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Mission and Activity

Sinfonietta Polonia was established in 2004 by maestro Cheung Chu to realize his  vision of extended orchestral studies for students of music and young professionals. During 16 years of its activity the orchestra has transformed into dynamic, ambitious and professional ensemble. Members of the orchestra are talented musicians, soloists, chamber musicians, prize-winners in numerous national and international competitions.

The following highly acclaimed projects representing some of the most important accomplishments of Sinfonietta Polonia in its sexteen years' history: performances in multimedia events "Fellini's Ball" and "Rome Extravaganza" in 2017 in Cinecitta Studios in Rome, with soloists from Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and The Odessa National Academic  Theater Opera and Ballet, (I and II prize-winners at in "8th Global Event Awards" at categoy "Best Gala"),  concerts with featuring world renowned cellist Colin Carr, participation International Festival "Karol Szymanowski - the artist, who surpassed his time:" in Beijing - an event of the International Cultural Programme of Polish Presidency of the European Union Council at halls such as Beijing Concert Hall and Forbidden City Concert Hall, with participating renowned Polish and Chinese artists such as Barbara Kubiak, Keqing Liu, Anna Maria Staskiewicz, Maria Masycheva, concerts at the prestigious Grosser Sendesaal des Rundfunks Berlin-Brandenburg in Berlin in 2012 and 2016,  Polish premiere of Mahler’s Das lied von der Erde sung with original Chinese text from VIII Century; four-time participation in the Mozart Festival in Poznan; the Greater Poland premiere of John Rutter’s Requiem with St. Wiechowicz Teachers’ Choir of Ostrow Wielkopolski (nominated as the “event of the year” of the city), concert entitled “Where is the fountain” [Where are you, the fountain] with Poznan Boys Choir presented a world premiere of Ralf Y. Gawlick’s “Zrodlo” [Fountain] based on text by John Paul II; Yellow River Concerto representing the very first time Chinese music resounded among the walls of the famed Adam Mickiewicz University Auditorium in Poznan with Ning An as soloist. 

Since 2014 Sinfonietta Polonia performed world première and 20 next shows of "Alice in Wonderland" - ballet
-operatic-acrobatic performance, based on the novel written by Lewis Carroll according to vision of Anna Niedzwiedz, to music by Gabriel Kaczmarek, music director Cheung Chau in Grand Theater Opera House in Poznan and Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz and recorded the music to this production, This recording is still used during next shows of Alice in Wonderland in Grand Theater Opera House in Poznan. Result of the spectacular succes of this performance, there will be American-Polish coproduction of "Alice in Wonderland" at Noorda Centre for the Performing Arts in Orem, UT, USA in September 2021. Sinfonietta Polonia will perform in US connected with Utah Valley University Symphony. In 2016 the orchestra presented world première  and a few next shows of second ballet-operatic-acrobatic performance "Snow Queen" the same creators. After great success of this show it is still present at the repertuar of Grand Theater Opera House in Poznan and was invited to Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz.

Sinfonietta Polonia collaborated with soloists including cellists Colin Carr, Daniel Veis and Cecilia Barczyk, pianists Ning An, Maria Masycheva  and Andrzej Tatarski and Joanna Marcinkowska, flutists Pierre-Yves Artaud and Ewa Murawska, oboist Nathan Hughes, trumpeter Roman Gryn, violinists Dominika Falger, Adrian Levine, Ben Sayevich, Stefan Tarara, Anna Maria Staskiewicz, Blanka Bednarz, Natalia Walewska, Ying Zhang and scientist/violinist Mark Ptashne, violists Ulrich Knörzer and Marcin Murawski, Filip Wojciechowski Trio, singers - Barbara Kubiak, Barbara Gutaj-Monowid, Renata Drozd, Dorota Szczepańska Anna Karasinska, Jaroslaw Brek, Piotr Friebe, Keqing Liu, Tomasz Raczkiewicz, Hubert Stolarski, Piotr Rafalko, Ingolf Seidel and with famous China National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Poznan Boys Choir, Adam Mickiewicz University Chamber Choir, Kammerorchester Pro Artibus Hannover and guest conductors - Markus L. Frank, Jacek Rogala, Dariusz Mikulski, Renchang Fu, Marcin Sompoliński, Aleksander Gref and Sylvio Segantini.

Since 2008 Sinfonietta Polonia receives annual invitation to perform New Year concert tours in the Wielkopolska and Mazowsze regions. Orchestra toured twice China, performing in Baijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Hohhot, Erdos, Xilinhot, Shenyan and many other cities. In July 2010 orchestra participated international festival "Rencontres Europeennes de Courseulles" in France.

The orchestra recorded for Central China TV, Huhhot TV,  Acte Préalable, Norddeutsche Rundfunk and the radio and TV in Poland. An opera gala held in Beijing Concert Hall in 2011 was broadcast by the Central China TV 4 times. It's first CD was released under Acte Préable with the world premiere recording of Polish composer's Roman Palester's Serenade forTwo Flutes and String Orchestra with soloists Pierre-Ives Artaud and Ewa Murawska. Next CD are "Mass 1050" and "Snow Queen" composed by Gabriel Kaczmarek. Both  released in 2016 and 2017 under Acte Préable. "Snow Queen" under the baton of maestro Cheung Chau received Silver Medal of International phonographic Competition "Global Music Awards" in Los Angeles.


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