Father and Son on US Tour:
Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello
and Janusz Grzelazka, piano
Frederic Chopin - Etude in g sharp minor for Cello and Piano (arr. by Aaron Copland)
Lukas Foss - Duo, Fantasia, and Intermezzo for Cello and Piano
John Duke - Melody for Cello and Piano
Frederic Chopin - Introduction and Polonaise (arr. Emanuel Feuermann)
Presto Cello Strings Presentation will follow with a raffle for the audience to win an entire set of Prestans Silver Cello Strings.
Tickets: $20 at the door. Cash, check or Credit Card accepted.
$15 if you preorder online:
Dr. Ignacy Gaydamovich is an active soloist, recitalist, teacher, and a chamber musician. Born into an artistic family, he spent his formative years in Poland studying piano, cello, and composition. There he also devoted his time as a music director at the Dzien Smierci Mozarta theater, and produced a play for light and shadow after Britten's Suite No. 1. After winning several prizes at international competitions in Austria and Poland, he moved to the United States to continue his graduate studies. There his interests expanded to include conducting.
Dr. Gaydamovich performs in Europe, Lebanon, Japan, and the United States. He is a recipient of multiple awards from Austrian, American, and Polish institutions. In 2012 he gave the Albanian premiere of the Korngold Cello Concerto with the National Radio and Tv Orchestra of Albania in Tirana. As an advocate for new music, he gave the American premiere of Cellotronicum for cello and computer by Michal Talma-Sutt, commissioned and premiered a solo work by Alexander Barsov, and appeared on a crossover CD Cosmospir. He is a founding member of the Xonor Piano Trio, principal cellist of the Boston Chamber Orchestra.
A passionate teacher and organizer, Dr. Gaydamovich has been a frequent guest at the Conservatory Music in the Mountains in in Durango, Colorado. He has given masterclasses at the first middle-east orchestra program in Beirut in 2015, as well as at festivals in Japan, Poland, Lithuania, and at several American colleges and schools, and is a co-founder of the Promisek Bach Workshops in Bridgewater, Connecticut. During the Fall of 2015, he served on the cello faculty at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
Dr. Gaydamovich has received degrees from F. Chopin Music Academy, Texas Christian University, Boston Conservatory, Longy School of Music, and the University of Hartford. He has studied with Terry King, Jesús Castro-Balbi, Rhonda Rider, Andrzej Bauer and Kazimierz Michalik.
In addition to performance and pedagogical work, Dr. Gaydamovich is the author of a dissertation about Alfred Schnittke’s Cello Sonata No. 1, as well as the author and publisher of a cello method Beyond the Octave that expands upon the work of Janos Starker, and has lectured on historically informed performance practices relating to the classical cello repertoire. In his spare time, he likes to make arrangements and transcriptions. Thanks to Chabner Family Foundation, Dr. Gaydamovich is playing on a modern copy of an Amati "The King" 1566 cello made by Wojciech Topa. Gaydamovich plays exclusively on Presto Strings.
Janusz Grzelazka studied at the Warsaw Academy of Music with Regina Smendzianka, and at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of prof. Victor Merzhanov. The artist received the Honorary Diplomas at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels, Belgium, and in Senigallia, Italy. He was the laureate of the 15th Polish pianistic Festival in Slupsk and won the Torneo di Musica - the international competition of chamber music with the piano trio Dell´Arte in Roma, Italy in 1995. Janusz Grzelazka is involved in concert activities as a soloist and chamber musician. He performed with dozens of symphonic orchestras. His concerts span France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Finland, and Bulgaria. Records for the Radio and TV in Poland, France, Germany, Russia, and Finland. The repertoire of Mr. Grzelazka includes works of all the styles ranging from the 18th century to contemporary composers. Currently, he lives and works in Finland.