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    Ernst Kovacic will lead orchestra’s  concert in  the NFM on October 10th, 2015 at 6pm.
It will be Leopoldinum’s first concert in the new hall.  In the program works by HK Gruber (with Ernst Kovacic as soloist), Zygmunt Krauze, Joseph Marx and Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for four solosits and strings.

Leopoldinum w Krakowie z Sinfoniettą Cracovią pod dyrekcja Krzysztofa Pendereckiego
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Leo Festiwal
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May 9th, 2015


Hartmut RohdeThe program of the concert in May will include works of Johannes Brahms, Robert Fuchs and Szymon Laks.  Szymon Laks, Auschwitz prisoner, survived this concentration camp thanks to the fact that he was involved in leading the orchestra.  His works, although very melodic, sound like  echo of the 20th century history tragic events.    

The concert will be conducted by Hartmut Rohde, NFM Leopoldinum artistic director
May 9th, 2015, 6:00 pm at the Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.

April 25th, 2015, 6:00 pm


AGATA SZYMCZEWSKA… and Wroclaw premiere of the violin concerto by Latvian composer Peter Vasks.  This concerto is described as „sensual, beautiful and glamorous”.  Dedicated to Gidon Kremer and premiered in 1997, it is one of the most frequently recorded contemporary violin concerto. 
Three Rossini’s sonatas will be performed in the second half of the concert.  Composer was 12 years old only when he composed a set of 6 sonatas.  Those sonatas are virtuosic for all members of the string orchestra – except violas.  Violas are free – „tacet”.
The concert will be conducted by Christian Danowicz.
April 25th, 2015, 6:00 pm at the Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.
April 18th, 2015 at 6:00pm

    Rudi De Bouw – conductor, pianist Lynn Orazi and trumpet soloist Michel Berns, all from Luxembourg,  will perform with the Leopoldinum concert on April 18th, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall.
    The program will include two great serenades: by Elgar and Tchaikovsky and two concertos: Grazyna Bacewicz’s Concerto for strings and neoclassical and full of humor and citations Shostakovich’s concerto for piano, trumpet and strings.
Rudi De Bouw

March 28th, 2015


Three most popular Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s violin concertos will be performed by Maestro Ernst Kovacic and Leopoldinum during one evening. And those are: no 3 in G Major, no 4 in D Major and no 5 in A Major. This extremely interesting concert will be presented on March 28th, 2015 6:00 pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.
March 7th, Saturday


… but do to our guest’s not well-being – planned program will be presented in other time.  Replacing Maestro will be Leopoldinum’s soloists in the following program:

G.Ph. Telemann Concerto in G Major for viola, strings and  continuo TWV 51:G9
        Solo: Michał Micker – viola
A. Vivaldi Concerto in B Minor for 4 violins, strings and b.c. op. 3 nr 10 RV 580 ( L’estro armonico
        Soloists: Arkadiusz Pawluś, Tymoteusz Rapak, Agata Jeleńska, Dorota Pindur – violins
F. Schubert Rondo in A Major for violin and strings  D 438
        Solo: Christian Danowicz – violin
J. Haydn Concerto in C Major no 1 for cello and strings Hob. VIIb:1
        Solo: Marcin Misiak – cello
P. de Sarasate Navarra for 2 violins and strings
        Soloists: Christian Danowicz, Aleksandra Bugaj – violins

14 lutego 2015
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 Gilles ColliardGilles Colliard– skrzypek i szef artystyczny orkiestry kameralnej w Tuluzie we Francji poprowadzi koncert LEOPOLDINUM w Sali Filharmonii Wrocławskiej w dniu 14 lutego 2015 roku o godzinie 18:00. Gilles Colliard specjalizował się w wykonawstwie muzyki barokowej, grę solową studiował u słynnego Tibora Vargi, był także pierwszym skrzypkiem w Kwartecie Ravel. 

Arie z oper barokowych – Glucka, Vivaldiego i Haendla – zaśpiewa z LEOPOLDINUM , mezzosopran a wiolonczelista Anthony Leroy – wykona koncert Schumanna w opracowaniu Colliarda na smyczki.
Helene Delalande
Sobota, 10 stycznia, godzina 18
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Na najbliższym koncercie Orkiestry Leopoldinum zabrzmi tango w różnych odsłonach: tradycyjnej, współczesnej, a także tango według Astora Piazzolli, będące gatunkiem samym w sobie. Wyjątkowym gościem prosto z Buenos Aires będzie Marcello Nisinman , bandoneonista, kompozytor i aranżer.
Sobota, 10 stycznia, godzina 18, Filharmonia.
Prowadzenie i skrzypce solo: Christian Danowicz, bandoneon solo: Marcello Nisinman.

