Chamber Music Concert - cancelled Filharmonia Narodowa

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Chamber Music Concert - cancelled
Garrick Ohlsson, photo: Bartek Sadowski

Ladies and Gentlemen,
we regret to inform you that the concert scheduled for 25 April 2023 has been cancelled.

Tickets purchased for cancelled concerts are refundable - at the Warsaw Philharmonic box offices or via the service, if you have made an online purchase.
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It is hard to believe that when the 22-year-old Garrick Ohlsson won the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1970, he had already triumphed in other equally prestigious piano competitions. Moreover, he remains the only American pianist to have won first place in Warsaw. Although thanks to that victory Ohlsson soon became associated chiefly with the music of Chopin, the range of music he has mastered is exceptionally broad. His repertoire numbers more than 80 piano concertos, beginning with the earliest works written in the genre and ending with contemporary works, some of them composed specially for him.

Together with musicians from the Warsaw Philharmonic, he will be performing Antonín Dvořák’s expansive Second Piano Quintet. Known today principally for his symphonic and operatic output, Dvořák was also an excellent composer of chamber music. His impressive output contains around 30 ensemble compositions, more than his contemporary Johannes Brahms. As a violinist himself, he also readily performed chamber music, which he wrote throughout his life. One of his works was composed in unusual circumstances – to celebrate being released from obligatory military service in the Habsburg army!


Bartłomiej Gembicki


Marzena Hodyr

Born in 1985, Marzena Hodyr graduated with honours (2008) from Marek Marczyk’s viola class at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She attended many music interpretation classes, honing her craft under the tutelage of such outstanding musicians as Kim Kashkashian, Stefan Kamasa, Irena Albrecht, Jan Stanienda, and Wolfgang Klos.

As an Erasmus scholarship holder, she studied under Hartmut Rohde at the Universität der Künste Berlin. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Wrocław Young Violist Competition (1st Prize, 2002) and the International Kiejstut Bacewicz Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (honorary mention, 2007). She has collaborated with the Junges Klangforum Mitte Europa youth symphony orchestra as part of the From Litomerice to Tokyo project. She has appeared at the Berlin Philharmonic with the Preußisches Kammerorchester. As part of the Chopin Quintet ensemble she recorded an album featuring the works by Juliusz Zarębski and Marcin Błażewicz, which in 2008 was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in the Chamber Music category. The artist has performed in numerous concert halls in Poland and abroad, including in Germany, Spain, the United States, Mexico, China and Japan. Marzena Hodyr is a soloist and lead viola with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a member of the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.