CERN Concert: Recital by Michal Szymanowski, Ave Sikk and Hubert Niewiadomski
by Hubert Niewiadomski (CERN), Michal Szymanowski (Bydgoszcz Academy of Music), Ave Sikk (Geneva Conservatory of Music)
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 500-1-001 - Main Auditorium )
at CERN ( 500-1-001 - Main Auditorium )
1211 Geneva 23 Switzerland
Vocal recital / Piano recital
in 70th death anniversary of Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Michal Szymanowski – piano
Ave Sikk – piano
Hubert Niewiadomski – baritone
Free entrance (collection)
Apres un rêve
Donquichotte à Dulcinée
(Chanson Romanesque, Chanson Epique, Chanson à boire)
O dolgo budu ja
Ne ver mnie drug
Sred shumnogo bala
Serenada Don Juana
-- pause --
I. J. Paderewski
Menuet in G Major op. 14 nr. 1
Mazurka in A Major op. 9 nr. 3
Phantastic Krakowiak op. 14 nr. 6
Nocturne F Minor op. 55
Phantasy F Minor op. 49
Hungarian Rhapsody no. 12
Michał Karol Szymanowski was born on 27th July 1988 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He began his musical education and formal piano training at the age of seven, at the Arthur Rubinstein State Music Schools in Bydgoszcz, where he sharpened his skills under the guidance of Prof. Ludmila Kasjanenko. At present, he is a student at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, in Prof. Katarzyna Popova-Zydroń’s piano class and in Prof. Zygmunt Rychert’s conducting class. In his promising career he has a record of the following prizes and distinctions.
Honourable Mention (2001) and Third Prize (2004) in the International F. Chopin Piano Competition for Children and Youth in Szafarnia, Poland;
First Prize in the 7th Polish National Competition for Young Instrumentalists in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2002;
Third Prize in the Polish National Piano Competition for Piano Students of Secondary Music Schools in Krakow, Poland, 2004;
Honourable Mention in the 5th National Piano Competition EPTA in Krakow, Poland, 2006;
Fifth Prize in the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists ‘In Memory of Vladimir Horowitz’, held in Kiev, Ukraine, 2007;
Aniela Młynarska-Rubinstein Special Prize, EMCY Art For Music Special Prize, and a Special Prize awarded by the President of the City of Bydgoszcz, in the 7th International Competition for Young Pianists ‘Artur Rubinstein in Memoriam’, held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2007;
Prize winner in the 25th ‘Talents Week’ National Festival in Tarnow, Poland, 2007;
Honourable Mention in the 5th Young Pianists’ Interpretations of Chopin Festival in Konin, Poland, 2008;
Second Prize in the Polish National F. Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, 2008.
Michał Szymanowski has attended music courses taught by such distinguished musicians as prof. Dang Thai Son, prof. Bernard Ringeissen, Prof. Krzysztof Jabłoński and Prof. Victor Mierzanov. He frequently performs in Poland (Poznań, Inowrocław, Włocławek, Tarnów, Bydgoszcz) and abroad (United States, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Schwitzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine).
He has given concert performances with such orchestras as the Symphonic Orchestra of the Świętokrzyski Philharmonic Hall; recorded and released on DVDs, the National Ukrainian Symphonic Orchestra, and the Polish Orchestra ‘Sinfonia Iuventus’.
Ave Sikk completed her training as a pianist and as an accompanist at the Music Academy of Estonia in the class of Helin Kapten and Ivari Ilja and later she continued her studies in Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon.
From 2000 to 2004, she worked as a vocal coach at the Opera of Lyon and she accompanied many solo recitals of the singers from the Lyon Opera Studio. Since 2001 she is a professor of accompaniment and the director of chamber music at the Music Academy of Estonia. Meanwhile, since 2004, is an accompanist and vocal coach in Conservatoire Superieure de Musique de Geneve.
She has collaborated with many recognized singers including Edda Moser, Nathalie Stutzmann, Olga Guryakova, Sergei Leiferkus, Vladimir Chernov, Robert Tear, Dale Duesing, Danielle Borst, Gilles Cachemaille, Philippe Huttenlocher, Gloria Davy, Jaakko Ryhänen, Ingrid Kremling, Sonya Yoncheva and with conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Ivan Fischer and Christian Badea.
During her career Ave Sikk collaborated with various ensembles and is regularly invited to work at the National Opera of Estonia.
She has given concerts in France, Switzerland, Spain, Lithuania, Finland and Estonia.
Hubert Niewiadomski, a baritone and a physicist.
Since 2004 he works at CERN in the TOTEM experiment and in 2008 he obtained a PhD in experimental particle physics from Manchester University. As a student of Computer Science at Warsaw University of Technology Hubert started his vocal education with K. Zachwatowicz-Jasieńska. At the same time he was an initiator and a producer of a series of classical music concerts in his University (concerts of up to 250 performers).
In the years of 2005-2009 he studied opera singing in the class of G. Cachemaille in Conservatoire Supérieure de Musique de Genève. Currently he works with Ave Sikk. He participated in numerous master classes (Alain Garichot, Ulrich Koella, Irwina Gage, Robert Tear, Omara Porras, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Ton Koopman). Hubert interpreted the masterpieces of oratorio music including St. Mathew’s Passion by J.S. Bach, numerous cantatas by J.S. Bach, Requiem by Durufle, Requiem by Faure, Messe in G by Schubert, Messe solennelle de Ste-Cécile by Gounod.
He also performed numerous vocal recitals composed of art songs and arias. He participated in several operas.
He gave concerts with recognised orchestras such as Warsaw Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra, Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Geneva Conservatory of Music and Geneva Baroque Orchestra in many splendid venues in Europe.
Since 2004 Hubert is also an organist of the Polish Catholic Mission in Switzerland and plays in St. Theresa church in Geneva.
|Organised by||Polish Community at CERN and PMK Geneva|