• Duo del Gesú

    Founded in 2010 by the French violinist Arnaud Kaminski and the Polish violist Krzysztof Tymendorf, the group Duo del Gesú won the first prize at the 25th Young Musician International Competition “Città di Barletta”. This success in Italy sparked off the international career of the group including performances all over the world, invitations to international festivals, congresses, and seminars, teaching in music workshops, and jury participation at music competitions. The artists—laureates of numerous international competitions, scholarships and prizes—mastered their skills in Paris, Vienna, Gdańsk and Göteborg, which encompassed study with such chamber music luminaries as Eberhard Feltz, and the quartets, Apollon Musagète Quartett and Quatuor Ebène. Eclectic and ever hungry for new ideas, they have worked with, amongst others, Christoph Hartmann (Berliner Philharmoniker), Bertrand Braillard (Orchestre national dÎle-de- France), Giuseppe Nova, Janusz Wawrowski, Joanna Woś, Tytus Wojnowicz, Antoine de Grolée, Maciej Gański, Bartosz Koziak, and NeoQuartet, as well as with the icon of Polish electronic music Władysław “Gudonis” Komendarek.
    Duo del Gesù attach particular importance to undiscovered classical-period works. This period is characterized by an untapped legacy of compositions combining the violin with the viola by such composers as Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Ignaz Pleyel, Carl Philipp Stamitz, and the “Paganini of the viola” Alessandro Rolla. In addition, the group performs contemporary and the very latest music including premieres of works dedicated to it by Polish and foreign composers, most notably, Thomas Emmanuel Cornelius, Tadeusz Dixa, and Piotr Jędrzejczyk. From 2012 Duo del Gesù serve as the artistic directors of the Gdańsk Euro Chamber Music Festival, which has been awarded the prestigious 2017-2018 EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) label. The group also conceived of the Baltic Coast String Duets Competition [Nadbałtycki Konkurs  Duetów Smyczkowych], a unique event in Europe for string duets whose aim is to promote young talent as well as the dissemination of duet repertoire. A new album by Duo del Gesù is planned for release by the end of 2018.
  • Programs

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Inventions, selection
    • Twelfe Little Preludes (transcription by Duo del Gesù)
    • Goldberg Variations (transcription for string trio by Dymitr Sitkovetsky)
    Johannes Brahms
    • Hungarian Dances, selection (transcription by Duo del Gesù)
    • Waltz opus 39 n°15
    Jean-Baptiste Bréval
    • Duets opus 19
    Max Bruch
    • Double concerto opus 88
    Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni
    • Duets opus 4, 25
    Jean-Baptiste Cartier
    • Pot-Pourri patriote n°4
    Giuseppe Maria Cambini
    • Duos opus 5
    Frédéric Chopin
    • Nocturne n°20 opus posthume (transcription by Duo del Gesù)
    • Polonaise « Military » opus 40 n°1 (transcription by Duo del Gesù)
    Thomas Emanuel Cornelius
    • Es war einmal
    Pierre Crémont
    • Duos concertants opus 12
    Claude Debussy
    • Clair de lune from Suite Bergamasque (transcription by Duo del Gesù)
    • La fille aux cheveux de lin from Préludes I livre (transcription by Duo del Gesù)
    • Valse romantique (transcription by Duo del Gesù)
    Tadeusz Dixa
    • Bagatele
    Antonín Dvořák
    • Slavonic Dance opus 72 n°2 (transcription by Duo del Gesù)
    • Humoresque opus 101 n°7
    Robert Fuchs
    • Duets opus 60
    Georg Friedrich Haendel
    • Chaconne, HWV 435
    Michael Haydn
    • Duos, P.127-130
    Joseph Haydn
    • Sonates, Hob.VI:1-6
    Franz Anton Hoffmeister
    • Duets opus 7, 13, 19, 65
    Johan Halvorsen
    • Passacaglia
    • Sarabande con variazioni
    Marin Marais
    • Couplets de folies
    Bohuslav Martinů
    • 3 Madrigals, H.313
    Mariusz Matuszewski
    • Duetti per violino e viola
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Duos K.423, 424
    • Duos K.487
    • Divertimento for string trio K.563
    • Sinfonia concertante K. 364
    Krzysztof Penderecki
    • Ciaconna in memoriam Giovanni Paolo II
    Ignaz Pleyel
    • Grands Duets opus 69
    • Duos opus 4, 46
    Manuel Ponce
    • Sonata a duo
    Vaclav Pichl
    • Duets opus 18
    Louis Charles Ragué
    • Duos opus 11
    Alessandro Rolla
    • Serenata per violino e viola accordata una terza sotto
    • Sonata per viola con accompagnamento di violino
    Franz Schubert
    • Erlkönig D.328
    • Lob der Thränen D.711
    • Ständchen D.957
    Jean Sibelius
    • Duo
    Ludwig Spohr
    • Duet opus 13
    Carl Philipp Stamitz
    • Duos opus 10, 12, 18, 34
  • Concerts

    26.01.2019
    • Château Yverdon-les-Bains
      Geneva, Switzerland
    28.05.2019
    • I Beskidzki Festiwal Klasyki "Cavatina Classics"
      Bielsko-Biała, Poland
    14.06.2019
    • 17th Wörthersee Classics Festival
      Klagenfurt, Austria
    16.06.2019
    • 45th Anniversary of the Polish Institute in Vienna, Austria
      Szymon Nehring - piano
    21.06.2019
    • 8. EURO CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
      Gdańsk, Poland
    29.06.2019
    • V Baltic String Duo Competition - jury
      Gdansk, Poland
    july 2019
    • 5. Music Festival
      5. Małopolska Talent Academy in Łąck, Poland
    09.07.2019
    • Spectrum Chamber Music Festival
      Ljubljana, Slovenie
    12.07.2019
    • XVI Alba Music Festival, Italy
    26.09.2019
    • Palace of Art in Krakow, Poland
      Recital


