2022 Grand Concert is a continuation of our musical tradition that has started in year 2008. On Sunday, June 12, 2022, we met at Warsaw’s Szustra Palace for the festive Annual Concert of our Music School. The long-awaited concert happened at the end of the school year. Students and teachers have put a lot of effort into making this event a reality and everyone is excited about the performances. We attended the concert of our institution in a charming historic palace and former home of a Warsaw artist. Leading Polish musicians have been performing here for years.
It’s the most important event of the year for us and we have been working hard all year to prepare for it. I can’t wait to showcase the skills and techniques that I have learned in my music lessons and to share my love of music with others.
We are always looking forward to seeing the performances of our students and to experiencing the energy and excitement of the concert. It’s was an amazing evening. Our talented students have been rehearsing tirelessly and are ready to showcase their skills and hard work on stage. In addition to performances by our students, we are also excited to announce that we featured guest performances by highly-regarded musicians in the region.
Concert of the students in important historical place
Szustr Palace is the heart of Warsaw’s prestigious musical traditions. The beauty of the concert was undeniable. First the talent on the stage, second Impeccable acoustics. There is something about a live performance that can’t be beat. Our students performances of their earned melodies on stage is an experience like no other. The audience seeing the results of work after a whole year of learning. In the light of this wonderful event there is nothing better we could expect.
From Zofia Zwolinska’s violin class we heard:
- The concert began with little violinist Chu chu from Zofia Zwolinska’s class, who played a Polka from the violin pedagogy repertoire.
- Stasia Przydacz performed a miniature from the violin pedagogy entitled “Under the Hill.”
- Jadzia Wichary performed the miniature “Cockerel” from the repertoire of violin pedagogy
- Tosia Lupinska played “Quail” from the repertoire of violin pedagogy
- Lang Hanyu performed third movement of Oscar Rieding’s Concerto in D Major
- Emily Chandler performed the Largo and Allegro of Georg Friedrich Handel. After this piece Emily Chandler played the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor for two violins with Maria Kwach (a student of our violin teacher Peter Nermer).
By the same token at the end of the concert, two violinists from Joanna Okoń’s (former Zofia Zwolińska students of our Unisono Music Academy) class performed as guests:
- Ella Bai Zofia Zwolinska class student. She transferred to the Secondary Music School to the class of Joanna Okoń – also a former student of Zofia Zwolinska – and Anna Ciszewska.
- Ella Bai’s performance included Georg Friedrich Telemann’s Fantasia No. 7.
- Anna Ciszewska performed Georg Friedrich Telemann’s Fantasia No. 2.
From Hanna Malashka’s piano class students performed:
- Jakub Grzyb, who performed Georg Friedrich Handel’s Sarabande,
- Emil Koziel played in the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonatina in G Major and David Bruce’s “Soccer Blues.”
From Julia Leviuk’s piano class students performed:
- Zosia Pobereszko in Waltz by Agnieszka Lach
- Freddy Yu performed Karl Czerny’s Etude in C major,
- Jeremy Filar played Moderato by Ludvig Schytte
- Eliza Angevin played the March of Johann Sebastian Bach.
- In Helenka’s performance, we heard Georg Benda’s Sonatina in A minor,
- Maja Myczynska performed an Etude by Alexander Goedicke,
- Basia Sobka performed Friedrich Kuhlau’s Sonatina in C Major.
- Karolina Kowalska played Georg Neved’s piece “Old House.”
- Giorgio Gallerani performed Scott Joplin’s “Entertainer.”
Maria Kwach, in whose performance we heard Fritz Kreisler’s “Prelude and Allegro in the Puniani style.” represented our Peter Nermer’s violin class.
Sam Chandler, who performed the Prelude from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major was representing our teacher Maria Kosacka’s cello class.
From Artur Chmara’s piano class performed:
- Kan Kan, who played Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Allegro and Robert Schumann’s “Merry Villager.”
- Leonard Stelmach performed Robert Schumann’s “Merry Villager.”
