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  • 2 May 2013

    In Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan series of concerts, lectures and seminars marked 100th anniversary of Lutosławski's birth.

    The concerts were performed by the Cracow Duo  – Marek Szlezer  (piano) and Jan Kalinowski (cello), who are professors at the Cracow Music Academy.  In Baku and Tbilisi the Head of the Cracow Composer’s Union, Jerzy Stankiewicz, conducted lectures about the life and work of the great Polish innovator composer from the past century.

    The tour started in Baku, where Cracow Duo performed music of Lutosławski together with the Baku Symphonic Orchestra. Another concert was held at the Museum of Rostropowicz  followed by the lecture by professor Stankiewicz at the Azerbaijan Composers’ Union. Then they moved to Tbilisi with the performance and workshops at the State Conservatoire. The last stop was Erevan, where musicians played highly acclaimed concert at the Komitas Chamber Music Hall.

    The tour, marking 100th anniversary of Lutosławski’s birth, was a joint initiative of the Polish Embassies at Tbilisi, Baku and Erevan.

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