     
    12.05.2018
    • Oliwa's Town Hall of Culture in Gdansk
    03.06.2018
    • Alba Music Festival, Italy
    21.06.2018
    • St. Catherine's Church in Gdańsk, 7. Euro Chamber Music Festival, Poland
    21.06.2018
    • St. Catherine's Church in Gdańsk, 7. Euro Chamber Music Festival, Poland
    01.07.2018
    • Baltic String Duo Competition in Gdansk
      Jury
    02-04.07.2018
    • Baltic Music Workshops
      Masterclasses
    08.07.2018
    • Lower Silesian Music Festival
    12.07.2018
    • Władysławowo, 46. International Music Festival "Summer Organ and Chamber Concerts", Poland
    2018 (Tba)
    • Dworek Sierakowskich in Sopot, Concert Hall, Thursday Musical Evenings, Poland
    15.07.2018
    • Museum of Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński in Pran, forester, Poland
    18.07.2018
    • Cathedral in Pelplin, Poland
    22.07.2018
    • Koronowo, Poland
    27.07.2018
    • Concert at the Palace of Art in Krakow
    29.07.2018
    • 9th Puplinge Classique Festival, Geneva, Switzerland
    15.08.2018
    • Grande Chapelle du CAD in Coutances, France
    16.08.2018
    • Abbaye de Mondaye, France
    17.08.2018
    • Église Saint Clément in Cherbourg, France
    18.08.2018
    • Église in Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin, France
    19.08.2018
    • Festival Musiques à Pontorson, France
    15.09.2018
    - 21.10.2018
    • II Concerts in the Świdnica Region
    Gruszów - Makowice - Krzyżowa - Witoszów Dolny - Grodziszcze - Ślęza
    04.11.2018
    • Le Moulin d'Andé, France
    18.11.2018
    • New Waves - 4th Festival of Contemporary Music, Gadnsk, Poland

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  • 03.09.2017 Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in Stary Wielisław
    Chamber concert as part of the Lower Silesian Music Festival
    13.08.2017 Church in Osseja, France
    Festival Itinerant de musica – Les cles du Classique
    16.07.2017 Church of St. Wojciech in Gdansk, 6. Euro Chamber Music Festival, Poland
    14.07.2017 Church of St. Joseph in Gdansk,
    6. Euro Chamber Music Festival, Poland
    02.07.2017 Drewniany Zabytkowy Kościół, Sierakowice, Poland
    7. Summer Chamber Music Festival
    29.06.2017 Dworek Sierakowskich in Sopot, chamber concert, Poland
    06.10.2016 Cremona, Italy, 43. International Viola Congress
    8.07.2016 Church of St. Wojciech in Gdansk, 5. Euro Chamber Music Festival, Poland
    19.06.2016 Kamieniec Palace, Chamber hall, Lower Silesian Music Festival, Poland
    18.06.2016 Roman catholic parish of St Urban I in Zielona Góra, Poland
    21.06.2015 Empik in Baltic Gallery, Gdansk, Poland
    21.06.2015 St. Catherine church in Gdansk,
    chamber concert „Wariat`s Variations”, 4. Euro Chamber Music Festival, Poland
    07.05.2015 Bari, Italy
    Chamber concert
    03.05.2015 Paris, France
    Chamber concert
    11.09.2013 Music Academy in Krakow, Concert hall,
    41. International Viola Congress, Poland
    10.09.2013 Krakow Culture Center, Camber concert, Poland
    05.07.2013 American Corner in Gdansk, Chamber concert „3M”
    01.07.2013 Uphagen's House in Gdansk, Chamber concert, Poland
    21.06.2013 Church of St. Nicolas in Gdansk, 2. Euro Chamber Music Festival, Poland
    18.05.2013 Gdansk Town Hall, chamber concert, Poland
    27.03.2013 The Great Mill in Gdansk, Poland
    Chamber concert „Mozart and his europe”
    26.03.2013 The Great Mill in Gdansk, Poland
    Chamber concert „Wien, Mannheim & Moravia”
    24.11.2012 Gdansk Town Hall, Chamber concert „Golden Baroque and Classic”, Poland
    20.11.2012 Gdansk Town Hall, Chamber concert „En vrac”, Poland
    24.09.2012 Gdansk Town Hall, Chamber concert „Golden Baroque and Classic”, Poland
    20.09.2012 Gdansk Town Hall, Chamber concert „En vrac”, Poland
    08.09.2012 Mariacka Street in Gdansk, Chamber concert, Poland
    18.07.2012 Cathedral in Pelplin, XIV International Organ Music Festival, Poland
    14.06.2012 Gdansk Town Hall, Chamber concert „Vienna in the center of Gdansk”, 1. Euro Chamber Music Festival, Poland
    07.06.2012 Dworek Sierakowskich in Sopot, Concert Hall, Poland
    16.02.2012 Austrian Culture Forum, Concert Hall in Warsaw, Poland
    05.06.2011 Top Trendy Sopot Festival
    Concert - Duo del Gesú, Honorata "Honey" Skarbek