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Jonathan Aner


The Israeli pianist Jonathan Aner has performed as a soloist with Israel’s leading orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta. He has won major international piano and chamber music competitions in Melbourne, Florence, Senigallia, Dortmund, Berlin, Weimar and at the European Chamber Music Competition in France.

Described as a “chamber musician par excellence” by the Frankfurter Rundschau, Aner is a member of the Brillaner Duo with clarinetist Shirley Brill. He has collaborated with artists including violist Tabea Zimmermann, violinists Antje Weithaas and Daishin Kashimoto, as well as with the Jerusalem Quartet and the Terpsycordes Quartet. In addition to appearing in such prestigious concert halls as the Philharmonie in Berlin, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Aner has performed at the Bergen International Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festival Radio France, Rheingau Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Bachfest Leipzig.

A former student of Arie Vardi and Konrad Elser for piano, as well as Zvi Meniker for fortepiano, Jonathan Aner also worked closely with Murray Perahia and András Schiff. He has been invited to coach masterclasses in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. Since 2010, he has been a professor of chamber music at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin.


Olga Pasiecznik


 Olga Pasichnyk (Pasiecznik) born in Ukraine. She studied piano and musical pedagogy in native Rivne, voice at the Kiev Conservatory and at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (postgraduate studies). In 1992 she became a soloist of the Warsaw Chamber Opera.

She sang with success major roles in operas of Monteverdi, Pergolesi, Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Weber, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, contemporary composers in the most of the countries of Europe, in Australia, Canada, Japan, Australia and USA. Olga Pasichnyk performed at numerous concerts and international music festivals in the famous concert halls and theatres, incl. Opéra National de Paris – Opéra Bastille, Palais Garnier, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre Châtelet, Salle Pleyel (Paris), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Berliner Konzerthaus, Teatro Real, Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), Bayerische Staatsoper, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), Theater an der Wien, Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria), Grand Théâtre de Genève, Finnish National Opera, Flemish Opera, Polish National Opera etc., collaborate with Belgium and Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, RTVE, Orquesta Nacional de España (Spain), Luxemburg Philharmonic Orchestra,  with orchestras Sinfonia Varsovia (Poland), National Philharmonic of Russia, of Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), Wiener Symphoniker, L’Orchestre de Radio France, L’Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Colonne (Paris), Das Neue Orchester (Cologne), La Grande Ecurie et La Chambre du Roy and Les Musiciens du Louvre – Grenoble (France), The English Concert, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Freiburger Barockorchester, Concerto Vocale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Collegium Novum Zürich, Orchestra of 18th Century conducted by H. Bicket, I. Bolton, F. Brüggen, J.-C. Casadesus, M. Creed, R. Jacobs, R. Goodman, H. Holliger, Ph. Herreweghe, K. Kord, J.-C. Malgoire, J. Maksymiuk, A. de Marchi, M. Minkowski, P. McCreesh, J. Nelsson, P. Neumann, K. Ono, S. Oramo, A. Parrot, K. Penderecki, T. Pinnock, M. Soustrot, A. Spering, C. Spering, M. Viotti, A. Wit, M. Zanetti.

Olga Pasichnyk is the Prizewinner of the International Vocal Competition in s’Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands, 1994 – II prize), Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Helsinki (Finland, 1999 – II prize) and The Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition (Belgium, 2000 – III prize, Special Oratorio Prize and Public Prize). She got twice the Fryderyk (the highest Polish phonographic award) for the best solo recordings on 1997 and 2004 (Szymanowski and Lutoslawski), Orfeusz (Warsaw Autumn Festival prize) on 1999, Golden Cross of merit of Poland (2001), A. Hiolski’s prize for the best female opera role of 2004 (Melisande, Debussy – Pelleas et Melisande – Polish National Opera). In 2005 she was nominated as the best opera singer of season 2004/2005 as Almirena (Handel, “Rinaldo”) and 2009-2010 as Roxana (Szymanowski, King Roger) by International Opera Magazine “Opernwelt”. In 2006 she got a Münchner Opernfestspiele prize. In 2011 – the annual Award of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and in 2012 – Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

She recorded over 50 CD’s and DVD’s for different labels incl. DABRINGHAUS UND GRIMM, Harmonia Mundi, NAXOS, OPUS 111.