- Ania Pietrzak performed of Scott Joplin’s “Entertainer”
- Noora Hyttinen performed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Etude Tableau in Gis minor
- Jan Piwonski played “Fly to the moon” by Ben Howard
- Szymon Szysz played “Giorgia my mind” by Hoagy Carmichael.
Acknowledgements after Grand Concert 2022
Liza Maria Pietraga announced concert. Our violin teacher Piotr Nermer was responsible for the photo documentation . At the end of the concert, School Principal Zofia Zwolinska handed out diplomas of distinction to the soloists, thanked the educators for their work with the students and congratulated all the performers for such successful performances at the Annual Concert, which is a summary of the achievements of the work of the entire school year.
Above all Zofia Zwolinska thanked Students, Parents and Grandparents. It must be remembered that their commitment contributed to the development of their Children.
A successful concert is a combination of many elements. First, the concert participants must either be able to perform the pieces efficiently, or have performed well at previous concerts. Music was immersive to the audience. Finally, the concert must showcase all the hard work the students put into it. The concert was a great success! Admirably performed pieces were cheered on by the audience. Not to mention to, the students played pieces they have been working on for a whole year. Artist performers enjoyed every minute of it. In other words we had a great time at the concert.
Music history about composers whose works featured during concert
Let’s explore the world of classical music and increase our knowledge by learning about composers and their works. This type of music education helps us to better understand and appreciate classical music, as we study its history, context, and the lives and contributions of individual composers. Through this learning process, we can gain a deeper understanding of the creative process and the cultural and historical influences that have shaped classical music.
Music of Robert Schumann – Composer featured on Grand Concert
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was a German composer and pianist who is widely considered one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. He is best known for his works for piano, including his “Piano Concerto in A Minor,” “Carnaval,” and “Kinderszenen,” as well as his songs and his chamber music.
Schumann’s music is characterized by its emotional depth, expressive melodies, and virtuosity. He was a pioneer in the use of the leitmotif, a musical idea that is associated with a specific character, object, or concept, and his music often explores themes of love, nature, and the human experience.
In addition to his work as a composer, Schumann was also a skilled pianist and critic, and he wrote extensively about music and musical education. He was an influential figure in the development of Romantic music, and his music continues to be studied and performed by musicians around the world.
Music of Sergei Rachmaninoff – Composer featured on Grand Concert
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) was a Russian composer and pianist who is widely considered one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. He is best known for his works for piano, including his “Piano Concerto No. 2” and “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” as well as his orchestral works and his choral music.
Rachmaninoff’s music is characterized by its emotional depth, virtuosity, and expressive melodies. He was a skilled pianist, and many of his compositions are written for the instrument and showcase his technical prowess. Rachmaninoff’s music has been widely performed and recorded, and it remains an important part of the classical repertoire today.
Rachmaninoff was also a skilled conductor and pianist, and he toured extensively as a performer. He is remembered as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, and his music continues to be celebrated and performed by musicians around the world.
Music of Scott Joplin – featured on Grand Concert
Scott Joplin (1868-1917) was an American composer and pianist who is known as the “King of Ragtime.” He was a pioneer of the ragtime genre, a style of music that emerged in the late 19th century and was characterized by its syncopated rhythms and blues-influenced melodies.
Joplin is best known for his works for piano, including his “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer,” which have become jazz standards. He also composed operas, including “Treemonisha,” which was rediscovered and premiered in the 1970s. Joplin’s music is characterized by its catchy melodies and energetic rhythms, and it has had a lasting influence on popular music.
Joplin was also a skilled pianist, and he performed and recorded his own music. He is remembered as a pioneer of ragtime music and as a significant figure in the development of jazz and popular music. His music continues to be celebrated and performed by musicians around the world.
Music of Ludvig Schytte
Ludvig Schytte (1848-1909) was a Danish composer and pianist who is best known for his works for piano and his contributions to piano pedagogy. He was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is considered an important figure in the development of piano education.
