Violin Virtuosa Kinga Augustyn Performs at The Sembrich
—An Evening of Polish Masterworks—
BOLTON LANDING, NY — Lilting rhythms of the mazurka and polonaise abound this week at The Sembrich as violin virtuosa Kinga Augustyn, together with pianist Matthieu Cognet, presents an evening of Polish masterworks. The program, on Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 pm, spans centuries of repertoire and includes music by Wieniawski, Paderewski and Chopin. Tickets are $30.
The concert also features works by Zarzycki, Noskowski, Lutoslawski, Gorecki, Penderecki and Drozdzewski.
“This is an evening of musical discovery,” says Sembrich Artistic Director Richard Wargo. “Along with familiar music, such as Chopin’s ‘Nocturne,’ the program features lesser-known but equally superb showpieces, such as Wieniawski’s ‘Polonaise.'”
Award winning Polish-born concert violinist Kinga Augustyn has been described as “an adventurous performer” (NY Concert Review), “a violinist for whom nothing seems too difficult” (Polish Daily News) and “beyond amazing” (The Fanfare Magazine).
She has performed as a soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia, including the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum and the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
In addition to her many orchestra appearances, Augustyn maintains a busy concert schedule as a recitalist and chamber musician with appearances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others.
Augustyn’s most recent and critically acclaimed recordings include Niccolo Paganini 24 Caprices, Op. 1 for Solo Violin and The Romantic Violin Recital, a disc that features many of the Polish works programmed on Saturday evening’s concert.
” I am extremely excited about this upcoming recital at this most special venue,” says Augustyn.
“I will ‘sing’ many nice Polish works on my violin,” quips the virtuosa. “There will lots of ‘violin colaraturas’ and sometimes I will be a diva! ”
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