„I heard an outstanding interpretation of my Flute Concerto. She also performed this work under my baton during a tour of Germany. (…) She is one of the best interpreters of contemporary music”
„Jadwiga Kotnowska gave an outstanding performance. Her virtuosity is unequalled.”
„…breathtaking technical skills”
Jadwiga Kotnowska and Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna I i II st. im. F. Chopina w Nowym Sączu invite to the 24th edition of International Course of Music Interpretation in Nowy Sącz, Poland.
The course is scheduled for July 19-28, 2021 . See more at: http://www.musicakurs.org/jadwiga-kotnowska/
Conditions of participation://www.musicakurs.org/zgloszenia/
“Fantasía para un gentilhombre” – a concert masterpiece by J. Rodrigo with cadences by Mateusz Smoczyński. Photo-report from the concert in Plock, October 30, 2020. Jadwiga Kotnowska performed with the Jerzy Semkow Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus conducted by Jan Miłosz Zarzycki.
photo. Arkadiusz Trojanowicz Photography
Jadwiga Kotnowska in Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with the renowned Capella Bydgostiensis conducted by Maestro Miłosz Kula during the inauguration of the art season.
9th Sept 2020, I.J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmony Concert Hall, Bydgoszcz, Poland
photo by: I.J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmony
Here are some photos from the concert with Anna Sikorzak-Olek and Chain Ensemble directed by Maestro Andrzej Bauer. The program was comprised of two masterpieces of music composed for flute and harp – by W.A. Mozart and W. Lutosławski.
Foto. Grzesiek Mart
During the 8th Festival of Premieres “Polish modern music” – world premiere of the Flute Concerto No 3 by Hanna Kulenty dedicated to Jadwiga Kotnowska. It was an enjoyment for her to perform together with Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra cunducted by Maestro Alexander Humala.
Foto. Grzesiek Mart
M. Weinberg – Flute Concerto No 1 op.75 with Tychy City Chamber Orchestra Aukso conducted by Maestro Marek Moś
Photo by Grzesiek Mart
Here are some photos from Poznań, the Adam Mickiewicz University Concert Hall. During the concert J. Kotnowska performed together with Jose Manuel Alban Juarez and Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra Amadeus conducted by Maestra Agnieszka Duczmal.
Photo. Jacek Wójta
If you want to develope your musical skills, we invite you to masterclass on-line with Professor Jadwiga Kotnowska
A laureate of top prizes in eight international contests, including the Queen Sofia Music Competition in Madrid, the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona, the G.B. Viotti Competition in Vercelli, the V. Bucchi Competition in Rome, she also won a Gold Medal and a Grand Prix at the Festival in Bordeaux.
Apart of her studies at the F. Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, she mastered her skills under Maestro Aurele Nicolet in Switzerland, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion in France. She gave concerts at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Lincoln Center in NYC, the Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, the Grieg Hall in Bergen (at the Bergen International Festival), the Palau de Musica in Barcelona, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Purcell Room in London, De Doelen in Rotterdam, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Warsaw Philharmonic and at festivals, including the Bergen Festival-Grieg, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, The Warsaw Autumn, the Premiere Festival in Katowice, the Krzysztof Penderecki Festival in Kraków or the Mozart Festival in Warsaw.
In her native Poland she is usually the soloist of choice for premieres of flute concertos of contemporary composers such as Hanna Kulenty (2019), Mikołaj Górecki (2017), Krzysztof Knittel (2013), Pavel Klimahevsky (2013), Jerzy Maksymiuk (2010), Darek Przybylski (2009), Dariusz Przybylski (2009), Marta Ptaszyńska (2008), Piotr Wróbel (2008), Maciej Małecki (2006), Mikołaj Górecki (2005), Aleksander Szczetyński (1999), Krzesimir Dębski (1998). These compositions were written especially for her. The artist performed these concertos with such orchestras as the National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice during „Premieres Festival”, the National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and the Aukso Chamber Orchestra led by Marek Moś.
She was the first Polish flutist to perform Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s flute concerto (with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic) and the Krzysztof Penderecki`s flute concerto conducted by the composer. She also gave concerts with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon under Claudio Schimone and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders in Antwerp.
Jadwiga Kotnowska also participates in ‛crossover’ projects blending classical music and jazz, working together with acclaimed jazzmen such as Andrzej Jagodziński, Krzysztof Herdzin, Mike Richmond and Vitold Rek.
She has been recording for the radio in Spain, France, Switzerland, Holland, USA, and for the record labels: Polskie Nagrania, MDG, Quantum (Paris), Scotstown Music (Edynburgh), Tonpress, DUX.
The artist is a professor at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz (Poland), she has been giving master classes in the USA, Malaysia, Finland, Italy, France and at the Royal College of Music in London.
