Marek Bracha & Berliner Philharmoniker

On July 2nd in Lusławice there will be a concert opening the fifth edition of the "Emanacje" festival. Marek and the members of Scharoun Ensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker will perform...

Collaboration with maestro Maksymiuk

Artists will meet on a concert in the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on the occasion to commemorate the Warsaw Getto Uprising...

New project

A new project with outstanding guitar player Łukasz Kuropaczewski. Musicians started their collaboration...

Concerts

WarszeMuzik

Warsaw | 26-27 August 2017 7:00 PM


Chamber concert

Kąśna Dolna | 25 August 2017


WarszeMuzik

Warsaw | 29-30 July 2017 7:00 PM


Chamber concert

Kraków | 16 July 2017 12:00 PM


Chamber concert

Lusławice | 2 July 2017 7:00 PM


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Biography

Marek Bracha is seen as one of Poland’s most interesting pianists of the new generation. An artist with a refined and beautifully understated expressive style, Bracha is well versed in the classical and romantic repertoire, and feels equally comfortable with modern and period instruments. He is also pursuing systematic research into eighteenth- and nineteenth-century performance practice.

A highly versatile artist with a busy schedule, Marek Bracha promotes Polish music internationally and is no stranger to modern repertoire, including successful world premieres of new music. He has collaborated on a regular basis with conductors including Alun Francis, José Maria Florêncio, Wojciech Rodek, Jakub Chrenowicz and Jacek Kaspszyk. His artistic collaborations as a chamber musician include joint projects with Tobias Koch, Marcin Masecki, Agata Szymczewska, Maciej Frąckiewicz, the Atom String Quartet, the Royal String Quartet and the Meccore String Quartet.

In 2016, some of his notable achievements included the release of Modern Soul, an album he recorded with the eminent violinist Agata Szymczewska and promoted with a concert at the National Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra concert hall (NOSPR) in October 2016. Modern Soul went on to win the prestigious Supersonic Prize awarded by the Pizzicato magazine. In the summer of 2016 Bracha participated in several projects including the Transcriptions Festival in Warsaw (where he performed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in an arrangement for piano, organ and celesta with Marcin Masecki and Marcin Świątkiewicz), the Mozart-Off Festival, where he played the Concerto in A (KV 414) including improvised cadenzas with the jazz ensemble Atom String Quartet, and an appearance on the judges’ panel for the 13th Taipei Youth Chopin Piano Competition.

Over the coming months Bracha is scheduled to appear at the Oskar Kolberg Świętokrzyska Philharmonic in Kielce, Poland as part of a Composer in Residence programme, where he will perform solo and chamber pieces by Ignacy Zalewski in collaboration with the composer. His immediate plans also include an appearance at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, performing Władysław Szpilman’s Concertino for Piano and Orchestra and Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto with Sinfonia Varsovia under the conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk. In the coming seasons Bracha is working on a recital programme comprising preludes from various periods from the seventeenth century to the present day, an artistic project conceived to showcase the historical development of the genre. Bracha is also working on separate recitals focusing on fantasias and mazurkas, to be shown from various perspectives and in different interpretations as a vivid illustration of the piano’s historical capabilities and of the different ways composers have dealt with the challenges posed by the instrument.

Marek Bracha has appeared at many music festivals and projects worldwide, including three appearances at the prestigious EXPO exhibitions (Hannover 2000, Aichi 2005 and Milan 2015). In 2010, Bracha gave the closing concert during the Chopin Year celebrations at the NCPA in Beijing. In 2013, the National Chopin Institute in Poland (NIFC) released his debut solo album featuring pieces by Chopin. His work promoting Polish music abroad included appearances at the Chopin au Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris (2013) and Semanas Musicales, an international music festival in Frutillar, Chile (January 2014), where he played music by Chopin, Szymanowski, Szpilman and Panufnik. An excellent interpreter of Chopin, Bracha is often invited to appear at Polish music festivals including, among others, the 65th International Chopin Piano Festival at Duszniki Zdrój, the 44th Festival of Piano Music in Słupsk, and La Folle Journée – Chopin Open in Warsaw. 

Projects

Albums



Marek Bracha – Chopin

Modern Soul

Gallery


Contact




Management


Ludwig van Beethoven Association

Joanna Tomaszewska

joanna@beethoven.org.pl


+48 22 313 22 74

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