The Unisono Music Academy Spring Concert 2023 took place on 20 April and was an exceptional event, full of music, talent and emotion. Despite the absence of some students due to illnesses and pre-planned trips, the atmosphere was full of joy and pride. The hall of the Szustra Palace in Mokotow proved to be the perfect venue for this musical event. The audience filled the seats in the auditorium, ready to hear the young artists.
From the very first sounds that flowed from the instruments of the youngest students, we knew that we were in for a real feast of sounds. These little ones simply dazzled us with their talent and incredible enthusiasm for music. They were like little dwarves who opened up a magical musical land for us. But what was most uplifting was the energy with which everyone on stage performed. Their smiles and commitment to what they were doing carried over to us, the audience. You could feel that this was not just a performance for them, but an expression of their love for music and their desire to share it with us.
Soloist performances – Spring Concert 2023
The concert began with little Chuchu from Piotr Nermer‘s class, presenting a lovely song from the repertoire of Russian violin pedagogy. It was a beautiful inauguration of this musical event.
Piano classes – Spring Concert 2023
Hanna Malaszek’s piano class was represented by:
- Hania Kaczmarska, in whose performance we heard “Indian Tom-Toms”
- Jeremi Filar played a piece of piano literature entitled “Little Pirates”
From the piano class of Tatiana Fedchun performed:
- Zoriana Poladko-Alleyen who played Polka (Ukrainian folk melody “Oj ty dziewczynno”)
Students of Julia Leviuk’s piano class:
- Roma Fiderkiewicz with a miniature by Ludmila Bas entitled “At the Castle”
- Zosia Belgy who we heard in Edward Elgar’s piece “Chanson du matin”
- Elisa Angevin performed a Minuet by Johann Sebastian Bach.
- We also had the opportunity to hear Basia Sobka in Jan Ladislav Dussek’s Allegro and her mother Katarzyna Sobka in Agnieszka Lasko’s miniature ‘By the stream’.
From the class of violin teacher Piotr Nermer, there were also performances by:
- Leyao Wan, who played Joseph Haydn’s Allegro
From Zofia Zwolinska’s violin class we heard:
- Stasio Przydacz, in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Allegro.
- Jadzia Wichary, who played the popular song ‘I have a handkerchief’,
- Tosia Rytel was heard in a song from the Russian violin pedagogy repertoire entitled “Crane”.
The star of the evening was Hanyu Lang, who performed Antonio Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G major, delighting the audience with her talent and passion.
Accompaniment by outstanding pianist to violin class students
The students of our school’s violin class had the extraordinary pleasure and honour of being accompanied at the Spring Concert by the outstanding pianist Tatiana Fetchuk. Playing together was a unique experience in which the perfect harmony between violin and piano could be heard. The students were inspired by Tatiana’s musicality, who interpreted every sound and mood of the pieces with ease and understanding. Her precision and exceptional musical talent made even the most challenging compositions sound like pure poetry.
The performance of the violin class, accompanied by Tatiana Fetchuk, was varied in terms of repertoire. The students presented a wide range of their skills. Each piece had its own story, making the whole performance a real musical journey.
Completion – Spring Concert 2023
After the concert, the Head of School, Zofia Zwolińska, thanked the soloists for their wonderful performances, and also expressed her appreciation for the work of the educators who contributed to such professional results. She gave special thanks to the Parents and Grandparents of the students who support their children in developing their musical passions.
This Spring Concert 2023 will long be remembered by pupils, teachers and listeners alike, who watched the young musicians on stage with pride and emotion, impressing with their skills and love of music. After the concert, there was an extraordinary atmosphere in the foyer of the Szustra Palace. The audience congratulated the soloists, and they in turn thanked the audience for their support and warm welcome. It was a real musical feast and a shared festival of joy!
Meet the composer – Edward Elgar – Spring Concert 2023
The Spring Concert 2023 repertoire included the piece ‘Chanson du matin‘ (‘Song of the Morning’) was composed by British composer Edward Elgar and is often regarded as one of his most charming and melodic works. This beautiful instrumental work was written in 1899 and is one of two pieces, along with “Chanson de nuit”, that the composer wrote as a small tribute to his wife Caroline Alice, on the occasion of their wedding anniversary.
“Chanson du matin” is a piece written for violin and piano, although Elgar later also did a version for orchestra. The composition exudes delicacy and subtlety, which perfectly conveys the theme of morning reflection and nostalgia. The melody is graceful and sentimental, putting the listener in a warm mood and allowing them to immerse themselves in the beautiful sounding world of the music.
Profile of the composer
The profile of Edward Elgar is as interesting as his compositions. Born in 1857 in the small village of Broadheath, England, Elgar was a self-taught musician who showed exceptional musical talent from an early age. As a child, he learned to play the violin and piano and was also interested in composing. His family supported him in developing his musical passions, although they were not very wealthy.
Elgar gradually gained recognition as a composer, but his real success came with his oratorio The Dream of Gerontius in 1900. He became one of the most respected British composers of his era, and his music was often inspired by his native England’s traditions and landscape.
Edward Elgar died in 1934, but his music continues to live on and delight listeners around the world. “Chanson du matin” is just one of his many beautiful works that remain a lasting testament to his unique talent and contribution to music history. His music continues to touch hearts and transport us into a world of beauty and emotion, making him one of the most important composers of his era.