Symphonic Concert Filharmonia Narodowa

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Symphonic Concert
Veriko Tchumburidze, photo: artist's archive

This evening’s programme opens with a work by the Ukrainian composer Victoria Polevá – Nova. The winner of the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in 2016, Veriko Tchumburidze, will be performing Antonín Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor, a work that delights the listener with its Romantic expression, melodiousness, rhythmic temperament and striking virtuosity, showcasing the soloist’s all-round ability.

Ferenc Liszt’s symphonic poem Les préludes (1854) is not a typical example of the genre in the Hungarian composer’s oeuvre – primarily because its literary programme (a poem by Alphonse de Lamartine) was added after the fact. Les préludes consists of a diverse set of attractively sounding tableaux integrated by a lively dramatic thread and displaying a wonderful mastery of orchestration.

Paul Kletzki’s Capriccio, Op. 24 (1931) is an important work in the composer’s oeuvre, in which he relinquished a key signature and employed his own unique type of ‘posttonal tonality’. Wilhelm Furtwängler wanted to perform this work at the Berlin Philharmonic, but it was ‘snatched from the rostrum’ and destroyed. Some 90 years later, Andrzej Wendland arranged the score and the orchestral parts. The Capriccio is the latest in a series of works by Kletzki plucked from oblivion by Andrzej Boreyko and added to the concert repertoire.

Urszula Ciołkiewicz-Latek, Andrzej Wendland


Veriko Tchumburidze

Since winning the 2016 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań at the age of 20, Veriko Tchumburidze has built a reputation as a captivating soloist, chamber musician and recording artist.

Veriko Tchumburidze has appeared with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Sinfonia Lahti, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in Saint Petersburg, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, NFM Wrocław Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, Warsaw Philharmonic, Münchener and Zürcher Kammerorchester. She has collaborated with such conductors as Andrzej Boreyko, Łukasz Borowicz, Olari Elts, Marek Janowski, Gemma New, Michael Sanderling, Aziz Shokhakimov and Dima Slobodeniouk. She played in recitals in Hamburg, Turin, Vienna, Zurich, including others. She also had her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York as part of the Siemens Arts Program in Germany.

She partners in recital with Ketevan Sepashvili and Can Çakmur. Born into a Georgian family in Adana, southern Turkey she moved to Vienna to study with Dora Schwarzberg at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst as a scholar of the Young Musicians on World Stages (YMWS) project. Since 2015, she has been mentored by Ana Chumachenco at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater.

Since 2016, Veriko Tchumburidze has played a Giambattista Guadagnini violin, made in Milan in 1756 and generously loaned by Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.