Adam Bałdych’s label kicks off
Two unique albums released by IMAGINARY MUSIC, a label founded by violinist and composer Adam Bałdych, are coming out still this year.
The catalogue will open with a unique and eclectic album by Kari Sál and a spectacular meeting of virtuosos - Adam Bałdych and Leszek Możdżer.
Don't forget to check our website http://imaginarymusic.pl and sign to Newsletter to get music as first !
ADAM BAŁDYCH & LESZEK MOŻDŻER
Jazz fans have been waiting for this duo for many years. After a spectacular concert at the Enter Enea 2022 festival, Adam Bałdych and Leszek Możdżer decided to continue their cooperation, which will result in their duo album recorded at the beginning of this year. Artists crossing the boundaries of musical aesthetics will draw us into the world of their imagination and unrestrained musical dialogue. The first concert of this star duo will take place on August 4 during the Meskie Granie festival in Krakow. More info soon.
Adam Baldych - Legend / Premiere of the album
Today is the premiere of my new album Legend! Variations on the Music of Henryk Wieniawski.
It's hard for me to put into words how glad I am that this album was made.
I would like to thank my quintet (Marek Konarski, Łukasz Ojdana, Michał Barański, Dawid Fortuna) for their great creativity and contribution to the sound of the album. Agata Szymczewska for artistic and symbolic participation in the project showing the need to cross aesthetic barriers and discover music anew.
Thank you dr. Daniel Cichy and the whole team ANAKLASIS / PWM for excellent cooperation in the production of the album. My wonderful wife Karina, the Beautiful and Basta Foundation, Artur Malke, Kasia Cudek, Piotr Taraszkiewicz, Mateusz Banasiuk and Klaus Scheuerman, Łukasz Bernas, Kasia Stańczyk and all those who support the project.
Adam Bałdych - Legend
Adam Bałdych comes back with the new album "Legend" recorded with his quintet and special guest: classic violinist Agata Szymczewska.
The album will feature personal interpretations of the music of Henryk Wieniawski, the legendary violinist and composer.
“I believe the ten projects show well that trade represents that the idea: maximum and blurring of boundaries. A LEGEND to invite the whole world of music to rediscover violin, to rediscover the music of the masters ”. - Bałdych announces.
"I focus on chamber music, wanting to bring out how to even out the color of the violin and sound accordingly," says virtuoso Adam Bałdych about his vision of Wieniawski, who called the cost of obtaining the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" "the most advanced technical violinist of our times". Technical proficiency and careful education, including the Katowice Music diploma with honors and a scholarship at the Berklee College of Music, do not prevent Bałdych from taking an unorthodox approach even to the sacred tradition of the masters. The album LEGEND with "Variations on a Theme by Henryk Wieniawski" will be premiered on June 24th. The CD will join the ANAKLASIS catalog - a brand of Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne.
Ghetto Lullaby - Beyond Music Project
June 17th the new album by Beyond Music Project - Conflict will be released.
"Ghetto Lullaby" by Adam Baldych based on motives from IV String Quartet by Szymin Laks was choosed by grammy awarded producers Michael League and Bill Lawrence (Snarky Puppy) to be featured on this truly wonderful album ! Music recorded together with Kari Sal (vocal - Poland), Yotam Ishay (Piano - Israel), (Bodek Janke - Poland, Germany), Simon Wyrsch (clarinet - Russia). read more: https://www.beyondmusic.org
“This melody, taken from the IV string quartet of Polish / Jewish composer Szymon Laks (1901 – 1983) stayed in our head for days after first hearing it. While simple, the melody moves in unexpected directions and with uneven phrases that leave you wondering where one began and the other ended. Re-realised by the stunning tone of Adam Baldych’s Violin and with simple understated instrumentation, this track is a beautiful homage to the original composer, utilising a mature use of space and contour.”
- Michael League & Bill Laurance
Adam Bałdych Quintet + Paolo Fresu
Adam Bałdych Quintet together with Paolo Fresu played 4 concerts promoting their new album Poetry (ACT Music) at the Bielsko-Biala Cavatina Hall, Gorzów Theater and the Jassmine club in Warsaw.
Sponsor: The city of Gorzow
Polish Grammy Award Nomitation
Adam Bałdych was nominated for the Polish Grammy Award - Fryderyk 2022 in three categories!
