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Concerts

  • 28-01-2022 / Biber - Sonaty misteryjne, Gorzów Wlkp. Filharmonia

    Robert Bachara

  • 09-01-2022 / Muzyka na 2 organów, Fortepianarium, Zabrze ul. Hagera 41

    Irmina Obońska, Marek Toporowski

  • 19-12-2021 / Haendel - Mesjasz, Kraków, Filharmonia

    Chór FK, Capella Cracoviensis

  • 23-11-2021 / Opera Rara, Kraków Pałac Potockich, Rynek 20

    J. Haydn - Canzonetty, kantaty, sonaty. Dorota Szczepańska, Marek Toporowski (pianoforte)

  • 14-11-2021 / Klawesyny duże i małe. Fortepianarium, Zabrze ul. Hagera 41

    Studenci klasy klawesynu AM w Krakowie

  • 05-11-2021 / Marijampolė Medynės Festival - Baroque goes to the street

    K. Vaiginis, D.Klišys …

  • 26-10-2021 / Barok francuski. Rameau. Kraków, Teatr Słowackiego, Foyer

    Kantaty i koncerty. Capella Cracoviensis

  • 24-10-2021 / Sinfonietta Cracovia dla Muzeum Narodowego. Muzeum Narodowe, Kraków

    Górecki - Koncert klawesynowy

  • 24-10-2021 / Muzyczny klub fortepianarium. Wiolonczela barokowa w różnych odsłonach.. Zabrze, Fortepianarium ul. Hagera 41

    Adrianna Kafel, Victoria Lerche, Anna Guja. Marek Toporowski

  • 23-10-2021 / Muzyka na 2 flety i pianoforte. Konin, Szkoła Muzyczna

    Agata Kielar-Długosz, Łukasz Długosz, Marek Toporowski

  • 19-10-2021 / Barok francuski. Couperin. Kraków, Teatr Słowackiego, Foyer

    Capella Cracoviensis (Paulina Woś, Aleksandra Owczarek, Aleksandra Buczyńska, Marek Toporowski) 

  • 17-10-2021 / Recital organowy. L'viv/Lwów (UA). Зал органної музики.

    J.S.Bach

  • 16-10-2021 / Bydgoska Scena Barokowa. Bach - Koncerty brandenburskie. Bydgoszcz, kino Pomorzanin

    Capella Cracoviensis dyr. Marek Toporowski

  • 12-10-2021 / Barok francuski. Marin Marais. Kraków, Filharmonia / Sala Złota

    org. Capella Cracoviensis. Krzysztof Firlus - viola da gamba, Katarzyna Czubek - flet prosty,...

  • 10-10-2021 / Festiwal im. Gorczyckiego, Wodzisław Śl. Kościół Wniebowzięcia Pańskiego

    Muzyka baroku i współczesności, Łukasz Długosz, Agata Kielar-Długosz (flety), Marek Toporowski

 

MAREK
TOPOROWSKI

He performs as a harpsichordist, organist, fortepianist and conductor.

Marek Toporowski was born in Warsaw in 1964. He teaches harpsichord at the Academies of Music in Cracow and Katowice, as well as harpsichord and organ at the Warsaw Chopin Conservatory of Music. He studied with Leszek Kędracki, Aline Zylberajch and Bob van Asperen (harpsichord), Martin Gester (basso continuo and chamber music) and Józef Serafin and Daniel Roth (organ).

He won first prize in the 1st Wanda Landowska National Harpsichord Competition, and was also a finalist of the 1st Wanda Landowska International Competition in 1994.

In 1991, he formed his own chamber ensemble Concerto Polacco—one of the pioneering ensembles of baroque music in Poland. The group very soon became the leading orchestra which was joined by the chamber choir Sine Nomine specializing in performing baroque cantatas and oratorios. With those two ensembles, Marek Toporowski made numerous recordings of early Polish music, including such works as the opera Agatka by Johann David Holland, the oratorio Christiani poenitentes ad sepulchrum Domini by Jan Tomasz Żebrowski, and sacred music by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Amando Ivančič Józef Zeidler, and Marcin Józef Żebrowski.

As harpsichordist, he made the first-ever recording of Charles Noblet’s Livre de clavecin. As an organist, he records extensively on historical organs. His participation in the documentary project Orgeln in der Niederlausitz, or the first recording on the Silbermann organ in Oederan are well worth mentioning.

