Dear Participants


Opera is a term that has aroused great emotions for centuries. Some people like it, while others do not want to have anything in common with it, but there is no doubt that it is one of the most important cultural phenomena in the history of Europe and the whole world. Born at the end of the 16th century in Florence, it rapidly entered the arena of history and quickly spread throughout Europe, earning the position of one of the most important of the arts. It could not be otherwise, since it combined and still combines music, literature, fine arts, choreography, acting and recently also new technologies.

Will we create an opera in Lidzbark Warmiński? It would be an exaggeration, but we will definitely try to take a closer look at this phenomenon and work on tasks that will bring us closer to the preparation of opera performances in the future. Throughout the week, we will be preparing Apollo e Daphne, a secular cantata by G.F. Handel, the subject matter of which was used in the past by many composers, including Handel himself, as a source of inspiration for creating entire operas. We will settle for the chamber version and treat it as a kind of testing ground for exploring issues related to dramma per musica.

The programs of individual festival concerts will refer to the opera. Together, we will trace the way in which purely instrumental music draws from the stage creativity, interpreting it in a creative way. We will hear lectures on the perception of opera creativity in the 18th century, breathing techniques of singers (but not only), the role of bass instruments in the performance of b.c. Additional activities will be equally important, including: harmoniemusik - the art of team playing wind instruments; keyboard temperaments; creating and improvising cadences; on intonation in the orchestra.


This year, our lecturers will be:

  • Anna Mikołajczyk - vocal
  • Robert Gierlach - vocal
  • Zbigniew Pilch - baroque violin/baroque viola
  • Piotr Chrupek - baroque viola
  • Jarosław Thiel - baroque cello
  • Stanisław Smołka - historical doublebass
  • Krzysztof Firlus - viola da gamba
  • Marcin Szelest - organ, basso continuo realization
  • Ewa Mrowca - harpsichord, basso continuo realization
  • Katarzyna Drogosz - historical piano
  • Karolina Zych - traverso, simple system flutes
  • Marek Niewiedział - historical oboes, hautboy
  • Jose Antonio Salar-Verdú - historical clarinets
  • Tomasz Wesołowski - historical bassoons/dulcian
  • Krzysztof Stencel - natural horn

 


 

Varmia Musica Academia

We have been organizing musical workshops in Lidzbark Warmiński since 2005. The courses are focused on historical interpretations of the works of early music masters and are aimed mainly to students, high school pupils and professional musicians, who desire to broaden their knowledge in the field of historically informed performance.

We offer

  • individual lessons;
  • group lessons (chamber music, Baroque Orchestra);
  • tutors’ concerts;
  • participants' concerts;
  • discussions and lectures.

The issue of security is an absolute priority for the organizers. Each of the institutions cooperating with us (Castle of Warmian Bishops, Town Hall in Lidzbark Warmiński, Orangery of Culture, Lidzbarski Dom Kultury, Hotel Krasicki or the Church of St. Peter and Paul) has its own regulations in force during the pandemic and the condition of our good cooperation will be getting acquainted and of course compliance with them.


Our lecturers are outstanding musicians, who succesfully combine their knowledge and artistic research with active performing career. Their enormous experience as performers and wish to share it with the others make the courses a unique event on a very high level.


With cordial invitation,

Marek Niewiedział

Singing class

It is addressed both to pupils and students of vocal classes and professional musicians (regardless of the type of voice) who want to explore issues related to historical performance, as well as to singers presenting completely different attitudes towards the issue of the so-called historical performance practices. Its repertoire covers music from the baroque era to the 19th century, with particular emphasis on opera parts. This year, the main part of the course will be devoted to the preparation of vocal parts in the cantata of G.F. Handel's "Apollo e Dafne" HWV122. In addition, as every year, you will be able to present your abilities in the 19th-century song repertoire. An additional advantage is the possibility of cooperation with Mirosław Feldgebel - a pianist, harpsichordist, harpist, who will have a 19th-century piano at his disposal.

