The Manggha Center of Japanese Art and Technology will hold a chamber music concert on May 20 at 19:00.
A selection of Japanese and European music will be played by Agnieszka Kaczmarek-Bialic (harp) and Alicja Lizer-Molitorys (flute).
Kaczmarek-Bialic is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Krakow and Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. She has participated in numerous international festivals, such as Melos-Ethos in Bratislava, Slovakia, the German-Polish Harp Symposium, Musica Polonica in Wroclaw and the First International Harp Festival in Katowice.
Kaczmarek-Bialic performed as a soloist in Kammerorchester Freiburg, Johannis Kantorei Frankfurt and the Silesian Chamber Orchestra.
As of 2003, she has worked as a harpist in the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice. Lizer-Molitorys graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice, and mastered the flute under the tutelage of eminent flutists Pierre-Yves Artaud (France), Alexa Still (New Zealand) and Elena Duran (U.S.). She is a grant holder of the Oxford Flute Summer School and a laureate of the Albert Cooper?s Prize. Along with the Katowice New Music Orchestra, Lizer-Molitorys recorded an album of contemporary works of Polish composers Gorecki, Szabelski and Knapik. The album was nominated for the Fryderyk Polish Phonographic Industry Award in 2003.
The concert will feature music from 19th-/20th-Century Japanese composers, such as Michio Miyagi, Kazuo Fukushima, Hikaru Hayashi and Makoto Shinohara, as well as the works of European composers influenced by the East, such as Josef Molnar?s Fantasia on Japanese Folk Songs or Henry Busser?s Impromptu sur des airs japonais.
The entrance to the concert is free.
The Manggha Center is on ul. Konopnickiej 26, right across the Wisla River from Wawel Castle. You can get there by tram (lines 1, 2, 6 ? stop Jubilat/Most Dębicki and lines 18, 19, 22 ? stop Rondo Grunwaldzkie) or by bus (lines 109, 114, 124, 164, 173, 179, 194, 439, 444 ? stop Jubilat/Most Dębicki and lines 100, 103, 112, 114, 124, 128, 162, 164, 173, 179, 184, 194, 439, 444 ? stop Rondo Grunwaldzkie)