Karol Kozłowski


Graduated from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk ( MA in Singing and Drama with distinction, 2007 ) where he studied with dr Stanisław Daniel Kotliński. He is also a graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Participated in master classes of Ryszard Karczykowski, Rolando Panerai, Salvatore Fisichella, Sylvia Geszty, Helena Łazarska and Claudio Desderi. He was awarded the second prize at the Hariclea Darclèe International Voice Competition (Romania, 2005) and received nomination for the 2013 Polityka’s Passport Award for classical music.

In years 2007- 2009 he was a soloist of the Wrocław Opera, where he debuted as Alfred in Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by J. Strauss, and sung also the part of Tamino in The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini, Cassio in Otello by G. Verdi, Archangel in Paradise Lost by K. Penderecki and Edrisi in K. Szymanowski’s King Roger. Karol Kozłowski has sung on the stages of the Théâtre Montansier in Versailles (Oebalus in W. A. Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus), the Latvian National Opera in Riga (Count Almaviva in G. Rossini’s The Barber of Seville), Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich (Lindoro in G. Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri) and of the Kyiv Opera (Edrisi in K. Szymanowski’s King Roger). Since 2009 he has collaborated with the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, where he has has been featured as Vitellozzo in G. Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, Misail in M. Musorgski’s Boris Godunov, Damazy in S. Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor, Young Servant in R. Strauss’ Elektra, Kudryash in L. Janaček’s Katya Kabanova, Edrisi in K. Szymanowski’s King Roger, Goro in G. Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, the Dancing Master and the Lamplighter in G. Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Father Mignon in K. Penderecki’s The Devils of Loudun.

Karol Kozłowski has been highly praised in the baroque repertoire, particularly for his interpretation of the Evangelist in Bach’s both St John Passion and St Matthew Passion. He has been performing with all major polish baroque music ensembles i.a. Capella Cracoviensis, Wrocławska Orkiestra Barokowa, {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense, Il Giardino d’Amore and Arte dei Suonatori.  

He has cooperated with such conductors as Fabio Bonizzoni, Andreas Spering, Andrew Parrott, Konrad Junghänel, Kai Wessel, Christophe Rousset, Benjamin Bayl, Joshua Rifkin and Jan Tomasz Adamus.

His voice’s exceptional timbre and versality has inspired also living composers. Since 2012 Kozłowski has regularly participated in the Kissinger Sommer Festival in Bad Kissingen, where parallel to the masterpieces of Romantic and 20th century art song, accompanied by such outstanding pianists like Melvyn Tan, Axel Bauni and Jan Philip Schulze he has performed the world premiere pieces for voice and piano, written especially for him by i.a. Oliver Schneller, Manfred Trojahn and Bernd Redmann. In 2014 composition of Andrzej Kwieciński- Canzon de’baci for tenor and orchestra, performed for the first time in Katowice a year earlier during the 6th Festival of Premieres (Karol Kozłowski was accompanied by AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy under the baton of Marek Moś) won the 61st International Rostrum of Composers in Helsinki. The artist’s tenor voice inspired a composer Paweł Mykietyn to cast him as Settembrini in his opera The Magic Mountain. The world premiere, directed by Andrzej Chyra took place at Malta Festival 2015 in Poznań.

Since 2010 Karol Kozłowski he has performed together with a pianist Jolanta Pawlik. The artists recorded two great song cycles of Franz Schubert on Wilhelm Müller’s poems- Die schöne Müllerin  and Winterreise, both released by DUX.