VIVA MOZART! #1
5th February 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Concert will be streamed online on Torun Symphony Orchestra Youtube Channel.
Andrii Dorofeiev (Ukraine) – piano
Toruń Symphony Orchestra
Dainius Pavilionis (Lithuania) – conductor
Agata Zając – conductor-in-residence
W. A. Mozart – The Magic Flute KV 620 Overture (conductor – Agata Zając)
W. A. Mozart – Piano concerto No. 21
The concert co-organised and co-financed under the Institute of Music and Dance ‘conductor – resident’ programme.
‘Conductor – resident’ in season 2020/2021 is Agata Zając.
Andrii Dorofeiev was born in Kyiv. He began to study piano art at the age of eight. Graduate of the Kyiv secondary specialized music school named after M. V. Lysenko for gifted children in the class of Tatiana Abajeva and professor at the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P. I. Tchaikovsky — Boris Fedorov. At the invitation of Professor Jaroslaw Drzewiecki, he is currently studying at one of the best music academies in Europe — the Music Academy named after Feliks Nowowiejsky in Bydgoszcz (Poland). In 2020 year started studying in a class of Professor Katarzyna-Popowa Zydron. Regularly plays concerts in the philharmonic halls of Ukraine. He was awarded high prizes at prestigious piano competitions, including the Grand Prix of the 20th piano competition F. Chopin (Ukraine), 2nd prize at the seventh international piano competition in Tbilisi (Georgia). Had a big concert tour in the Netherlands in its best halls in cities such as: The Hague, Ede, Amsterdam. He received the Grand Prix of the XII, XIII XIV International Piano Festival “Bieszczady Without Borders” (Poland), received additional awards and the highest award — Golden Parnas 2019. In the 2018-2019 season, Andrii recorded four studio discs at the Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz (Poland). The discs cover the most outstanding works of the era of romanticism, neoclassicism and their geniuses: Chopin, Scriabin, Godowsky, and others. The last of his CDs was Passacaglia by Leopold Godowsky on the theme of F. Schubert’s entry into the Unfinished Symphony. The disc was recorded by one of the leading recording companies in Europe “DUX Recording producers”. This record is historical, because since so far none of the Ukrainian pianists have recorded this work in studio, and there was only one good quality record made by Canadian pianist Mark-Andre Hamelin in 1987. His concerts were held in such prestigious venues as: The National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Kyiv, the Edeshe Concert Hall (Holland), the Arthur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszow (Poland), The National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv , Rotterdam Hall (Netherlands), Splendor Hall (Netherlands) and many others. He received the best recommendations at master classes from such famous musicians as Anna Fedorova (Ukraine), Martin Epsen (Denmark), Andrzej Yasinsky (Poland), Igor Pilatyuk (Ukraine), Lidia Grichtovuna (Poland), Andrzej Tatarski (Poland), Sergey Osokin (Latvia), Boris Bloch (USA) and others.
Agata Zając started her musical path at the age of 7 as a violinist. In 2015 she began conducting studies with Marcin Sompoliński at Poznań Academy of Music and obtained a Bachelor’s diploma in 2018. She currently pursues a Master’s degree at the same university. Her professional career started in 2018 – she was involved in three premieres in Warsaw Chamber Opera as an assistant conductor. Since September 2018 she has been assisting to Greek conductor Michalis Economou, in his international projects. The last one was China New Year’s concert tour with Athens Philharmonia Orchestra in December 2019. During the last two years she took part in conducting competitions and auditions – among others, in Warsaw Philharmonic and Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. She has also been a student of Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda, Marin Alsop, Michalis Economou and Charles Olivieri-Munroe as an active participant at international masterclasses. Since the beginning of her conducting path she had the opportunity to conduct multiple orchestras like Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra and Schumann Youth Orchestra.
Main Patron: Gmina Miasta Toruń
Strategic Sponsor of TOS in 2020: Nova Trading S.A.
Cultural Patron – Main Sponsor: PGE Energia Ciepła S. A