Silesian String Quartet

Kwartet Śląski; fot. Magdalena Jodłowska

photo Magdalena Jodłowska

Szymon Krzeszowiec violin
Arkadiusz Kubica violin
Łukasz Syrnicki viola
Piotr Janosik cello

The Silesian String Quartet was founded in 1978 by graduates of the Karol Szymanowski University of Music in Katowice, Poland. They developed their artistic skills by participating in masterclasses with such artists as the musicians of the LaSalle, Amadeus, Juilliard, Smetana and Berg string quartets.

The ensemble’s repertoire includes over 400 pieces of chamber music literature, of which almost 200 were written by 20th century composers. More than 120 works, by Polish and foreign composers, were premiered by the Silesian String Quartet, many of them were dedicated to this ensemble. The Silesian String Quartet performed at numerous festivals in many European countries, as well as in theUnited States,Canada,Mexico,Japan andHong Kong. Apart from performances, the ensemble recorded nearly 45 albums, containing mostly contemporary music. The ensemble was awarded many prizes and distinctions.

In 1993 the Silesian Quartet launched an annual chamber music festival held under the motto “Silesian Quartet and its guests”. During this event, chamber works are performed by the Silesian String Quartet and soloists or other ensembles invited to take part in the Festival.

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