 Marcello Nisinman.

NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra
NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra will perform three concerts in the following weeks:
November 30th 2014 – first concert under the direction of orchestra’s new artistic director Mr. Hartmut Rohde. He will also perform two works for viola with orchestra: Monologue for viola and strings by Alfred Schnittke and Concerto in G Major by Georg Philipp Telemann.
December 6th 2014 - Andrzej Kosendiak, NFM director will lead the orchestra in the jubilee concert (35 years). Soloist will be Arkady Shilkoper, former member of the Bolshoi Theater and National Philharmonic in Moscow orchestras and now horn soloist and jazz musician, will perform Haydn’s horn concerto. In the program mostly Haydn: Saint Nikolai Mass, concerto and Farewell Symphony.
December 20th 2014 - for the end of 2014 – orchestra will be leaded by the great laureate of the A. Rubinstein Piano Competition – Ian Fountain, prof. at the Royal Academy of Music. He recorded many unique works like f.ex. 20th century’s sonatas. In the concert program works of Haynd, Elgar, Suk and Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E flat Major KV449.

All three concerts on Saturday at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall.

November 22nd, 2014, Saturday
Next concert in the Oratorium Marianum on November 22nd, 2014, Saturday
Günter Pichler, violin leader of the most famous 20th and 21st century’s chamber ensemble  “Alban Berg Quartet”, and concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic during Herbert Karajan’s epoque, will lead Leopoldinum as conductor. 
    In the program Serenade from the Quartet in F Major by Haydn, famous Bartok’s Divertimento and Andrzej Panufnik’s Violin Concerto performed by Chrisitan Danowicz, orchestra’s concertmaster.
Saturday, 6pm, Oratorium Marianum
Leopoldinum w Filharmonii Luksemburskiej
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W dniu Święta Niepodległości 11 Listopada, w Filharmonii Luksemburskiej wystąpi Wrocławska Orkiestra Kameralna Leopoldinum.

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Koncert pod dyrekcją belgijsko-luksemburskiego dyrygenta Rudiego de Bouwa i pod honorowym patronatem Ambasady RP w Luksemburgu odbędzie się o godz. 20.00 w Sali Kameralnej Filharmonii.
Znaczącym akcentem będzie koncert na orkiestrę smyczkową Grażyny Bacewicz – jednej z najbardziej znanych polskich kompozytorek XX. wieku – której utwory coraz częściej umieszczane są w programach filharmonii nie tylko w Polsce ale i na całym świecie.

Bilety na koncert wrocławskiej orkiestry Leopoldinum są do nabycia w kasach Filharmonii oraz przez internet - link.


Serdecznie zapraszamy!


Posłuchaj Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra:
                               A. Schönberg –  10 Walców na orkiestrę smyczkową – Walc nr 10
                               NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra
                               Ernst Kovacic – conductor and violin
                               Michał Micker – altówka
                               Publisher: CD Accord Filharmonia Wrocławska 2009


Toccata Classics TOCC 0247
 Next NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra’s Cd under the direction of Ernst Kovacic was issued by London based Toccata Classics on October 7th, 2014.  Ernst Kovacic, announcing in May this project in an interview with the Creative Wrocław said to Magdalene Talik:
"Lyric Suite is a must-have for string quartets to prove their artistic form. Toccata Classics, for which we recorded before the album with music by Ernst Krenek, is in general specializing in issuing first recordings of an undistributed before works. During a meeting with the Director of the label I mentioned that the transcription of the Lyric Suite was completed by Theo Verbey, and there is also a beautiful version of the string piano Sonatas op. 1 drawn up recently as well.  We got the green light and this may be one of the most important projects of the Leopoldinum ".
In addition to the Lyric Suite and Sonata the orchestra recorded arranged by Alfred Schnittke Kanon and selected miniature s arranged for strings by Ernst Kovacic.   The recording was carried out in February 2014 in the Radio Wroclaw, under the guidance of the CD Accord recording engineers – Ewa Lasocka and Antoni Grzymała.
Cd is available in the NFM (Philharmonic box office) or during concerts at the sale shops and also in the following internet www:  Toccata Classics, Gobuz, MDT Classics, Classics online, Naxos Direct, Grooves inc., Spotify, Presto Classical, All music where some music lovers reviews will be also available soon, we hope.