Lecturer – Anna Mikołajczyk

Lecturer – Anna Mikołajczyk

Soprano. She is a graduate of the Music Academy in Warsaw (now the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music) where she studied with Mal-gorzata Marczewska. She works closely with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Wroclaw Opera and the Baltic Opera company, performing leading roles in operas by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Stravinsky. Having focused on early music at the start of her career, she is now also acclaimed for her interpretations of contemporary music and is often invited by composers (Zygmunt Krauze, Paweł Łukaszewski, Elżbieta Sikora) to give premieres of their works.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: annamikolajczyk@icloud.com

Lecturer - Robert Gierlach

Lecturer - Robert Gierlach

A graduate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw (class of Prof. K. Pustelak). The artist performs at: Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Filarmonico in Verona, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro dell 'Opera in Rome, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Theater des Champs-Elysees in Paris. One of his showpiece parts is the Mozartian Figaro, sung, among others, by in Cape Town, at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, at the Grand Theater in Geneva and at the Grand Opera in Florida. Performs with: Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, NOSPR, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Philadelphia Orchestra, NHK Tokyo Orchestra. He takes part in music festivals: Salzburger Festspiele, BBC Proms, performing under the baton of Sir S. Rattle, Sir Y. Menuhin, Ch. Dutoit, V. Gergiew, J. Maksymiuk, J. Semkow. In the last few years he has sung, among others with the ensembles: Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker at the Opera du Montreal, at the Flanders Opera in Antwerp, at the New York City Opera.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: rgierlach@op.pl

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • work with an accompanist;
  • possibility of singing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • possibility of singing during participants concerts;
  • lectures and seminars;
  • participation in rehearsals and concerts:
    • Romantic Salon;
    • Final concert „Apollo e Dafne” with festival baroque orchestra.

Baroque violin class

It is addressed both to violinists who already have a certain amount of knowledge related to the stylish performance of Baroque, Classicism and early Romanticism music, as well as to musicians who want to enrich the scope of their existing skills in playing contemporary instruments with the practice of playing historical instruments. In addition to issues related to the interpretation and understanding of early music, great emphasis is also placed on solving problems related to violin technique. Both period and modern instruments are accepted. It is possible to rent baroque and classic bows after prior contact with the organizers.

Lecturer - Zbigniew Pilch

Lecturer - Zbigniew Pilch

One of the most outstanding baroque violinists, doctor of arts, artist with wide interests, which include instrumental music from the 16th to the 21st century, with particular emphasis on virtuoso violin literature. He plays baroque and contemporary violins, viola and viola d'amore. As a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, he gives concerts all over Europe and the world. He has been the concertmaster of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra since its beginning. He collaborates with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra, the Lower Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the Wrocław Baroque Ensemble. He has extensive phonographic achievements - as a soloist he recorded the virtuoso Violin Concerts by F. Janiewicz, he also participated in the production of albums directed by of P. McCreesh, A. Kosendiak and J. Thiel. He lectures at music academies in Wrocław and Krakow and during master classes at the Varmia Festival Musica in Lidzbark Warmiński.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: zvi.p@poczta.fm

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Baroque viola class

It is aimed at violists who already have a certain amount of knowledge related to the stylish performance of baroque, classicism and early romanticism, but also to musicians who want to enrich the scope of their current skills in playing contemporary instruments with the practice of playing historical instruments. In addition to issues related to the interpretation and understanding of early music, great emphasis is placed on understanding various aspects related to the so-called orchestral practice. Both period and modern instruments are accepted. It is possible to rent baroque and classic bows after prior contact with the organizers.

Lecturer - Zbigniew Pilch

Lecturer - Zbigniew Pilch

One of the most outstanding baroque violinists, doctor of arts, artist with wide interests, which include instrumental music from the 16th to the 21st century, with particular emphasis on virtuoso violin literature. He plays baroque and contemporary violins, viola and viola d'amore. As a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, he gives concerts all over Europe and the world. He has been the concertmaster of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra since its beginning. He collaborates with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, the Elbląg Chamber Orchestra, the Lower Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the Wrocław Baroque Ensemble. He has extensive phonographic achievements - as a soloist he recorded the virtuoso Violin Concerts by F. Janiewicz, he also participated in the production of albums directed by of P. McCreesh, A. Kosendiak and J. Thiel. He lectures at music academies in Wrocław and Krakow and during master classes at the Varmia Festival Musica in Lidzbark Warmiński.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: zvi.p@poczta.fm

