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Inter>CAMERATA in the European Capital of Culture

26 April 2016
Wrocław, Oratorium Marianum

A project promoting leading jazz and classical musicians, facilitating cooperation between Wrocław musicians, soloists and conductors from other European cities. Solo and symphony concerts, as well as chamber pieces will be performed during the series of concerts. Conductors: Gabor Hollerung, Jan Jakub Bokun, Maciej Żółtowski.

Inter>CAMERATA – a chamber orchestra established in spring of 2013 in Wrocław, thanks to Cooltural Wrocław Artistic Association and the initiator and artistic director of the ensemble, Jan Jakub Bokun, a conductor, clarinet player and teacher from Wrocław.

The purpose of the Inter>CAMERATA ensemble is to popularise unknown, forgotten or not yet discovered chamber and orchestra music by inviting the exceptionally talented musicians of the youngest generation, often at the very start of their artistic career. Their projects, based on cooperation between artists from the neighbouring countries – especially the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, are often directed to people who do not deal with live music on a regular basis. The educational activities, carried out in the form of open rehearsals, during which parts of the programme are presented and coupled with an unconventional lecture on the instruments, musical styles and forms, are an important part of the ensemble's operations.

The first concerts, organised thanks to the cooperation with the Visegrad Fund, Forum Mladych (the Czech Republic) and Súborem pre komornú hudbu (Slovakia) initiated the project: (Re)discovering forgotten masterpieces, which enjoyed great popularity in 2013-2015.

The orchestra's debut album – (Re)discovering Forgotten Masterpieces released in 2014 was acclaimed by critics. Magdalena Talik wrote:

“...Inter>Camerata got off to a flying start, which means that not only is it worth to pay attention to the ensemble – it's a must.”

Adam Czopka wrote in his review at Maestro.pl:

“...the Inter>CAMERATA Wrocław Chamber Orchestra is an amazing example of cohesion and alignment between its parts, and clarity of sound... The album is indubitably a proof of craftsmanship and high musical culture of all the performers.”

The Inter>CAMERATA ensemble cooperates with the best soloists of the young generation, including: Marta Kowalczyk, Anita Farkas, Philippe Cuper, Irvin Venyš, Bence Szepesi, Zuzana Bandúrová, Barbara Staszewska, Paweł Jabłczyński, Markéta Vrbková, Dawid Ogrodnik, Marcin Bronikowski and Natalia Halicka.

 

 

Concert programme – 26 April 2016:

  • Antonin Dvořak – Serenade for Wind Instruments, cello and double-bass in D minor, Op. 44

Movements: Moderato quasi marcia – Menuetto. Tempo di minuetto – Andante con moto – Finale. Allegro molto.

  • Aleksandr Glazunov – Concerto in E flat major for alto, saxophone and string orchestra, Op. 109
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds and Orchestra in E flat major, KV 297b

Movements: Allegro – Adagio – Andantino con variazioni.

 

Featuring:

Oboe:
Jan Souček

Clarinet:
Jan Mach
Bassoon:
Vacláv Vonášek
French horn:

Kateřina Javůrková

Saxophone:

Paweł Gusnar

Inter>CAMERATA – conductor: Jan Jakub Bokun

Jan Souček (*1983) – oboist and soloist of the Prague Philharmonic. He studied playing oboe at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Jana Brožková and completed an internship at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse in Lyon with Jean-Louis Capezzali. In 2001, he was a part of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. A laureate of international oboe competitions, including the 2nd International Oboe and Bassoon Competition in Łódź (2005, 1st prize), the "Prague Spring" festival (2008, 3rd prize) and semi-finalist of Karuizawa (2006) and Geneva (2010) competitions. As a soloist, he performed pieces composed by Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Mozart, Martinů, Pasculli and Zimmerman.