Sobota, 25 pażdziernika, godz. 18
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Sala koncertowa Filharmonii 
  Na październikowym koncercie Orkiestry Leopoldinum będzie można usłyszeć kompozycje jednych z najwybitniejszych kompozytorów Rosyjskich:  Szostakowicza, Schnittkego i Czajkowskiego. Soliści wystąpią w nietypowych składach, ponieważ w Concerto Grosso Schnittkego instrumenty wiodące to dwoje skrzypiec i klawesyn lub preparowany fortepian, a w koncercie Szostakowicza będzie to fortepian i trąbka. Na scenie pojawi się dużo wybitnych osobowości artystycznych z Polski i świata: charyzmatyczny pianista Mischa Kozłowski, dwie młode, koncertujące  skrzypaczki Galya Bisengalieva z Kazachstanu i Charlotte Bonneton z Francji, Igor Cecocho,wybitny trębacz białoruskiego pochodzenia mieszkający i działający obecnie w Polsce oraz często współpracująca z Leopoldinum pianistka Anna Rutkowska - Schock. Koncertem zadyryguje Francuz , którego z Rosją łączy wykształcenie , odbył bowiem studia w moskiewskim konserwatorium im. P. Czajkovskiego, którego to słynna Serenada C - Dur uwieńczy koncert.

September 2014
Our concerts in September 2014

Christian DanowiczDuring the festiwal Wratislavia Cantans orchestra and laureates of the Interpretation Course of the Oratorio-Cantata repertoire and under the direction of Benjamin Bayl, will perform 3 concerts:
10.09. 7:30 pm in Olawa, , Our Lady of Consolation Sanctuary
11.09. 8:00pm in Głogów The Church of Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Poland
12.09. 7:00pm in Wroclaw in the Philharmonic Concert Hall

In the program:
Arias from two L. van Beethoven’s cantatas: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II  WoO 87 and Cantata on the Accession of Emperor Leopold II WoO 88

Jurek DybałAt 6:00pm on September 20th in the St Vincent Cathedral of the Grekocatholic Church, Nankier Pl. # 15,  Christian Danowicz – conductor and viiolin soloist, will lead the program with works by Corelli, Rossini, Wolf, Paganini and virtuoso piece by Bottesini:  Gran Duo Concertante.  Special guest – Jurek Dybał, Vienna Philharmonic double bass soloist and Sinfonietta Cracovia artistic director.

Next concert in Septemeber will take place on 25th at 6:00pm in the St. Anthony Church – Kasprowicz Street, as part of the Pax et bonum festival.  Christian Danowicz will conduct  the following program:

K. Penderecki – Chaconne
F. Mendelssohn – Symphony for strings no 10
A. Dvorak – Serenade in E Major op.22
A. Piazzolla – Otono Porteno

Tournée - Francja
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Press information 31.05.2014

Prof. Hartmut Rohde, violist, chamber musician and conductor - new artistic director of the NFM Leopoldinum - chamber orchestra (from September 2014)

“Stereotypical playing is definitely not his cup of tea,

the evening showed how he can fulfil his Musicality with Inspiration and strength of Imagination.”

(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

"...a freshness and spontaneity that sparkle in everything he plays"

(The Strad).

Prof. Hartmut Rohde Fot. Bogusław Beszłej
  Fot. Bogusław Beszłej

After seven fruitful years under the direction of Ernst Kovacic, it will be a next important move in the history of the Leopoldinum. New director will continue created by Kovacic artistic ideas and will also implement his new repertoire’s and performance style proposals.

The orchestra was shaped by few musical personalities but the most influential towards its artistic nature was Karol Teutsch who created a tradition of artistic director who can combine her/his performance virtuosity with conducting and can find and connect the best individual skills of orchestra’s musicians. Inviting Prof. Rohde is not only orchestra’s appreciations for his many artistic achievements but also belief into ensemble‘s tradition of artistic ideas, both: orchestra and artistic director.