Assistant - Piotr Chrupek

Assistant - Piotr Chrupek

He is a graduate of the Academy of Music. I. J. Paderewski in Poznań in the viola class of prof. Marcin Murawski, as well as the Academy of Music. K. Lipiński in Wrocław in the baroque viola class of Dr. Zbigniew Pilch. He participated in master classes under the supervision of prof. Piotr Reichert, Zbigniew Pilch, Jarosław Thiel, Sirkki-Lisa Kaakinen, Markus Möllenbeck. He is a co-founder and member of the "Musicarius" string quartet specializing in early music performance, with which he performs in Poland and abroad. He permanently cooperates with the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra. He also collaborates with the most important early music ensembles in Poland as a soloist, chamber musician, as well as a group leader. He has performed together with Jane Rogers, Enrico Gatti, Kati Debretzeni and Peter Hanson. He also collaborated with The English Baroque Solists under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: chrupek83@gmail.com

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Baroque cello class

It is intended both for people exploring the performance issues of early music, as well as for participants who want to enrich the scope of their existing skills in playing contemporary instruments with the practice of playing historical instruments. A large part of education process of cellists is basso continuo and that is why the main part of this course will be devoted to this issue. Both period and modern instruments are accepted. It is possible to rent baroque and classic bows after prior contact with the organizers.

Lecturer - Jarosław Thiel

Lecturer - Jarosław Thiel

A graduate of the Poznań School of Talents, he studied cello at Music Academy in Poznań and Łódź. Since 1997, in his artistic activity, he has focused mainly on the issues of historical performance practices. He undertook postgraduate studies at the Universität der Künste in Berlin in the baroque cello class of Phoebe Carrai and Markus Möllenbeck (diploma with honors). Since 2000, he has been the first cellist of the Dresdner Barockorchester and a member of Laurence Cummings' Festspiel Orchester Göttingen. He also collaborates with other leading German bands, such as Cantus Cölln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Lautten Compagney. He performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician - he has appeared in this role at many Polish and international festivals of early music. He teaches the baroque cello at the Academy of Music in Poznań. In 2006 he was invited to cooperate with the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra as its artistic director.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: ejthiel@post.pl

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Historical double bass class

It is dedicated to both those who explore the performance issues of early music, and participants who want to enrich the scope of their existing skills in playing contemporary instruments with the practice of playing historical instruments. Competent selection of instruments, interpretation of sources and the role of bass instruments in ensembles and orchestras will be the leitmotif of this year's workshops. Both period and modern instruments are accepted. It is possible to rent baroque and classic bows after prior contact with the organizers.

Lecturer - Stanisław Smołka

Lecturer - Stanisław Smołka

Double bass player specializing in historical performance of playing the double bass, violone and viola da gamba. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice in the double bass class of prof. Stefan Nowak. He also studied viola da gamba at the Dresdner Akademie fur Alte Musik under the supervision of prof. Christina Kyprianides and at the Academy of Music in Katowice, where he completed his master's studies in the class of prof. Mark Caudle. He started his artistic work in the "Chopin Chamber Orchestra" and in the chamber and symphony orchestra of the State Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice. However, after his studies he turned his interest towards historical practices. Currently, he is the leader of the double bass group in the Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense orchestra of the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: smolkas@poczta.wp.pl

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • the opportunity to take part in additional Harmoniemusik classes;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Viola da gamba class

It is addressed to both experienced viola da gamba players and musicians who are just about to start learning to play this instrument. In addition to perfecting instrumental techniques and working on a solo repertoire, the courses provide a unique opportunity to play together in a viol consort. There are some limited possibilities with borrowing strings and instruments. If you are interested, please contact the organizers.

Lecturer - Krzysztof Firlus

Lecturer - Krzysztof Firlus

A musician who successfully combines the career of a double bass player and a gambist, performing on both instruments as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Permanently associated with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, {oh!} Historical Orchestra, Extempore early music trio and consort viol Gambasada, he also performs with leading Polish ensembles, such as the Silesian Quartet, Concerto Polacco, Capella Cracoviensis. He also collaborated with H. Rilling, V. Dumestr, P. McCreesh, G. Guerrero, A. Zylberajch and M. Toporowski. Krzysztof Firlus graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice in viola da gamba class (prof. Mark Caudle) and double bass (dr Jan Kotula); He is also a graduate of postgraduate studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg in the viola da gamba class of prof. Vittorio Ghielmi.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: krzysztof.firlus@op.pl

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Organ and basso continuo class

It is addressed to both those who explore the performance issues of early music, as well as participants who want to enrich the scope of their existing skills in playing contemporary instruments with the practice of playing historical instruments. The Varmia Musica Academia workshop can become an opportunity for in-depth study of basso implementation and to use the acquired knowledge during numerous group performances. There will be also be time to work on a solo repertoire. At the participants disposal there will be: organ positive from the Dutch company Henk Klop and the organ in the chapel of the Warmian Bishops' Castle in Lidzbark Warmiński.

