Music St Martin – Concerts - Londons Finest
4. photo by Benjamin Harte
Friday 8 February, 7:30 pm

Bach Violin Concerti

Book Tickets


Bach – Violin Concerto in A minor
Albinoni – Oboe Concerto in D minor
Bach – Harpsichord Concerto in F minor
Mozart – Oboe Quartet in F
Bach – Concerto for Violin and Oboe

London Concertante
Bartosz Woroch
Owen Dennis
David Gordon



Born in 1984 in Poznan, Poland, Bartosz Woroch studied with Marcin Baranowski at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan and in 2008 was awarded a Swiss Government Scholarship to study in the class of Monika Urbaniak-Lisik at the Hochschule der Kunste Berne.  In 2009 he entered the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he studied in the class of Louise Hopkins and is now a Professor.  He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011.

As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Czestochowa, Poznan, Silesian and Auckland Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bern Symphony and Polish Radio Orchestras.  He has given recitals at Bridgewater Hall, Barbican, Purcell Room and the Brighton Festival and recorded for BBC Radio 3, Radio France and Polish Radio.  His collaborations include working with Pekka Kuusisto, Alasdair Beatson, Nicholas Daniel, the Canadian ARC Ensemble and giving performances of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale with Martyn Brabbins and the Berg Chamber Concerto with Michael Tilson Thomas.  In 2011 he undertook a residency in Banff working with Henk Guittart and in 2011-2012 took part in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler and Mitsuko Uchida at the Britten Pears School in Aldeburgh.

This autumn Bartosz performs Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bristol Ensemble, Wieniawski 2nd Concerto with Sinfonia Juventus as well as the Elgar Concerto in the Donatella Flick conducting competition. Future engagements include collaborative projects as soloist, leader and director with Sinfonia Cymru, and recitals at Poland’s Lublin Philharmonic and the Wigmore Hall.

At the age of 22 Bartosz was appointed Concertmaster to the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. He left this position in 2008 to pursue his interest in solo and chamber music. As a chamber musician and member of the award winning Cappa Ensemble, he has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Barbican, the Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Radio France Festival (Montpellier), the Edinburgh Fringe, Verbier and West Cork Chamber Music Festivals.  Further afield he has toured New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.  In 2009 he was a recipient of the Irish Music Network Scheme Award took up the position of assistant to Monika Urbaniak-Lisik at the Hochschule der Kunste in Berne.

During his studies Bartosz won numerous prizes and awards and was a laureate in the 2005 Michael Hill (New Zealand), 2003 Pablo Sarasate (Spain) and 2001 Takasaki (Japan) International Competitions.  He has participated in masterclasses with Ruggiero Ricci, Benjamin Schmid, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Viktoria Mullova, Gil Shaham and Alfred Brendel.

Bartosz plays on Petrus Guarneri violin kindly on loan from a private owner.

London Concertante is one of the finest chamber ensembles in the country, its players brought together through a shared passion for chamber music. The group has the rare ability to combine flexibility of instrumental grouping and consistently maintain superb artistic endeavour. With an enviable array of critical acclaim, a stunning selection of recordings on such prestigious labels as Chandos, Toccata Classics and Harmonia Mundi, and performances throughout the UK and Europe, London Concertante rightfully claims its position at the forefront of classical performers in the UK.

Bach Violin Concerti
Start: February 8, 2013 7:30 pm
End: February 8, 2013 9:30 pm
Venue: St Martin-in-the-Fields
Phone: 020 7766 1100

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