Two of them - Album of the Year (Poetry) and Artist of the Year (Adam Bałdych) - in the Jazz Music category, and one - Album of the Year - Concert Music (Great Encounters) in the Classical Music category. Fryderyk is the oldest Polish Music Industry award granted by the artists themselves and the community.
Adam Baldych & Paolo Fresu - new video
I'm happy to share new vide by Łukasz Bernas for title song of my upcoming album - Poetry.
Filmed in the beautiful surroundings of Monochrom Studio, where the music was recorded, inspired by nature and silence. Enjoy
Adam Baldych's new album with Paolo Fresu for ACT
Adam Bałdych comes back with new album recorded with his quintet and italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu !
He is also celebrating 10 years of fruitful cooperation with ACT Music, where he released 6 individual albums.
Premiere of "Poetry" - October 29th.
ADAM BALDYCH - BMW WELT JAZZ AWARD
Adam Bałdych Quartet won the second prize and special Audience Award of BMW Welt Jazz Award!
Artists presented their music at the BMW Welt and the Munich Philharmonic Hall, gaining recognition from both the jury of prominent journalists and the international audience.
"The quartet of the Polish violinist Adam Baldych played a very unique variant of improvised music that was unmistakably influenced by European sensitivity: the motif was often folkloric, the rhythm more flowing than driving, melodic with a subtle Eastern European color, rising from almost meditative passages to romantic pathos . It was as surprising as it was striking how much Baldych, celebrated as the "greatest living violin technician in jazz", refused the devil's cliché that evening, kept his virtuosity on a short leash with the exception of the last piece - or rather in the service of his auratic music posed." - reviewed Reinhold Ungerd from Munchner Merkur (DE).
Adam Bałdych Quintet + Paolo Fresu
Adam Baldych Quintet together with trumpeter Paolo Fresu recorded new album for ACT Music! The session took place in hideaway studio Monochrom, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Adam Baldych new music was performed together with Marek Konarski - saxophone, Krzysztof Dys - piano, Michał Barański - bass, Dawid Fortuna - drums and Italian star - trumpeter and composer - Paolo Fresu. The album will be released by ACT Music autumn 2021.
Adam Bałdych & Stuttgarter KammerOrchester
On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the premiere of Adam Bałdych's new composition "Concerto Galante", commissioned and performed by the Stuttgarter KammerOrchester as part of the Stuttgart MusikFest festival, took place. After the premieres of "Kuyawiak" with AUKSO - Chamber Orchestra of the city of Tychy and "Teodor" together with the NOSPR as part of the Festival of Premieres, this is the third cooperation this season with an reputable orchestra recognized in Europe. Soon a video of the concert will be available on the website.
Adam Bałdych & AUKSO
"Kuyawiak" - a new composition by Adam Bałdych, commissioned by PWM Edition, will be featured on the latest Anaklasis series album titled "Great Encounters". The piece, inspired by the works of Henryk Wieniawski, was recorded together with Krzysztof Dys (piano), Marcel Commendant (cimbalom) and AUSKO - Chamber Orchestra conducted by Maestro Marek Moś. Live recording of the premiere concert will be broadcast by Polskie Radio Pr II, TVP Kultura and online channels on June 6 at 6.00 p.m.
Adam Bałdych & NOSPR Symphony Orchestra
Adam Bałdych together with NOSPR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Franck Ollu performed his new composition "Teodor" commisioned by Festiwal Prawykonan. New composition that crossed the borders of classical and jazz "exuded gentleness and warmth and was received with enthusiasm" (Aleksandra Zając). Adam was supported by a improvisers Kari Sal (voice), Krzysztof Dys (piano), Michał Barański (bass) and Dawid Fortuna (drums). The video of the live perfomrance can be found at YouTube channel.
Adam Baldych MASTERCLASS
String Players ! This is so exciting news for you. Adam Bałdych will run a special online Masterclass Program dedicated to string players who want to follow Adam's ideas and innovations in music !
more info at www.adambaldych.com/masterclass
Adam Bałdych & NOSPR
We are happy to announce that Adam Bałdych will present his new composition "Teodor" commissioned by NOSPR Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra during 9th Festiwal Prawykonań in Katowice, April 25th 2021 ! His composition "Teodor" will be performed together with Kari Sal, Krzysztof Dys, Michał Barański, Dawid Fortuna and NOSPR conducted by Franck Ollu.