Hartmut Rohde is professor for viola at the University of Arts (UdK) in Berlin since 1993. He is also visiting professor and Honorary Member at the Royal Academy of Music London, where he is teaching chamber music courses. Hartmut Rohde is lecturer at many international master classes throughout Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia. Through recognition in various Competitions like f.ex. 1st prize in the Deutschen Musikwettbewerb and prize-winner in the International Naumburg Competition in New York, 1991, Hartmut Rohde’s performing career has blossomed to be intense and richly international both in Europe and worldwide. Hartmut Rohde’s main interests lie in the historic analysis of various musical styles. New perspectives and experiences in the discussion of music serve as a basis for his unique style of interpretation.

As a soloist Hartmut Rohde has performed with orchestras under the direction of Kent Nagano, Paavo Järvi, Massimo Zanetti or Juozas Domarkas at the Berliner Festspiele, Salzburger Festspiele, Ravinia-Festival (Chicago), Concert du Louvre (Paris), Festival Pablo Casals (France), Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Beethoven Easter festival Warschau, and many others. As a much sought after chamber musician, he has played with Heinrich Schiff, David Geringas, Daniel Hope, Michel Lethiec, Jérémy Menuhin, the Tallich- Quartett, Vogler-Quartett, Vermeer-Quartett. Chamber orchestras he has worked with include: Münchner Kammerorchester, Mannheimer Kammerorchester, Berliner Kammerorchester or Lithauische Kammerorchester.

Always being open to new possibilities of conveying the language of music is an important aspect of life for him, which is what led Hartmut Rohde also to work in the spheres of Modern Music with such composers as Aribert Reimann, Wolfgang Rihm, Kristof Maratka, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jörg Widmann, Ursula Mamlok and Brett Dean.

His assignment during the year when Wroclaw will play a role as the European Capital of Culture (2016), will be very important in the history of the Leopoldinum.

Edited by Barbara Migurska

Leopoldinum manager,

Leo Festiwal 2014
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On May 11th, 2014 at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic…

… Ernst Kovacic will lead Leopoldinum in the solely string repertoire.  Andante grazioso and Capriccio of Robert Fuchs, composer who was teaching so many future famous artists like  George Enescu, Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf, Jean Sibelius, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Robert Stolz … , will be performed in both parts of this concert.   In the program also Mozart’s Divertimento and for the first time in the Leopoldinum’s repertoire – Brahms’  Liebeslieder Waltzes.  Those 18 romantic waltzes are composer’s tribute to the Waltz King – Johannes Strauss, whom Brahms really admired.  

Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,

Cantata Seven Last Words from the Cross

MacMillanBy James MacMillan and two Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin concertos (in A Minor and in E Major) will be performed this coming Sunday on April 13th, 2014 at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic by:
Philharmonic Choir, orchestra Leopoldinum and Ernst Kovacic as soloist and conductor.
“…a composer so confident of his own musical language that he makes it instantly communicative to his listeners.” — The Guardian
Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,


schiff_088 Leopoldinum’s concert under the direction of Heinrich Schiff will take place on March 30th, 2014 in the Wroclaw Philharmonic hall.  In the program works of Mozart, Dutilleux and Tchaikovsky.  Rózsa Farkas will play solo part on Hungarian cymbalum.
 Schiff was only 19 years old when Witold Lutosławski invited him to perform his cello concerto and under his baton at the Warsaw Autumn in 1973.  Critics’ award – “Orphee” -  was presented to Schiff after this performance.  Thanks to Hans Swarowsky and still during his cello solo career Schiff became interested in conducting.   He leaded such great ensemble like Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Northern Sinfonia, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Bruckner Orchester Linz and Wiener KammerOrchester.
 Rózsa Farkas graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and for three times was nominated to the Anna Fischer Fellowship by the Culture Ministry in Hungary.

Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,

Ottavia Maria Maceratini

March 16th, 2014 at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall


Ottavia Maria Maceratini and Leopoldinum under the direction of Lavard Skou Larsen will perform piano concerto by Galina Ustovolskaja (forgotten for a long time Russian talented composer but discovered again in late 90s).

