“Impact” by Tomasz Skweres Given World Premiere

The solo violin piece “Impact” by Tomasz Skweres will be given its world premiere at the opening concert of TONALi17 “Bleib auf dem Teppich” (Stay on the Carpet) on 3 July 2017 at the Kulturkirche Altona in Hamburg. Skweres won the TONALi17 Composition Prize with this piece, and the award will be presented to him on this evening. In addition, all the TONALi17 competitors will perform at the concert.

The Polish-Austrian composer and cellist Tomasz Skweres (born 1984 in Warsaw) studied at the University of Music and the performing Arts in Vienna (composition with Chaya Czernowin and Detlev Müller Siemens, cello with Stefan Kropfitsch and Valentin Erben of the Alban Berg Quartet). He has lived in Vienna and Regensburg for several years.

As a composer, Skweres has won several international composition competitions, received prizes and stipends (2014 State Stipend of the Austrian Cultural Ministry, Prize of the City of Vienna for Composition in 2015) and has received commissions from the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Festival Wien Modern, Vienna Konzerthaus, Regensburg Theatre, Apollon Musagete Quartet, Ensemble Zeitfluss in Graz and Ensemble Wiener Collage. His works are regularly performed at such important festivals as Wien Modern, Berne Biennial, IGNM World Music Days 2016 in Korea, Tongyeong International Music Festival, Festival Klangspuren in Tirol, Festival Goslar Harz, ISCM Musicarama in Hong Kong, Festival Bienal Música Hoje in Curiciba (Brasil) and the Meridian Festival in Bucharest.

He has been solo cellist of the Regensburg Philharmonic Orchestra since 2012 and an instructor at the Detmold Academy of Music since 2016. In addition, he is a member of the Ensemble Platypus and much in demand as a soloist in the area of New Music.

The work “Impact” will soon be published by Sikorski Music Publishers as printed edition SIK 8853.

3 July 2017
Kulturkirche Altona, 8 PM
World premiere: Tomasz Skweres
“Impact” for violin solo
Leonard Fu (violin)


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