Duo Klavitarre – Live in Concert in St. Louis!
DuoKlavitarre is Jolanta Ziemska – piano and Maciej Ziemski – guitar.
The unusual combination of instruments as well as surprising arrangements promise an exciting and diverse Programme. Their repertoire includes Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Modern pieces. With their own arrangements of works from Chopin, Piazzolla, Tansman, Bach and Mozart, the two Musicians bring an amazing development to the music world. Their brilliance, together with their stage experience in various countries: in Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, Romania, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, Venezuela, Canada, USA and South Korea, offers a polished and lively interpretation combined with astounding sound.
They used to be also artistic directors of The International Guitar Festival in Grotniki \ Poland and Jaroslaw \Poland. And now they are the organisers of the International Guitar Chamber Festival in Bremen, Germany ( Hanseatischer Musikpreis Kammermusik mit Gitarre ), and directors of the own Music School ConTakte also in Bremen.
Jolanta Ziemska and Maciej Ziemski are not only a married couple but also a successful musical Duo, whose country of origin is Poland. As the Duo Klavitarre, Jolanta, the Pianist, and Maciej, the Guitarist, have been performing together for twelve years. Both Artists graduated with Awards from the Music Academy in Łódź , Poland – Jolanta under the guidance of Prof.Tadeusz Chmielewski and Joanna Kaczmarska, Maciej under the guidance of Prof. Jerzy Nalepka, where they found romance and discovered their joint love of playing music.
Jolanta Ziemska is very busy doing concerts, as a soloist, as a part of a chamber ensemble, and as soloist accompanied by an orchestra. Her repertoire includes pieces by F.Chopin, but also S.Rachmaninow, A.Skriabin, K.Szymanowski, J.S.Bach, D.Scarlatti, L.van Beethoven, C.Debussy, M.Ravel and many other composers. She participated in numerous master classes, under the guidance of world – renowned pianists. Jolanta Ziemska took part in national and international competitions . She performed in many countries like Germany, Spain, France, Italy, USA, Canada, Denmark, Bulgaria and in many places in Poland, including the birthplace of F.Chopin in Zelazowa Wola. She was recorded for Radio and Television.
Maciej Ziemski was also the winner of the scholarship issued by the Minister of Culture and Art. M.Ziemski completed his post-graduate work at the Hochschule für Künste (University of Music) in Bremen in Germany. He was part of the guitar class by Jens Wagner and Prof. Bernard Hebb. And after that he was a maestro student (Konzertexamen) also in Bremen in the class of Prof. Bernard Hebb. As a maestro student received the scholarship granted by the German foundation KAAD. Maciej Ziemski is the winner of the many national and international competitions. As a solist and a member of chamber ensemble, Maciej Ziemski participated in many professional courses ( in Poland, Germany, USA, Spain and Czech Republic ), mastering his skills with the most renowned teachers in the world :, A. Pierri, M. Troester, Z .Dukic, P.Steidl, G. Abiton, A. Desiderio, M.Tröster, P. Henry, T. Sasaki, C. Marchione and many more. Maciej Ziemski makes recording for TV and Radio, holds guitar master classes in many cities and participates as a judge in many guitar competitions. He used to be the assistant at the University of Music in Lodz, Poland. Currently he is a lecturer at the University of Music in Bremen.