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05.06
Sunday / 19.00
Capella Cracoiviensis, 52. Urodziny, Kraków, Zbór Ewangelicki św. Marcina

Bach - Kantata 196, Mozart - Spatzenmesse

Concerts

  • 23-07-2022 / Festiwal Bachowski, Swidnica

    Vivica Genaux, Robert Bachara

  • 17-07-2022 / Johann David Holland - Agatka, Warszawa Zamek Królewski

    Polska Opera Królewska, Capella Regia Polona dyr. Marek Toporowski

  • 08-07-2022 / Św. Lipka, Bazylika

    Robert Bachara, Marek Toporowski w programie m.in. Biber, Guilmant

  • 08-06-2022 / Matinee, Kraków Aula Bł. Jakuba

    Pedro Ximenez de Abrill, Capella Cracoviensis dyr. Jose Vidal

  • 05-06-2022 / Capella Cracoiviensis, 52. Urodziny, Kraków, Zbór Ewangelicki św. Marcina

    Bach - Kantata 196, Mozart - Spatzenmesse

  • 26-05-2022 / Teatr Instrumentów, Filharmonia Krakowska

    Graupner, Vivaldi, Telemann - Katarzyna Czubek, Zofia Wojniakiewicz, Robert Bachara, Marek...

  • 25-05-2022 / Poloness, Wrocław NFM Sala Kameralna

    Agata Kielar-Długosz, Łukasz Długosz, Marek Toporowski. Koncert wrocławskiego oddz. Związku...

  • 19-05-2022 / Bortniański, Stanford, Bruckner (Requiem d). Kraków, Filharmonia

    Chór Filharmonii Krakowskiej, Capella Cracoviensis, dyr. Marek Toporowski

  • 10-04-2022 / Bach - Pasja wg św. Mateusza, Kraków

    Capella Cracoviensis, dyr. J.T.Adamus

  • 03-04-2022 / Koncert studentów AMKP w Krakowie. Fortepianarium, Zabrze

    Muzyka wokalna różnych epok

  • 27-03-2022 / Johann David Holland - Agatka, Warszawa, Zamek Królewski

    Polska Opera Królewska, dyr. Marek Toporowski

  • 21-03-2022 / Koncert w ramach Dni Bachowskich, Kraków Florianka

    Studenci AMKP w Krakowie. Koncert wokalnej i instrumentalnej muzyki baroku

  • 06-03-2022 / Bach - 6 sonat na skrzypce i klawesyn, Kraków Filharmonia

    Piotr Pławner, Marek Toporowski

  • 27-02-2022 / Koncert Towarzystwa Bachowskiego, Kościół Ewangelicki św. Marcina ul. Grodzka, Kraków

    Hotteterre, Louis Couperin, J.S.Bach  Wioletta Wysopal, Marek Toporowski

  • 27-02-2022 / Teatr Instrumentów. Kraków, Teatr Słowackiego, Scena Duża

    Graupner, Telemann, Vivaldi ... Capella Cracoviensis dyr. 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]

New arrangement of Bortniansky's Piano Concerto
07.05.2022
New arrangement of Bortniansky's Piano Concerto

We have only a piano reduction and just one movement of this lovely piece. I've thought that it could work quite well as a music for a woodwind instrument. Thus, two new versions: for flute & strings and recorder & strings. Moreover an extension for 2 flutes and strings is on the way. Enjoy on IMSLP! 

10.03.2022
Ukrainian music ...

If you are interested in Ukrainian music you can find my transcription of a nice Berezovsky sonata on imslp now. As well as an arrangement of the national anthem of Ukraine for strings. And to give you an idea of the music a sound sample...

12.02.2022
Dmytro Bortniansky - wonderful music for harpsichord or piano

These are perhaps the most beautiful keyboard Italian sonatas composed in the 2nd half of the 18th c. By the Ukrainian composer whose music I simply adore. And not only keyboard music ... In this difficult moment where the independence of Ukraine is at stake I dedicate this recording to my Ukrainian friends. With gratitude and love. 

14.12.2021
Different Styles of Continuo Playing

Each style of continuo playing is a separate world. And what's especially interesting for me is using bass parts from chamber music works as a base for partimento improvisation. This is a powerful tool which boosts our ability to play in a fanciful way. My lecture prepared for the online conference in Ljubljana is available on YouTube.

 
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

 facebook.com/concertopolacco

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

 fortepianarium.wordpress.com

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Marek Toporowski

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