Poland's top violinists
Italy is the nation that gave birth to the greatest number of violin players. Their hegemony culminated with the stellar career of the legendary virtuoso Niccolò Paganini. The only real competition he had were Poland's 19th-century concert violinists: Karol Lipiński (1790–1861) and his great successor Henryk Wieniawski (1835–1880). (...)
Music for four strings
Violin music was first heard in Poland at the time when first violins occurred in Polish lands. A precise date is yet difficult to establish today. (There are records of first violins and lutherie workshops existing in the 2nd half of the 16th century.) Nor are there any sources containing scores of violin music. This is not as surprising as it sounds, as composers of the Renaissance or even the baroque period would not specify instrumentation in their scores. (...)
Violin – a musical introduction
A brief intruduction presenting the violin as a part of the symphony orchestra. Sinfonia Varsovia concertmaster, Jakub Haufa, talks on the violin and on his profession. He was awarded at 12th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in 2001.
Adam Bałdych – violinist
Known for centuries, the violin is an instrument that can be used not only for classical music but also jazz, traditional and popular music, as proven by Adam Bałdych, who explores the violin every which way.
The latest episode in the “Instruments with Soul” film series features a presentation of the “złóbcoki” violin by popular musician and teacher of Polish highland music Krzysztof Trebunia-Tutka. Co-starring with him in the musical feature on the “złóbcoki” is Jan Trebunia-Tutka.