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Symphony Masterworks

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

ALDA DIZDARI (Great Britain) violin
JACEK ROGALA conductor

E. ELGAR Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61
E. GRIEG Symphonic dances op. 64


An extraordinary program with symphony masterpieces and the excellent Alda Dizdari – our guest from Great Britain – will please not only music lovers!
First, Sir Edward William Elgar and his only Violin Concerto – it was created in 1910, a romantic, epic work. In 1932, the seventy-five-year-old composer decided to record a Concert . The producer chose Yehudi Menuhin as the soloist – the young violinist at the age of 16 and was, as Elgar wrote to Bernard Shaw, “a wonderful child.” After recording, the composer turned to Menuhin, “For my old years, nothing could give me as much artistic satisfaction as your performance of the concert.”
In four-part Symphonic DancesEdvard Grieg’s most interesting is the orchestra, of which the composer was extremely proud. But also the most beautiful is probably the last part of the work – not devoid of dark, disturbing colours, in which there are clearly references to the gloomy moments of music to the drama Peer Gynt.

British citizen, she was born in a family of musicians in Albania. She studied in Romania with outstanding soloists and obtained a bachelor’s degree at the University of Bucharest. She continued her MA studies at the University of Illinois in the USA and Advanced Instrumental Studies in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with David Takeno. Since her debut at Wigmore Hall, she has performed in all major concert halls in Great Britain and has regularly appeared on BBC Radio 3 programs. In 2015 she began the tour promoting the Violin ConcertoElgar in Eastern Europe, it was then that the premiere performance of this song took place in her home country. In 2013 and 2014 she performed a complete set of works for Beethoven and Brahms violin and piano and released three highly rated albums, one of which was recorded live from Wigmore Hall. She was selected by Gramophone magazine in the May 2011 issue as the musician “One to Watch” to which attention should be paid. Internationally, she gained fame in 2008. She performs regularly in all prestigious London venues, including the Southbank Center and Cadogan Hall. In 2008 she performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Albanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. Her debut in the UK at Canterbury Cathedral was in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister of Albania. In 2006 she was nominated for the first time for the “Best Classical Musician of the Year” award in her native Albania. He is a teacher at music schools in the country.

Director of the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic


January 17, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Filharmonia Świętokrzyska im. Oskara Kolberga
Stefana Żeromskiego 12
Kielce, 25-369 Poland
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