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Artur Dutkiewicz Solo Piano & Theatre Poster Display

10 April 2016

Artur Dutkiewicz Solo Piano & Theatre Poster Display
Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

After a successful performance at the Wellington Jazz Festival and a tournée around Australia last June with his Trio, one of the most renowned Polish jazz pianists is back in New Zealand.

Artur Dutkiewicz will present contemporary jazz from his solo album Mazurkas, which was influenced by Chopin, Szymanowski and Bartok.
 
New Zealand series of concerts and recitals, brought by the Polish Embassy in New Zealand, will include a performance at Tauranga Art Gallery toi Tauranga.  
 
In this program classical music, Polish folk music and trance jazz improvisation are combined as one original whole. This is a pioneering project in contemporary solo piano music.
 
Artur Dutkiewicz graduated from The Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland and received diploma with distinction. He was a finalist of the Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington, USA and the first Polish musician who played solo recital at MIDEM in Cannes in 1988.
 
He is a leader of the Artur Dutkiewicz Trio playing modern jazz. The Trio’s latest album “Hendrix Piano” - the first ever jazz album presenting Hendrix’s music on piano jazz trio – has been enthusiastically received by audience and critics.
 
Dutkiewicz is one of the few jazz pianists in Europe playing solo recitals. He took part in many renowned jazz and music festivals around the world such as: Kampnagel Theater – Hamburg, Festival Kleiner Bunchen – Bern, Northsea Jazz Festival – Hague, Jazz Jamboree – Warsaw, Jazz Ost West – Nuremberg, MIDEM – Cannes, Music Oggi – Milan, Festival D`Europe Centrale – Paris, Europe XXL – Vienna, Sziget Festival – Budapest, Jazz Plaza Festival – Havana, Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival, Düsseldorf Jazz Rally.
 
Artur Dutkiewicz is one of the most concerting abroad Polish jazz musicians. In the last few years he performed in more than 50 countries around the world.  Call the Gallery on (0)7 578 7933 for bookings. 
 
Theatre Poster Display
 
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of public theatre in Poland, The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Wellington is showing for the first time in New Zealand a selection of Polish theatre posters. Their freshness and innovation give them a broad appeal, capturing a wide audience. Through many decades, Polish theatre posters have become desirable items for collectors, and have been widely exhibited in museums and galleries.
 
Here are the links to the 4 Polish graphic designers who created the posters.
 
Along with the Polish theatre posters, the display presents colourful and captivating theatre posters from New Zealand.