We have the pleasure of inviting you to a concert within the “Białystok Remembers” remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Białystok ghetto uprising ceremony:
Voices of the Vanishing World – Krzesimir Dębski with PRIMUZ String Orchestra and Kamil Radzimowski’s Band
August 19th, 2018, 8 PM
Kościuszki Square in Białystok
A musical project in the ethno-world style that creates a compilation of sound from the borderline of film, Balkan, Caucasus and Jewish music and own compositions. It introduces the listener into a sound, that transfers to the atmosphere of the Middle East.
Krzesimir Dębski – his music career spans performance and composition for feature films, television, opera, classical music and commercials.
He studied composition and conducting at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poland. Following graduation, Dębski became interested in Jazz. Since 1982, as a leader and violinist of the “String Connection” (a jazz assemble), he has performed in the United States, Canada and over 25 countries in Europe.
Dębski has been awarded numerous prizes for his Jazz musicianship and composition work. The prizes include: First Prize at the World Competition of Jazz Ensembles (Belgium), the Stanisław Wyspiański Award from The Ministry of Culture (Warsaw, Poland), readers of the monthly jazz magazine “Jazz Forum” have bestowed upon Dębski the honor of “Musician, Composer and Violinist Of The Year” from 1983 to 1986. “Down Beat” magazine rated Krzesimir Dębski among the top ten violinists in the world.
Since 1986, Dębski has curtailed his concert performance activities and concentrated primarily on composition. He has composed more than 50 symphony and chamber pieces, including an opera, 2 symphonies, religious works and 9 instrumental concertos. In 1986, he received First Prize at the 25th Anniversary Spring Festival of Music, Composers Competition in Poland. In 1988, The Canadian Film Academy nominated Dębski for a Genie Award. That same year, he received a special award for his musical work with children by the Prime Minister of Poland.
In last decade, he has composed the music for over 60 films, received 8 platinum albums and has composed the music for the highest grossing movie in Polish film history, “With Fire and Sword”.
As Deputy Chairman of the Polish Association of Contemporary Music, Dębski has written music for film, theater, symphony, chamber orchestra and experimental ensembles. This past year, as composer, conductor, arranger and orchestrator for Sony Classical Records, Dębski won the Fryderyk (the Polish equivalent for the Grammy Award). He was also awarded The International Film Music Academy, coveted “Philip” prize presented to him by the legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone.
Krzesimir Dębski has conducted concertos in which the following international stars performed: Jose Carreras, Nigel Kennedy, Adam Makowicz, The Canadian Brass, Vadim Repin, Mark O’Connor, Jean-Luc Ponty, John Blake, Ewa Malas-Godlewska and Jose Cura.
Kamil Radzimowski – composer, multi-instrumentalist, music producer. He runs the Pasja recording studio in Warsaw. In 2010, he began to develop his passion, learning to play on three ethnic instruments, such as: oud, zurna and Armenian duduk. He has released five solo albums with film-style music influenced by Arabic and Armenian sounds. He gave concerts with Mieczysław Szcześniak and Kuba Badach and leading Polish conductors: Tadeusz Wicherk, Bohdan Jarmołowicz, Krzesimir Dębski and Adam Sztaba.
PRIMUZ String Orchestra – it was created in 2012 at the String Instruments Faculty of the Music Academy in Łódź. It is made up of the most talented students and graduates of the Łódź Academy, and Łukasz Błaszczyk is its founder, artistic director and conductor. The orchestra has played dozens of concerts in Poland and abroad so far, performing classical, entertaining and jazz music.