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The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Click here to watch video of the orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.
The Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in December 1944. Its beginnings go back to numerous chamber and solo concerts given by musicians who after World War II established ties within Poland. The repertoire and artistic considerations, as well as the joy of making music together, led to a premiere chamber music concert, held on February 10, 1945 in the hall of the Music Society. This concert gave the impulse to extend the orchestra and a classical music gala was held on May 18 of the same year – which was at the same time the first symphony concert in post-war Poland.
Principal Conductor of the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra was born in 1977 in Brzeg, Poland, birthplace of legendary conductor, Kurt Masur. Wojciech Rodek is one of the most prominent conductors of his generation. Full Bio.
Sara Dragan – violin soloist
Sara won first prize / Grand Prix in various violin competitions across Europe, Asia and the United States, including the International Wieniawski & Lipinski Violin Competitions, New York International Artists Association Competition, Novosibirsk International Violin Competition, International G.P.Telemann Violin Com-petition, International Global Music Partnership Competition.
Tomasz Ritter – piano soloist
In September 2018 he became the 1st Prize winner of the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw. In 2011 he won the 9th International Competition of Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in memoriam” in Bydgoszcz, also receiving the Prize of Aniela Młynarska-Rubinstein and Ruby Pin of Arthur Rubinstein for artistic personality. He is also a prize winner of many other competitions.
The Joan and David Steinberg Annual Endowed Concert
Dedicated to The Kroll Family
Classical music performances are made possible, in part, by The Classical Music Fund in honor of Dr. Elliott Sroka
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