“I’ve focused on chamber music in order to bring out as much colour in the violin itself and its changing sound as possible,” says virtuoso Adam Bałdych about his vision of Wieniawski’s music. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung called Bałdych “technically the most accomplished violinist of our time”. Technical proficiency and thorough education (which includes an honours degree from Katowice’s Academy of Music and a scholarship to Berklee College of Music) do not stop Bałdych from taking an unorthodox approach to the time-honoured music of old masters.
“I draw on history, but I approach it in a highly individual manner. My explorations are directed towards Wieniawski and his interest in folk music, but I also introduce many new contexts. On LEGEND, Wieniawski’s melodies are in some cases quoted in a nearly unaltered form, but they soon become motifs that undergo modern, sonoristic-type transformations,” Adam Bałdych explains.
Marek Konarski (tenor saxophone), Łukasz Ojdana (piano), Michał Barański (double bass), Dawid Fortuna (drums), and Agata Szymczewska (violin)