Friday, January 31, 2014
Seniors 62+: $16
Youth 18 and Under: $10
Non-Bucknell College Students: $10
Founded in Warsaw in 1995, the Szymanowski Quartet has developed into one of the most exceptional international string quartets of its generation. Their sophisticated programs present a perfect balance between intellect and passion, characteristics with which the Szymanowski Quartet captivates its audiences at prestigious festivals and concert halls in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia and South America.
The Quartet's extraordinarily high standard has been confirmed by numerous awards and distinctions. They took first prizes at the Premio Vittorio Gui Competition in Florence and the In Memoriam Dimitri Schostakowitsch in Hanover. They were prizewinners at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.
From 2001 to 2003, the Szymanowski Quartet participated in the New Generation Artists Scheme of BBC Radio 3 in London. In 2005 they were honored with the Szymanowski Award of the Karol Szymanowski Foundation in Warsaw, the only time ever given to a string quartet.
In 2007 they were awarded the Medal of Honor by the Polish government for their service to Polish culture.
Szymanowski Quartet will perform:
- Mozart: Quartet in D minor, KV 421
- Puccini: I Crisantemi
- Weinberg: Quartet No. 13
- Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor, Op. 80