Václav Vonášek (*1980) – as a laureate of a Czech-Slovakian competition "Talent of the Year 2002", he won a scholarship and went on to study at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Andrea de Flammineis and Martin Gatt. He is a laureate of many prestigious competitions, including: ARD in Munich (2008), the "Prague Spring" Competition (2002, 2009), Markneukirchen (2006), 2nd International Oboe and Bassoon Competition in Łódź (2005), IRDS in Melbourne (2004). In 2005 he also received the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for outstanding educational accomplishments. Vaclav Vonášek promotes the bassoon as a solo instrument (a cappella music for the bassoon is the subject of his doctoral dissertation) and transcribing pieces for the bassoon. In 2005 he started the Prague Bassoon Band. He also cooperates with Trio Arundo and Philharmonia Octet as a chamber musician. He also plays with many orchestras and ensembles (including the Brno Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic, Capella Istropolitana). In 2006-2016 he played the bassoon and contrabassoon for the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. In March 2016 the artist started working with Berlin Philharmonic.

Kateřina Javůrková – since 2011 she has been studying at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Rader Baborák and Zdenek Divoky. During an internship, she honed her abilities and skills at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de dance de Paris with André Cazalet. She is a laureate of many prestigious international competitions, including: „Federico II di Svevia" (Italy 2011), "Moravian Autumn" (2011), and the International Interpretative Competition for Wind Instruments in Brno (2013). Her biggest achievement to date is the first place at the International "Prague Spring" Competition in 2013. As a soloist she performed with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra and Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra. She also performs chamber music with the Belfiato Quintet (laureate of the Henri Tomasi competition in 2011). In January 2014 she joined the ranks of Czech Philharmonic, she is a member of Prague Philharmonia and was invited for cooperation with Orchestre de Paris.

Pierre Génisson (*1986) – laureate of the 4th Carl Nielsen International Competition in Denmark and winner of the first prize at the Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition in Tokyo. He learned how to play the clarinet in Marseilles, where he also grew up. When he was 15, he went to Paris to study – first with Florent Héau, and then at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de dance with Michel Arrignon and Arnaud Leroy, he also studied chamber music with Jean Sulem. He graduated the Conservatory with honours. At the age of 26 he moved to the United States in order to pursue his career as a soloist. He honed his skills at the University of Southern California with Yehuda Gilad. His solo repertoire consists primarily of concerts by Mozart, Copland, Nielsen, Debussy, Bruch, Strauss and Escaich. He performed solo at the Berlin Philharmonic and at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The artist is also an enthusiast of chamber music. In 2014, together with pianist, David Bismuth he recorded an album titled Made in France released in the Aparté/Harmonia Mundi label. The album was widely acclaimed in the classical music scene and garnered many awards, including Diapason d'Or and 4 FFFF, awarded by the Télérama Magazine.

Jan Jakub Bokun – a clarinet player and conductor from Wrocław, President of the Polish branch of the International Clarinet Association, originator and artistic director of the Clarimania festival, initiator and conductor of Inter>CAMERATA chamber ensemble. After his clarinet studies at the Academy of Music in Wrocław and later at the Conservatoire de Paris, he also completed his education in conducting at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He also received a scholarship at the American Academy for Conducting in Aspen and took part in the Verbier Academy in Switzerland.

He honed his skills at master classes led by outstanding contemporary artists, such as Dangain, Livingston, Levine, Masur, Celibidache, Stern, Salwarowski, Cuper, Deplus, Boeykens, Collins and Kovács.

A laureate of numerous competitions in Wrocław, Włoszakowice, Białystok, Enschede and Mt. Pleasant. He received the Polish Cultural Foundation Award, a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and Art, Jan Adolf Górecki Scholarship and a scholarship from the French Government.

He performed in the majority of European countries, in the USA, in Chile, Argentina, UAE, Mexico, China and Japan, and represented Poland during the Clarinetfest International Clarinet Conference in Ostend, Stockholm, Tokyo, Lincoln and Assisi.

As a clarinet player and a conductor he recorded 12 studio albums. He also recorded pieces for the Polish Radio and Television, International Clarinet Association, Koch Classics label, as well as Dux and JBRecords, a label brought to life in 2006.

He teaches multiple courses and master classes at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, but also in Sofia, Belgrad, Prague, Paris, Tokyo, Brno, Ljubljiana, Mexico, Beijing and Avila (near Madrid). The artist is professionally associated with Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, where he teaches a clarinet class with the scientific title of a Ph. D.

 

Organiser: COOLTURAL WROCŁAW Artistic Associaction
Admission free

Find out more at: www.coolturalny.wroclaw.pl

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