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KRZYSZTOF TYMENDORF

About


Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf has been among the eminent Polish musicians of his generation for many years now. He comes from a family with deep musical traditions and is a descendant of the renowned Polish composer Michał Kleofas Ogiński. In 2012, Komendarek-Tymendorf graduated with honors from the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk in the Master’s viola class of professor Irena Albrecht.

He perfected his skills at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien with Prof. Wolfgang Klos and Ulrich Schönauer and as a guest student of the Swedish National Orchester Academy in Göteborg. He has also studied under eminent viola masters such as Alexander Zemtsov, Matthias Buchholz, Avri Levitan, György Gulyás Nagy (Auer String Quartet) and Piotr Szumieł.

In 2019, he graduated with honors from postgraduate studies in Culture Management in Government, Local Government and Non-Governmental Organizations at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, also receiving the award of the Director of the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
In 2021 he defended his thesis of the postgraduate MBA studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University and the University of Economics in Poznan.

Komendarek-Tymendorf is a laureate of many music competitions, e.g. he took the 1st place at the Macroregional Competition for Young Violists in Warsaw, 1st place at the 25th Young Musician International Competition 'Città di Barletta' in Italy.

At the age of 24, after winning two official competitions for the position of assistant, he began to teach at his Alma Mater where he currently works as assistant professor in the viola and chamber music class. In 2018, he defended his doctoral dissertation.
In 2021 he began working as a nominated teacher in the viola class at the Zygmunt Noskowski Music School in Gdynia. He is the national consultant for the Center for Artistic Education (CEA).
 
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He made his debut as a soloist with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot and as a chamber musician with the famous Polish oboist Tytus Wojnowicz in Tadeusz Baird Zielona Góra Philharmonic.
Komendarek-Tymendorf has been invited to perform concerts as a viola soloist with the National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Warsaw, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot, the Lower Silesian Philharmonic, Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra, Cappella Gedanensis, Progress Chamber Orchestra, Baltic Youth Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra of the Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy.

He has worked as a soloist-leader of the viola section in many international symphony and chamber orchestras. From 2007 to 2012 he was the main leader of the viola group in the world's oldest youth orchestra - RIAS Jugendorchester in Berlin. He also performed the role of group leader and solo voice in such orchestras as: Verler Vier Jahreszeiten Sinfonie Orchetser, Landesjugendorchester Bremen, Junges Philharmonisches Orchester Niedersachsen and International Mahler Orchester, EURO SFK Symphony Orchestra, Verler Vier Jahreszeiten Sinfonie Orchetser, Landesjugendorchester Bremen, Junges Philharmonisches Orchester Niedersachsen, Deutsch-Skandinavischen Jugend-Philharmonie, Salzburger Philharmonie Orchester, Royal Johann Strauss Orchestra oraz International Mahler Orchestra. He also cooperates with such orchestras as: AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot,, Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra (USA Tournée – 46 concerts), Elblag Chamber Orchestra, Baltic Opera, Sinfonietta Nordica Chamber Orchestra, Detmolder Kammerorchester Orchester, Webern Symphonie Orchester, Studentische Philharmonie Hannover, Klangforum Mitte Europa Orchester, Landestheater Detmold Orchester, Pan-European Orchestra, Jasna Gora Ensemble, Gorzów Philharmonic and as violinist with Morphing Vienna Chamber Orchester.

He has performed under the baton of such excellent conductors as Pierre Boulez, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Marek Moś, Tadeusz Strugała, as well as with prominent soloists: Ivry Gitlis, Kolja Blacher, Quatuor Ebène, Krystian Zimerman, Piotr Beczała, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, and Łukasz Długosz.
 
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Komendarek-Tymendorf has acquired his knowledge of chamber music from renowned musicians such as: Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartett), Peter Schuhmayer (Artis Quartett), Apollon Musagète Quartett, Quatuor Ebène, Eberhard Feltz, Peter Matzka and Averis Kuyumjian.

He is co-founder and member of the Balthus Quartet and Duo del Gesù; he performed together with eminent artists such as Christoph Hartmann, Avri Levitan, Wolfgang Klos, Joanna Woś, Krzysztof Podejko, Janusz Wawrowski, Bartosz Koziak, Anna Staśkiewicz, Bartosz Woroch, Mateusz Smoczyński, NeoQuartet and Mitch&Mitch.

He has performed in many ensembles and orchestras in the most prestigious European halls, including Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Herkulessaal in Munich (Germany), Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Musik Theater Schönbrunn (Austria), Tivolis Konzertsal (Denmark), Konserthuset Gothenburg (Sweden) and Obecní Dům (Czech Republic).

He has also performed and participated in various international festivals: Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival-Usedomer Music Festival, La Folle Journée, Baltic Sea Festival, Puplinge Classique Festival, Alba Music Festival, International Viola Congress, Spectrum Music Festival, Aurora Music Festival, Apollon Musagète Festival – Internationales Musikfest, Wörthersee Classics Festival.
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He has recorded for radio stations such as Deutsche Kultur Radio, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ORF Vienna Radio, Radio 1 (Poland) and television, notably TVP 1 and Telewizja Polsat. As a musician, he worked on the set during the shooting of Agnieszka Holland's film In the Dark.  

In 2020 he made his phonographic debut with the CD entitled ReVIOLAtion with the label NAXOS (Germany). CD won numerous awards, such as the prestigious Supersonic Pizzicato Award in Luxembourg, Music & Stars Awards - The World Shining Talent (Gold Star - Best Instrumentalist CD), 2 Awards - Global Music Awards (USA) -  Instrumentalist and Emerging artist - Silver Medal Winner, 5 camertones in Diapason Magazine in France, laureate of the Musical Eagle Award in the field of classical music (Poland) and very high national and international reviews. The album was nominated (4 categories - Solo recording - instrument, Instrumentalist of the year, Young artist of the year, Classical music without borders) for the most important music award in Germany - Opus Klassik Award 2021.

In 2021, he released a second album - Quantum of Silence with the label ODRADEK RECORDS (USA), album received 5 notes in Pizzicato Magazine in Luxembourg, Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (longlist 3/2021), Music Island Recommends and very high national and international reviews.

He receives outstanding reviews from leading industry media: Diapason (France), Fanfare (USA), American Record Guide (USA), MusicWeb International (UK), Pizzicato (Luxembourg), El Eniversal (Mexico), Český rozhlas (Czech Republic), Music Island Recommends – June 2021, Ruch Muzyczny, Magazyn Presto, Gazeta Wyborcza, etc. His recordings are broadcast around the world.
 
Komendarek-Tymendorf is the winner of prominent scholarship programs: Nordic Baltic Festival Platform Fellowship, Erasmus +, The Festival Academy - Atelier for Solidarity, Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdańsk, Scholarship of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship for creators of Culture, Gdańsk "Mobility Fund" Scholarship, ZAIKS Creativity Fund Scholarship, Scholarship Program of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage “Young Poland”, Easter Festival Ludwig van Beethoven, Scholarship to participate in workshops leaded by the Apollon Musagète Quartet as part of the Apollon Musagete Festival - 8th Internationalen Musikfest in German Goslar - Harz. As the only lecturer in music universities, he received from the Minister of Science and Higher Education a prestigious 3-year scholarship for the most outstanding young scientists.

In 2016, he won the City of Gdańsk Award for Young Artists in the field of Culture and was awarded the Gazeta Wyborcza audience award. In the same year, he received the title of ambassador of the national social campaign Save the Music. Dziennik Bałtycki and Poland Press have honored him with the titles Personality of Pomerania and Personality of Gdansk of the Year 2016 in the Culture category. In 2017, he received the honorary award "Distinguished for Polish Culture" and an occasional award from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, while in 2018 the Rector's Third Degree Award. The EURO Chamber Music Festival, which artist is the director, received the international EFFE mark (Europe For Festivals Festivals For Europe) awarded by the European Festival Association.
In 2021 he received the Award of the President of the Gdańsk City in the Field of Culture.
 
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He is regularly invited to lecture in viola master classes, among others by the University of North Texas College of Music,  Conservatory M. R. Korsakov in St. Petersburg, Tallinn Music Academy, Turku Arts Academy, 46. International Music Courses Z. Brzewski in Łańcut; he also sits on the jury of music competitions.

He has been art director of many initiatives, including EURO Chamber Music Festival, Space Art Festival, Viva Viola Festivity, Baltic Music Workshops. From 2012, he was associated as an activist of the Association of Polish Musicians in Warsaw, from 2013 a member of the Polish Viola Society in Krakow. In 2013, he was appointed the vice president of the Association of Artists Capable of everything in Zielona Góra, which he hold to this day, while since 2018 he has been the president of the Ars Sine Qua Non Foundation in Sopot.

The artist is a protagonist of viola and new music and has performed over 20 world premieres. Contemporary composers dedicate his works to him. His articles are published, among others in the Journal of the American Viola Society (USA) and on meakultura.pl.

Artist leads intensified concerts, pedagogical and didactic activity in Poland and abroad. Currently, he plays the master viola of Wojciech Topa from 2020.

 

Teaching


Teaching


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Krzysztof Tymendorf's passion is teaching the viola specialty at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, as well very much enjoys leading master courses, workshops, where he shares his experience in an open dialogue with his students.
 

The Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk

Since the winter semester 2012/2013 at the age of 24, after winning two official competitions for the position of assistant, he became a viola class teacher at the Academy of Music in Gdansk.
In July 2018 he defended his doctoral dissertation Questions of Performance and Interpretation Regarding Fyodor Druzhinin’s 1959 Sonata for Viola Solo and Mieczysław Weinberg’s 1982 Sonata for Viola Solo No.3, Op.135 at the Academy of Music in Gdansk. Currently, he works as an adjunct in the viola class and in the chamber music class.


