"It was hard not to fall in love with the Szymanowski Quartet at the Frick Collection on Sunday afternoon.
All professionals perform with intensity, but playing from the heart is another matter.
The sound was unusually warm, filling this small space to capacity."(Bernard Holland, New York Times)
9.-11.01 St.Christoph am Arlberg
20.-22.01 Basel, Mizmorim Festival
23.06 München, Schloss Nymphenburg
30.06 Langenargen, Schloss Montfort
10.-13.08 Montafoner Resonanzen Festival
The Szymanowski Quartet is pleased to announce their new member, Robert Kowalski, and is excited by the musical expertise and personal qualities he will bring to the quartet.
Agata Szymczewska and Robert Kowalski have known each other for twenty years. They met, as members of different ensembles, at masterclasses when they were still children.
Robert studied in Germany and Switzerland with Waleri Gradow, who followed his artistic development throughout the years. His education was influenced also by Kolja Blacher and Ana Chumachenco as well as the masters of the earlier generation: Bernard Greenhouse, Ivry Gitlis and Ida Haendel.
He has many years of chamber music experience at festivals and concert series around the world.
Robert is the first concertmaster of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (Switzerland).
The Szymanowski Quartet looks forward to an exciting new chapter of life as a quartet.!:)