CONCERTO FOR FLUTE AND ORCHESTRA
Co-financed by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport from the Culture Promotion Fund - a state special-purpose fund, as part of the "Music" program, implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.
The premiere of Concerto for Flute and Orchestra composed by Gary Guthman is planned for April 30, 2022, in the studio of Witold Lutosławski in Warsaw.
Participants will be - an excellent soloist and popularizer of contemporary music Łukasz Długosz together with the Jerzy Semkow Polish
The composition will reflect contemporary cultures, inspired and emphasized in fragments taken from the intensity of today's spirituality. The first part of the concert uses the fiery accents of the brass and percussion and the subtle harmony from woodwinds after melancholy waves of pulsing strings and harps.
The second part is devoted to delicate shades of rhythmic sequences. The flute dominates in the upper registers but will surrender to the orchestral harmonic structure from time to time - skilfully embracing to control the harmonic balance.
The soloist and orchestra partner, thanks to rhythms originating from jazz roots in the third part of the orchestra. Sound blocks of brass instruments dominate the supporting role of the woodwinds underscored with strings and percussion. The piece will be maintained within the 12-tone and jazz scales as the composer utilises them with suitable modes and harmonic dimensions.
Vn I, Vn II, Vl Vc, Cb,Fl (1, 2), Ob. (1,2), Cl (1.2), Fg (1,2), Cor (1,2,3,4), Tr (1,2,3), Tbn (1,2,3), TbTimp, Hp, Perc (1,2)
One of the most outstanding flutists in the world. A graduate of solo studies at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse in Paris and in Yale University in New Haven.
He is the winner of prestigious international competitions: in Paris, Odense, Munich, Viggiano. He performs internationally as a soloist and chamber player. He concertized under the baton of stars such as Zubin Mehta, Mariss Jansons, Jesús López Cobos, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jacek Kaspszyk, Agnieszka Duczmal.
In 2010, Łukasz Długosz recorded his first album with a flute concert Michael Colina with the accompaniment of the London Symphony Orchestra. By recent account, he currently has 48 albums highly praised by Polish and European criticism of awarded, among others: International Classical Music Award, Pizzicato Supersonic Award, and Fryderyk Award.
As of this writing, over one hundred songs dedicated to him and his wife Agata Kielar-Długosz were created. The Main Board of the Association of Polish Musician Artists awarded the artist the Orpheus 2016 statuette for outstanding artistic achievements in flute music. Together with his wife, they created an innovative Flautoforte educational portal.