Duo Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki
Duo Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki is one of the most promising young chamber ensembles in Poland. They have claimed numerous first prizes and Grand Prix on music competitions in Poland, Croatia, France and Austria. In November 2014 they received Rectors' Prize and Authors' Association Prize on Concert of the Year – national competition for chamber ensembles.
The duo was formed in 2013. The original combination of violin and accordion gives unlimited sound and colouristic possibilities, which the duo exploits on the repertoire from every musical period – from the Baroque up to the XXI Century. It consists of pieces written by composers of various nationalities, representing different musical styles. Apart from original compositions for violin and accordion they perform self-made transcriptions of world-renowned literature for violin and piano.
Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki enjoyed their debut in May 2013 in the Concert Hall of The Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Since then they are constantly performing in Poland and abroad. They have played recitals in: Auditorio Eduardo del Pueyo in Zaragoza (Spain), museums Tomba di Giulietta – Museo degli Affreschi and Castelvecchio in Verona (Italy), Teatro Comunale Niccolo van Westerhout in Bari (Italy), and Societa Dante Alighieri in Basel (Switzerland). In 2014 they opened the 14th Summer Festival „Dziekanka” in Warsaw and performed during the Vier Jahreszeiten Festival in Riehen (Switzerland).
In 2015 they played recitals in Concert Halls of Music Academies in Cracow, Lodz, Wroclaw, Poznan, Szczecin, Gdansk, Katowice and Bydgoszcz.
Duo Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki are also collaborating with composers. In April 2015 they premiered the work "Rapido" by Edward Sielicki, and in February 2016 they premiered Double concerto for violin, accoridon and orchestra dedicated to the duo by Marcin Błażewicz.
They took part in masterclasses with renowned musicians such as: prof. Ingolf Turban (Hochschule fur Musik in Munich), prof. Janne Rattya (Hochschule fur Musik Und Darstellende Kunst in Graz), prof. Inaki Alberdi (Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Pais Vasco „MUSIKENE” in San Sebastian). At the Frederic Chopin University of Music they have been working under the guidance of prof. Klaudiusz Baran.