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ADAM BAŁDYCH QUARTET
02 Feb 20:30:22:3070PLN - 75PLN
“…Baldych gives his violin a voice and emotional power that have been too rarely heard in recent decades and offers a fresh take on the instrument for the contemporary scene” – Allaboutjazz.com (USA)
Adam Bałdych – violin
Paweł Kaczmarczyk – piano
Michał Kapczuk – double bass
Krzysztof Szmańda – drums
*tickets: 70/75 zł (available at the club or Going. app)
Violinist and composer. Born 18th May 1986. Living in Warsaw / Poland. First called A CHILD PRODIGY evolved to being named INNOVATOR OF JAZZ VIOLIN (Fono Forum/DE).
Bałdych has composed and recorded 4 albums released by the prestigious ACT MUSIC, winning a number of prizes including ECHO JAZZ 2013 (Best Instrumentalist / International) – the most important German music award bestowed on artists by the German music industry. Bałdych is also FRYDERYK (Polish Grammy) 4 times nominee („Imaginary Room”, „Brothers”) and was the joungest Artist to receive GOLD CROSS OF MERIT by President of Poland and MEDAL OF MERIT for his cultural achievements and successes.
Bałdych consistently creates his musical world, not only by his own but also while cooperating with acclaimed artists such as: Lars Danielsson, Helge Lien, Yaron Herman, Nils Landgren, Iiro Rantala, Marius Neset, Aaron Parks, Jacob Karlzon, Joachim Kuhn, Billy Cobham.
Considered one of the most inventive violinist today, who „must be commended for developing a completely new vocabulary for the jazz violin” (The Guardian/UK) and „has, without doubt, the greatest technique of any jazz violinist alive today” (FAZ/Germany).
Bałdych goes uncompromisingly his own way, permanently showing new musical areas that he has discovered for himself. His music derives from the rich source of classical music techniques and sounds, but in its nature is unpredictable, free and deeply rooted in the jazz idiom.
„A Masterpiece of empathy and creativity” (Jazzwise – Stuart Nicholson) / „The New Tradition” Adam Bałdych & Yaron Herman.
Consciously refers in his music to Polish tradition and blurs the differences between classical and jazz music. „A wonderful expedition” (Stereo), where “Never has silence sounded more beautiful.”(Kulturzeitschrift).
His fast-growing career allowed him to present his music at many prestigious festivals around the world (i.e. London Jazz Festival, Jarasum Jazz Festival, Berlin Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival) presenting his music in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Indonesia, USA, South Korea, China, Japan, Canada, Czech Rep, Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Iceland and many other countries.
„Bałdych is a genial virtuoso who is capable of creating unbelievably tender and forcefully grabbing music through his instrument.” (Kulturzeitschrift/ DE)
Bałdych after Zbigniew Seifert & Michał Urbaniak continues the great tradition of Polish jazz violinist. – (Mannheimer Morgen), redefining sound and concept of improvising violin bringing it to next level. „Listening to Adam’s playing, I’m happy about future of jazz violin” concludes Jean Luc Ponty.
Adam Bałdych recently focused also on composing for bigger bands. In 2014 he composed a special cycle „Mozaika” for orchestra and jazz quintet – referring to culture mixtures of alluvial population and drawing from their tradition. Also, in 2015 he composed „Mozaika – Impresje” – for improvised violin, vocal, piano, double bass, percussion and string orchestra for Baltic Neopolis Orchestra order. In 2016 as an answer to war in Syria, Bałdych writes „Antiphona – Syrian Psalms” and invites Syrian singer Dima Orscho. Music written for orchestra, voice and improvising instruments based on apocrypha found in Syria, was premiered in NOSPR hall in Katowice, financially supporting people who suffered in war in Syria.