KORYFEUSZ AWARD NOMINATION
Adam Bałdych was among the nominees for the "Koryfeusz" Polish Music Award 2020 in the Personality of the Year category.
"For creativity in the field of jazz and performing contemporary music, for combining these two areas in a creative way and for the great expressiveness of musical interpretations." - the commission wrote justifying its choice.
The awards will be presented at the gala on November 7, where Adam will perform with Synfonia Juventus conducted by Adam Sztaba.
NEW ALBUM - CLOUDS
Adam Bałdych's new album recorded for ACT Music will be released on September 25, 2020.
"Clouds" - is the title of the 6th album recorded for this prestigious record label from Germany. This time, he co-creates music with the outstanding French cellist Vincent Courtois and the Dutch pianist Rogier Telderman. "Clouds" was made in the legendary LaBuissone studio and is a record of the unique dialogue of these three artists.
Right now on Spotify and Tidal you can listen to two singles promoting the album - "Clouds" and "Floricel".
BMW WELT JAZZ AWARD
Adam Bałdych Quartet in finals of BMW WELT JAZZ AWARD!
Adam Baldych was nominated to this prestigous award within 7 artist from Europe and USA. Jury after listening to all groups decided to choose Adam Baldych Quartet and Peter Gall Quintet to finals which will take a part in January 2021.
LIVE BEHIND THE SCENES
Enjoy new video LIVE BEHIND THE SCENES filmed during Adam Baldych Quartet on Tour. Great vibe and energy captured by Lukasz Bernas now on YouTube.com/AdamBaldychMusic
Trio Baldych / Courtois / Telderman on Tour
Trio Baldych / Courtois / Telderman will perform in Netherlands January and February 2020.
Musicians recently had recording session at La Buissonne / France and plans to release the album autumn this year !
ADAM BALDYCH QUARTET TOUR NOVEMBER 2019
Adam Baldych Quartet will tour in Poland, November 2019.
The band will present music from album Sacrum Profanum.
Tour supported by Zaiks
NEW VIDEO / SPEM IN ALIUM
We invite you to watch the new video created by Radek Rutkowski for the song "Spem in Alium" from album Sacrum Profanum.
Beautiful landscapes filmed in spring and autumn 2019 show spaces that perfectly illustrate the music of Adam Bałdych.
Video available on YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/2r7SfcDou-M
AUKSODRONE - PREMIERE
The new composition "Early Birds Symphony" written by Adam Bałdych for String Orchestra AUKSO conducted by maestro Marek Moś, Helge Lien Trio and Adam Bałdych as solist had it's premiere during festival Auksodron in Tychy / Poland.
The concert was broadcasted by Polish Radio - Dwojka.
ADAM BALDYCH QUARTET TOUR OCTOBER 2019
ADAM BALDYCH QUARTET will perform music from album Sacrum Profanum in Sweden and Germany October 2019.
Can't wait to see you there !
Project supported by Don’t Panic. We're from Poland!
TOUR DATES - AUTUMN 2019
ADAM BAŁDYCH IN JAPAN
Adam Bałdych and Krzysztof Dys will perform music from their new album Sacrum Profanum (ACT) in Japan. The Duo will play six concerts in September 2019. Looking forward playing for wonderful audience in Japan.
Adam Bałdych - Sacrum Profanum !
The new album of the Adam Bałdych Quartet "Sacrum Profanum" is now released!
On 29 March, the newest album recorded with a quartet consists Adam Bałdych - violin, Krzysztof Dys - piano, Michał Barański - double bass, Dawid Fortuna - drums for the German publishing house ACT MUSIC had its premiere.
The album includes, apart from Bałdych's compositions, sacral music, from the medieval Hildegard of Bingen, through Thomas Tallis to the contemporary avant-gardist Sofia Gubaidulina.
"My goal was to capture the timeless beauty of the mystical music of these exceptional composers and its interpretation with contemporary musical language." says Adam Bałdych.
Enjoy this beautiful piece of music.
BALDYCH / LIEN DUO TOUR GERMANY - FEBRUARY 2019
ADAM BALDYCH & HELGE LIEN will perform three concerts in Germany / February 2019. Artists will present music from their albums 'Bridges' and 'Brothers'.