Lecturer - Marcin Szelest

Lecturer - Marcin Szelest

He leads the organ class and is the head of the Department of Early Music at the Academy of Music in Krakow. His habilitation thesis, Stylistic transformations in Italian organ music at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries (2007), was awarded the Prime Minister's award, and articles on the sources and editions of early Polish music were published, among others, in the magazines "Canor", "Muzyka" and "Orfeo". Currently, he is preparing the collected works of Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński for publication in the "Monumenta musicae in Polonia" series. He is also the president of the Polish Society of Early Music and the organist of the Holy Cross Church in Kraków, where he plays a restored instrument from 1704.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: szelest.marcin@gmail.com

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

    For those interested in both harpsichord and organ classes, it is possible to choose both of these specialties at no additional cost.

Harpsichord and basso continuo class

The harpsichord and basso continuo class warmly invites harpsichordists, organists and pianists, as well as people who would like to start their adventure with the harpsichord. Apart from working on a solo repertoire (from the 16th to the 18th century), interpretative and technical aspects, we will focus on the implementation of basso continuo. Every morning, we will tune the harpsichord together, and every day we will analyze excerpts from the treatises on the implementation of bc. This year, among many instruments, we will have at our disposal a unique copy of the famous two-channel harpsichord Colmar / Ruckers at our disposal, built in the renowned workshop of Bruce Kennedy in 2020 as his "Opus 200”.

Lecturer - Ewa Mrowca

Lecturer - Ewa Mrowca

She graduated with honors from the Krakow Academy of Music in the class of prof. Elżbieta Stefańska. She graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London in the class of Nicholas Parle and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel in the class of Jörg Andreas Bötticher. She was awarded in 2003 in the 6th Harpsichord Competition. J. Broadwood in London, organized on historical instruments. In 1999 she obtained the Diploma di Merito Accademii Musicale Chigiana in Siena. She is a laureate of the Łódzkie Eureka 2012 award. As well as a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Science and Higher Education Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Swiss Government, and Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: ewamrowca@hotmail.com

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

    For those interested in both harpsichord and organ classes, it is possible to choose both of these specialties at no additional cost.

Historical piano class

We invite pianists, harpsichordists and organists who want to learn more about the aesthetics of performing piano music from the Classicism and Romanticism era to the historical piano class. Viennese pianos from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries will inspire you to explore both the stylistic and technical issues of historical performance. Chamber and solo repertoire is welcome - pieces from the canon of masterpieces, but also less known and less frequently played compositions. The participants will have copies of historical pianos by Johann Andreas Stein (approx. 1780) and Michael Rosenberger (approx. 1805) at their disposal.

Lecturer - Katarzyna Drogosz

Lecturer - Katarzyna Drogosz

Katarzyna Drogosz was born in Warsaw. She studied piano in the class of prof. Teresa Manasterska and ad. Aleksandra Kowalik. After obtaining her master's degree (2001), she undertook further studies in the field of historical instruments at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2001-2005) in the piano class of prof. Stanley Hoogland and at the Musikhochschule Freiburg (2005-2007) in the harpsichord class of prof. Robert Hill. She also studied cultural diplomacy at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw and completed doctoral studies at the University in Katowice. She obtained her doctorate in January 2017. In 2007, she received a distinction at the international competition "Musica Antiqua" in Bruges, in the category of piano solo. She gives concerts as a soloist and chamber musician. She performs with many vocalists and instrumentalists, including Marta Boberska (soprano), Teresa Kamińska (cello), Petra Matejova (pianoforte). She also collaborates with Geoffrey Govier, an outstanding British pianist, professor at the Royal College of Music in London, devoting himself to the interpretation of works by Franz Schubert for piano four hands. Katarzyna Drogosz has performed with the best Polish ensembles of early instruments: Capella Cracoviensis, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra and Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: fortepiano@poczta.onet.pl

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Traverso, simple system flutes class

The course is addressed to people who want to improve their skills in playing the traverso flute and for those who would like to get to know historical flutes from the very beginning. For beginners, it is possible to use the instrument on site during the workshop. In addition to the baroque flute, we propose to extend the instrumentation and range of the repertoire, including flutes with a simple system, used in classical and early romantic music. Due to the operatic theme of the upcoming edition, it is planned to prepare a program that uses the flute in compositions that are historical transcriptions of famous fragments of operas and court songs that were popular at the time. In addition to individual lessons, there will be group classes - morning warm-ups, during which technical issues will be improved and presentations on executive aspects, such as creating your own cadences or orchestral intonation. Chamber music is the basic tool in the development of a young flutist, therefore it will be the main pillar in working on the repertoire.

