We have the pleasure of inviting you to a concert with the series of XXIII Cathedral Organ Concerts:
Józef Kotowicz / Białystok
TRIO-SONATA / Russia
August 17th, 2018, 7:15 PM
Assumption BVM Archcathedral Basilica in Białystok
tickets: 10 PLN, available at the cathedral before the concert
- G. F. Haendel (1685-1759): Concerto F-dur op.4 / org.
- J. S. Bach (1685-1750): opr. chorałowe: ,,Liebster Jesu wir sind hiere”
- l. Boccherini (1743-1805) Menuet
- W.A. Mozart (1756-91): Serenada cz.1 Adagio Religioso
- G. Grovlez (1879-1944): Sarabanda i Allegro
- J. M. Wieczorek (1904-1980): Dwie impresje na obój i fortepian
- R. Lovlend: Secret Garden
- W. Żeleński (1837-1921): Dwa preludia
- J. Grison (1842-1896): Toccata F-dur
Józef Kotowicz – Białystok organist and pedagogue. He received a masters degree in Białystok and a postgraduate degree in Warsaw, at Prof. Józef Serafin’s organ class. He is a lecturer of playing organ and organ improvisation at the Music School in Białystok as well as in Białystok Instrumental and Pedagogical Faculty of the Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw.
He takes part in numerous national organ festivals and also performs abroad: he has played many times at prestigious organ festivals in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Slovakia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania and Belarus. He toured four times in the USA.
Kotowicz is the laureate of the International Organ Competition in Kamień Pomorski (1994). He recorded 5 albums. He is a member of the Archdiocesan Commission of Church Music in Bialystok, the President of the Białystok Musica Sacra Association and the artistic director of the Cathedral Organ Concerts, which have been held since 1996 in the archcathedral basilica in Białystok.
Elena Lelchuk (harpsichord, piano) was born in Volgograd. She studied at the Sobinov Conservatory in Saratov, she was playing for various chamber ensembles. She has been a soloist of the Trio-Sonata since 1990. In 1998, Elena received the first prize at the International Competition in Ragusa (Italy), in a duet with Vladimir Sklyarenko.
Vladimir Sklyarenko (oboe) is a graduate of the Saratov Conservatory. He won the first prize in two national tournaments and became a soloist at the Saratov Philharmonic. He has successfully participated in many international festivals. From 1994 to 2004, as an artist on the “Azart” ship, he toured 19 European countries. Since 1990, Sklyarenko has been the artistic director of the Saratov Philharmonic’s Baroque ensemble Trio-Sonata. In 2000 he was awarded the honorary title of the Grand Artist of Russia.