SACRUM PROFANUM - NEW ALBUM
The new Adam Baldych Quartet (Baldych / Dys / Baranski / Fortuna) album called "Sacrum Profanum" will be released 29.03.2019 on ACT MUSIC !
ADAM BALDYCH QUARTET RECORDING SESSION
November 20/21th Adam Baldych Quartet recorded new album in Hamburg! The music will be released by ACT music in 2019.
"It's fresh, magical and crossing new bounderies. New direction in my music has been taken. Can't wait to share it with you" - said Adam Baldych.
Stay tuned !
TOUR IN JAPAN
Adam Baldych will tour in Japan with Helge Lien. 7 duo concert will take a part in May 2018. Be there with us !
ADAM BALDYCH QUARTET / LIVE SESSION
The premiere of Adam Bałdych’s latest composition for Kaliska Philharmony took place o 15th December 2017.
„MEMOIRS” is a cycle of 5 compositions for improvising violin, two accompanying instruments (cello, harp), vocal, rythm section and orchestra. The music is enriched by a video, interactive with the improvisation during the concert and will be an inspiration for it.
„MEMOIRS” are created on a meeting point for jazz and classical music. It can be particularly seen in the polyrhythmic elements in the orchestral parts and extensive improvised parts used by the composer. The author has also put an effort to the attempt of transposition of his unique and recognisable sound to other solo instruments (cello, har, vocal).
„MEMOIRS” are a record of composer’s state of mind and emotions resulting from travels, people and places met during those trips and their impact on him. It is an impressionist tale that should awake the imagination and make a good use of the rich sound of the orchestra to transfer the audience into Adam Bałdych’s musical world.
BROTHERS - TOUR 2017
NEW CLIP PREMIERE - LOVE
We are happy to announce that August 18th new videoclip will be published. Love is first clip promoting new album Brothers recorded by Adam & Helge Lien Trio for ACT Music. Enjoy.
The video was funded from the city budget of Gorzów Wielkopolski.
NEW ALBUM - BROTHERS - RELEASE AUGUST 25th
I'm happy to share information that my new album "Brothers" recorded with Helge Lien Trio and Tore Brunborg will be released August 25th on ACT MUSIC. This is very special album for me and I can't wait to share this music with you !
"Brothers" - new album / ACT Music
The new album "Brothers" consists of nine songs - eight new, original compositions by Adam Bałdych and a beautiful version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah”, which form a coherent and complete whole. The music maintains in European improvised music stream, crossing borders of jazz, classical music and elements of indie rock / alternative, which in total give Bałdych’s music a specific "surface roughness and rebellious aura.” Additional voice is introduced by an outstanding Norwegian saxophonist Tore Brunborg (known for his work with Manu Katche or Tord Gustavsen), which blends with the violin sound, creating extraordinary collage.
FRYDERYK AWARD NOMINATION
We are happy to announce that Adam is nominated to Polish Music Industry Award - Fryderyk 2017.
Gala will be held in Warsaw April 26'th.
Keep you fingers crossed !
LIVE AT JARASUM JAZZ FESTIVAL
Check out new video from Jazrasum Jazz Festival in Korea where Adam performed with Helge Lien Trio.
Listen to the music and enjoy unbelievable atmosphere of the festival.
ADAM BAŁDYCH & JEAN LUC PONTY
Adam Bałdych and legendary jazz violinist Jean Luc Ponty together on stage!
Adam was invited by a great Jean Luc Ponty to play together with him and his band during Jazz 2016 festival in Warsaw / Palladium Theatre.
They performed few songs composed by Jean Luc and arranged by him for two violins.
After concert Jean Luc wrote a personal message on vinyl for Adam:
"My best wishes to Adam Baldych, whose great talent makes me happy for the future of violin in modern music".
Thank you Jean Luc !
Enjoy new video with live - solo performance of Adam / "Human Being".
"In this quiet and empty space, that used to be a hospital, where was fought for people's lives, and now overwhelms with its coldness, I began to ask myself the questions about the condition of humanity today.
Are we able to fight for another? Do we love? Do we care? Who we are now and who we used to be?
This is a value in itself - Human Being" - says Adam.
