A Duo of Polish Delights

Roman Perucki, organ
Maria Perucka, violin
Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 20:00

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Preludium and Fugue in E Flat, BWV 552

G. F. Handel (1685-1757)

Sonata in  D Major, op.12 violin/organ

Adagio

Allegro

Larghetto

Allegro

Daniel Magnus Gronau (c.1700-1747)

Choral Partita on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Passacaglia  for violin/organ

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

La Stravaganza, op. 4

Allegro

Grave

Allegro

Janusz Bielecki (b.1961)

3 Pieśni (arr. T. Kassak) for violin & organ

Nostalgia / Nostalgy

W moim ogródku / In my garden

W barokowym zwierciadle / In a baroque mirror

Roman Perucki is principal organist of the great cathedral of Oliwa in Gdańsk as well as the general director of the city’s Baltic Philharmonic Concert Hall. He is the artistic director of the annual International organ concert series in Oliwa cathedral  and of the international J.P. Sweelinck competition, as well as other international organ-music festivals throughout Poland. Perucki has todate played more than 2000 organ concerts, involving solo recitals, chamber music and orchestral soloist. He performs regularly in duo-concerts with his violinist wife Maria Perucka with whom he has performed throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, USA and Australia. His solo performances have included recitals throughout Europe, Russia, Mexico etc. He has recorded  numerous CDs and was awarded the Culture Prize by the Polish Ministry of Culture, and the high Vatican distinction “Pro ecclesiae et pontifice”, and Knighthood in the Order of St. Sylvester.

Maria Perucka graduated in violin from the State Music Academy in Gdańsk and has had a varied career as a soloist, chamber music and orchestral player. As a soloist, she has performed with the Kalisz Symphonic Orchestra; she is also leader of an early music group called the Cappella Gedanensis. She has performed in various churches and concert halls throughout Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Sweden and Norway, with other soloist and organists. She has recorded many CDs with trumpeter Janusz Szadowiak, soprano Danuta Mossakowska-Dulska and with her husband, Roman Perucki.