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Quarantine Jazz Dawid Lubowicz "Atom String Quartet and Its Musicians" Part III

Marek Skulimowski - The Kosciuszko Foundation
June 09, 2021

Quarantine Jazz Dawid Lubowicz "Atom String Quartet and Its Musicians" Part III

Connect with us on Friday, June 18th at 11 AM to view the next episode in the KF Quarantine Jazz series featuring Dawid Lubowicz "Atom String Quartet and Its Musicians" Part III.

Dawid Lubowicz comes from Zakopane, from a family of rich music tradition. He graduated from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, from the violin class of Konstanty A. Kulka and also from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, from the jazz violin class of Henryk Gembalski.

Dawid Lubowicz received awards at several festivals and contests. Recently he won: 4thPrize in Crossover Composition Award 2015, 3rdprize in The First International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition 2014 and also Special Prize awarded by Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music.

He has been the member of the following bands: Opium, alTango, Lubowicz Jazz Quartet, East Wall Jazz Quartet, Bester Quartet and Atom String Quartet.

As an artist he also is a composer and arranger. For many years he has been cooperating with, e.g.: Atom String Quartet, Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw, Polish National Theatre, The Old Theatre in Lublin, Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Musical Theatre of D. Baduszkowa in Gdynia, The Musical Theatre in Poznań. With his brother he is the co-author of music for the newest Roma Musical Theatre’s title “The Pilots”.

His CD “Inside” was released in May 2018; it is his first album as a leader/soloist.

Atom String Quartet is one of the most intriguing string quartets in the world, and also one of best Polish jazz bands. The group combines the capabilities of a string quartet (i.e. two violins, viola and cello) with improvisation in its broad sense. The set of instruments of a chamber music ensemble, which is most classic and firmly established in music tradition, enables the artists to search for new sound and formal achievements. It is difficult to define, in an explicit way, the music style of the group. Its music output, besides jazz, shows sources of inspiration coming from Polish folk, music of various regions of the world, and also contemporary and classical music.

The quartet was established in Warsaw in 2010

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