ADAM BALDYCH ON WORLD YOUTH DAYS
Today officially begins in Cracow World Youth Day. On Friday during the Way of the Cross led by the Pope Francis, World Youth Days ORCHESTRA will play in addition to the works of Bach or Szymanowski - music composed for the occasion by Adam. This will be an extraordinary time. Be there with us
ADAM BALDYCH HONORED
We are proud to inform that Adam Baldych was awarded Golden Cross of Merit and Medal for Merit to Polish Culture by President of Republic of Poland and Minister of Culture.
ADAM BALDYCH TOURING IN GERMANY
Adam Baldych will touring in Germany in June with his Imaginary Quartet. The band will present music from Adam's last albums: Imaginary Room, The New Tradition & Bridges. See you at the concerts !
ECHOES OF BRIDGES IN NORWAY AND GERMANY
Last week we rocked Germany and Norway touring with Helge Lien Trio, here are some very nice reviews we've got:
"There are not many violinists who’s sound still in the softest Pianissimo remains absolutely clean. How Baldych manages to explode out of this, is stunning: these incredible dynamics, this extreme energy level, at the same this delicacy and ability to make the right musical decision every millisecond… In Baldych everyone can see what blissful freedom of musical language results if technical limits are no longer relevant."
Roald Helgheim in Dagsavisen about our Maijazz concert:
"With a number of exciting concerts in the opening with names like Anneli Drecker, Marius Neset, Mats Gustavsson and Olga Konkova on the poster, came one of the festival's big highlights, with Helge Lien Trio together with the Polish violin player Adam Baldych. The quartet has already released a CD, and the exciting festival scene Track 5 witnessed an extraordinary experience."
Terje Mosnes in jazzinorge.no about our Maijazz concert: "...they gave both a beautiful and engaging concert for a near full set Track 5. Trio and violinist suit each other in the strong melody based repertoire, naturally enough, since all four masters the care and subtle nuanced the art better than most."
Johan Hauknes in saltpeanuts about our Maijazz concert: "Poland has once again created a violinist that - we all remember Michal Urbaniak - it will go rumors about for years to come."
morgenweb.de writes: "....an exciting, varied and touching concert..."
ADAM BALDYCH & NDR BIG BAND
Saturday 30.04 - Adam will perform with NDR BIG BAND (Germany) in Schwerin. Adam's music arranged by legendary Michael Gibbs will be played by this outstanding group, including Danny Gottlieb (drums), Arie Volinez (bass), Vladyslav Sendecki (piano) and Adam Baldych.
Premiere concert will be broadcasted worldwide by NDR Radio, 30.04 around 22 / 23 European time.
More information - here
BRIDGES ON TOUR
The Bridges may tour will start 3rd of May 2016 in Munich at Jazzclub Unterfahrt ! See you at the concerts!
03.05.2016 - Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich, DE
04.05.2016 - Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, DE
05.05.2016 - MaiJazz Festival, Stavanger, NO
06.05.2016 - Anjazz Festival, Hamar, NO
07.05.2016 - Altes Hallenbad, Wolfsburg, DE
11.05.2016 - Teatr Stary, Lublin, PL
12.05.2016 - Chełmski Dom Kultury, Chełm, PL
13.05.2016 - Teatr Roma, Warszawa, PL
MOSAIC IMPRESSIONS PREMIERE IN BERLIN
Thank you Berlin and Radialsystem V! It was a pleasure to perform Adam's new composition "Mosaic - Impressions" for String Orchestra and improvising instruments.
Baltic Neopolis Orchestra
Adam Bałdych - violin
Paweł Tomaszewski - piano
Michał Kapczuk - double bass
Paweł Dobrowolski - percussion
Karina Srocka - vocal
Łukasz Reks - vocal
FRYDERYK MUSIC AWARD 2016
We are very happy to announce that Adam Bałdych is nominated to FRYDERYK 2016 award (Polish Grammy) in Artist of The Year in Jazz Music category!
ECHO JAZZ 2016
We are very happy to inform you that Adam Bałdych is nominated for the most prestigious award in German music industry ECHO JAZZ 2016 for Bridges in International Instrumentalist of the year - Special Intstruments category! Keep your fingers crossed!
JAZZ TOP 2015
We are pleased to inform you that Adam won several times in Jazz Top 2015 - Jazz Forum Magazine readers poll !
