Klub Kultury im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej
Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club

 

Śpiewanie Kolęd
Singing of Christmas Carols

11 grudnia, 2010
December 11, 2010

Rok 2010 zakończył świąteczny koncert w wykonaniu polskich muzyków, wspólne kolędowanie i przyjęcie w eleganckiej rezydencji Państwa Jolanty i Aleksa Wilków, w Anaheim Hills. Swoje talenty zaprezentowali gitarzysta klasyczny, Arkadiusz „Arek” Niezgoda, oraz altowiolistka i wokalistka jazzowa, Karolina Naziemiec. Towarzyszyła im bułgarska wiolonczelistka, Irina Chirkova. Krótki program muzyki poważnej obejmował Duet z kularami Beethovena oraz Adelita Variations na gitarę solo, skomponowane przez rkadiusza Niezgodę. Po mini‐koncercie mieliśmy okazję wspólnie zaśpiewać polskie kolędy.

Karolina Naziemiec to polska altowiolistka i wokalista, która prowadzi działalność artystyczną w USA od 2000 roku. Karolina występowała z wieloma orkiestrami w Polsce, Niemczech, Francji, Belgii, Japonii, i USA. Brała też udział w wielu festiwalach muzycznych na całym świecie. Jest absolwentką USC Thornton School of Music a jako wokalistka jazzowa często występuje w Los Angeles. W Polsce Jazz Forum wydał jej płytę kompaktową. Szczegóły: www.karolinanaziemiec.com.
Arkadiusz (Arek) Niezgoda pisze o sobie, że “w 1978 roku, gdy jego mama była z nim w ciąży, po raz pierwszy słyszał jak jego ojciec gra utwory gitarowe Bacha, Tarregi i innych. Gdy miał sześć lat, Arek zaczął grać na fortepianie i gitarze. Jest absolwentem wydziału muzykologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego a przez ostatnie dwa lata ieszkał w Los Angeles, gdzie jako kompozytor i gitarzysta jazzowy związany był z grupą hamber Pop.
The event featured Polish musicians, guitarist Arek Niezgoda, violist and jazz singer Karolina Naziemiec, and Bulgarian cellist Irina Chirkova. Their short Classical Music Program was followed by Polish Christmas Carols Sing-Along, led by Karolina, with the support lent by Arek and Irina.

PERFORMERS:

KAROLINA NAZIEMIEC is a Polish violist and vocalist who has been training, teaching and performing in the United States since 2000. Ms. Naziemiec appeared with many orchestras in Poland, Germany, France, Belgium, Japan , and USA and participated in numerous music festivals throughout the world. In the U.S., she has performed with The Los Angeles Opera, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, The American Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall in New York City and in Los Angeles, The Aspen Music Festival Orchestra in Aspen, and The Jewish Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles, among others. She holds a M.A. degree in viola from the famous Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. In 2008-09 she was teaching at the Idyllwild Summer Festival as viola coach. She's also performed as a vocalist in Los Angeles, and has recorded in scoring sessions at studios such as Warner Brothers, Fox, Sony and Paramount. To learn more about Ms. Naziemiec go to her website, www.karolinanaziemiec.com

RKADIUSZ (AREK) NIEZGODA: In 1978, while his mother was pregnant with him, Arek first time heard his father practicing guitar pieces by Bach, Tarrega and other composers. When he was six years old, Niezgoda began playing piano and guitar. Arek graduated from Warsaw University’s Department of Musicology. He came to California two years ago considering Los Angeles a place where music has all the needed "liberty, sun and a great market too." As a self-taught composer and classic guitar player, Niezgoda was always worked to avoid overly academic influences. He wants to keep his compositions somewhere in-between universities and musical wilderness. This is his one of a kind musical path – that he believes leads to the undiscovered – Promised Land.

IRINA CHIRKOVA: Originally from Bulgaria, Irina came overseas in 1997 when she attended The Boston Conservatory and graduated with a BM and MM. As a performer, she won multiple competitions such an American String Teachers' Association Competition, II Prize in MA; performed multiple times as a soloist with an orchestra, one of which was her own arrangement of Dvorak's Cello Concerto adopted for two violins, a cello, two DJs and an orchestra (performed with Orchestra X, Houston, TX). Irina is an electric cellist as well. As a teacher, she was a founder of the First Cello Competition at Brookline Music School, MA, where she was a String Department Coordinator and a member of the Cello Faculty for seven years. From 2001 until 2005, she was a Teaching Assistant at Wellesley College, MA. Irina has performed multiple times as a soloist for Bill Clinton and the former Governor of MA, Mitt Romney. Some of her recent performances include performing with Kanye West and Elan Artists. She has performed for Yo-Yo Ma, Bernard Greenhouse, Aldo Parisot, Timothy Eddy, Tokyo String Quartet, Norman Fischer and Andor Toth. Currently, she is a band/group member of Novel3 Trio, Rouge ensemble, CCBONNES and the Chamber Pop. Irina is a faculty member at Santa Monica Music Center, Cornerstone Music Conservatory and Neighborhood Music School, CA.

CHAMBER POP ENSEMBLE: Arek, Karolina and Irina are members of Chamber Pop Ensemble which performs pop songs arranged for Classic Guitar/Piano and String Quartet. This crossover group involves musicians from Pop/Rock and Classic Music World. www.chamberpop.com and www.myspace.com/chamberpopensemble