Schytte is best known for his works for piano, including his “Technical Studies,” “Piano Concerto,” and “Etudes,” which are widely used in piano pedagogy. His music is characterized by its technical demands, musicality, and expressive melodies, and it is considered an important part of the classical piano repertoire.
Schytte was also an influential music educator, and he wrote numerous books and articles on piano pedagogy. He is remembered as a pioneer in the field of music education and as an important figure in the development of piano education in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Music of Friedrich Kuhlau
Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832) was a German-born composer and pianist who was active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He is known for his works for piano, orchestra, and voice, and for his contributions to Danish music.
Kuhlau is best known for his works for piano, including his “Piano Concerto,” “Piano Sonatas,” and “Etudes,” as well as his orchestral and vocal works. His music is characterized by its expressive melodies, technical demands, and use of folk and popular elements.
In addition to his work as a composer, Kuhlau was also a skilled pianist and teacher, and he played a significant role in the development of Danish music in the early 19th century. He is remembered as an important figure in Danish music and as a pioneer in the use of folk and popular elements in classical music. His music continues to be celebrated and performed by musicians around the world.
Music of Georg Friedrich Handel
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759) was a German-born composer, pianist, and organist who is considered one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era. He was active in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and is known for his works for orchestra, voice, and keyboard, as well as his contributions to opera.
Handel is best known for his works for orchestra, including his “Messiah,” “Water Music,” and “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” as well as his operas, such as “Julius Caesar,” “Alcina,” and “Orlando.” His music is characterized by its expressive melodies, technical demands, and use of classical and Baroque forms.
He played a significant role in the development of opera and instrumental music in the early 18th century. He is remembered as an important figure in the history of classical music and as a pioneer in the use of classical and Baroque forms in opera and instrumental music. His music continues to be celebrated and performed by musicians around the world.
Music of Hoagy Carmichael
Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981) was an American composer, pianist, and actor who was active in the 20th century. He is known for his works for piano, orchestra, and voice, and for his contributions to popular and jazz music.
Carmichael is best known for his works for piano, including his “Stardust,” “Georgia on My Mind” which was played during our Grand Concert, and “Heart and Soul,” as well as his orchestral and vocal works. His music is characterized by its expressive melodies, technical demands, and use of jazz and popular elements.
In addition to his work as a composer, Carmichael was also a skilled pianist and actor, and he played a significant role in the development of popular and jazz music in the 20th century. He is remembered as an important figure in popular and jazz music and as a pioneer in the use of jazz and popular elements in classical music. His music continues to be celebrated and performed by musicians around the world.
Why concerts are important part of musical development?
Concerts provide a unique opportunity for musical development. For this reason we pay so much attention to live performances. Seeing and hearing the benefits, we enable musicians to experience the concert after hours of hard work. To put it differently they can hear performed music in new and challenging environment. Events also give musicians an opportunity to meet other musicians and learn from them. With attention to real experiences on the stage we can learn more about ourselves as an artists.
In order to put this into the life, Unisono Music Academy is offering a variety of concerts throughout the year. Designed to help musicians, concert effectively enable pupils develop their skills. The academy’s concerts feature world-renowned performers, and offer a chance for musicians to see how the professionals do it. In addition, Unisono Music Academy’s concerts are open to the public, so everyone can enjoy the experience.
By all means concerts are an part of musical development because they offer musicians a chance to hear live performances, to meet other students, and to learn from the professionals, In hope that music is crucial to our culture, we push towards classical music tuition. We are truly dedicated to this art.
Grand concert is the most important event of the year
These events can be a great way to showcase the achievements and talents of the students and instructors, and can provide a sense of community and shared pride in the music school. We make sure that the grand concert is well-planned and executed, and that it is a memorable and enjoyable experience for all involved. This involves coordinating rehearsals, arranging for guest artists or speakers, and promoting the event to the community. With careful planning and attention to detail, the grand concert is a highlight of the year for Unisono Music Academy.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beauty of live music and support our talented students. Mark your calendars for 2023 event. We can’t wait to see you there!