The International Interview Concerts

Sunday April 1st
Doors: 15:30   Starts: 16:00
St. Paul’s, Worthing
£1.00 – Under 19s, £5.00 -Students, £13.00 – Adults,
£12.00 – Family: 1 Adult with 1 or 2 paying Under 19s,
£11.00 – Worthing Symphony Society member
+ Booking Fee
Tickets can also be purchased from the St Paul’s cafe.

“The violin will take you there”

. . . authentic tango from Argentina, lethargic and aromatic Spain, middle-eastern exotic, edgy northern Europe, romantic Germany, sultry deep-south jazzy blues – with other surprises en route from bubbly violinist Kamila Bydlowska and imaginative pianist Varvara Tarasova.

Live performance staged In The Round, plus live interviews, including audience questions, with two role-model musicians from among the highest calibre around Europe. The cafe-bar is open, it’s intimate, it’s close-up. The audience glows in the shared experience and connection with the artistes.

“What a wonderful afternoon! I love the format, and how exciting that my question was answered! I will look forward to the next one.”

“Everyone looked happy as they left, with strangers smiling and talking to each other.”

“Loved the ‘In the Round’ set-up. Great programme executed with style, panache, sensitivity and moments of stunning profundity – Wow!”

“So fascinating to hear about the person behind the performance . . . we were treated.” (audience reactions)

Kamila and Varvara’s programme is soaked in foreign adventure. Further surprises afoot, as well as this music:

Manuel de Falla (born in Cadiz, Spain 1876, died in Argentina 1946) – “Andalusian Serenade”
Astor Piazzolla (Argentinian father of ‘new tango’, bandoneon virtuoso, arranger, 1921-92) – “Tango Etude”
Igor Frolov (Russian violinist, born 1937) – “Fantasy on Themes from Porgy & Bess by Gershwin”
Robert Schumann (German pianist, romantic composer, 1810-56) – “Sonata No 1 in A minor”
Karol Szymanowski (pianist and Poland’s leading 20th Century composer 1882 -1937) – “Nocturne & Tarantella”

Kamila Bydlowska is from the small Polish town of Słupca, 70km from Poznań. She plays concertos with orchestras, is a member of various chamber groups, plus touring ensembles including La Terra Tango and London Electronic Orchestra with Kate Simko. Appearances include London’s Royal Albert Hall and the South Bank (Queen Elizabeth Hall).

“Her thirst for performing, and different kinds of music, are infectious and her versatility identifies her as a true musician of today’s generation. Her easy composure measures how much she enjoys each chance to communicate with her audiences, and her wide-ranging programmes create a sense of relished variety and betray a delicious sense of the maverick.” (Lark Reviews)

A St Petersburg-born Russian, Varvara Tarasova’s recent worldwide international engagements have been in Moscow, Madrid, Germany and Brazil. She is also a chamber ensemble player. Her solo debut CD of Brahms and Schumann (available at the concert) is admired by Gramophone and her Worthing Symphony Orchestra concert in January was her fourth popular triumph here.

“An exquisitely refined, bright and earnest musician with a brightness of ideas, absolute sincerity, depth of comprehension and impeccable sense for style” (Elena Kuznetsova, Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory) . . . “Her imagination will set her apart from the pack” (‘Gramophone’) . . . “Keyboard royalty-in-waiting” (Worthing Herald).

See what Kamila’s tweeting @KamilaBydlowska

Read an interview with Kamila Bydlowska and Varvara Tarasova here

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