The artist is often the soloist of choice for premieres of flute concertos dedicated for her by various contemporary Composers.
The Royal Castle in Warsaw – Museum , Plac Zamkowy 4
Antonio Vivaldi – 4 Flute Concertos with Arte dei Suonatori Baroque Orchestra
Jadwiga Kotnowska flute
Aga Yano percussion
The Symphonic Orchestra of Filharmonia Świętokrzyska im. O. Kolberga w Kielcach
Krzysztof Jakuba Kozakiewicz – conductor
A. PIAZZOLLA Meditango for flute and string orchestra
A. MÁRQUEZ Danzón No 2
A. PIAZZOLLA Violentango for flute and string orchestra
A. PIAZZOLLA Tres movimientos tanguísticos porteños
B. MARTINO Estate
C. COREA Armando`s Rhumba (arr. for flute, percussion and strings by A. Jagodziński)
Płock, Karol Szymanowski Concert Hall of Music School, Kolegialna Street 23
30 Oct 2020, 7 pm
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra
Jan Miłosz Zarzycki – conductor
Joaquin Rodrigo – Fantasia para un gentillhombre (flute version)
Bydgoszcz, I.J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz, A. Vivaldi – “Le quattro stagioni”
9 Sept 2020, 19:00
Jadwiga Kotnowska – flute
Capella Bydgostiensis Chamber Orchestra
Miłosz Kula – conductor
Warsaw, Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio S1, Polish Radio, ul.Modzelewskiego. Concerto with The Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra conducted by Jan Miłosz Zarzycki
Olsztyn Warmian-Mazurian Philharmonic Hall, Flute Concerto by C.Ph.E.Bach and latino arrangements by.Andrzej Jagodziński for flute with latino drums – José Manuel Albán Juárez with Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Piotr Sułkowski.
30th International Kraków Composer Festival, Kraków – Florianka Recital Hall, Recital
Katowice, The World Premieres Festival, G.Fitelberg Concert Hall – Hanna Kulenty – Flute Concerto No. 3 with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra. The World Premiere
Concert Hall of The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice
Flute Concerto by Mieczysław Weinberg with Aukso Tychy Chamber Orchestra led by Marek Moś
Concert Hall of The Adam Mickiewicz University Auditorium, Poznan
Flute Concerto by Saverio Mercadante with Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio led by Agnieszka Duczmal
Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, recital with Radosław Kurek – piano and Krzysztof Pełech – guitar
The Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Katowice – Mikołaj Górecki – 2nd Flute Concerto with The Silesian Symphony Orchestra. The World Premiere
Norway, Oslo Gamle Logen Concert Hall, Recital
17th International Chamber Music and Organ Festival, Wygiełzów – Lipowiec, recital with Hanna Holeksa – piano
Katowice, NOSPR – The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Concert hall – Master Recital with Hanna Holeksa – piano and Anna Sikorzak-Olek – harp
Lebanon, St. John-Marc Cathedral in Byblos/Jbeil – Recital
Warsaw, Culture Promotion Center Saska Kępa – Flute with harp recital with Anna Sikorzak-Olek
The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall – Concert with Andrzej Jagodziński Trio, Agnieszka Wilczyńska, Henryk Miśkiewicz with Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra
Mikolaj Gorecki Silesian Philharmonic Hall in Katowice – Recital
Royal Castle Museum – The Cooper Roof Palace, Polish King`s Residence – Recital with guitar player Leszek Potasiński
X International Mozart Festival Mozartiana in Gdańsk, Uphagen House
Inauguration concert – Recital with the pianist Hanna Holeksa
Museum of Ancient Mazovian Metallurgy in Pruszków – Recital with the pianist Kuba Stankiewicz
Podlasie Philharmony, Bialystok
Lowell Liebermann – Flute Concerto op.39 with Podlasie Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Tchitchinadze
“Verita Nostra” Music Festival 2015 in Warsaw, ul.Mysia 3, at 6 pm. Recital with Leszek Potasiński – guitar
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio S1, Warsaw
Lowell Liebermann – Flute Concerto op. 39 with Juventus Symophony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Slowik
Mozart Festival, The Royal Castle in Warsaw
W.A. Mozart – Flute Concerto in G-major KV 313 with Warsaw Chamber Opera Orchestra conducted by Ruben Silva
XXIV Mikolow Music Festival
Joaquin Rodrigo – Fantasia per un gentilhombre with The National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk
Paris, Bilbioteque Polonaise
Recital with Mariusz Rutkowski – piano. Pieces by L. Liebermann, A. Tansmann, H.M. Górecki
Recital with Mariusz Rutkowski – piano. Pieces by L. Liebermann, S. Prokofiev, C. Debussy
Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra
Saverio Mercadante – Concerto in E-minor with Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ruben Silva