Sunday September 5th, 7:00 p.m.

Oblackie Centrum Edukacji i Kultury
Elżbietańska 9/10 Street, Gdańsk

Filatura di Musica

Ensemble Filatura di Musica (Poland)

  • Magdalena Pilch, Marek Nahajowski – flutes
  • Judyta Tupczyńska – baroque violin
  • Justyna Młynarczyk, Piotr Młynarczyk – violas da gamba
  • Patrycja Domagalska-Kałuża – chamber organ

Filatura di Musica is an ensemble specializing in historically informed performance. It consists of musicians who graduated from prestigious art schools: Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Koninklijk Conservatorium in the Hague, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen or Conservatoire de Musique in Grenoble.

Artistic pursuits of the ensemble cover two areas of repertoire. The first is Renaissance and early Baroque music, performed in the typical of this period high pitch (a1= 465 Hz). The core instrumental ensemble is a consort, the varied body of which (recorders and traverso flutes, vielle/violin, violas da gamba) contributes to expressive demonstration of arabesque melodic lines of the 16th-century polyphony and concertante dialoguing in canzonas and sonatas from early 17th century. This is complemented with singing and the sound of keyboard instruments (virginal/positive organ). With such a performing body, ‘Filatura di Musica’ have prepared a number of programs dedicated to, inter alia, Ottavian Petrucci’s first prints, multi-part music from early Reformation hymn books (Johann Walther, Georg Rhaw) or canzonas from the Pelplin tablature. The other repertoire circle presented by the ensemble comprises works of late Baroque and early Classicism composers, performed on replicas of 18th-century instruments. Apart from the mainstream of the then music (Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi), the ensemble frequently explores works of less known artists (Schickhardt, Rebel, Anna Bon), expanding their performing forces – for some concert programs – to the size of a small orchestra. ‘Filatura di Musica’ also cooperates with singers and dancers in stage productions.

The ensemble has performed in Polish philharmonics (The National Philharmonic included), the Royal Castle in Warsaw and at many festivals such as Forum Musicum (Wrocław), Organ and Chamber Music Festival in Częstochowa, Baroque in Spisz, Baroque in Mazury, Frankofonia 2016 (Łódź) or Soirees at Lutherans’ in Zielona Góra. ‘Filatura di Musica’ was the resident of the Podkarpacie Summer Music Academy in 2016. They take part in educational concerts, e.g. ‘Kozienice na Królewskim Szlaku’ or ‘Kultura Wieków Dawnych’. They have also performed in Bieszczady as part of the ‘Kultura Dostępna’ program launched by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. ‘Filatura di Musica’ collaborates with the Ars Chori foundation and vocal ensemble, with whom they have given a number of concerts. In 2019, the ensemble was a winner of the Music and Dance Institute program ‘Scena dla Muzyki Polskiej’ and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage program named ‘Muzyczny Ślad’, as part of which they recorded their first album featuring Adam Jarzębski’s works and canzonas from the Pelplin tablature. This recording (Canzony znane i nieznane), released by RecArt label, has been nominated to the Fryderyk 2021 Musical Award in the category „early music album of the year”.



Cesare Borgo (?-1623) – Canzon La Castelnovata [No. 2]*
Giovanni Valentini (ok. 1582 Venice? Roma? – 1649 Vienna) – Canzon à 4 [No. 80]
Adam Jarzębski (? Warka – 1648/49 Warsaw) – Concerto primo
Adam Jarzębski – Norimberga
Paul Siefert (1586 Gdańsk – 1666 Gdańsk)- Pavana
Thomas Morley (ok. 1558 Norwich – 1602 London)- Fantasia à 4 [No. 74]
Adam Jarzębski – Canzon prima [No. 58]
Adam Jarzębski – Canzon seconda [No. 59]
Adam Jarzębski – Canzon terza [No. 60]
Nathanael Schnittelbach (1633 Gdańsk – 1667 Lübeck) – Sonata in A
Andrzej Rohaczewski (17th cent.)- Canzon à 4 [No. 79]
Anonim – Canzon à 4 [No. 91]
Anonim – Canzon à 4 [No. 87]
Anonim – Canzon à 4 [No. 85]
Adam Jarzębski – Concerto terzo
Adam Jarzębski – Spandesa
Tarquinio Merula (ok. 1590 Cremona – 1665 Cremona) – Canzon La Lusignuola [No. 62]
Paul Peuerl (ok. 1570 Stuttgart – ok. 1625 ?) – Canzon seconda

*pieces from the Pelplin Tabulature