The Royal Krakow Academic Orchestra
Krakows Kgl. Akademiska Orkester
I In August 2014, it is time for a tour again.
This time it's about Krakow's Royal Academic Orchestra. There is not any orchestra anywhere. Most of the orchestra consists of members of the legendary violinist Nigel Kennedy's private Orchestra of Life, and belongs to the prestigious Academy of Music in Krakow, where the orchestra members for everyday teaching eg solo playing or working on his doctorate. The orchestra is led by Rafal Delekta, one of Europe's most prestigious conductors. So expect a concert out of the ordinary with only professional soloists in the orchestra along with two internationally active Swedish (Skåne) musician: Magnus Nilsson (bassoon) and Peter Wilgotsson (saxophone). Additionally, one of Poland's most respected cellists, Jan Kalinowski.
Compere: Gunnar Dalborg
Magnus Nilsson's solo bassoonist in Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra since 1987. Born and raised in Gothenburg, where he also studied bassoon at the Academy. Just 19 years old, he was employed in 1984 in Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and the following year he won second prize in the international "Fernand Gillet Bassoon Competition" in Boulder, Colorado. Further studies took him to Marco Costantini in Rome and Bernard Garfield in Philadelphia. He is the founder of Altaïr Trio (clarinet, bassoon and piano), Pollux Wind Quintet and Trio Anassa (oboe, bassoon and piano). 2006 premiered Magnus bassoon concerto "Auroral Dances" by Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer along with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, USA, followed by several performances with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra. Masterclasses and solo concerts in 2007 and 2009 in Seoul, where he returned in 2013. 2010 masterclass at the International Orchestral Woodwind Encounter Tatui, Brazil. 2009 invited to an opera project with "Academia Neue Music Bolzano", Italy. Concerts with "The Universal Bassoon Ensemble" at the International Bassoon Festival in Beijing in 2009 and 2012. "Special Guest" by Monteverdi Oboe Festival in northern Italy Bolzano in 2013, premiere Arnaldo de Felice's Musica Concertante for bassoon, oboe and orchestra in Redlands California at double pipe Congress (IDRS). Magnus also keeps master classes.
Jan Kalinowski was born in 1982 in Krakow, and he graduated with honors at the Academy in the same city in 2005. in 2004 he won the "Diplôme Supérieur d'exécution" Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and in 2008 he graduated from the "Soloist Class" in the State Music Academy in Stuttgart. Jan has participated in masterclasses with, among other things, Claus Reichardt, Julius Berger, Ulf Tischbirek, David Geringas, Ivan Monighetti and Arto Noras. He has participated in numerous music festivals and received much critical acclaim, and in April 2006 he was on tour in the Middle East. He has received scholarships from: "Sapere AUSO", "Friends of Cracow Society" in Chicago, the Ministry of Culture in Poland and the city of Krakow. In 2005 he became assistant in the cello and double bass department at the Music Academy in Krakow. In 2006, he made master classes in the University of the Arts Bremen and in 2007 at the Academy of Music in Karlsruhe. His recordings include CDs, software for Polish television, ORF (Austrian TV) and Polish Radio.
Peter Wilgotsson (born 1965), saxophone. Studies at the Malmö Academy of Music, Stockholm, and Northwestern University in the US. Peter has appeared as soloist with several symphony orchestras and at international festivals (Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Båstad Chamber Music Festival, Nordischer Klang, Music Around Festival and Nordic Music Days). Peter has also recorded for radio and television in Sweden and abroad. Peter also was invited to play for H. M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who celebrated 40 years as regent 2013. As a saxophonist Peter Wilgotsson are happy in several genres in both the jazz, pop that in the art of musical contexts and traction features ranging from sopranino to bass saxophone. Peters has a warm heart for contemporary music and has premiered numerous works for saxophone and he is working diligently with our composer of contemporary classical music. Peter Wilgotsson is also a passionate chamber musician with an extraordinarily large and diverse repertoire and also has a long experience in teaching and the production of concerts, events and festivals.
Dagmar Glemmes art is known in a variety of locations around the world. She has had over 300 exhibitions in museums and galleries with paintings of different techniques, lithographs and sculptures in ceramic, glass, bronze and stone. Among the ranks of public works may, among other things included a painting of the UN in New York and four large murals in the Resurrection Church in Fort de France, Martinique. In recent years, working Dagmar Glemme often made of glass, for example in the glassworks of Berengo Fine Arts in Murano, Venice, Schott / Jena in Brazil and Bergdala Studio Glass in Småland Kingdom of Crystal. Among the largest projects for public decoration as Dagmar Glemme implemented is "Weg der Steine" (stones road) in the German town of Uelzen, where 21 pieces of 2-3 feet high stone sculptures permanently adorn the city's pedestrian area. She is also responsible for a two-story advent calendar that adorns the town hall in the city. Dagmar has also produced an art and music film, "The Six Elements' in 2008. His next film is an artistic portrait of the province of Halland, interpreted through the expression of local musicians, artists and writers. Dagmar Glemme is a member of KRO. http://www.dagmarglemme.se
The program will consist of clear and expressive rhythms from different epochs and continents - from South America to southern Sweden:
- Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Holberg Suite
- Reine Jönsson (1960): Melancolia, a Kind of Tango for saxophone and string orchestra (first performance)
- Astor Piazzolla (1921- 1992): Muerte del Angel (An angel's death) for bassoon and string orchestra.
- Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Romance for bassoon and string orchestra
- Astor Piazzolla (1921- 1992): Tango Café. For cello and string orchestra.
- Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840): Moses Variations, cello and string orchestra
- Wojciech Kilar (1932-2013) (including Polanski's favorite composer): Orawa for string orchestra (1988)
August 7 Lund, All Saints Church (Thursday series) 1900 www.evenemang.se/the-royal-krakow-academic-orchestra.html
August 9 Kristianstad, Nosaby Church 1800 www.evenemang.se/nosaby-kyrka/the-royal-krakow-academic-orchestra.html
August 10 Bosjö Abbey (Music on Bosjö monastery) www.musik-bosjokloster.se