 

His latest recording—Bach’s organ trio sonatas BWV 525-530 on the historical Joachim Wagner Organ in Siedlce (a version with added continuo instruments) received the prestigious prize of the Polish recording industry—Fryderyk (the fifth time in his career).

Marek Toporowski is the chamber partner of many renowned soloists. He’s also very active in the field of preservation of national heritage. In 2012, he founded Fortepianarium—a unique collection where his own instruments are exhibited and used for concert and teaching purposes.

 Files to downloadBIO + photos [54 MB]

Piotr Olech sings Schubert
02.07.2021
Piotr Olech sings Schubert

Die schöne Müllerin in Lublin (Trybunał Koronny). Next Sunday, July 4th, 6pm. I've been always dreaming of playing this wonderful cycle of songs. And I'm so happy to do it with Piotr Olech whom I know ever since ... 

My new arrangment of Michał Kleofas Ogiński's polonaises
25.06.2021
My new arrangment of Michał Kleofas Ogiński's polonaises

I'm very proud of this arrangement published by the edition of the Akademia Muzyczna Krzysztofa Pendereckiego. My intention was to enrich the repertoire of classical / early romantic Polish piano duo music. We have quite few compositions for four-hands piano (or two pianos) from this period. I hope you will enjoy the playful crossings of both players' neighbouring hands which I borrowed from Mozart's sonatas and somewhat richer palette of accompanying formulas than in the original version. The dedicatee of my arrangement is Myroslav Korchynsky - great musician living in today's L'viv. To be purchased from: http://sklep.amuz.krakow.pl/index.php?id_product=194&controller=product 

 

Ernst Köhler's Organ Music in Jawor
25.06.2021
Ernst Köhler's Organ Music in Jawor

Ernst Köhler's music s rather unknown. The composer who served as organist of the St. Elisabeth's church in Breslau was, however, one of the leading figures of Breslau's musical life during the 1st half of the 19th c. His music embracing both Bach tradition and new romantic features seems at the first sight conventional but once you start to play it reveals its power. For this recording I've chosen the organ of the Church of Peace in Jawor - a reconstruction of the early romantic instrument by Lummert. I hope this recording will be an important contribution to our understanding of 19th c. music tradition in Breslau and Low Silesia. 

Home Concert in Fortepianarium, Zabrze.
02.05.2021
Home Concert in Fortepianarium, Zabrze.

Featuring Agata Kielar-Długosz and Łukasz Długosz (flutes). Music by Żeleński, Doppler, Chopin for flute duo with piano. Also some pieces on historical keyboards.

 

Here you can watch the video

 
05.08.2020
3rd MAREK TOPOROWSKI SUMMER KEYBOARD ACADEMY postponed

Due to the COVID pandemy we have to postpone the Summer Keyboard Academy to 2021.

The idea of the Keyboard Academy results from combining several of my passions: the passion of a pedagogue, the passion of a collector of early instruments and the passion of a concertizing musician. The idea is to utilize the abundant collection of different, often unconventional keyboard instruments that I own, and make it available to a broader group of interested parties.

The first realization of the Keyboard Academy idea was Marek Toporowski’s Warsaw Keyboard Workshop, organized twice in Warsaw (Music School Complex on ulica Bednarska) in 2018 and 2019. It is being continued by educational activities taking place under the auspices of the Silesian Center for the Protection of Keyboard Instruments – Fortepianarium.

So I invite you to take part in the educational endeavors that I organize.

 Find out more about the Academy

Concerto Polacco

"Concerto Polacco"is a pioneering early music ensemble in Poland. Many works of the world oratorio literature have Concerto Polacco and Marek Toporowski to thank for their first Polish performances on period instruments.

The ensemble has been active since 1991, originally as a chamber ensemble. Over time, the ensemble has often been expanded to the size of a chamber orchestra. Concerto Polacco’s members are musicians specializing in period-instrument performance, gathered around harpsichordist, organist and conductor Marek Toporowski.

 concertopolacco.com

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Fortepianarium

A magical place in the post-industrial landscape of Silesia. A unique collection of harpsichords, ancient pianos, harmoniums and analog electronic keyboards. A meeting place with good music.

Concerts on the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month at 17.00
Donation tickets cost PLN 10.

 ul. Hagera 41, 41-800 Zabrze

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Marek Toporowski

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