ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA

Arte dei Suonatori

Arte dei Suonatori, a Baroque orchestra formed in 1993 by violinists Ewa and Aureliusz Goliński, has become one the most recognisable Polish ensemble on the international music scene. Their repertoire exceeds 700 compositions, representing a wide-range of styles and forms from the 17th and 18th century as well as the contemporary era. Since its formation, the orchestra has worked with major figures of the early music world. Fruitful and inspiring collaborations have developed with artists such as Martin Gester, Rachel Podger, Bolette Roed, Alexis Kossenko, Maria Keohane and Ruby Hughes. Alongside performances throughout Europe and the United States, they have co-created and co-organised five significant festival series in Poland. Their concert cycle “Early Music-Persona Grata” is the largest in Poland dedicated to historically-informed performance, having expanded rapidly from its beginnings in 1999. For music lovers all over the world, their concerts have been broadcast by popular European radio stations including the BBC, NDR, Danish Radio DR, Polish Radio PR2, recorded by Polish Television and Mezzo and registered on fifteen albums for labels BIS, Alpha, Dacapo, and DUX. The orchestra’s approach and unique way of music-making have enjoyed great international interest testified by awards for their recordings such as Gramophone Award, Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Luister 10, 10 de Repertoire, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Gramophone CD of the Month, Classics Today, and Prelude Orchestral CD of the Year.

Photo by Modelina Magdalena Kasperczak

ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA

Arte dei Suonatori

Aureliusz Goliński

Leader, Violin

Ewa Golińska

Violin

Joanna Kreft

Violin

Michał Marcinkowski

Violin

Marcin Tarnawski

Violin

Katarzyna Olszewska

Violin

Anna Nowak-Pokrzywińska

Violin, Viola

Natalia Reichert

Viola

Tomasz Pokrzywiński

Cello

Poppy Walshaw

Cello

Maciej Łukaszuk

Cello

Michał Bąk

Double Bass

Imbi Tarum

Harpsichord

Dagmara Tyrcha

Harpsichord, Organ

Polish Ministry of Culture and Heritage provides funding for the purchase of musical instruments to Arte dei Suonatori