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Guest Artists Boguslaw Furtok and Ewa Warkiewicz to Play for Recital

  • Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 19
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
  • Price: Free

The BYU School of Music presents guest artist Boguslaw Furtok and his wife, Ewa Warykiewicz for an open recital Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
The recital features Furtok playing double bass, accompanied by Warykiewicz on piano. The couple will perform pieces covering multiple genres by composers including Frank Proto, Giovanni Bottesini, Nino Rota and a new duo by Furtok himself. As a world-renowned double bassist, Furtok has won several international competitions, performed as a soloist around the world and teaches at schools and international courses, including Poland and Japan.

In conjunction with Furtok’s recital, Russian-born musicologist and professor Dr. Victor Yuzefovich will present a free public lecture titled Koussevitzky: Builder of Musical Culture, Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Maeser Auditorium. The lecture will highlight the life of Koussevitzky and the influence he had on 20th century music. It is sponsored by the BYU School of Music and the Department of German and Russian.

More about Boguslaw Furtok:

Born in Katowice, Poland in 1967 Boguslaw began his studies of the double bass at the age of 9. In 1986 he entered the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice with Prof. Waldemar Tamowski and graduated with distinction in 1991. His post-graduate studies led him to study in Germany with Prof. Günter Klaus at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. Upon graduation in 1995, Boguslaw was appointed Principal Double Bassist of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra where he has remained ever since.

Furtok has played as a soloist with many prominent orchestras in Poland and other countries including Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Together, he and pianist Ewa Warykiewicz, with whom he formed a duo in 1988, have given many recitals performing programs consisting of a wide range of works from the double-bass repertoire, as well as special transcriptions of works originally for cello and violin.

Writer: Preston Williamson

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