Find further information on the Academy’s website: http://www.amuz.gda.pl


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Student concerts of dr Krzysztof Tymendorf viola class

  • 05.08.2020, 09.15 h, 46. International Music Courses in Łańcut, Poland
  • 18.01.2020, 15.30 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 15.01.2020, 15.30 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 28.11.2019, 17.00 h, Music School in Gdynia, Viva Viola Festivity, admission free
  • 02.12.2018, 19.30 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 02.06.2018, 19.00 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 26.01.2018, 19.00 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 28.01.2017, 19.00 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 10.04.2017, 19.00 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 01.12.2017, 19.00 h, 3. Viva Viola Festivity, House of Art GAK in Gdansk, admission free
  • 14.12.2017, 19.00 h, 3. Viva Viola Festivity, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 24.04.2016, 12.00 h, Fields of Hope in Pomerania, Gdansk, admission free
  • 21.05.2016, 19.00 h, The European Night of Museums, Ratusz Staromiejski in Gdansk, admission free
  • 17.04.2015, 19.00 h, 2. Viva Viola Festivity, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 03.06.2015, 19.00 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 20.11.2015, 19.00 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 17.05.2014, 19.00 h, The European Night of Museums, Ratusz Staromiejski in Gdansk, admission free
  • 23.05.2014, 19.00 h, 1. Viva Viola Festivity, Gdansk Archipelago of Culture, admission free
  • 25.01.2013, 19.00 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
  • 18.05.2013, 19.00 h, The European Night of Museums, Ratusz Staromiejski in Gdansk, admission free
  • 15.11.2013, 19.00 h, Academy of Music in Gdansk, admission free
     

Masterclasses / Workshops / Consultation


2021

  • 47. International Zenon Brzewski Music Courses in Łańcut |  - Online registration -
  • State Music School in Zielona Góra, Poland
  • University of North Texas College of Music, USA (rebooking from 2020)
  • Music School in Żory, Poland
  • Wanda Kossakowa State Music School in Sanok, Poland
  • Music School in Gniezno, Poland
  • Workshops "Music Now" in Teresin, Poland
  • Music School in Walbrzych, Poland
  • Grażyna Bacewicz State Music School in Koszalin, Poland
  • T Music School - E-learning Workshops for violists, Online

2020

  • Conservatory of Music in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 46. International Zenon Brzewski Music Courses in Łańcut
  • Virtual Open Days - Online consultations for candidates for AM studies in Gdańsk, Poland
  • Grażyna Bacewicz State Music School in Koszalin, Poland
  • Wanda Kossakowa State Music School in Sanok, Poland
  • Music School in Dydnia, Poland
  • Henryk Wieniawski Music School in Łódź, Poland
  • T Music School - E-learning master course for violists, Online
  • Polish Rising Music Stars Online
  • Polish Viola Symposium Masterclass Online

2019

  • St. Petersburg Conservatory M. R. Korsakova in St. St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Masterclass at Schloss Krastowitz in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Tallinn Music Academy in Estonia as part of Erasmus Plus
  • Turku University Arts Academy in Finland as part of Erasmus Plus
  • Workshops for violists "Music Now" in Teresin, Poland
  • Grażyna Bacewicz State Music School in Koszalin, Poland
  • Viva Viola Festivity at Music School in Gdynia, Poland
  • III Baltic Music Workshops in Gdynia, Poland
  • Kazimierz Wiłkomirski State Music School in Elbląg, Poland
  • Wanda Kossakowa State Music School in Sanok, Poland
  • State Music Schools in Żory, Poland
  • Music School in Dydnia, Poland
  • Open Days of the Department of String Instruments at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland
  • Karol Lipiński Music School in Lublin, Poland

2018

  • Open Days of the Department of String Instruments at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland
  • VII International Masterclasses in Zielona Góra, Poland
  • III International Viola Forum at the Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
  • Kazimierz Wiłkomirski State Music School in Elbląg, Poland
  • Music School in Krakow, Poland
  • II Baltic Music Workshops in Gdańsk, Poland
  • State Music Schools in Żory, Poland

2017

  • State Music Schools in Żory, Poland
  • VI International Masterclasses in Zielona Góra, Poland
  • 1st Baltic Music Workshops in Gdańsk, Poland

2016

  • V International Masterclasses in Zielona Góra, Poland

2015

  • IV International Masterclasses in Zielona Góra, Poland
 
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Jury / Competitions

2020

  • VI Baltic String Duo Competition, Gdańsk
2019
  • V Baltic String Duo Competition, Gdansk
  • Polish Rising Music Stars
2018
  • III Lubuski Competition of Brass Chamber Ensembles, Łagów
  • IV Baltic String Duo Competition, Gdansk
  • Polish Rising Music Stars
2017
  • III Baltic String Duo Competition, Gdansk
  • II Lubuski Competition of Brass Chamber Ensembles, Łagów
2016
  • II Baltic String Duo Competition, Gdansk
2015
  • I Baltic String Duo Competition, Gdansk
 

Conferences / Congresses / Forum

2021
  •  Doctors in Performance Conference, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre,Tallinn, Estonia
2020
  • 47. International Viola Congress, Castelo Branco, Portugal
2019
  • The Nordic Baltic Festival Platform Conference, St. St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 46. International Viola Congress, Poznań
2018
  • Polish Music Odyssey Conference, Université Paris Sorbonne Paris, France
  • Music Export Conference, Warsaw
  • The Nordic Baltic Festival Platform Conference, Gdańsk
  • Classical: NEXT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • III International Viola Forum, Academy of Music, Poznań
  • 45. International Viola Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Luxembourg Classical Meeting - Music: LX, Luxembourg
2017
  • Classical: NEXT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Fira B! Conference, Palma, Majorca
  • Music Export Conference, Warsaw
  • Conference Pomeranian Broadening of the Field of Culture, Gdańsk
  • International Musica Archi Conference at the Academy of Music, Poznań
2016
  • National Viola Arte Conference, Music Academy, Gdańsk
  • 43. International Viola Congress, Cremona, Italy
2013
  • 41. International Viola Congress, Krakow
 
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Alumni

Through out around 8 years of teaching 20 students completed their viola studies with Krzysztof Tymendorf.
Some of them would like to introduce themselves.
 
Aleksandra Bogdanowicz
  • viola tutti, The Baltic Opera in Gdańsk (2020) 
Aleksandra Lipke
  • Polish Rising Music Stars Competition 2020
  • Melody Music School, London
Aleksandra Michalec
  • 5th Baltic String Duo Competition / Gdańsk, 2019 / 2nd place / honorable mention for the most interesting interpretation
Aleksandra Rychcik
  • solo violist in Elblag Chamber Orhestra
Barbara Kammer
  • Distinction - IV Violist Review Tadeusz Gonet in Cracow
Daniel Śledziński
  • III prize 3. Baltic String Duo Competition Gdansk (2016)

Dominika Dudek

  • viola tutti in I, CULTURE Orchestra (2018)
Eliza Falkowska
  • I prize 3. Baltic String Duo Competition Gdansk (2017), special prize
  • 3. Baltic String Duo Competition Gdansk (2017)
  • II prize The 25th Young Musician International Competition 'Città di Barletta' – solo (2015)
  • II prize The 25th Young Musician International Competition 'Città di Barletta' (2015) – duo
  • II solo violist I, CULTURE Orchestra (2017)
  • solo violist - leader I, CULTURE Orchestra (2018)
  • tutti, Elbląg Chamber Orchestra
Emilia Miechowicz
  • International Music Competition OPUS 2020 / Krakow, May 15, 2020 / honorable mention / 4Clouds Piano Quartett
  • Polish Rising Music Stars Competition 2020
  • 5th Baltic String Duo Competition / Gdańsk, 2019 / 2nd place / honorable mention for the most interesting interpretation of the piece
Ewelina Bronk
  • viola tutti Progress Chamber Orchestra, Tczew
Joanna Kravchenko
  • II solo violist I, CULTURE Orchestra
  • tutti, The Grand Theater in Poznań
  • tutti, Elbląg Chamber Orchestra
Karol Sienkiewicz
  • II solo violist in Elblag Chamber Orhestra

Maksymilian Krzak

  • II prize ex aequo 4. Baltic String Duo Competition Gdansk (2018)
  • Preparatory Department of the Peabody Conservatory of Music
    Bridges Program in Baltimore, USA
Martyna Fąferek
  • III prize 2. Tadeusz Gonet Viola Competition Cracow (2016)
Michał Burdzy
  • viola tutti, The Grand Theater in Poznań
  • viola tutti, Koszalin Philharmonic  
 
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Workshops / Consultations / E-learning

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World premieres


2021

Krzysztof Olczak
(*1956)
Melodia na skrzypce i altówkę Jun 21
2021
X EURO Chamber Music Festival Gdańsk 2021 Gdańsk, Poland Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
 
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (*1988) Acronym for Viola Solo and Electronics (2021) Sep 1 2021 Doctors in Performance Conference Tallinn, Estonia Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - altówka solo i elektronika  

2020

           
Maximilian Kreuz (*1953) “Ach, daß nicht die letzte Stunde” Coral im Neuen und Alten Stil for violin and viola Jan 22
2020
Concert
Austriackie Forum Kultury
Warsaw Concert Hall,
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
 
Stephan Kühne (*1956) Moment musical for violin and viola - im Auftrag von "Wörthersee Classics" Jan 22
2020
Concert
Austriackie Forum Kultury
Warsaw Concert Hall,
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Duo del Gesú
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf,
Arnaud Kaminski
Charles David Wajnberg Échos (Éphémère II) pour violon et alto, commande 2020 création Sep 27
2020
Festival d`Autan
France Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
 
Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk (*1987) Two contrasts for a duo Oct 4
2020
Concert
Duo del Gesú
Church of Holy Trinity in Wejherowo Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Duo del Gesú
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf,
Arnaud Kaminski
Marek Czerniewicz (*1974) I play alone in the garden of the South for viola solo Oct 7
2020
Polish Viola Symposium ONLINE Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Tadeusz Dixa (*1983) Elegy for viola solo Oct 7
2020
Polish Viola Symposium ONLINE Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Kamil Cieślik (*1991) Impression for viola solo Oct 7
2020
Polish Viola Symposium ONLINE Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk Oblivion - for violin, viola and chamber orchestra Nov 7
2020
Polish Rising Music Stars Old Town Hall, Gdansk
Poland
Baltic Youth Philharmonic
Sylwia Janiak-Kobylińska - conductor
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo
Arnaud Kaminski - violin solo
 
Luc Ferrari
Didascalies: For Viola, Piano and Memorized Sound More details soon
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Igor Torbicki - piano
 
Artur Andrzejewski (*1965) Cassa delle Burattini Colombina - La Preghiera for viola and piano More details soon Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Amy Luckenbach
Artur Andrzejewski (*1965) Casa delle Burattini Arlecchino La Danza for viola and piano More details soon Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Krzysztof Olczak (*1956) Study No. 1 for viola solo More details soon Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk (*1987) Space for viola solo More details soon Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Magdalena Kurdziel (*1996) Untitled for viola and piano More details soon Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Maciej Zimka (*1989) STRANGE WAVES
for viola solo
More details soon Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf


