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Polish Sonatas to be played in Malta for first time

Malta Independent Monday, 5 March 2007, 00:00 Last update: about 11 years ago

St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, in conjunction with the Maltese-Polish Friendship Society, is presenting a concert by Polish pianist Danuta Mroczek- Szlezer and Polish violinist Mieczyslaw Szlezer on Saturday, 10 March at 8pm.

The 70-minute programme will include Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in B-minor BWV 1014, followed by two sonatas by two Polish composers. These are Sonata da camera by Grazyna Bacewicz and Sonata in D-minor op. 9 for Violin and Piano by Karol Szymanowski.

This is the first time that these two sonatas will be played in Malta.

Danuta Mroczek-Szlezer is a titular professor of Chamber Music at the Academy of Music in Krakow, and former head of the Chamber Music Department (1994-2006), holding recently a chair of the Interdepartmental Pedagogical Studies. She performed in many important cultural centers in Poland, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Kuwait, South Korea and Malta.

Mieczyslaw Szlezer is titular professor in violin and chamber music at the Academy of Music in Krakow. He was entrusted with the duties of Vice-Dean of the Instrumental Department (1996-2002) and was elected a Vice-Rector (International relations and artistic promotion) for the term of 2002-2005 and re-elected for 2005-2008.

He is a laureate of several international and national violin competitions.

The concert will be the first in a series of activities held by the recently set up Maltese-Polish Friendship Society. Led by an organising committee made up of Aurelia Brockdorff, Karolina Dreliszak and Aneta Turek-Saliba, the society aims to provide a central point of contact for citizens of Poland living in Malta.

Concert tickets are Lm4. After the concert, patrons will be invited to meet the two musicians and other compatriots at St James’ Main Hall during a vin d’honneur presented by Marsovin wines.

More information about the society may be obtained from or via mobile number 9949 4646.

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