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Ignis

August 28th – Friday – 8:30 pm / the tower of St. Catherine’s Church /
Wojciech Lauer, Monika Kaźmierczak

Carillon Duos

Geert D’hollander (*1965)
duety z cykli „Ludus modalis II” oraz „Wellesley Studies”

Maurycy Ravel (1875-1937)
Pawana dla zmarłej infantki (opr. G. Bodden)

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
Wariacje b-moll op. 3 (opr. G. D’hollander)

Magdalena Cynk-Mikołajewska (*1968)
Tańczące ogniki (2020, premiera)

WOJCIECH LAUER

born 1984
Graduate of master’s studies at the Department of Composition, Conducting and Theory of Music at the St. Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk. Teacher by profession. He used to teach music at various music schools in Elbląg, Pelplin and Gdańsk. Today he is teaching music theory at OSM (district music school) in Gdańsk. For more than ten years he has been performing as an
instrumentalist playing Gdańsk carillons during yearly concerts and festivals. He took part in 9th International Carillon Festival in Perpignan in France and in International Carillon Competition in Bolsward (Holland).

MONIKA KAŹMIERCZAK  

Gdańsk carillonist since 2001, graduate of Music Academy in Gdańsk (Theory of Music, Church Music, Choir Conducting) and The Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort. She started to play the carillon during courses organized by Gdańsk History Museum run by Gert Oldenbeuving from Holland. Laureate of numerous scholarships, among others the President of Gdańsk Stipend for the best student, Huygens Scholarship from the Dutch government to study in Amersfoort, Cultural Stipend of the City of Gdańsk which resulted in taking master classes in Belgium in Geert D’hollander class.
In 2012, she obtained a doctorate in playing the carillon at the Instrumental Department of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.
Currently, she is an assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where she teaches, among others, the carillon. In the years 2011-2015 she was the chairperson of the Polish Carillon Society and in 2006-2017 she conducted the Gdańsk Burghers Choir. Since 2018 she has been nominally performing the function of the city carillonist. She actively organizes concerts in Gdańsk and performs in Poland and all over the world (in Lithuania, France, Belgium, Holland, USA, Ireland and other).