Lecturer  - Karolina Zych

Lecturer - Karolina Zych

Flutist of the MACV of the Warsaw Chamber Opera orchestra of historical instruments. Lecturer in the Department of Historical Performance Practices of the Music Academy I.J. Paderewski in Poznan. In 2019, she obtained a PhD, specializing in flute literature with Empfindsamkeit style traits. She constantly cooperates with the Capella Cracoviensis orchestra, with which she performed under the baton of Jan Tomasz Adamus, Andrew Parrot, Paul McCreesh, Christophe Rousette and Alessandro Moccia, per-forming a wide repertoire from baroque to romanticism. She was a soloist in the orchestra Konfraternia Caper Lubliniensis, the Diletto orchestra from Białystok, the Radom Cham-ber Orchestra. She is a member of The Ballard Consort. She gives concerts in Poland and abroad (Germany, Norway, Greece, Portugal, Japan, Belgium, Lithuania and Russia).

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: allmyflutes@gmail.com

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Historical oboe class

Everyone who wants to explore the secrets of playing instruments with the word "oboe" in the name and many related instruments are invited to the historical oboe class. During the course you can get acquainted with such instruments as: baroque oboe, oboe d’amore, oboe da caccia, classical two- and eight-keys oboe, english horn and 19th-century oboe. Both purely technical and performance issues supported by extensive orchestral experience are the starting point for our musical meetings. Both period and modern instruments are accepted. It is possible to borrow the instrument after prior contact with the organizers.

Lecturer - Marek Niewiedział

Lecturer - Marek Niewiedział

One of the first oboists in Poland professionally involved in playing historical oboes. A concerting soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician and an active promoter of early music, as well as an organizer of various artistic activities. Since 1998 he has been permanently cooperating with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, acting as the coordinator of the Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense orchestra. He is the first oboist and head of the brass section of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, artistic director of the Varmia Musica festival and Varmia Musica Academia music workshops in Lidzbark Warmiński. He teaches the baroque oboe class at the Academy of Music in Poznań.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: marek@varmiamusica.pl

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • the opportunity to take part in additional Harmoniemusik classes;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Historical clarinet class

The class is open to clarinetists who already have some background on historically performance practice and for those who wants to get initiate in the early music field. From the baroque period with the chalumeau and the baroque clarinet, going through the classical Mozart´s time, and moving forward to the early and late romantique style, you can get an overwiwew of the clarinet history. Modern players are welcome!

Lecturer - Toni Salar-Verdú

Lecturer - Toni Salar-Verdú

Toni Salar-Verdú is known as one of the foremost historical clarinetists, but also as one of the most compelling musicians of our time. Currently (since 2005) he is the first clarinetist of Concerto Köln, and since 2009 he has been performing in the French orchestra Ensemble Matheus as the first clarinetist and assistant conductor to Jean Christophe Spinosi. For 10 years he was a member of the Nachtmusique wind instrument sextet. With this band, he toured Europe and America, made many recordings for the Glossa label, and performed at the most prestigious festivals, incl. Utrecht Early Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Musikfest Bremen. Recently, as an independent artistic director, he founded the ensemble La Vera Costanza.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: clarinetoni@hotmail.com

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • the opportunity to take part in additional Harmoniemusik classes;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Historical bassoon class

We invite musicians of various levels of proficiency to the historical bassoon class, playing both historical and modern instruments. At their disposal students will have copies of baroque and classical bassoons and dulcians. During the course, we will focus on solo and chamber repertoire covering the epochs from the Renaissance to Romanticism. We will raise technical and stylistic issues, extensively studying the issue of ornamentation. In addition to individual lessons, there will be classes in the technique of reed construction, orchestral studies and bassoon chamber music in small and large ensembles and an oboe-bassoon consort.