2019

           
Marek Czerniewicz (*1974) Miserere - meditations for viola solo and chamber orchestra Mar 7
2019
Tradition and Modernity. Polish Music Concerts Noskowski Concert Hall
Gdynia
Poland
Academic Gdansk Chamber Orchestra
Szymon Morus - conductor
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendiorf - viola solo
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Kamil Cieślik (*1993) A due! for violin and viola May 28
2019
I Beskid Festival of Classics "Cavatina Classics" Concert hall
Bielsko-Biała
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Arnaud Kaminski
Maximilian Kreuz (1953*) “Ach, daß nicht die letzte Stunde” Coral im Neuen und Alten Stil for violin and viola Jun 14
2019
XVII Wörthersee Classics Festival Mozart Saal Konzerthaus
Klagenfurt
Austria
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
 
Stephan Kühne (1956*) Moment musical for violin and viola im Auftrag von "Wörthersee Classics" Jun 14
2019
XVII Wörthersee Classics Festival Mozart Saal Konzerthaus
Klagenfurt
Austria
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Arnaud Kaminski
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (*1988)/Arnaud Kaminski (*1987) Exodus for violin and viola Sep 21
2019
VII Lower Silesian Music Festival Chapel of Saint Humphrey
Stronie Śląskie
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
 
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (*1988)/Arnaud Kaminski (*1987) Vagues ritournelles for violin and viola Sep 22
2019
V Festival of Chamber and Organ Music Concert hall
Nieporęt
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
 
Artur Andrzejewski (*1965) Waldteufel und Nixe for viola and piano Sep 26
2019
46. International Viola Congress Musical Society of Henryk Wieniawski
Poznań
Poland
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Mirosława Sumlińska - piano
prof. Irene Albrecht
Kurt Atterberg (*1887-1974) Suite nr 3 op.19 nr 1 for violin solo, viola solo and chamber orchestra Sep 27
2019
Solo concert Concert hall European Solidarity Centre
Gdańsk
Poland
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf – viola solo
Arnaud Kaminski – violin solo
Cappella Gedanensis Orchestra
Magdalena Pawlisz – conductor
Polish premiere
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (*1988)/Arnaud Kaminski (*1987) Aurora for violin and viola Oct 22
2019
X MAG Music Festival Split Split City Museum
Split, Croatia
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
 

2018

           
Piotr Jędrzejczyk (*1993) Epigram - Szostakowicz in memoriam for viola solo Apr 18
2018
III International Viola Forum Academy of Music Concert Hall
Poznań
Poland
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (*1988) The Legend of the Baltic for viola solo and electronics Apr 18
2018
III International Viola Forum Concert hall Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music
Poznań
Poland
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo and electronics  
Ewa Miriam Saczko (*1992) Aphorisms for violin and viola Mar 6
2018
XV Alba Music Festival Concert hall
Alba
Italy
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Arnaud Kaminski
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (*1988) Independent - POLish Soul - for viola solo Sep 7
2018
Solo recital Church Saint Cyprian and Justyna
Vis
Croatia
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo  
Gunnar Karel Másson (*1984) Flæði IX for violin and viola Nov 18
2018
IV "New Waves" Contemporary Music Festival Old Town Hall
Gdańsk
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Arnaud Kaminski

2017

           
Thomas Cornelius (*1986) Dawno temu - Es war einmal for violin and viola Sep 3
2017
V Lower Silesian Music Festival Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows
Stary Wielisław
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Arnaud Kaminski

2016

           
Tadeusz Dixa (*1983) Bagatelles for violin and viola Jul 8
2016
V EURO Chamber Music Festival Saint Wojciech Church
Gdańsk
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Arnaud Kaminski

2015

           
Piotr Jędrzejczyk (*1993) Epigram for violin and viola Jun 21
2015
IV EURO Chamber Music Festival Old Town Hall Gdańsk
Poland
Duo del Gesú
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek - Tymendorf - viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Arnaud Kaminski

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METROPOLIS

metropolis1Metropolis is the title of the German science fiction film, whose script was written by expressionist scriptwriter and director Fritz Lang, and writer and scriptwriter Thea von Harbou. The film presents a city divided into two social groups: intellectual and workers. The painting was created in 1926 and caused quite a stir in Germany's cultural life. It was so drastic and literal that censorship forced the removal of some scenes. Interestingly, the tape with this film work was lost, and was not found in Buenos Aires until 2002. The Metropolis projection will be accompanied by a live music track. It will be performed by: the icon of Polish electronic music Władysław "Gudonis" Komendarek and violist Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf.

DURATION: 2h

Schedule


2022

   
TBA
October 2022
T. Dixa - Concerto for viola and orchestra Sinfonietta Pomerania Orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola Solo
Tadeusz Dixa - conductor
TBA

2021

   
TBA XXV International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music in Wolsztyn, Poland Concert Duo del Gesù
TBA State Music School in Zielona Góra, Poland Masterclasses
TBA University of North Texas College of Music, USA Masterclasses
TBA State Music School in Żory, Poland Masterclasses
TBA Music School in Gniezno, Poland Masterclasses
TBA Workshops for violists "Teraz Muzyka" in Teresin, Poland Masterclasses
TBA Music School in Walbrzych, Poland Masterclasses
TBA Music School in Koszalin, Poland Masterclasses
TBA T Music School - E-learning Workshops for violists, Online Masterclasses
Apr 11
2021
3rd Season of Chamber Concerts in Praga Południe, Warsaw, Poland Duo del Gesù
Opening Concert
Apr 24
2021
Academy of Music in Gdańsk
Poland
Tadeusz Dixa - Elegy for viola solo
Composition concert
May 7-11
2021
Contemporary Music Festival "New Music 2021"
Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz
Poland
Andrzej Dziadek - Impromptu for viola and piano
Tadeusz Dixa - Elegy for viola solo
Zygmunt Stojewski - Fantasy for viola and piano
Piotr Maszyński - Romance for viola and piano
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
TBA - piano
May 28
2021
New album premiere
Quantum of Silence
 
Jun 5-6
2021
13ème Festival International de musique de chambre Commixtus
France
Concert Duo del Gesù
Jun 13
2021
II Bialski Festival of Organ and Chamber Music
Biała Podlaska, Poland
Concert Duo del Gesù
Jun 18
2021
Castle Muzeum in Malbork, Poland Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jun 21
2021
St. John's Centre, Gdańsk
Poland
Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jun 21
2021
St. John's Center
C. P. Stamitz - Sinfonia Concertante in D Major
Concert Duo del Gesù
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Chamber Orchestra of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw
Jun 28
2021
Father E. Dutkiewicz SAC Hospice, Gdańsk
Poland
Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jun 28
2021
POLANKI Children's Hospital Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jun 29
2021
J. Korczak's House. Regional Care and Therapeutic Center in Gdańsk
Poland
Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jun 29
2021
Old Town Hall, Gdańsk
Poland
Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jun 30
2021
VII Małopolska Academy of Talents
Church in Łąck, Poland
Concert Duo del Gesù
Jul 4
2021
VIII Baltic String Duo Competition
Gdansk, Poland
Jury
Jul 5-9
2021
CD Recording Session
Gdansk, Poland
Rene de Boisdeffres - Piano Sextets No. 1 op. 43 and No. 2 op. 81
Jul 11
2021
Museum of Kashubian-Pomeranian Literature and Music in Wejherowo, Poland Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jul 15-27
2021
47. International Music Workshops in Łańcut, Poland Masterclasses
 - Online registration -
Jul 28
2021
Dar Pomorza, Gdynia
Poland
Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jul 28
2021
Sopoteka, Sopot
Poland
Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jul 29
2021
Rondo Concert Theater in Słupsk
Poland
Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Jul 29
2021
Palace in Łebunia, Poland Pomeranian Tournée
Duo del Gesú
Aug 1
2021
The K. I. Gałczyński Museum in Pranie, Poland
XXXVIII edition of the concerts Music at Gałczyński
Duo del Gesù
Mariusz Bonaszewski
Aug 4
2021
Morsztyn Baroque Festival
Poland
Concert Duo del Gesù
Aug 29
2021
International Chamber Music Festival in Żukowo, Poland Concert Duo del Gesù
Sep 1
2021
Doctors in Performance Conference
Tallinn, Estonia
Lecture: The latest Polish music composed during the pandemic time for viola solo
Solo recital

Kamil Cieślik – Impression for Viola Solo (2020)
Tadeusz Dixa – Elegy for Viola Solo (2020)
Maciej Zimka – Strange Waves for Viola Solo (2020)
Magdalena Kurdziel – Summer Evening for Viola Solo (2020)
Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk – Spaces for Viola Solo (2020)
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf – Acronym for Viola Solo and Electronics (2021) 
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo and electronics
Sep 11
2021
Baltic Sea Festival
Gdańsk, Poland
Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk - Larghetto for viola and cello solo and string orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo
Maciej Kułakowski - cello solo
Szymon Morus - conductor
Progress Chamber Orchestra
Sep 12
2021
Gdańsk University of Technology
Chamber concert

Józef Krogulski - Kwartet op. 2
Bogna Czerwińska - Szymula - piano
Karolina Piątkowska-Nowicka - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Maciej Kułakowski - cello
Sep 15-17
2021
CD Recording Session
Gdansk, Poland
Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk - Larghetto for viola and cello solo and string orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo
Maciej Kułakowski - cello solo
Szymon Morus - conductor
Progress Chamber Orchestra
Sep 20-21
2021
CD recording session for the DUX Label Józef Krogulski - Quartet Op.2
Sep 27
2021
Les Concerts du Foyer Européen
Luksembourg
Concert Duo del Gesù
Oct 8
2021
The Kalisz Philharmonic
F. A. Hoffmeister - Concerto in D major for viola and orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo viola
The Kalisz Philharmonic
Dec 10
2021
Lower Silesian Philharmonic in Jelenia Góra, Poland
A. Schnittke - Concerto for viola and orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo
Szymon Makowski - conductor
Lower Silesian Philharmonic

