Sunday / 16:00
Sunday / 16:00

Ukrainian chamber musicians

Sinfonia Varsovia, ul. Grochowska 272, Warszawa
Chamber concertFestival


Kateryna Khudiakova violin
Kseniia Moroz violin
Yanzhyma Morozova violin
Andriy Malakhov viola
Nataliia Ivanovska cello
Vitalii Kyianytsia piano
Żenia Klimakin host


Zoltan Almashi Duo No. 1 for two violins
Maxim Berezovsky Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major
I. Allegro
II. Grave
III. Minuetto con variazioni
Karol Szymanowski Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 9
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andantino tranquillo e dolce
III. Allegro molto, quasi presto
– intermission –
Maurice Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess (ver. for piano trio, arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann, Wolfgang Birtel)
Oleg Bezborodko Emptiness for Violin and Cello
Borys Lyatoshynsky String Quartet No. 4, Op. 43
I. Lento
II. Allegretto semplice
III. Allegro ben ritmico
IV. Andante sostenuto
V. Allegro scherzando

The program of the concert interweaves Polish and French music with Ukrainian music, which is the focal point of the evening. Karol Szymanowski, who grew up in Tymoszówka located in central Ukraine, not far from the then Yelisavetgrad (today’s Kropyvnytskyi), is represented here by his youthful Violin Sonata, praised by musicians for its sublime and subtle sound aura and unusual melodiousness. A similar approach to composition, although over 100 years separates the two works, is adopted in his Sonata for violin and piano (harpsichord) by Ukrainian composer Maxim Berezovsky. Stylistically, it belongs to a completely different period – Viennese Classicism with Italian roots. The pensive atmosphere of Ravel’s famous Pavane for a Dead Princess (arranged for piano trio by Andreas N. Tarkmann) is perfectly reflected in the nostalgic and fragile Emptiness by contemporary Ukrainian composer Oleg Bezborodko. The program is framed by works by the father and “great-grandson” of Ukrainian symphonics. Borys Latoshinsky and Zoltan Almashi are able to extract symphonic timbres even from chamber forms and demonstrate the full potential of string instruments.

Anna Stavychenko

Ukrainian Weekend 24-26 June 2022

The final weekend of the 22nd Sinfonia Varsovia to Its City Festival will revolve around Ukrainian themes. It will feature five different concerts: two classical music concerts, a family concert, a jazz concert and, an electronic music concert. This series will open on Friday, 24 June, with a charity concert by the Sinfonia Varsovia string group. The program includes Franz Schubert’s Death and the Maiden string quartet arranged by Gustav Mahler, a piece proposed by Sinfonia Varsovia musicians themselves in response to the massacre in Bucha, Irpin, and other Ukrainian cities. On Saturday, 25 June, we can participate in two events: in the morning, a family concert will be hosted by Little Basil, who will meet representatives of different countries and different instruments on his Musical Bench; in the evening, at 8:00 PM, join us for an electronic music performance by Kateryna Zavoloka, a sound and visual artist and designer of international renown. Zavoloka will present material from her latest album Ornament (2020) and new works. On Sunday afternoon (4 PM), Ukrainian chamber musicians who normally reside in Paris and Berlin, will perform a program featuring works by Ukrainian composers from the 18th century (Maxim Berezovsky) to the present (Almashi, Bezborodko). The highlight of the program will be String Quartet No. 4 by Borys Latoshinsky, the father of 20th-century Ukrainian music. The Ukrainian Weekend will end with a jazz concert by the international Vitalii Kyianytsia Trio. The musicians, whose style is described as expressive, will play material from their debut album, Last Day of Spring.

Honorary Patronage: Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland


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