20:00 W. Lutosławski Concert Studio
Stanisława Celińska, Bartek Wąsik, Royal String Quartet

New Warsaw

Even those who don’t live in the capital know these songs. From Warsaw from the pre-war hits, through the city later on described in Niemen and T.Love’s songs, to the imagined metropolis of David Bowie – the pieces arranged by Bartek Wąsik have won the audience’s hearts after the premiere of the album and a recital at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio. (2012). Nowa Warszawa (New Warsaw) has been awarded the Wdecha Culture Award founded by the Warsaw edition of Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper – in the Event of the Year category. Stanisława Celińska was granted a prize as well. Bartek Wąsik received the Guarantee of Culture Award for a sophisticated arrangement of the pieces combining an array of styles: the Chopenian romanticism, the 20th century minimalism, modern string quartet, the stage song. They are as versatile as the city itself.

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STANISŁAWA CELIŃSKA

One of the greatest Polish actresses. Graduated from the PWST University in Warsaw under Ryszarda Hanin. For most of her acting career she was collaborating with the Warsaw theatres: Współczesny, Na Woli, Ateneum, Nowy, Dramatyczny, Rozmaitości, Studio, Kwadrat and Współczesny. She has performed in plays directed by Erwina Axer, Tadeusz Łomnicki, Zygmunt Hübner, Krzysztof Warlikowski. Apart from being a theatre performer, Celińska is an esteemed film actress starring in films by Wajda, Jerzy Antczak, Jerzy Stuhr, Juliusz Machulski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Stanisław Bareja, Janusz Majewski, Wojciech Marczewski, Piotr Szulkin, Barbara Sass, Kazimierz Kutz. Many times prize-winner for outstanding roles, honoured with the Silver Cross of Merit. Her concerts featuring songs from the albums Nowa Warszawa, Atramentowa… and Atramentowa. Suplement enjoy immense popularity.

BARTŁOMIEJ WĄSIK

Pianist, composer, arranger, winner of multiple prizes at international competitions and recording industry awards. Holder of the 2014 Paszport Award. Co-founder and member of the Lutosławski Piano Duo and Kwadrofonik Quartet. He has played at such venues as: Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall and the Berliner Philharmonic, where, along with the Kwadrofonik, he has performed his original arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for two pianos and percussion. Author of the project Nowa Warszawa – 12 rearranged songs about Warsaw (together with Stanisława Celińska and Royal String Quartet) honoured with the Gwarancje Kultury Award. His latest musical undertaking – Kocham, Lublin, Szanuję features music composed for his film impression about his hometown.