2020

   
Jan 1
2020
Meiqi Grand Theatre in ShangHai (China) Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo voice leading the viola group Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Jan 2
2020
Dushu Lake Theatre in SuZhou (China) Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo voice leading the viola group Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Jan 3
2020
Zijin Grand Theatre in NanJing (China) Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo voice leading the viola group Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Jan 22
2020
Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw, Poland

Duo del Gesú, Recital

Mar 3
2020
Barneville-Carteret, France Duo del Gesú, Recital
Mar 3
2020
Henryk Wieniawski's Music School in Lodz, Poland Masterclasses
Mar 7
2020
Closed / Private Concert
Sheraton Sopot, Poland
Duo del Gesú
Closed / Private Concert
Mar 9-10
2020
Music School in Sanok, Poland Masterclasses
Mar 17
2020
Piano evenings at the Music Academy in Gdańsk, Poland
Polish premiere
Luc Ferrari – Didascalies: For Viola, Piano and Memorized Sound
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Igor Torbicki - piano
Mar 19
2020
Chamber recital
Dworek Sierakowskich in Sopot, Poland
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Emilia Grażyńska-Stefanowicz - piano
York Bowen - Phantasy op. 54 for viola and piano
Mar 21
2020
Music Academy in Gdansk
Concert hall
Prof. Anna Prabucka-Firlej's Jubilee Concert
Chamber concert
W. A. Mozart - Piano quartet No. 1 in G minor KV 478
Mar 27
2020
A. Schnittke - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Filharmonia Dolnoslaska, Zielona Gora, Poland
Soloist
Mar 30-31
2020
Academy of Music Stanisław Moniuszko in Gdansk
Open days
Consultations with study candidates
Apr 28
2020
Concert
Gdansk University of Technology
Paweł Kukliński - violin
Andrzej Kacprzak - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Krzysztof Karpeta - cello

Ludwig van Beethoven - Serenade in D major, Op. 8
Ludwig van Beethoven - string quartet no. 4 op. 131 C sharp minor
Apr 30
2020
Music School in Zielona Góra Masterclasses for violists
Jun 14
2020
12ème Festival International de Musique de Chambre Commixtus
Gond Pontouvre, France
Duo del Gesú, Recital
Jun 19
2020
Chamber-organ concerts in Warsaw, Poland Duo del Gesú, Recital
Jun 20
2020
II Biala Festival of Organ and Chamber Music, Biała Podlaska, Poland Duo del Gesú, Recital
Jun 21
2020
IX Euro Chamber Music Festival, Gdańsk, Poland Duo del Gesú, Recital
Jun 21
2020
13th International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music in Łuków, Poland Duo del Gesú, Recital
Jun 25
2020
10TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Dar Pomorza, Gdansk, Poland
Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
Jun 26
2020
Old Town Hall in Gdansk, Poland Anniversary
Jubilee concert of Duo del Gesù on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of international artistic career
Jun 28
2020
VI Baltic String Duo Competition Jury
Jul 1-2
2020
IV Baltic Music Workshops, Poland Masterclasses
Jul 5
2020
Polish Rising Music Stars
Gdansk, Poland
Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk - Oblivion
The Baltic Youth Philharmonic conducted by Sylwia Janiak-Kobylińska
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo viola
Arnaud Kaminski - solo violin
Jul 5-11
2020
Holiday Music Workshops "Time for music" in Teresin, Poland
1st turnus
Masterclasses
www.terazmuzyka.eu
Jul 12-18
2020
Holiday Music Workshops "Time for music" in Teresin, Poland
2nd turnus
Masterclasses
www.terazmuzyka.eu
Jul 16-25
2020
46. International Music Workshops in Łańcut, Poland Masterclasses
www.kursymuzyczne.pl
Jul 19
2020
V Festival d'Autan
Albi, France
Duo del Gesú, Recital
Jul 26
2020
VIII International Organ and Chamber Music Festival in Łuków, Poland Duo del Gesú, Recital
Aug 15
2020
VI Festiwal Henrykowski
Inaugural concert
"Zamek" Cultural Center in Kożuchów, Poland
Concert
Duo del Gesù
Aug 30
2020
Calliope Kammermusikreihe - House of Vogtland Philharmonie, Veranstaltungsforum Reichenbach in Vogtland, Germany Duo del Gesú, Recital
Sep 13
2020
Lesser Poland Music Festival "Music in Monuments", Poland Duo del Gesú, Recital
Sep 17
2020
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARTISTIC CAREER
From Beethoven to Contemporary Music, Sopot, Poland
Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
Sep 20
2020
Festival Konvergencie - International Chamber Music Festival
Primatial Palace / Mirror Hall, Primatial Square
Bratislava, Slovakia
Duo del Gesú, Recital
Sep 21
2020
Masterclass
Conservatory of Music in Bratislava, Slovakia
Masterclass
Sep 27
2020
V Festival d'Autan, Albi, France
église du Carla (commune de Castelnau de Lévis 81)
Duo del Gesú, Recital
Oct 3
2020
Tournée 10/10
 
  • Teutonic Castle in Malbork, Poland
  • III Braniewo Organ Autumn
    Minor Basilica of st. Katarzyna Aleksandryjska in Braniewo, Poland
Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
Oct 4
2020

Tournée 10/10
 
  • 10:15 am - Church of Holy Trinity in Wejherowo, Poland
  • 12:15 am - Church of James the Apostle in Lębork, Poland
  • 3:00 pm - Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Władysławowo, Poland
  • 7:00 pm - Collegiate Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kartuzy, Poland
Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
Oct 8
2020
RESCHEDULED
New Music in the Old Town Hall, Gdańsk, Poland
Luc Ferrari – Didascalies: For Viola, Piano and Memorized Sound
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Igor Torbicki - piano
Oct 17
2020
Christ the King's Church in Kolczyglowy, Poland Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
Oct 23
2020

Old Town Hall in Gdansk, Poland
Video concert

Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
As part of the "Polish Rising Music Stars" concert

Oct 26
2020
RESCHEDULED
Music School in Koszalin, Poland Masterclasses
Oct 28
2020
RESCHEDULED
Austrian consulate in Katowice
Municipal Culture Center in Mikołów, Poland
Duo del Gesú, Recital
Nov 6
2020
Tournée 10/10
  • 5:30 pm St. Adalbert's Church in Gdansk, Poland
  • 6:45 pm St. Catherine's Church in Gdansk, Poland
Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
Nov 12
2020

IX EURO Chamber Music Festival, Gdańsk, Poland
Theatrical performance, Beethoven's Letters

Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
Guest starring: Daniel Olbrychski - actor
Nov 14
2020

Słupsk Cultural Center, Poland
Rondo Theater Center

Tournée 10/10, Duo del Gesú
Nov 23
2020
IX EURO Chamber Music Festival, Gdańsk, Poland
A. Rocławska-Musiałczyk – Oblivion for violin, viola and chamber orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola solo
Arnaud Kaminski - violin solo
Sylwia Janiak-Kobylińska - conductor
Baltic Youth Philharmonic

2019

   
2019
January
CHINA Tournée
Section Leader Viola, Salzburger Philharmonie Orchester
Concerts in Shanghai, Hefei, Beijing, Nanking, Guangzhou
2019 (TBA) Polish Rising Music Stars Jury
2019 (TBA) Paul Hindemith International Viola Competition Jury
2019 (TBA) 5th Baltic String Duo Competition Jury
2019 (TBA) Premiere of the concert for two accordions, violin and viola Maciej Zimka - accordion
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
2019 (TBA) Music school in Sanok, Poland Masterclasses
2019 (TBA) Music school in Lublin, Poland Masterclasses
26 Jan 2019 Château Yverdon-les-Bains
Geneva, Switzerland
Concert
Duo del Gesù
2019 February Music school in Żory, Poland Masterclasses
25-28 Feb 2019 The Nordic Baltic Festival Platform Conference Scholarship program
St. Petersburg
2019 March Gdańsk Composers Concert, Poland
World premiere
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Music Academy Chamber
Orchestra in Gdansk
1-3 Mar 2019 Masterclasses at the Sankt-Petersburg State Conservatory Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg
7 Mar 2019 Tradition and Modernity. Polish Music Concert
Concert Hall, Music School in Gdynia
Academic Chamber Orchestra in Gdansk
Szymon Morus - conductor
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendiorf - viola
Marek Czerniewicz - Miserere - meditation for viola solo and chamber orchestra
(world premiere)
9 Mar 2019 Tradition and Modernity. Polish Music Concert
Culture Center in Pelplin
Academic Chamber Orchestra in Gdansk
Szymon Morus - conductor
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendiorf - viola
Marek Czerniewicz - Miserere - meditation for viola solo and chamber orchestra
(world premiere)
13-14 Mar 2019

Karol Lipiński General Primary and Secondary Music School in Lublin, Poland

Masterclasses
18 Mar 2019 Grazyna Bacewicz Complex of State Music Schools in Koszalin, Poland Masterclasses
8-9 Apr 2019
Open Days in the Music Academy in Gdańsk, Poland
Consultations with candidates for the viola class
12 Apr 2019

SPECIAL CONCERT

Old Town Hall, Gdansk, Poland

Program:
P. Hindemith – Trauermusik
G.Ph. Telemann –
Concert in G major for viola and orchestra TWV 51:G9
E. Elgar –
Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra op. 47
***
W.A. Mozart –
Symphony concertante in E flat major KV 364
W.A. Mozart –
Symphony No. 29 in A major KV 201

Artists:
soloists:
Tasso Adamopoulos – viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf – viola
Andrzej Kacprzak – violin

Chamber Orchestra of the Music Academy in Gdańsk
Thanos Adamopoulos – conductor

13 Apr 2019

SPECIAL CONCERT

Concert Hall of Music School in Gdynia, Poland

Program:
P. Hindemith – Trauermusik
G.Ph. Telemann –
Concert in G major for viola and orchestra TWV 51:G9
E. Elgar –
Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra op. 47
***
W.A. Mozart –
Symphony concertante in E flat major KV 364
W.A. Mozart –
Symphony No. 29 in A major KV 201

Artists:
soloists:
Tasso Adamopoulos – viola
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf – viola
Andrzej Kacprzak – violin

