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


Stanisław Podemski

Stanisław Podemski began playing the violin at the age of seven under the direction of Andrzej Woźnica. He studied in the violin class of Marcin Baranowski at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, (graduating with honours) and perfected his craft under the tutelage of such outstanding teachers as Alena Baeva, Evgeny Levin, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Monika Urbaniak-Lisik, and Zakhar Bron.

He has won numerous awards, including the Stanisław Serwaczyński Polish National Competition in Lublin (Second Prize), the Karol Lipiński and Henryk Wieniawski International Competition in Lublin (Fifth Prize and a special award), and the Michał Spisak International Music Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza (Second Prize). He has been awarded scholarships from the Marshal of the Lower Silesia Region, the Lower Silesian Music Society, the Mayor of Poznań, and the Minister of Science and Higher Education.

As a soloist, he has performed with the Lower Silesia, Zabrze, Świętokrzyska, and Opole philharmonic orchestras, as well as with the Europera symphony orchestra. In 2015–2021, he collaborated with Sinfonia Varsovia, alongside which he performed more than three hundred concerts in Europe and Asia. He has recorded numerous albums with such outstanding artists as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lorin Maazel, Seong- -Jin Cho, Martha Argerich, Marek Janowski, Alexander Sladkovsky, Mikhail Pletnev, Julian Rachlin, Jerzy Maksymiuk, and Krzysztof Penderecki. As a guest musician, he has performed with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. Since September 2021, he has been deputy leader of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.