Szymanowski Quartet

"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) 


05.08 Rheingau Festival

09.08 Tübingen

16.08 Warszawa

17.08 Warszawa

19.08 Husum

29.08 Wissembourg Festival

30.08 Wissembourg Festival

01.09  Amerserenade Festival

06.09 Schubertiade Hohenems

11.09  Musikfest Berlin

14.09 Wien 

29.09 Wroclaw, with Lily And Mischa Maisky

 25.10 Moscow

24.11 Hannover, with Elsbeth Moser

9.-11.01 St.Christoph am Arlberg

20.-23.01. Basel, Mizmorim 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.!:)