Conservatorio di Musica di Vicenza “Arrigo Pedrollo”
Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali

Concerti ed eventi

Giovedì 8 Ottobre - ore 18.00
Krzysztof Firlus, viola da gamba

Ingresso gratuito con prenotazione scrivendo a entro martedì 7 ottobre: POSTI ESAURITI

Chiesa di San Domenico

Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe
Chaconne in Re minore per viola da gamba sola
dal manoscritto di Tournus

Marin Marais
Caprice ou Sonate – Marche Tartare – Allemande – Sarabande – La Tartarine – Double – Allemande pour le Sujet, et Gigue pour la Basse – La Tourneuse – Allemande L’Asmatique
dalla Suitte d’un gout etranger, IV livre des pièces de viole, 1717
Marin Marais
Tombeau pour Mons.r de Lully
da II livre des pièces de viole, 1701
trascrizione per clavicembalo solo
Christoph Schaffrath
Duetto per viole da gamba in Re minore
dal manoscritto dell'Amalienbibliothek Berlin, CSWV F:8
Poco Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Carl Friedrich Abel
Sonata in Sol maggiore per viola da gamba & basso continuo
dal manoscritto Maltzan di Milicz, A2:72
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

Krzysztof Firlus, viola da gamba
Stefano Lorenzetti, clavicembalo
Bettina Hoffmann, viola da gamba

Krzysztof Firlus graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice, where he studied viola da gamba with Prof. M. Caudle, and double-bass with Dr. J. Kotula, and also from postgraduate studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where he pursued studies in viola da gamba with Prof. V. Ghielmi. The artist has honed his skills with such excellent musicians as R. Podger, R. Zipperling, C. Rotaru, T. Martin, K. Trumpf, R. Gabdullin, M. Gajdos, M. Jelinek, L. Rakov and T. Hautaaho. He has held a scholarship from the the ‘Młoda Polska’ (Young Poland) scholarship programme, and has won prizes at international and national double-bass competitions competitions (Andernach, Brno, Wrocław, Żory, Poznań, Łódź…).
Krzysztof Firlus has combined the career of a double-bass and a viola da gamba player with great success, performing on both instruments as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician. He has been associated with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Orkiestra Historyczna, Ensemble Chimérique and Extempore Ensemble of 17th and 18th Century Music, and the Gambasada Viola Consort. He has also performed with leading Polish ensembles such as the Silesian Quartet, Concerto Polacco, Capella Cracoviensis, as well as Le Poeme Harmonique (France) and BachAkademie Stuttgart (Germany). Additionally, he has collaborated with H. Rilling, V. Dumestre, P. McCreesh, G. Guerrero, M. Pastuszka, A. Zylberajch, M. Toporowski, and M. Świątkiewicz.
His extensive discography includes ‘Music by French Master - Music of the Warsaw Castle’ with the Orkiestra Historyczna (solo part in the concerto for viola da gamba Le Phénix by Michel Corrette), ‘Tansman - from trio to octet’ (with the Silesian Quartet), ‘Progressive Baroque’ (with the Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra; the ‘Fryderyk 2016’ Award of the Polish recording industry), ‘Music in Dresden in the Times of Augustus II the Strong’ (with Martyna Pastuszka and Marcin Świątkiewicz) and ‘Lithuanian birbyne and Seventeenth Century Music of Poland and Lithuania’ (with Marek Toporowski and Ensemble Reversio). Recently he recorded Carl Friedrich Abel's Sonatas for viola da gamba and basso continuo from the Milicz collection discovered in the University Library in Poznań, with his wife, Anna Firlus.
Krzysztof Firlus pursues a teaching career as a member of faculty of the Music Academy in Katowice (the class of viola da gamba) and the Music Academy in Kraków (the class of double-bass).