Lecturer - Tomasz Wesołowski

Lecturer - Tomasz Wesołowski

A graduate of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where he received a diploma with honors in the class of prof. Wojciech Orawiec. In 2004. During 2004-2008 he had been studying historical bassoon at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Donna Agrell, Wouter Verschuren) and at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan (Alberto Grazzi). He collaborates with leading orchestras of the historical performance stream, including Les Musiciens du Louvre, B'rock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Anima Eterna, Holland Baroque Society, Les Talens Lyriques, Bach Collegium Japan, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, Netherlands Bach Society, European Union Baroque Orchestra. In Poland, with the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Arte Dei Suonatori, Capella Cracoviensis, {oh} historical orchestra. He has recorded for Mezzo, Arte, Erato (Diapason d'Or), Polish Radio, Channel Classics, naïve, Alpha, BIS, ORF Edition Alte Musik, Brillant Classics and DUX. In the international arena, he also works as a lecturer at courses and universities: Academy of Music in Poznań, Academia in Lidzbark Warmiński and at the Oficina de Musica de Curitiba festival in Brazil.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: tomwesol@gmail.com

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • the opportunity to take part in additional Harmoniemusik classes;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Natural horn class

The classes are aimed primarily at students, pupils and professional musicians who want to expand their knowledge in the field of historical performance, but also for people who want to improve their performance skills. In addition to individual classes, I invite you to participate in chamber groups within the corner class conducted by me. The time range of the repertoire that we will deal with covers the period from Handel to Haléve. The leitmotif of this year's edition will be the role of the horn in opera music - hence the focus on operatic exceptions / orchestral solos. It is possible to borrow a historical instrument for the duration of the course.

Lecturer – Krzysztof Stencel

Lecturer – Krzysztof Stencel

Krzysztof Stencel, chamber musician and teacher, belongs to the first generation of Polish musicians who play historical horns. A graduate of the Music Academy in Katowice in the class of Mieczysław Korcz. After obtaining his master's degree, he continued his studies with William VerMeulen in Houston. In recent seasons, he has collaborated with leading early music ensembles, including the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Den Jyske Sinfonietta, Finnish Baroque Orchestra, Enghave Barok, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Esterházy Hofkapelle, Capella Savaria and Arte dei Suonatori. He performed under direction of such masters as Christopher Hogwood, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul McCreesh, Paul Goodwin, Marc Minkowski and Enrico Onofri.

You will find a full biography on the Varmia Musica website under Artists.


Contact me: krzysztofstencel@hotmail.com

All participants will receive:

  • five individual lessons (45 minutes each);
  • possibility of playing in a chamber music ensemble;
  • the opportunity to take part in additional Harmoniemusik classes;
  • participation in rehearsals and concert of festival baroque orchestra;
  • possibility of performing during participants' concerts and final concert;
  • lectures and seminars.

Info

Fee

Full fee is 1000 zł and it covers active participation in all workshops, in all lectures and additional classes.

The price doesn't include accommodation. If you are interested in accommodation in the Pilgrim House (Plac Kościelny 2 11-100 Lidzbark Warminski) recommended by the organizer, please contact us directly.

An advance payment of 300 PLN should be made to the account by the end of June 2021.

Discount

15% of discount for those, who will enroll by 30th of April 2021. Fee with a discount: 850 PLN.

 

Classes

Individual classes, workshops and lectures will take place in the following places, among others:


Zamek Biskupów Warmińskich

Muzeum Warmii i Mazur – oddział w Lidzbarku Warmińskim
pl. Zamkowy 1
Lidzbark Warmiński

Oranżeria Kultury

ul. Ignacego Krasickiego 2
Lidzbark Warmiński

Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna

ul. Ratuszowa 4
Lidzbark Warmiński

 

Sample Course Schedule:

09:00 - 13:30 Individual lessons
15:30 - 17:30 Orchestra
19:00 concert
20:30 Lecture

Partners

 

 

Organizational partner

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Contact

Organization

Towarzystwo Muzyczne MEDIUS
ul. Rydygiera 15/58, 01-793 Warszawa
KRS: 0000211747, NIP: 524-250-71-65, REGON: 015770835

Konto: BGŻ BNP Paribas 32 2030 0045 1110 0000 0226 4770

Direct contact

Maria Plucińska
Phone: +48 609 252 377
maria@varmiamusica.pl