Franz Schubert

Death and the Maiden, D 810 (arranged by Gustav Mahler)

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphony No. 14 in G minor, Op. 135, for soprano, bass and string orchestra

Marek Moś
Conductor
AUKSO
Tatiana Monogarova
soprano
Sergei Leiferkus
bass
bass
Marek Moś

Marek MośConductor, artistic director of the AUKSO chamber orchestra from its foundation and artistic director of the AUKSO Summer Philharmonic Festival in the Suwałki Region. An outstanding Polish violinist and chamber musician. He studied in Bytom and Katowice, under Kazimierz Dębicki and Andrzej Grabiec.

Marek Moś was the founder and — for many years — the primarius of the Silesian String Quartet, which in a very short time has become one of Europe’s finest ensembles of that kind. Together they have performed at important festivals and in prestigious venues all over the world, such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Vredenburg in Utrecht, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Merkin Hall in New York, and Jordan Hall in Boston.

He has recorded for Polish Radio and Television and for many record companies. The monographic CD with the music of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki won the Polish Phonographic Industry Award Fryderyk’95. Another Fryderyk was awarded in 1997 to the CD with Karol Szymanowski’s and Witold Lutosławski’s quartets; this recording was also granted the title „Record of the Year” by the music magazine Studio. In 2011 the Super Audio CD ChopinNational Edition, recorded with Janusz Olejniczak and the AUKSO, received the Fryderyk Award as the Most Outstanding Polish Music Recording.

Marek Moś has received numerous individual awards, among others during the Contemporary Music Competition in Cracow (1979), International UNESCO Tribune in Paris (1984, 1988) and from the Polish Composers Association (1994, 2005). He also received the silver Gloria Artis award from the Minister of Culture (2005) and the Silesian Voivodship Marshall Award (2005).

 


AUKSO

AUKSO In February 1998 one of Europe’s most interesting chamber music ensembles came into being. A group of graduates of the Music Academy in Katowice, Poland, together with Marek Moś, an outstanding violinist, conductor and chamber musician, created an orchestra which was to become for them an area of artistic quest and creative development, and joint creation of art of highest value. This is how AUKSO was born. The name, chosen by the ensemble — a Greek word meaning growth / to grow — emphasises the necessity of constant improvement and creative development and the importance of taking on new and uncommon challenges.

AUKSO has performed in Poland and abroad, co-operating with such artists as Piotr Anderszewski, Rudolf Barshai, Howard Shelley, Andrzej Bauer, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Mark Minkowski, Jacek Kasprzyk, Daniele Alberti, Kaja Danczowska, Agata Szymczewska, Volker, Schmidt-Gertenbach, Władysław Klosiewicz, Janusz Olejniczak, Olga Pasiecznik, and The Hilliard Ensemble.

The ensamble regularly appears at festivals, such as the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Wratislavia Cantans, Warsaw Autumn, SESC Sao Paulo, Palacio de Congresos da Saragossa, Festival Sotto La Rocca in Italy, Sacrum Profanum, FD4K, and Jazz Jamboree. It has recorded CDs with Polish contemporary music, among others with works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Witold Lutosławski, Wojciech Kilar and Zbigniew Preisner.

AUKSO is one of Polish foremost chamber orchestras — an ensemble which combines versatility with conscious concern for creativity and individualism, and which marks its unique presence in Europe’s cultural life.


Tatiana Monogarova

Tatiana Monogarova Soprano Tatiana Monogarova was born in Moscow and studied voice at the Russian Academy of Arts. She made her international debut in Sergei Slonimsky’s opera The Master and Margarita with the Forum Theatre, Moscow, on tour in Germany under Mikhail Jurowski, and then as Xenia in Boris Godunov at La Fenice, Venice in 1995.

Engagements as Desdemona in Otello, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Mimi in La Boheme followed in Latvian National Opera in Riga. She appeared as Tatyana and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Vienna State Opera, and as Pamina for the Opéra de Nantes.

Tatiana Monogarova starts her 2015-16 season singing Shostakovich´s Symphony No.14 with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and can be heard performing the same piece with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under Robert Spano later this season. She gives her house debuts at the Frankfurt Opera, singing Elisabetta in Verdi´s Don Carlo and at the Liceu in Barcelona singing Mimi in Puccini´s La Bohème. She can also be heard in concert with the Munich Philharmonic, singing Szymanovsky´s Stabat Mater under Thomas Dausgaard.

Her career to date includes appearances with such eminent conductors as Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vladimir and Mikhail Jurowski, Mikhail Pletnev, Alexander Vedernikov, Daniele Callegari, Andreas Spering, Louis Langree, Julian Reynolds, Normunds Vaicis, Tomas Netopil, Edo de Waart, Hans Zender and Kent Nagano.

 


Sergei Leiferkus

Sergei Leiferkus Russian-born bass Sergei Leiferkus has proven himself authoritative in many areas of the repertory. He was among the first Soviet artists of the 1980s to have established himself as an important singer in the West, as well as in his own country. In addition to opera, he has excelled in recital and concert work.

After studies in Leningrad, Leiferkus was engaged by the Malïy Opera Theatre in 1972, remaining with that company as a principal singer until 1978. His debut at Leningrad’s Kirov took place as Prince Andrei in 1977. As an increasingly important figure among that theater’s growing roster of world-class singers, Leiferkus assumed such roles as Don Giovanni and Rossini’s Figaro. His Western debut came not in an opera house but on the concert stage, when he appeared in 1980 with the Berlin Philharmonic under Kurt Masur.

He has sung in such venues as the Wiener Staatsoper, La Scala, the Teatro Colón, the Bastille Opera in Paris, and the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam. Besides Glyndebourne, Leiferkus has sung opera performances at the Salzburg Easter Festival, at Edinburgh, and at Bregenz. He has made a series of excellent song recordings for both Conifer and Chandos.

The first disc of his complete cycle of Mussorgsky songs was nominated for a Grammy, while Volume Two won a 1997 Cannes classical award, and three volumes from the set were honored with a Diapason d’Or that same year.

The singer’s recital appearances have been acclaimed in both America and England. In addition to other recitals at Tanglewood, the Wexford Festival, the Kozerthaus in Vienna, and the Cologne Philharmonic, Leiferkus has conducted master classes at the Britten-Pears School at Aldeburgh, England.