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Amadrums Trio

Wiktora Chrobak-Mielec, Rafal Tyliba, Maciej Halon studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow in the percussion class of Professor Jan Pilch and Stanisław Welanyk. The ensemble has worked together since 2007. Its repertoire includes works of contemporary percussion featuring different combinations of instruments; compositions containing elements of music theatre and electronic music, works stylistically similar to jazz and their own original compositions. The ensemble has performed at many important festivals in Poland and abroad.

The trio specializes in performing contemporary and light music. They have given a number of premieres of Polish works some of which were written specially for them. Trio Amadrums won the Grand Prix at the “Sounds New” XIV International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition and first prize at the II International Contest for Teachers of Schools of Music. During their concerts, the audience will be introduced to works which combine elements of different cultures.

Ara Ensemble


The contemporary chamber music ensemble Ara Ensemble was founded in October 1993 at the Academy of Music in Krakow in the Department of Contemporary Music, directed by Professor Adam Kaczyński. Ara Ensemble combines different styles and aesthetic conventions. They perform works representing a cross-section of music trends of the twentieth century: from impressionism, through serialism, graphic music, to the latest artistic ideas; sound experiments, instrumental theatre combining music with other arts. The main aim of the group is to promote chamber music by Polish composers of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first century, working both at home and abroad. In 1994, Ara Ensemble was honoured at the Contemporary Music Competition for Young Performers in Warsaw.In 1995, the ensemble took part in the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

In September, 1999, they were awarded a special prize for the interpretation of a piece of graphic work by Roman Haubenstock – Ramati “Constellations” at the Fifth International Competition of Young Culture in Düsseldorf (Germany). In 2005 they recorded a CD for the Canadian Composers’ Association in Edmonton. The group has performed in Poland, Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, France, and South Korea. They have has also participated in many festivals, reviews and music seminars in Poland. The ensemble comprise Renata Guzik (flute), Jakub Sztencel (clarinet), Michał Dąbek (cello) and Sławomir Kokosz (piano); other musicians are invited when needed.

George Tchitchinadze


George Tchitchinadze is one of the Georgian Republic’s most esteemed artists. He has won the appreciation of audiences and critics thanks to his outstanding musical skills combined with personal charm and a warm, sensitive attitude towards musicians.
He began his career in 1998 as an opera conductor, conducting a gala concert at the International Opera Festival in Tbilisi. In 2000 he was appointed professor and conductor at the Conservatory of Tbilisi, and since 2004 he has been the artistic director and conductor of the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Tbilisi.
George Tchitchinadze has conducted many orchestras in the Georgian Republic, as well as orchestras from other parts of the world, including the following orchestras from Poland: Sinfonia Juventus, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra. 

In 2004, he led the National Symphony Orchestra of Azerbaijan and the Syrian Symphony Orchestra in Damascus. In 2007 he conducted the State Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania in Vilnius and the Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra. In 2008, he toured Israel with Tbilisi’s State Opera and Ballet, performing in Jerusalem, Quiriat Haim, Herzliya and Rishon LeZion. In March 2011 he led the Het Orkest van het Oosten orchestra in Enschede in the Netherlands, and in 2012 he began working with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.