2022 Grand Concert

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.

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 Leon 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 and closing

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.

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.