1st String Quartet Festival “Symmetries”


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  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 - Saturday, January 22, 2022

First violin, second violin, viola and cello – only four instrument, yet put together they can sound like a whole orchestra. The festival, organised by the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music, offers its students to present themselves to the audience and at the same time is an opportunity to meet the masters of this icon classical line-up. The guests of the first instalment of the festival will be: Silesian Quartet, Messages Quartet and DAFÔ Quartet.

20 January 2022 (Thursday), 7pm

Aleksander Lasoń (*1951) String Quartet No. 4 “Tarnogórski”

Mieczysław Wajnberg (1919-1996) String Quartet No. 17 Op. 146
Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933-2010) String Quartet No. 2 “Quasi una fantasia” Op. 64
Silesian Quartet
Szymon Krzeszowiec – violin
Arkadiusz Kubica – violin
Łukasz Syrnicki – viola
Piotr Janosik – celloac

21 January 2022 (Friday), 7pm

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847) String Quartet in A minor Op. 13 No. 2
Messages Quartet
Małgorzata Wasiucionek-Potera – violin
Oriana Masternak – violin
Maria Shetty – viola
Beata Urbanek-Kalinowska – cello

Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020) III String Quartet “Leaves of an Unwritten Diary”
DAFÔ Quartet
Justyna Duda-Krane – violin
Danuta Augustyn – violin
Aneta Dumanowska – viola
Anna Armatys-Borrelli – cello


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Octet in E flat major Op. 20
Messages Quartet / DAFÔ Quartet
Małgorzata Wasiucionek – Potera – violin
Oriana Masternak – violin
Justyna Duda-Krane – violin
Danuta Augustyn – violin
Maria Shetty – viola
Aneta Dumanowska – viola
Beata Urbanek- Kalinowska – cello
Anna Armatys-Borrelli – cello

22 January 2022 (Saturday), 7:30pm
Concert of the students of string quartet classes of the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Quartet in C minor Op. 18 No. 4
Valeriia Kustiska – violin
Stefan Galik – violin
Joshua Clarke – altowka
Valentyna Chekamova – cello

Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in E flat major “Harp” Op. 74 No. 10
Dominika Pabjan – violin
Szymon Tadla – violin
Karolina Pałetko – viola
Andriy Vorontsov – cello

Dmitri Shostakhovich (1906-1975) Quartet in C minor Op. 110 No. 8
Krzysztof Sotwin – violin
Stefan Galik – violin
Karolina Imielska – viola
Katarzyna Bryniczka – cello



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