On Demand: RNS: Chopin, Bacewicz & Schubert
Marta Gardolinska conductor
Lukas Geniušas piano
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor
Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra
Schubert Symphony No.3 in D major
Chopin was a dreamer – but he was a revolutionary too, and one writer described his music as “cannons hidden in flowers”. One thing’s for sure, though: our piano soloist Lukas Geniušas won’t stint on either poetry or power. Guest conductor Marta Gardolinska conducts the teenage Schubert’s joyous Third Symphony, and shares a discovery from her native Poland – the brilliant, supercharged Concerto by Grazyna Bacewicz.
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This concert will last around 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.
Marta Gardolinksa, conductor
Marta Gardolińska is rapidly developing into one of the most exciting young conductors. Recently appointed Music Director of Opéra national de Lorraine from the 21-22 season, she came to international attention as Young Conductor in Association at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra between 2018 – 2020 and led the orchestra in several successful subscription concerts and regional tours. The 19-20 season also saw her remarkably successful North American debut as a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which included an invitation to be second conductor to Gustavo Dudamel for their Grammy award winning live Deutsche Grammophon recording of Ives Symphony No. 4.
The 21-22 season will see Marta make further important debuts, including with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse and l’Opéra National de Bordeaux, plus a number of UK debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Lukas Geniušas piano
Russian-Lithuanian pianist Lukas Geniušas has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting and distinctive artists of his generation. Praised for his ‘brilliance and maturity’ (The Guardian) he is invited to give recitals in the most prestigious venues all over the world.
Recent highlights included Lukas’ debuts at the prestigious Gilmore Keyboard Festival and recitals at the Salle Gaveau, Auditorium de Lyon, as well as concerts with the St Gallen Symphony Orchestra, Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra and the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.
Known for his innate curiosity and extensive musical interests, Lukas Geniušas explores a wide range of repertoire, from the baroque to works by contemporary composers.
His repertoire spans from Beethoven Piano Concerti through to Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis and John Adams, as well as a strong interest in Russian repertoire such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and, of course, Prokofiev.
He is an avid chamber musician and an extremely inquisitive performer and enjoys working on new works by modern composers, as well as resurrecting rarely performed repertoire.
Join us live from our iconic Sage One hall as we bring the Royal Northern Sinfonia to your home, wherever you are in the world.
Book your Stream Pass (Single Viewer (£8), Pair of Viewers (£12) and Family (£30)) and watch the concert live or on demand for 48 hours after the concert finishes.