Chamber Orchestra of the Music Academy in Gdańsk
Thanos Adamopoulos – conductor

13 Apr 2019 VII Lubuski Music Festival
Kostrzyn, Poland
Concert
15 Apr 2019 Music School in Wroclaw, Poland Masterclasses
5-7 May 2019 Estonian Academy of Music and Theater
Tallin, Estonia
Masterclasses
27 May 2019 58. Music Festival in Łańcut
Concert hall of the Podkarpacka Philharmonic
Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot
Wojciech Rajski – conductor
Piotr Beczała – tenor
The most beautiful tenor arias by S. Moniuszko, G. Bizet, G. Verdi, G. Puccini
28 May 2019 "Cavatina Classics"
I Beskidzki Festiwal Klasyki
Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Duo del Gesú

Recital

6 Jun 2019 Dworek Sierakowskich, Sopot, Poland Concert
Duo del Gesù

13 Jun 2019

Klagenfurt, Austria

Masterclasses

14 Jun 2019

17th Wörthersee Classics Festival
Mozart Saal - Konzerthaus
Klagenfurt, Austria

Concert
Duo del Gesù

16 Jun 2019 45th Anniversary of the Polish Institute in Vienna, Austria Concert
Duo del Gesù
Szymon Nehring - piano

21 Jun 2019

8. EURO Chamber Music Festival
Gdańsk, Poland

Duo del Gesú

Recital

29 Jun 2019 V Baltic String Duo Competition
Gdansk, Poland
Jury
2019 July 5th Music Festival - 5th Małopolska Academy of Talents in Łąck, Poland Concert
Duo del Gesù
1-2 Jul 2019 III Baltic Music Workshops in Gdynia, Poland Masterclasses
3 Jul 2019 Augustów, Cordis Foundation
International festival "Musical Days Drozdowo-Łomża"
Concert "With music through the ages"
Marlena Borowska - soprano
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Małgorzata Marczyk - piano
J. S. Bach - Sonata No. 3 in G minor on viole da gamba and harpsichord BWV1029
Nino Rota - Intermezzo for viola and piano
Ernest Bloch - Hebrew suite for viola and piano
Max Bruch - Romanze op.85 for viola and piano
9 Jul 2019
Spectrum Chamber Music Festival 
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Concert
Duo del Gesù
10 Jul 2019 XVI Alba Music Festival
Italy
Concert
Duo del Gesù
11 Jul 2019 Bergamo, Monastero del Carmine
Italy
Concert
Duo del Gesù
21-28 Jul 2019 Holiday Music Workshops "Time for music" in Teresin, Poland (www.terazmuzyka.eu)
3rd turnus
>>> Participant registration
28 Jul - 4 Aug 2019 Holiday Music Workshops "Time for music" in Teresin, Poland (www.terazmuzyka.eu)
4th turnus
>>> Participant registration
17-25 Aug 2019 Aurora Music Festival & Masterclasses
Stockholm (Sweden)
Festival & Masterclasses
26 Aug - 01 Sep 2019 Aurora Music Festival & Masterclasses,
Trollhättan/Vänersborg (Sweden)
Festival & Masterclasses
1 Sep 2019 Uitgast Festival Lelystad.(Netherlands) Duo del Gesú
Recital
19 Sep 2019 Sierakowski Manor House in Gdansk, Poland Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Anna Prabucka-Firlej - piano
Johannes Brahms - Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 No. 1 for viola and piano
Julius Roentgen - Sonata c-minor for viola and piano
21 Sep 2019 VII Lower Silesian Music Festival
Stronie Śląskie - Chapel of St. Onofrio, Poland
Duo del Gesú
Recital
22 Sep 2019 Festival of Chamber and Organ Music in Legionowo, Poland Duo del Gesú
Johannes Brahms - Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 No. 1 for viola and piano
Julius Roentgen - Sonata in C minor for viola and piano

26 Sep 2019

European Solidarity Center, Gdańsk, Poland

Kurt Atterberg - Suite No. 3, op. 19 No. 1 for violin, viola and string orchestra
(Polish premiere)

Cappella Gedanensis
Magdalena Pawlisz - conductor
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola,

26 Sep 2019 46th International Viola Congress
Recital
Poznan, Poland
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Anna Prabucka-Firlej - piano
Johannes Brahms - Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 No. 1 for viola and piano
Julius Roentgen - Sonata c-minor for viola and piano
Artur Andrzejewski - Waldteufel und Nixe for viola and piano (premiere)
27 Sep 2019 European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk, Poland
Solo concert
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Cappella Gedanensis - chamber orchestra
Magdalena Pawlisz - conductor
Kurt Atterberg - Suite Op. 19 No. 1 for violin, viola and chamber orchestra
28 Sep 2019 National Theater in Warsaw
Festival "Crazy Days of Music"
Poland
 
Władysław "Gudonis" Komendarek
Mateusz Smoczyński - violin
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Matt Kwiatkowski - cello
F. Lang's film "Metropolis"
29 Sep 2019 Cracow, Poland Recital
Duo del Gesú
1 Oct 2019 Music School in Dydynia, Poland Masterclasses
2 Oct 2019 State Music School in Sanok, Poland Masterclasses
5-6 Oct 2019 Klagenfurt, Austria Recital
Duo del Gesú
9 Oct 2019

A Concert of World Premieres
Cracow, Poland
(TBA)

Premiere of Polish Composers Works
Arnaud Kaminski - violin
Maciej Zimka - accordion
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola

18 Oct 2019 Ergo Arena Sopot/Gdańsk (Poland)
Lady Punk Symfonicznie
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo voice leading the viola group Gdańsk Symphony Orchestra
22 Oct 2019 10th MAGfestival
Split, Croatia
Concert
Duo del Gesù
27 Oct 2019 II Multi-Dimensional Independent Music Festival
Lebork, Poland
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Patryk Podwojski - organs
21-22 Nov 2019 Masterclasses for viola students at Turku Arts Academy, Finland Masterclasses
8 Dec 2019 20th anniversary of Maciej Gański's artistic work
Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland

Recital
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - viola
Maciej Gański - piano

29 Dec 2019 Liaoning Grand Theatre in ShenYang (China) Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo voice leading the viola group Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
30 Dec 2019 Banquet Hall of the Great Hall of the People in BeiJing (China) Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo voice leading the viola group Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
31 Dec 2019 Meiqi Grand Theatre in ShangHai (China) Austria Philharmonic Orchestra
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - solo voice leading the viola group Austria Philharmonic Orchestra

2018

   
24 Feb 2018
Solo concert with Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot
http://www.pfksopot.pl/pl/concerts/koncertkameralny
Andrzej Kosendiak - conductor
Paula Preuss - violin
Krzysztof Tymendorf - viola
11 Mar 2018
Concert of Contemporary Music — Compositions of Gdańsk Composers
Concert hall of the Music Academy in Gdańsk
Concert
Sinfonietta Pomerania Orchestra
18-21 Mar 2018
The Zielona Gora Philharmonic, 6. International Masterclasses Masterclasses
22 Mar 2018
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church, Kostrzyn, Poland
Inaugural concert, VI Lubuski Music Festival in Zielona Góra
Concert
Mietek Szcześniak - vocal
26 Mar 2018
Church Santa Maria Assunta in Positano, Italy Solo recital
11 Apr 2018
Arts Festivals Summit 2018, Lubjana, Slovenia Conference
17 Apr 2018
Academy of Music in Poznań
III International Viola Forum
Lecture
Contemporary trends in viola art
18 Apr 2018
Academy of Music in Poznań
III International Viola Forum
Masterclasses
18 Apr 2018
Academy of Music in Poznań
III International Viola Forum
World premieres
Piotr Jędrzejczyk - Fraszka - Szostakowicz in memoriam
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf - The Legend of the Baltic
Solo recital
21 Apr 2018 Academy of Music Stanislaw Moniuszko in Gdansk
Open Days of the Chair of String Instruments
Consulting
12 May 2018 Oliwa's Town Hall of Culture in Gdansk Concert
Duo del Gesù
17 May 2018 De Doelen Concert and Congress Centre in Rotterdam, Holland
Classical:Next 2018
Lecture
Managing the Careers of Artist and Festival Director
24 May 2018 Music Schools in Żory Master course
25 May 2018 Music School in Sanok Masterclasses
25 May 2018 Music School in Dydnia Masterclasses
26 May 2018 Music School in Cracow Masterclasses
3 Jun 2018 Alba Music Festival, Italy
World premiere
Ewa Miriam Saczko - Aforyzmy
Concert
Duo del Gesù
8 Jun 2018 I Wodecki Twist Festiwal, Cracow Concert
Mitch&Mitch
11 Jun 2018 Academy of Music in Gdansk Presentation of the doctoral dissertation
16 Jun 2018 Pruszcz Gdanski Concert
Skaldowie symfonicznie
21 Jun 2018 Inauguration of the VII EURO Chamber Music Festival Gdańsk 2018 Concert
21 Jun 2018 Church of St. Catherine in Gdansk
7. Euro Chamber Music Festival
Concert
Duo del Gesù
1 Jul 2018
Old Town Hall in Gdansk
4. Baltic String Duo Competition
Jury
2 Jul 2018 Academy of Music in Gdansk Defense of the PhD dissertation
2-4 Jul 2018 4. Baltic Music Workshops in Gdansk Masterclasses
12 Jul 2018 Władysławowo
46. International Music Festival "Summer Organ and Chamber Concerts"
Concert
Duo del Gesù
2018.07.15 Leśniczówka
Museum of Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński in Pranie "Music at Gałczyński"
Concert
Duo del Gesù
18 Jul 2018 Cathedral in Pelplin
International Festival of Organ Music
Concert
Duo del Gesù
22 Jul 2018 Koronowo
St. Mary's Chamber Parties
Concert
Duo del Gesù
27 Jul 2018 Palace of Art in Krakow
A palace literary and music salon
Concert
Duo del Gesù
29 Jul 2018 Geneva
9th Puplinge Classique Festival
Concert
Duo del Gesù
15 Aug 2018 Grande Chapelle du CAD in Coutances, France Concert
Duo del Gesù
16 Aug 2018 Abbaye de Mondaye, France Concert
Duo del Gesù
17 Aug 2018 Église Saint Clément in Cherbourg, France Concert
Duo del Gesù
18 Aug 2018 Église in Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin, France Concert
Duo del Gesù
19 Aug 2018 Pontorson, France Concert
Duo del Gesù
23 Aug 2018
Opera Leśna in Sopot, Poland
50th anniversary of the festival in Sopot
Concert
29 Aug  - 1 Sep 2018 New Generation Festival
Florence, Italy
Concerts
7 Sep 2018 Church of St. Cyprian and St. Justyna in Vis, Croatia
World premiere
Independence for viola
Solo recital
22 Sep 2018 Independence Symphony
Church in Klepsk, Poland
Klepska Orkiestra Aniołów
Violas Section Leader
15 Sep - 21 Oct 2018 II CONCERTS in the Świdnica Region, Poland Concerts
Gruszów - Makowice - Krzyżowa - Witoszów Dolny - Grodziszcze - Ślęza
5 Oct 2018 11th Music Festival - Levočské babie leto in Slovakia Elblag Chamber Orchestra
II soloist
11-12 Oct 2018 Music Export Conference 2018 in Warsaw, Poland Participant
21-25 Oct 2018
The Nordic Baltic Festival Platform Conference,
Gdansk, Poland
Fellowship Programme
4 Nov 2018 Moulin d’Andé Centre artistique et culturel Concert
Duo del Gesù

