I would like to share with you the news about my new CD which just came out in US and Europe. It was released by Chandos Records and it is a result of a big project of recording all published violin concertos by Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra. This is Volume 2 of the project. It is available on Amazon, Itunes, cduniverse, arkivmusic and many others. I hope you will enjoy this music !
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted by: Lukasz Borowicz
Bacewicz: Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4, and 5 / Joanna Kurkowicz, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
This is Volume 2 of our series devoted to the published violin concertos of Grazyna Bacewicz who is regarded as one of the most distinguished Polish composers of the twentieth century. Although well known in Poland, she deserves wider recognition. Joanna Kurkowicz performs Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4, and 5 with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lukasz Borowicz. Volume 1 received glowing accolades, including a Diapason d’or and nominations for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2009 and the Fryderyk Award in 2010. Joanna Kurkowicz enjoys an active and versatile career as an award winning soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She comments on the music of Bacewicz: ‘This recording project has been a tremendous journey through the incredible music of this fascinating composer… deeply personal and satisfying.’ She concludes: ‘These works are like rare stones; you have to find them but once found the shine brightly.’ ( Editors of Chandos Records)
” Kurkowicz is a highly accomplished soloist with an expressive style of playing and virtuosity to burn when it’s required. She’s well matched by the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under their Artistic Director Łukasz Borowicz, and the engineering is excellent in every way. It’s difficult to imagine a more persuasive argument being made for the music of Bacewicz.“Robert Johnson Radio New Zealand