Maceratini is a laureate of many piano competitions in Italy, her recording of Schumann and Rameau works was nominated in 2012 by the prestigious International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). Larsen cooperates with such great ensembles like: European Union Chamber Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Georgisches Kammerorchester/Ingolstadt and many others. He was a member of the Camerata Academica from 1991 and was teaching in Mozarteum in Salzburg in the class of Thomas Zehetmair. From 2002 he is leading his own class.

In the program also Mozart ‘s works and Arnold Schőnberg’s Verklärte Nacht.

Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,

Galina Ustwolska


KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKIIt will be a pleasure for the Leopoldinum orchestra to welcome and for the first time to work with Maestro Penderecki .  Prof. Penderecki  will lead the program of his own works and Dvorak’s Serenade.  One of the best clarinetist – Michel Lethiec – will be soloist.  Michel Lethiec, besides his concert activities, leads master classes at the Ecole Britten, in Academy in Nice, also at academies in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong-Kong.  He is a professor a t the Conservatorie National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and Music Academy in Nice and also artistic director of the Pablo Casals de Prades festival.
March 2nd, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic

Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,

February 16th, 2014

Leopoldinum’s artistic director Ernst Kovacic, will lead the orchestra on February 16th, 2014 at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall with the program:
bergAlban Berg – Lyric Suite and two works of Anton Dvorak: Nocturne and Serenade.
Inspired by his great love to singer Hanna Fuchs-Robettin Lyric Suite was composed during 1925-26 and is recognized as the most beautiful of his works.  .  Titles of all parts suggest his emotions including other composers’ citations (Zemlinski, Wagner).

Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,


Nurhan Arman from Toronto, leader of the  Canada Sinfonia,  has conducted to critical acclaim in many countries, both in America and in Europe.  Served as jury member at many competitions including the International Grzegorz Fitelberg Conducting Competition in Katowice.  Critics hailed Maestro Arman as a "fascinating and striking musical personalityö. 
He is currently the Music Director of Symphony New Brunswick, Northern Music Festival and as Principal Guest Conductor of the Armenian Philharmonic.
He has taught conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, Orford Arts Centre and the Northern Music Festival.

zdjFebruary 2nd, 2014, 6:00 pm at the Wroclaw Philharmonic

Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,


…followed by works of Toru Takemitsu, Arvo Pärt,  Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss and interpreted by Leopoldinum under the direction of Viennese conductor.
Niels MuusNiels Muus, conductor with great repertoire and experience with many European, American and Japan ensembles.  Mozarthaus Wien project advisor and artistic director of the Mozart cycle in Vienna and in Japan.  He will conduct Leopoldinum on January 26th, 2014  at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic Hall.
Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,

January 4th, 2014

TANGO ARGENTINO on January 4th, 2014 at 6pm

Christian Danowicz will lead first part of the concert and solo parts will be performed by Wies¨aw Prządka, one of the best accordionist and bandoneonist in Poland.
Second part of the Leopoldinum and Philharmonic Choir will be conducted by Dawid Jarząb, laureate of the last December conducting competition at the Wroclaw Academy of Music.  Solo part in the mass will sing Aleksandra Hruby, mezzosopran.
In the program works of  Piazzolla, Gardela, Galliano and Martin Palmieri’s Missa Tango.

Wiesław PrządkaTickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,

December 15th


Leopoldinum under the direction of Ernst Kovacic

Special guest, composer Roxanna Panufnik, will be present at our concert on December 15th, 2013, at 6pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic.
World premiere of her work dedicated to the Leopoldinum  u.t. Two Composers – Two Hands, was created to the memory of  Roxanna’s father Andrzej and Witold Lutosławski.   It was commissioned and financed by the Ministry of Culture and the National Heritage among the program Collections – Composers’ Commissions 2012-2013, realized  by the Music and Dance Institute. 

Roxana PanufnikIn the program also Andrzej Panufnik’s Concertino for timpani, percussion and strings and Beethoven’s string quartet.
Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,

December 6th at 7pm


Christian Danowicz, LEOPOLDINUM’s concertmaster, will lead orchestra as part of the St. Nicholas’ souvenir to our music lovers.  In the program works of  Holst,  Villa-Lobos, Dvoraka, Komeda, Shostakovich, Piazzolla and Brahms - December 6th at 7pm in the Wroclaw Philharmonic.
Tickets: VIP 50zl, N 30zl, U 20zl in the Philharmonic box Office tel. 71 342 24 59,