7 Nov 2018

University of Sorbonne in Paris, France Concert
Duo del Gesù
13 Nov 2018 Rêverie Rene de Boisdeffre op. 55 Recording in Radio Gdansk, Acte Préalable Music Label
15 Nov 2018 Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland

Seminar:
Mechanism and right-hand technique in the viola playing

16 Nov 2018 Université Paris Sorbonne Paris, France Conference
Lecture
Polish Musical Odyssey
18 Nov 2018 New Waves - 4th Festival of Contemporary Music
Gdansk, Poland
Concert
Duo del Gesù
20-24 Nov 2018 Rotterdam, Holland
50. International Viola Congress
Congress
Lecture
Friends of viola in the USSR
2 Dec 2018 Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland Viola Class Concert
13-14 Dec 2018 Hearings of the Center for Artistic Education in Lublin Jury
15 Dec 2018 Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland Seminar:
Mechanism and right-hand technique in the viola playing

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Clouzine 9. International Music Award Fall 2021 - Best Classical Song - Polish Capriccio for Viola Solo (ReVIOLAtion CD)

Clouzine Award


Sep 27, 2021
Clouzine 9. International Music Award Fall 2021 - Best Classical Song - Polish Capriccio for Viola Solo (ReVIOLAtion CD)
Source: Clouzine International Music Award


Winner of the Music Eagle Award 2020 for the "ReVIOLAtion" album


29.08.2021
Source: http://muzyczneorly.pl/


Global Music Awards (USA)

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Aug 7, 2021
Instrumentalist and Emerging artist
Silver Medal Winner
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"Quantum of Silence" review - Magazine Presto

quota"On his second solo album, Tymendorf guides us through time and space in musical compositions from the baroque to the present day and once again he proves the viola to be a virtuoso and sensitive instrument. Finding a balance between sound and silence, the artist builds up a series of tensions fostered by the selected pieces permeated with extreme emotions that range from sadness, pain and longing to joy and happiness."

 
July 26, 2021
Maja Baczyńska, Anna Mielcarska, Kinga A. Wojciechowska
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Magazine Presto – Music-Movie-Art, issue number: 32/2021, p. 129

"Quantum of Silence" selected by German classical music critics to the longlist 3/2021 - Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

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July 5, 2021
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Source: www.schallplattenkritik.de/bestenlisten/longlist/longlist-3-2021

Gold Star Award - Best Instrumentalist CD

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June 12, 2021
Music & Stars Awards - The World Shining Talent
Gold Star - Best Instrumentalist CD
Source: https://musicandstarsawards.com/best-cd-results-june-2021/


"Quantum of Silence" review - Ruch Muzyczny

quota"Quantum of Silence reflects upon on the question of time in music. The diverse repertoire – from Biber’s Passacaglia, through Penderecki’s works, to the latest pieces dedicated to the artist by Tricity composers – allows the performer to express himself in a whole range of manners. Among his most poignant renditions are the pieces by Marek Czerniewicz, Tadeusz Dixa, and Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk. The turbulent emotions portray the soul of a man who has many a story to tell."

June 17, 2021
Sabrina Stachel
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Ruch Muzyczny, Issue Number: 12 /2021, p. 32


„ReVIOLAtion” review in Polska Płyta / Polska Muzyka

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quota"With full conviction, one may conclude that Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is a world-class virtuoso violist, who pursues his own vision of music by presenting – this time – more diverse works. His interpretations of surprising compositions illustrated by the sound aesthetics of the viola have been released on his new album "Quantum of Silence."
Only a few months ago the excellent album ReVIOLAtion came out, and already we have got a new set of exquisite compositions saturated with even more color. The choice of repertoire for this new album seems extremely surprising, still it shows all the more versatility on the part of the artist, who is able to find his way in various musical spaces. The word “space” deserves special emphasis here, because in almost every track we can find the pure form of solo interpretations, arranged around the immediacy of the sound produced by a single instrument. On the album, the aforementioned space is plentiful, without any extraneous artificial elements. All of that means that the music is full of artistry, based solely on emotion, the sense of the moment, and the power of the instrument, which takes some astounding forms here. Its presence in the unlimited creative space can be truly poignant.
There are tension-building pauses, and even silence, which – against all odds – lends the renditions a vibrant element. This allows to grant appropriate depth, but also accessibility to such sublime compositions as "I Play Alone in the Garden" by Marek Czerniewicz.
Coming back to the variety of repertoire, it is worth mentioning that apart from Krzysztof Penderecki's works (which are a tribute to the artist) we will find here proposals composed by young artists too. Thus, next to Biber’s outstanding “Passacaglia” from 1676 (the oldest work on the record), there is “Impression” by Kamil Cieślik, a piece brimming with creative invention. The diversity of repertoire does not obscure Komendarek’s creative imagination, which easily finds its way in subsequent compositions. Each time he finds a manner to approach an unobvious form, sometimes reaching for pieces originally arranged for violin. This requires flexibility and the ability to present one's own ideas in a non-obvious musical profile.
What inspires admiration is the poise, the ability to maintain tension, the meticulous interweaving of emotion with professionalism that are able to bring to life the minutest elements of recorded compositions. The choice of repertoire also provides variety as it determines a certain energy which permeates them. All the little details on this album seem to coexist with one another according to a certain artistic strategy. The madness in “Strange Waves” is intertwined with a calibration of artistry in the somewhat unreal “Sarabande (J.S. Bach In Memoriam).”
On the album Quantum of Silence nuances are as important as various forms of expression, which Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is able to delineate with great virtuosity, flair, and proportion of sound. This album comprises an exquisitely beautiful set of several important compositions, which – due to the specificity of the instrument used here – acquire a new, unique, and even deeper meaning."


June 16, 2021
Łukasz Dębowski
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: https://polskaplyta-polskamuzyka.pl/2021/06/14/krzysztof-komendarek-tymendorf-quantum-of-silence-recenzja/


4 nominations for Opus Klassik Award 2021 in Germany in the categories:

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- Solo Recording - Instrument
- Instrumentalist of the Year
- Young Artist of the Year
- Classical music is without borders


Jun 6, 2021, Berlin
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: https://www.opusklassik.de/


Review of „Quantum of Silence”

quota"Outstanding viola players are scarce. Listening to recordings by a young and ambitious violist Krzysztof KOMENDAREK-TYMENDORF was an exceptional discovery for me.
An overview of the young talented artist's creative output shows his remarkable achievements in both difficult and interesting repertoire, i.e., Khachaturian and Penderecki."

 
June 1, 2021
Stefan Kamasa
Translation: Dominika Pieczka

Recognition of Music Island

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June, 2021
Music Island Recommends
Translation: Dominika Pieczka

Review of „Quantum of Silence”

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"Bravo! First-class playing and a wonderfully varied solo viola album!"
 
Paul Neubauer
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
 

Review in Pizzicato Magazine (Luxembourg)

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quota"The title Quantum of Silence refers to statements of famous musicians like Casals, Couperin, Mahler or Mozart to find the meaning and content of music beyond the written notes in the soul, the text between the notes or even beyond the notes in silence. Komendarek-Tymendorf spans an arc with works from the 17th, the 20th as well as the 21st century, the latter represented by works written for him, to provide sights into different periods of music, which should also open the ear to the silence between the notes.
With the Passacaglia by Biber, which opens the CD, he has recorded a work otherwise played by violinists, while the other works, such as the Sonata-Song by Khachaturian and the more recent compositions, were created for the viola. The pieces by Polish composers, with the exception of the works by Penderecki, are works composed for him, which he has also recorded for the first time.
Now on a new label, Komendarek-Tymendorf has recaptured his second series of soloistic recordings with a full rich sound that is, however, not fat or obtrusive. He devotes himself to this compendium with a recent master instrument by a compatriot. In doing so, he succeeds impressively in symbolizing the elegy musically inherent in the sound of the instrument, but also in some of the works, as well as in bringing the forces of nature to life in Strange Waves, for example. And he also knows how to elicit pensive moods from his instrument, as in Czerniewicz’s work, and joyful ones, as in the dance characters."

