Friday, July 17, 2020

Kacper Solarz | 3rd Prize | Violin | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Kacper Solarz was born in 2003 in Jaworzno, Poland. He is a graduate of Grażyna Bacewicz State Music School of 1st degree (violin class by Marzenna Synowiec). At present a student of the Karol Szymanowski State Secondary Music School of 2nd degree in Katowice - violin class by professor Adam Wagner and also by professor Agata Szymczewska.

The young musician is the laureate of many awards as a soloist at national and international violin competitions in Wieliczka, Warsaw, Wrocław, Poznań, Katowice, Jasło, Nałęczów, Kraków, Legnica, Zielona Góra, Sochaczew, Płock, Toruń, Stalowa Wola, Ostrava and Dolny Kubin.
Kacper was an active participant and a scholar of the 22nd Morningside Music Bridge
in Warsaw in 2018, where he was given a great opportunity to work with the best violinists
and professors from all over the world. He was also awarded with the „Young Poland 2019” grand from the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, for the most talented young artists.

Up till now he has been training and participating in several other violin workshops (in Łańcut, Lusławice, Kołobrzeg, Łeba and Goch/Germany) in order to develop his skills. He was
a participant of the Zenon Brzewski International Music Courses in Łańcut in 2014-2019 (attended the masterclass of prof. Agata Szymczewska). He was a triple representative
of the masterclass at the Ball Room in Łańcut Castle. He was also a concertmaster
of the younger string orchestra under the baton of Wojciech Rodek (2015). Kacper was
an active participant and a scholar of International Academy called Stringtime NiederRhein
in Goch, Germany (2015, 2018, 2019) and took part in Master Artistic Education Programme - Lusławice Talent Orchestra (2015-2016) fulfilled by Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice. As a laureate of many music competitions he took part in the concert with a klezmer group KROKE in Jaworzno (2015). He gave a solo performance with Archetti - Jaworzno Chamber Orchestra, at the concert hall of Academy of Music in Katowice within XXVII International Festival of Young Laureates of Music Competitions organized by IPIUM SILESIA (2017).

He has also been a member of the Penderecki Youth Orchestra since 2018 – the string orchestra for the most talented young Polish musicians, fulfilled by Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice.

He’s been a scholar of the President of Jaworzno (2014 - 2020) in the field of art
and a scholar of Polish Children’s Fund (2017-2020).

Kacper is a very open, outgoing person seeking for challenges and new inspirations. Music has always been the sense of his life. He devotes all his energy to his passion because it gives him a lot of pleasure and satisfaction.

Fantasia Brillante on Themes from Gounod’s ‘Faust’ Op. 20, Henryk Wieniawski, 18:10 min.