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Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża

The beginnings of the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża go back to the establishment in 1977 of the Łomża Chamber Orchestra. Since then the ensemble has given more than one thousand concerts in Poland and abroad and received numerous awards for its artistic achievements and its contribution to the development of musical culture. On 29 October 2008, it was renamed as the Chamber Philharmonic (its full name being the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża).

The orchestra’s successive directors were Mieczysław Szymański, Henryk Szwedo and Tadeusz Chachaj. The last director was given the title of Honorary Principal Conductor by his successor, Jan Miłosz Zarzycki, who assumed the post of Managing and Artistic Director in 2004.
The orchestra has performed with prominent conductors: Tomasz Bugaj, Pierangelo Gelmini, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marek Pijarowski, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Stefan Fraas, Giancarlo De Lorenzo, Peder Rensvik, Jerzy Salwarowski, Józef Wiłkomirski, and famous soloists, including Eugene Indjic, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Wiesław Ochman, Grażyna Brodzińska and Piotr Paleczny.

Orchestra has taken part in numerous prestigious festivals such as the Kristiansund Kirke Kunst Kulturfestival (Norway), Klaipeda Music Spring (Lithuania), ‘Užutrakio Vakarai’ Festival in Troki (Lithuania), the ‘Songs from the River Salcia’ Festival in Solechniki (Lithuania), Festival “Music at the Baliński Palace in Jaszuny” (Lithuania), International Organ and Chamber Music Festival in Giżycko, the Moniuszko Festival of the Podlasie Region and the Operetta and Opera Festival in Mazovia. The ensemble also performed at the 1st Warsaw Tournament of Tenors, 6th International Competition of Piano Duos in Białystok,
the National Philharmonic in Warsaw and the Royal Concerts at the Royal Castle in Wilanów. It has also done a lot to consolidate Polish cultural traditions giving regular concerts in Lithuania and Belarus (Grodno). Foreign tours also took it to France (2009) and Norway (2012).

The orchestra’s discography includes 13 CDs, five of which won a nomination for the Fryderyk Award of the Polish Recording Industry and one to International Classical Music Awards.

Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża is the organizer of the International Chamber Music Festival ‘Sacrum et Musica’ which was founded in 2005 as well as a series of concerts entitled ‘Musical evenings at Lutosławski's’.


Orchestra of the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża

Jan Miłosz Zarzycki - director and conductor
Tadeusz Chachaj - honorary conductor

1st violins
Gustaw Ciężarek - koncertmistrz
Cezary Gójski - koncertmistrz
Katarzyna Karpiuk
Piotr Sawicki
Agnieszka Sobolewska
Jan Zugaj

2nd violins
Katarzyna Janas-Dziewa
Marta Kaczan
Mariola Zalewska

Violas
Anna Barańska
Adrian Stanciu

Cellos
Ewa Barczyk
Edyta Moskwa

Double bass
Bogdan Szczepański

Flute
Jacek Krupa

Oboe
Magdalena Goc

Trombone
Jan Boćniewicz


 

Orchestra inspector
Jan Boćniewicz

Librarian
Mateusz Goc



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Witold Lutosławski
Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża
Nowa 2 Steet
18-400 Łomża

Cultural institution of the City of Łomża
co-directed by
the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Filharmonia Kameralna im. Witolda Lutosławskiego w Łomży

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