May 27, 2021
Uwe Krusch
Review CD rating:  pizzicato_cd_rating
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: https://www.pizzicato.lu/reise-fur-viola-mit-schwerpunkt-im-heute/


A review of the album “Quantum of Silence” on the blog titled “Kronika Ludwika”

quota"After yesterday’s performance given by the violist Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, I could not help wondering about the role of virtuosos in lending character to the music they perform.
Hundreds of times have I heard about the astonishment composers feel when they did not anticipate how their music would sound in the hands of outstanding soloists, orchestras or conductors. It has happened many a time that compositions interpreted by the great ones seemed foreign to their creators...
The power of diverse musical imagination, emotional diversity, subtle perception of barely perceptible nuances in the mood of the moment, creative reading of scores according to the alphabet known only to themselves – all of this has made and will always render outstanding musicians co-creators of the masterpieces they perform.
On rare occasions, composers consciously create in such a simple way that virtuoso tricks become unnecessary ballast for their music.
The simplest and most sincere emotions, thoughts devoid of irony, sarcasm or falsehood, true and direct words, which are so obvious to children, acquire various, not always positive overtones along with the process of growing up. (...)
So when Mietek Weinberg asked me over dinner last night if I would like to listen to a brand-new album by Komendarek-Tymendorf – his new favourite violist – at first I said no, but when I caught a glimpse of the record’s title out of the corner of my eye, i.e., “Quantum of Silence,” I immediately knew that this could not have been a coincidence.
Remembering the previous album of this young Pole, I almost snatched the box with the recording from Weinberg’s hands and set off to my place, surprisingly excited (...)
Still, I made friends with the music slowly, as it was becoming increasingly intriguing with every moment I tamed it more and more. Finally, I got so engrossed in the music that I would not notice the knock on my door for a long time. It was only when the knock turned into a thud that I got up from my chair and, without turning off the record, went to the door where I found Johann Sebastian with a dozen or so renditions of his Christmas Oratorio in one hand, and in the other... the record by Komendarek-Tymendorf (...)
“There’s a wonderful piece by Czerniewicz coming up,” he said, breaking his tongue on the Polish name.
“Let’s listen together. Really worth it. Anyhow, we both know the Oratorio by heart. Besides, in a moment there will be this Sarabande in my honour...”
During a short intermission between the pieces, we heard a gentle knocking. Standing in the doorway was Penderecki. The new Komendarek-Tymendorf CD in hand...
“This is my Cadenza. It’s gonna be beautiful in just a second,” he declared. Then, without a word, he sat down next to Bach.
The album ended with a wonderful four-part piece called Space by Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk, and as the last sounds of silence from her Largo misterioso subsided, I walked over to the table, took a fold of paper with my notes on the Christmas Oratorio that I had prepared for my meeting with Bach, and began leafing through them, waiting for Johann Sebastian’s questions.
“Let me be, Ludwik. On account of this Pole, I’m in an entirely different world today,” he said, carefully observing the unconcealable pride raising shades of red and white in Penderecki’s face (...)
“I’ll leave a dozen selected performances or so of this Oratorio of mine, but please don’t make me think back to Leipzig today. I’d much rather get to know this violist better. What’s his name?”
“Same as mine,” muttered Penderecki, noticeably satisfied."


May 6th, 2021 & May 8th 2021
Andrzej Łada
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: https://www.kronikaludwika.blog/

A review of the album "ReVIOLAtion" on El Eniversal (Mexico)

quota"The play on words in the title of the debut album by a young Polish violist Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (1988) seems to offer the most pertinent punchline I have encountered in quite a long time: ReVIOLAtion (Naxos, 2020).
Not only does the album present a coherent repertoire for solo viola, which in itself is a revelation, but also – my personal interests aside – it focuses on a composer who only a few years ago was completely forgotten or unknown to most, i.e. Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996).
Not that everything here concentrates on him alone, but he certainly occupies a central position (and it is his work that fills half of the album's total running time), while the program as a concept forms a perfect circle around the axis he creates and closes from the perspective either of a Pole or an observer of a fragment of viola history. Or from the perspective of what needs to be re-evaluated, re-considered, re-examined. To do justice.
Besides Weinberg, present on the album thanks to his Sonata for Viola Solo No. 3 op. 135, to whom Shostakovich gave artistic, friendly and political support in his busy life, is Fyodor Druzhinin (1932-2007), better known as a violist than as a composer, to whom both Weinberg and Shostakovich dedicated their works (among them especially Shostakovich’s last work, Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 147); from among his works, we can hear Sonata for Viola Solo from 1959 on the album.
After these two strong, deep, and heartrending pieces, the program closes with two works of virtuoso panache: the obligatory Capriccio in C minor op. 55 “Hommage à Paganini” by Henri Vieuxtamps (1820-1881), and – from among Polish oeuvre – Polish Capriccio by the eminent composer Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), originally for violin and here in Jerzy Kosmala's version for viola.
In the hands of the Polish violist, this repertoire reveals the versatile sound capabilities of an instrument that someone once described as ideally suited to play with the vigorous virtuosity of the violin and the emotional acoustic weight of the cello. But above all, the musician shows the deep and concentrated expression of the aforementioned composers, sometimes full of resignation and pain, but always energetic and vibrant.
As indeed rumored for some time now, Weinberg has been enjoying a period of splendor since the centennial of his birthday was celebrated a few years ago, and various performers, such as violinists Linus Roth and Gidon Kremer and conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, have become indefatigable promoters of his work.
Also for some time now, though most intensely in the 2020s since the rise of Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, artists of African descent – past and present – have been experiencing a kind of revaluation that should be welcomed and embraced with interest. It manifests itself through the creation of new institutions dedicated to ensuring racial diversity in opera and ballet companies, through ongoing public discussions about including such diversity in early education, through commissions and programs planned for the near future, and through record productions in which such revaluation is also taking place."

Apr 24, 2021
IVÁN MARTÍNEZ
Translation: Dominika Pieczka

„ReVIOLAtion” album of the day on Czech Radio

quota"This is a debut in the discography of this violist. The English title of his album, “ReVIOLAtion” (with a graphic emphasis inside it on the letters of the word “viola”), there is a play on words between two other terms besides the aforementioned “viola,” namely “revolution” and “revelation.” It is no accident that Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf explicitly declares an intention to present his own instrument in new, creative, interesting, and even revolutionary a manner. Understandably, he also tries to convince his listeners that underestimating the viola serves no purpose... Listening to the pieces on the album, one can admit that in all likelihood the musician is perfectly capable of achieving this goal. Apart from the sonata by Fyodor Druzhinin, he also recorded the third one out of four sonatas written for viola solo by Mieczysław Weinberg, a somewhat forgotten but remarkably interesting Soviet composer. (...) As we learn from the record, Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf (apart from his dramaturgical flair) really has the ability to play the viola in such a way that he clearly illuminates and emphasizes its unique role among the string instruments: in it, we discern both the virtuosity typical of the violin and the sonorous, deeper timbre reminiscent of the cello. (...)"

Apr 11, 2021
Petr Veber
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Český rozhlas, Prague, Czech Republic; https://vltava.rozhlas.cz/reviolation-8487444


Rating of „ReVIOLAtion” in Diapason Magazine (France)

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Review CD rating: 5 Diapasons
Apr 1, 2021
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Diapason Magazine (France), Issue nr 699


„ReVIOLAtion” review -  American Record Guide

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"…Fine, and the sound is excellent. I look forward to hearing more from Mr Komendarek-Tymendorf."

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March, 2021
Michelle Thomson
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: American Record Guide


Review of „ReVIOLAtion” in Radio Signals

quota"Ostensibly, classical music is a relic, a thing of the past, associated more with the late 19th century and the Parisian parlors than with the present. Nothing can be further from the truth. Classical music is still alive and well, and its performers keep winning prestigious awards.
ReVIOLAtion is a debut album by a young violist Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf. Albeit his first one, the record has already gained recognition from reviewers of the serious classical music media Pizzicato in Luxembourg on receiving the Supersonic Award for Outstanding Album. The title itself is not accidental and can be interpreted in two ways. It is close to the word revolution, i.e. revolution in the reading of musical works, in the way they are played, but it can also be derived from the word revelation, i.e. something astonishing and new, especially in the interpretation of classical works. The viola, i.e. Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf’s instrument, is also intricately woven into the title.
Despite his young age, Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is undeniably a mature artist, who fully deserves to be called a virtuoso. From the very first note in his Viola Sonata: I. Largamente, the musician demonstrates his excellent technique and incredible ease with which he plays works that actually pose many technical difficulties. Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf plays with the air of refinement characteristic of a classical musician. The grace and elegance do not falter even when he performs the most difficult passages. His interpretation of sonatas by Fyodor Druzhinin and Mieczysław Weinberg combines respect for tradition with a touch of modernity, although it is noticeable that the artist was trying to avoid excessive modernization in his renditions. The album also contains a Polish accent. The musician presents Grażyna Bacewicz’s Polish Capriccio, which was transcribed for the viola by Jerzy Kosmala, thus proving that this unpopular string instrument has extraordinary potential.
In each of the pieces everything – the dynamics, articulation, agogics, and harmony of double stops – is in its right place. As Professor Piotr Reichert noted, the timbre of highest tones played by the artist resemble that of a violin, whereas the low ones resound like a cello’s, which only goes to show how much Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is able to extract from his instrument and how versatile the viola can be. Light yet piercing, the sonatas urge those who listen to venture an interpretation without getting bored. The violist’s album allows its listener to indulge in immeasurable tranquility and let their mind wander unrestrainedly. The fact that music has no lyrics is just an advantage, as it will forever remain timeless and accessible, irrespective of any language barriers.
The title of the album, which can also be translated as “viola revolution,” seems to be a perfect choice and Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf proves the viola to be not a mere addition to a string quintet, but also an instrument which can perfectly cope solo."


March 13, 2021
Julia Borkowska
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Radio Signals, http://www.radiosygnaly.pl/reviolation-krzysztofa-komendarka-tymendorfa/


"Viola Coming Out. So it is not easy music, but what comes out of the speakers hits the spot."
„ReVIOLAtion” review - Gazeta Wyborcza

quota"Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is a rising star of Polish viola music. There is not even an ounce of exaggeration in this description. To justify it though, it is enough to reach for his debut album ReVIOLAtion, released by a phonographic label – Naxos Records. The album brings works for viola solo by contemporary composers: Druzhinin, Weinberg, Vieuxtemps and Grażyna Bacewicz. So it is not easy music, but what comes out of the speakers hits the spot.
At first, I had some serious reservations about this record. After all, the viola is no “queen of all instruments” and works composed for it fail to enter the canon. Besides, this particular soloist still has – as I wrongly thought to myself – a long way to go before he reaches the level of performance that would in any way correspond to Professor Piotr Reichert’s claim that “what distinguishes an excellent viola player is their dexterity and the depth of tone they draw from the cello.” It turned out that my concerns were unfounded. Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is a magnificent instrumentalist, with a rare sense of music and extraordinary level of virtuosity.
In the beginning the title of the album, i.e. ReVIOLAtion, also seemed to me a bit contrived and pretentious. And again, unnecessarily. The play on words is supposed to suggest a “viola revolution,” and the recording is indeed just that. Not only does Komendarek-Tymendorf interpret each composition in revolutionary – though at times controversial – a manner, but also the repertoire chosen by the artist provides an opportunity to showcase the underestimated sound palette and technical capabilities of the instrument. Juxtaposed together, the sonatas by Druzhinin and Weinberg not only show the musical spirit akin to that of Shostakovich, but also demonstrate the esteem in which the viola was held by both composers.
The album concludes with two short pieces by Henri Vieuxtemps and Grażyna Bacewicz. Both composed with a virtuoso in mind. However, the presentation of instrumentalist capabilities is not the performer’s main purpose. Of course, in his renditions of these pieces Komendarek-Tymendorf demonstrates his skills, but not just for their sake. He underpins them with musicality, opulent sound, and a wide range of dynamics.

