Duo Nowak-Dars

Duo Nowak-Dars

| Lithuania - Belgium

Kacper Nowak (1987) | Belgium
Violoncello
Monika Dars (1992) | Lithuania
Piano

| Gary Hoffman, Belgium

Lithuanian pianist Monika Dars and Polish cellist Kacper Nowak met in 2018 in Denmark during the Thy Chamber Music Festival. Since then, the musicians have not only played duo concerts in Belgium, but also founded the successful Urban Piano Quartet, with whom they won the Supernova and Nordic Strings competitions, made it to the finals of the Schoenfeld Harbin (July 2022) and recorded a critically acclaimed CD. Members of the ensemble have studied at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Hochschule für Musik (Cologne and Hannover), the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and Antwerp. The musicians have performed for European, Canadian, American and Russian audiences, and have played solo with orchestras in Belgium, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania. They have also successfully performed at prestigious festivals such as Encuentro de Santander (Spain), Aurora (Sweden), Apeldoorn (Holland), Harmos (Portugal), Klara, Midis-Minimes, Bozar (Belgium) and many others. The performers are laureates of international competitions and have collaborated with M. Rostropovich, Cartier, Fundacja Rozwoju Kultury, J. Darche and other foundations. Their recordings have been played on radio and television in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Lithuania and Poland.

I ROUND

  • Ludwig van Beethoven | Cello Sonata No. 4 · Op. 102 No. 1 · C major
    • I. Andante - Allegro vivace
    • II. Adagio - Allegro vivace
  • Stasys Vainiūnas | Violin Sonata (arr. for Cello by Rimantas Armonas) · Op. 38
    • I. Lento. Allegro non troppo
    • II. Andante
    • III. Presto
  • II ROUND

  • Johannes Brahms | Cello Sonata No. 2 · F major · Op. 99
    • I. Allegro vivace
    • II. Adagio affettuoso
    • III. Allegro passionato
    • IV. Allegro molto
  • Sergei Prokofiev | Sonata for Cello and Piano · C major · Op. 119
  • Final

    Cuore Piano Trio Apr 01 16:40 - 17:30
    De Beauvoir Piano Trio Apr 01 12:40 - 13:30
    Duo Andersson-Ivanovaite Apr 01 11:50 - 12:40
    Duo Arborescence Apr 01 11:00 - 11:50
    Duo Sarasvathi - Nowak Apr 01 15:50 - 16:40
    DuoArte Apr 01 18:00 - 18:50
    Meta Piano Trio Apr 01 15:00 - 15:50
    Serebrjakova/Ilves Apr 01 18:50 - 19:40
    Trio Bohémo Apr 01 19:40 - 20:30

    I ROUND


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