Baltic Guitar Days is an event devoted to the art of contemporary guitar performance. The most outstanding young performers and experienced masters present themselves on the stages of Szczecin during the festival concerts. As part of the music courses, students and teachers have the opportunity to polish their skills. Thanks to the competition, many adepts of this art have a chance to accelerate their careers. We invite you to the concert of the creator of Baltic Guitar Days – Jakub Kościuszko, who will take us into the amazing world of Harvey Hope's work.
Harvey Hope will be remembered forever as a baroque guitar virtuoso and an unquestionable authority in this field. During the concerts, he gave the audience an infrequent opportunity to hear instruments that we can only see in museums on a daily basis. Mr Hope first came to Poland in the early 1990s. Then returned very often for over twenty years, also performing recitals in Szczecin.
Valued primarily as an excellent instrumentalist, he was also a talented composer. His works are emotional, romantic and romantic, charming, personal and picturesque – this is how Jakub Kościuszko describes Mr Hope. Mr Kościuszko is a Szczecin dweller, a graduate of universities in Wrocław and The Hague, who has given concerts all over Europe for over a decade. In his latest project, he discovers and popularizes the legacy of Harvey Hope. As part of the project, the artist's autobiography and "The Hope Collection'' – a catalogue of instruments, and the three-disc album "Baroque Guitar" were published posthumously. Jakub Zwarycz and Leszek Kołodziejski made the arrangements for the songs to be performed that evening.
Jakub Kościuszko will be accompanied by the Radom Chamber Orchestra led by Szymon Morus. He is a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. As a conductor, he collaborates with the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Grand Theater in Łódź, the Polish Royal Opera, the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, the Silesian Chamber Orchestra, and the following philharmonics: Podkarpacie, Koszalin, Baltic and Polish Chamber Philharmonic. Szymon Morus constantly promotes contemporary music by young Polish composers, performing a number of world premieres.
BALTIC GUITAR DAYS I Hope 2021
Symphony HallFilharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie
ul. Małopolska 48