I am happy to recommend this album by Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf – admittedly, an artist who is young, but already fully mature and accomplished."

February 12, 2021
Robert Majewski
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Gazeta Wyborcza (online and print)
https://plock.wyborcza.pl/plock/7,35681,26789122,altowka-wychodzi-z-cienia-nie-jest-to-muzyka-latwa-ale-to.html

Review of „ReVIOLAtion” in Polish Albums / Polish Music Portal
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quota"Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is a young violist whose CV is filled with many outstanding projects and accolades gained as a musician of the highest rank. ReVIOLAtion is a daring project, because – first and foremost – we are exclusively dealing with the sound of an instrument that so far has not been immensely popular in solo projects, namely the viola. On this album however  this very instrument turns not only into the carrier of music, but also the reflection of virtuosity and the whole gamut of emotions.
The artist's professionalism is unquestionable, but presenting this interesting string instrument from the purely technical perspective, showing its multidimensionality and “soul,” is not that simple. All the more so if there is a message behind it, or an inner dictate to tell a story. It is not easy as the artist chose not to resign from the classical approach to the form itself and – instead – to breathe into it the freshness that befits the contemporary musical reality. The very term “classical” may occasionally evoke associations with something that has no right to exist in our times. Admittedly, this album requires our involvement and openness, but by no means is it  detached from the universal values that are dear to every human being. Because of that, though far from being modern in any way, it forms an essential part of culture.
Thanks to his panache and imagination, Krzysztof has managed to lend all his works a distinctly contemporary feel. However, the artist always refers to such a significant oeuvre with incredible respect and delicacy. Especially since we are dealing with outstanding works (sonatas) by Fyodor Druzhinin and Mieczysław Weinberg.
What turns out to be a real treat on the record is the rendition of Capriccio “Hommage à Paganini op. 55 and an extremely important Polish accent in the form of one of the most popular violin pieces by Grażyna Bacewicz (Polish Caprice, whose viola version was transcribed by Jerzy Kosmala). Its top-class performance shows an approach to a complicated musical matter which – even if we only consider the technical perspective – contains several degrees of difficulty. Besides, presenting it in such a pure form, and at the same time finding a melodic and rhythmic consensus, must without doubt inspire admiration.
As a result the musician managed to create a space in which artistry and precision of performance perfectly combine into one whole (e.g. chords, dynamic range). At the same time he is emphasizing his own individualism in the compositions. The artist skillfully reveals his technique, paying attention to the smallest details, but what becomes more important is to create a moving vision that goes beyond any expectations. It is also worth noting the expression that does not overshadow other elements of the work's detailing (Viola Sonata: II. Vivace, Viola Sonata: IV. Maestoso. Allegro risoluto).
The eponymous ReVIOLAtion should be understood as a “viola revolution,” which in this case can also be construed as a broadening of horizons related to classical music, which thanks to such projects holds an eminent place in contemporary times. The educational aspect provides an added value to this album, although it should be noted that the chosen repertoire is not an obvious one. The promotion of such compositions is of vital importance, all the more so since we are dealing with outstanding works which, performed by Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, will forever constitute an excellent “compendium” of knowledge. ReVIOLAtion will also inevitably deliver the best aesthetic experience, which is of paramount importance when it comes to such music."


February 12, 2021
Łukasz Dębowski
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: https://polskaplyta-polskamuzyka.pl/2021/02/12/krzysztof-komendarek-tymendorf-reviolation-recenzja


„ReVIOLAtion” review -  Ruch Muzyczny

quota"A whole album recorded on a string instrument solo poses quite a challenge. In his virtuoso form, Komendarek differentiates long monologues with sensitivity. The instrument sounds mellow and vibrant with colour. At first you listen to it with due attention, as the musician plays brilliantly, but our vigilance easily falls prey to the sound of both sonatas by Druzhinin and Weinberg, so similar in character."

February 11, 2021
Adam Suprynowicz
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Ruch Muzyczny, Numer wydania: 3 /2021 str. 29


„ReVIOLAtion” review - Magazine Presto

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"The album, which constitutes the artist’s debut (sic!), is for explorers and connoisseurs who will appreciate the idea inherent in it: the viola is a versatile instrument that will take on the concept of music in any times and will do so successfully. The virtuosity of the violin and the warmth of the cello intertwined in one instrument under Krzysztof Tymendorf’s fingers turn into a story of timeless beauty, which is reflected in the perverse sequence positioning the shortest and at the same time oldest composition by H. Vieuxtemps between Weinberg and Bacewicz."
 
January 15, 2021
Luiza Borowiec, Anna Mielcarska, Kinga A. Wojciechowska
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Magazine Presto – Music-Movie-Art, issue number: 30/2021, p. 130

„ReVIOLAtion” review - pizzicato.lu | Pizzicato Supersonic Award

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IMG_9958ReVIOLAtion; Fyodor Druzhinin: Sonate für Viola solo; Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Sonate für Viola solo Nr. 3; Henry Vieuxtemps: Capriccio Hommage a Paganini für Viola solo op. 55; Grazyna Bacewicz: Polish Capriccio für Viola solo; Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf, Viola; 1 CD Naxos

"Fyodor Druzhinin was a Russian violist, composer and music teacher in the circle of Shostakovich and Weinberg. Shostakovich wrote his viola sonata for him. One of his pupils was Yuri Bashmet. In the meantime, another of his circle, Mieczyslaw Weinberg, has also become better known. Both wrote various works for the viola, the latter four sonatas, Druzhinin only one. Two sonatas, the one by Druzhinin and Weinberg’s third with a playing time of 30 minutes, actually make up this recording. In addition, there are two short movements.
Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is a younger violist from Poland who presents his impressive first recording here. The recording has captured his playing very sonorously, but also tastefully, so that it sounds just full, but neither gets on the listener’s nerves nor reverberates unnecessarily. Tymendorf places his recording under the motto ReVIOLAtion, which may well mean restoration or perhaps reconciliation, does not initially reveal any weaknesses or problems in these works peppered with technical difficulties. On the contrary, in his powerfully elegant, always noble playing, he does not allow himself to be impressed by the technical challenges and can thus effortlessly steer the interpretations of the works into creative paths. This enables him to play the viola almost as virtuosic as a violin, round in sound like a cello."

January 4, 2021
Uwe Krusch
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: https://www.pizzicato.lu/volltonende-viola/


Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996) *Sonata na altówkę solo nr 3 op.135 (1982)* – Muzyka Współczesna odc.75

quotaThe mastery of performance allowing to achieve this wonderful sound of the viola made me happy.
‘You have no idea how important it is to me that my music was played so beautifully by a Pole. And when I heard Grażyna Bacewicz’s beautiful caprice at the end of the album, my longing for my homeland and the beauty of the performance prompted me to lock myself in the library alone with my music and memories.’
‘Don't delude yourself, please, that my sonata is a piece for just anyone. But if you love the viola, remember this name – Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf – and closely follow every new recording he releases.’
I wanted to put away the record by this new viola genius, but Weinberg held my hand and said:
‘I can lend it to you. Listen to it, please, a few times. In solitude, that’s a must. And if you want to keep it permanently, I will be extremely happy. I have one more favor to ask of you – if we ever meet again, please call me by my Polish name. It’s Mietek...’


January 1, 2021
Andrzej Łada
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: https://www.kronikaludwika.blog/mieczyslaw-weinberg-1919-1996-sonata-na-altowke-solo-nr-3-op-135-1982-muzyka-wspolczesna-odc-75/

„ReVIOLAtion” review - MusicWeb International

  "quotaThis disc deserves a warm welcome, both for choice of repertoire and for the classy performances."

January 2021
Philip Borg-Wheeler
Source: MusicWeb International. Original text of review.

„ReVIOLAtion” - Album of the Month, Turkish Viola Society

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December 9, 2020
Source: https://turkishviolasociety.com


albrecht"A Polish rising viola star of the new generation! Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf is a truly charismatic
and unique viola player of his generation. Fully mature as an artist, he demonstrates excellent technique
of both the right and the left hand; he has mastered uniform sound throughout the scale and can
modulate it at will thus differentiating its timbre depending on the narrative of a given piece. His
performance is characterized by great expression, musicality, very good technique, rich sound, great
range of dynamics and articulation. When played by him, music acquires softness and character through
excellent intonation, which is rhythmically perfect. He delivers his renditions consciously and gives
individual meanings to each performed piece.
To undertake the recording of solo sonatas by Fyodor Druzhinin and Mieczysław Weinberg, one must
have a very good double-stop, chord-playing technique. These works demand the highest level of
performance and the execution of these sonatas meets the very standard. Polish Capriccio by Grażyna
Bacewicz and Capriccio by Henri Vieuxtemps are short pieces in which Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf presented great sense of music and rich volume of sound."


November 27, 2020
Prof. Irena Albrecht
Translation: Dominika Pieczka


Concert of Duo del Gesù

quota"The first festival concert is already behind us! Duo del Gesù delivered an excellent performance which – when it comes to beautiful subtleties or luscious sound – lacked for nothing. The ensemble took us on an extraordinary journey through a repertoire that even seasoned listeners could find refreshing. A wonderful world premiere of an extremely interesting piece by Kamil Cieślik, most intriguing arrangements of Hungarian Dances, and a beautiful rendition of The King of Alders which the delighted audience had demanded as an encore. But what perhaps turned out to be especially moving were the duets by Mozart and Haydn. It felt like visiting good old friends who decided to show us a mysterious but tastefully decorated room in their home that we had never seen before since they rarely admit their guests there. It was beautiful. As evident in the photo, the audience shared their impressions vividly right after the concert."

May 28, 2019
Concert of Duo del Gesù
Iwona Loranc
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Beskidzki Classics Festival "Cavatina Classics" in Bielsko-Biala

41. International Viola Congres

quota"Performance styles were seamless, with physical movements that were uncannily symmetrical. If attimes the balance was slightly toward the impressively resonant viola, the congress’s audience of viola enthusiasts did not seem to mind."

September 11-15, 2013
In Review: the 41st International Viola Congress
Concert of Duo del Gesù
Andrew Filmer
Translation: Dominika Pieczka
Source: Journal of the American Viola Society, Vol. 2 Issue 1 December 2013

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