Zamoyskiego)

The programme includes works by: 
Schönberg, Maciejewski, Panufnik, Penderecki, Przybylski

Musicians: Piotr Lato, Jakub Jakowicz, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Katarzyna Budnik, Artur Rozmysłowicz, Rafał Kwiatkowski, Marcin Zdunik  

08.09.2018
SATURDAY

FINAL CONCERT

   
7.00 PM
Church of the Holy Cross
Zakopane, ul. Chałubińskiego 30
(entrance on ul. Zamoyskiego)

The programme includes works by: 
Dvořak, Penderecki

Łukasz Długosz, Krzysztof Penderecki, Maciej Tworek, Orkiestra Akademii Beethovenowskiej

 

The organizer reserves the right to make changes to this programme.

Accompanying events:

02-08.09.2018 
Villa DOM POD JEDLAMI, 12.00 (noon)
ul. Droga na Koziniec 1
Conversation Club on the Heights

15.07-15.09.2018
The University Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Hospital
ul. O. Balzera 15
Outdoor exhibition of photography titled 10 years of Music on the Heights, part 1

24.08-30.09.2018
Bukowina Cultural Centre “Dom Ludowy”
Bukowina Tatrzańska, ul. T. Kościuszki 87
Exhibition “Creators of Podhale 3”

27.08-16.09.2018
Exhibition display near Oczka Wodne,
ul. Krupówki
An outdoor exhibition of photographs entitled 10 years of Music on the Heights, part II

02.09-30.09.2018
Dom Doktora Contemporary Art Gallery, open 11.00 AM -2.00 PM and 4.00 PM-7.00 PM
ul. Stanisława Witkiewicza 19
Exhibition entitled Mountains (un) moved. Paintings and drawings by Aleksandra Rudzka-Miazga.
Curator: Anna Baranowa

05.09.2018 
BUBUJA restaurant, 4.00 PM
ul. Kościuszki 18
Chamber concert performed by students of Nowy Targ’s Fryderyk Chopin State Music School