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Kwartet Prima Vista (String Quartet)

Founded: Poland

The Kwartet Prima Vista (Prima Vista Quartet) is made up of musicians of the Polish Chamber Orchestra - Sinfonia Varsovia. Krzysztof Bzówka (1st violin), Dariusz Kisielinski (viola), and Jerzy Muranty (cello) are all graduates of the Warsaw Music Academy; Józef Kolinek (2nd violin) is a graduate of the Music Academy in Lódz. All are prize-winning soloists in their own right. The repertoire of the quartet includes a wide selection of string quartets by Haydn, W.A. Mozart, L.v. Beethoven, Schubert, Dvorák, Borodin, and Szymanowski. The group is also keen on performing salon music of the 19th and 20th centuries. It has given concerts at numerous venues in Warsaw, including the Royal Castle, the Lazienski Park, the Zacheta Gallery and Belvedere Palace, as well as at the Festival of the Stars in Miedzyzdroje. In the spring of 1999 it made a tour of Germany.

The repertoire of the Prima Vista includes chamber versions of Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concertos, Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross - all featured at the Classical Archives. Their first CD release, "Dolce far niente" demonstrates their talents with various classical “hits” and salon works, including jazz and ragtime pieces.

Indeed, the members of the Kwartet Prima Vista also highly respected as studio musicians. They have taken part in the recording of film music by Polish directors Zbigniew Preisner and Krzesimir Debski, and have recorded with Polish jazz and popular musicians such as Henryk Miskiewicz, Andrzej Jagodzinski, Krzysztof Herdzin, Grzegorz Turnau, and Tytus Wojnowicz.


Source: Piraeus Sinfonia Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jadwiga Małecka

Instrumental Ensemble

Video (Nov 28, 2014): BWV 22, BWV 153, BWV 131
Video (Nov 29, 2014):
BWV 22, BWV 153, BWV 131

Links to other Sites

Kwartet ''Prima Vista'' - Życie i twórczość | Twórca ( [Polish]
Kwartet Prima Vista: (AVIP) [Polish]
Kwartet PRIMA VISTA (Polska Filharmonia Bałtycka) [Polish]
Kwartet Prima Vista (Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej) [Polish]

Prima Vista (Piraeus Sinfonia)

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