In conjunction with Culturescapes Polen
Vladyslav Sendecki & Atom String Quartet
Friday, 25 october 2019
16.00 Uhr - 18.00 Uhr - Jazz im Museum Tinguely
Vladyslav Sendecki: piano
Mateusz Smoczynski: violin
Dawid Lubowicz: violin
Michal Zaborski: viola
Krzysztof Lenczoscki: cello
The renowned pianist and composer, now living in Germany, presents an amazing mix of jazz and classical.
Having teamed up with an equally gifted string quartet, the classically trained Vladyslav Sendecki is now able to live out his two great musical passions. Born in 1955, Sendecki began listening to the music of Weather Report and Mahavishnu at the age of fifteen. Despite already being acclaimed as a great classical pianist, it was then that he acquired his taste for jazz – a musical genre looked down upon in Poland at the time. Even before the fall of Communism, he went on to celebrate resounding successes with two jazz bands of his own beyond Poland’s borders. He thus received frequent invitations to major European festivals, though accepting them was not easy while the Iron Curtain was still in place. As a result, he decided in 1981 to emigrate – first to Switzerland, and then to Germany. He has since played together with innumerable big names and is firmly established in the top league of jazz.
With its stunningly beautiful and yet highly atmospheric sound, the Atom String Quartet is considered one of the most fascinating string quartets around. Through their association with Vladyslav Sendecki, the four musicians use the resources of a chamber music ensemble to explore new avenues of sound and form, also incorporating elements of Polish folk, world music and contemporary music.