ensemble

The Silesian String Quartet is one of the leading chamber ensembles in Poland. In its earliest years it honed its craft under the tutelage of members of such quartets as LaSalle, Amadeus, Juilliard, Smetana, and Alban Berg.

Members of the Silesian String Quartet:

szymon-krzeszowiec 150Szymon Krzeszowiec 
1st violin
arkadiusz-kubica 150Arkadiusz Kubica 
2nd violin
lukasz-syrnick 150Łukasz Syrnicki 
viola
piotr-janosik 150Piotr Janosik 
cello

 

Today, the Silesian String Quartet enjoys international renown, performing on concert stages in the majority of European countries as well as in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China and South Korea. It has appeared in such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus in Vienna, De Singel in Antwerp, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston, Hoam Art Hall in Seoul, and Bellas Artes in Mexico City. The ensemble’s repertoire draws on the masterpieces of the chamber music canon, with a strong focus on the works of contemporary composers.
The chamber musicians of Silesia boast a very rich discography. They have recorded music from many eras, with special emphasis on Polish music from the last three decades. Their recordings can be found on over 40 albums released on such labels as ECM, EMI Poland, Olympia, CD Accord, and Radio Katowice. Three of them have been singled out for Fryderyk Awards of the Polish Phonographic Industry in the category of Best Chamber Music Album. Since 1993, the ensemble has organised the International Chamber Music Festival Silesian String Quartet and Guests, which in its past 20 editions has welcomed several dozen outstanding artists from Poland and abroad.
The Silesian String Quartet has also been the recipient of numerous prizes and distinctions, among the most important of which are the Gold Cross of Merit (1999), the Orpheus Award for the best performance of a piece by a Polish composer during the Warsaw Autumn Festival (2002), the Honorary Gold Badge for Services to the Silesia Province (2005), and the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis (2008).

News

26 April 2017

The 2017 Fryderyk Awards

The album Grażyna Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets (Chandos) received the 2017 Fryderyk Award in the following categories: Most Outstanding Polish Music Recording and Best Polish Album Abroad.               ...  

Concerts

09 June 2018

Colors of Russia IX

Katowice, NOSPR Szostakowicz - VIII Kwartet smyczkowy c-moll op.110 (ca 20')Vasks – The Fruit of Silence na kwartet smyczkowy 6’Taniejew - Kwintet fortepianowy g-moll op.30 (ca 45') Anna Zassimowa - fortepian...