He won 1st price as Violinist of the Year, Album of the Year for "Bridges" recorded with Helge Lien Trio (ACT) as well as second price for Musician of the Year.
Thank you for all your votes :)
Adam with MoBlow
On 29th of January ACT Music released "Live in Berlin” Mo'Blow’s new album with special guests like Adam Bałdych, Nils Landgren, Kacper Smoliński and Pat Appleton. The album was recorded as a live performance in A-trane in Berlin.
AllAboutJazz wrote about the track in which Adam Bałdych took part: "(... ) Klein's "Ray" is the album's most intriguing track. Featuring violinist Adam Baldych, in rollicking form with a dynamic solo as well as calmer passages of pizzicato playing (...)".
Adam Baldych & Aaron Parks on tour
Adam Baldych & Aaron Parks duo on Tour !
21.09.2015 – Musig im Pflegidach, Muri, CH
22.09.2015 – Klaviersalon Merta, Linz, AT
23.09.2015 – Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AT
24.09.2015 – Treibhaus, Innsbruck, AT
27.09.2015 – Jazz Tage Sonneberg, Sonneberg, DE
BRIDGES - PREMIERE !!
We are very happy to announce that Adam's new album "Bridges" recorded with Norwegian Helge Lien Trio will be released August 28th 2015 !
The session was made in Hansa Studios - Berlin. Album consists of 9 compositions written by Adam Bałdych, 1 written by Adam & Helge and one by Massive Attack - Teardrop.
Album was co-produced with Siggi Loch and will by released by ACT MUSIC on CD & Vinyl.
The cover is Wilhelm Sasnal’s artwork "A Bridge".
This is Adam's third album for ACT.
The New Tradition - Album of the Year !
Adam Bałdych received for the album The New Tradition, recorded together with Yaron Herman, the award for Best Jazz Album 2014. The award is granted every year within the Gala Grand Prix Jazz Melomani by TVP Programme 2 and Jazz Melomani Society.
Jazz at th Berlin Philharmonic
Klick - Klack
The great TV feature about Adam Baldych from Bavarian Television "Klick Klack" is now available online.
Go to MULTIMEDIA to check it.
FRYDERYK 2015 Award
Adam Baldych is nominated by the Polish Music Industrie Award - Fryderyk 2015 in two categories: Artist of the Year and Album of the Year (The New Tradition).
The winers will be announced during the ceremony on April 23rd 2015.
ECHO JAZZ 2015
Adam Bałdych is nominated to German Music Industrie Award - Echo Jazz 2015 for his album The New Tradition in category: Artist of The Year - Other Instruments.
Among the nominated are: Pat Metheny, Ambrose Akinmosire, Branford Marsalis or Regina Carter.
Musician & Album of The Year for Adam
Adam was choosen as Musician of The Year and his album "The New Tradition" as Album of The Year by Polish Magazin Jazz Press. He also took a place as Violinist of The Year by Jazz Forum magazine.
concert with Nils Landgren
On 11th October 2014 a concert was held to celebrate 20 Years of cooperation of Nils Landgren and ACT Music. On this occasion at Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Nils Langren & The Baltic Gang (Nils Landgren – trombone, Adam Bałdych – violin, Marius Neset – sax, Iiro Rantala – pano, Dieter Ilg – double bass, Robert Mahmet Ikiz – percussion) performed together at one stage. The Artists performed "Letter for E" by Bałdych and "From Gagarin Point of View" by Esbjorn Svensson, with whom Nils Landgren cooperated for a long time.
The award of city president
Jazz and More
Adam Baldych - Violinist of the Year
Adam Baldych elected Poland's violinist of the year !
Adam Baldych wins the annual readers poll of the Polish jazz magazin "Jazz Forum" as "violinist of the year".
He was also in first three Artist of the Year just after Tomasz Stańko and Leszek Możdżer.
Adam Bałdych - Artist of the Year 2012 !!
Adam Bałdych - Artist of the Year 2012 !!
One year after receiving the Grand Prix in Melomans Hope category, Adam Bałdych received the Grand Prix as Artist of the Year 2012 – called also Jazz Oscar. The Award was handed to Adam at the Great Jazz Gala in Grand Theatre (Łódź, PL) where Adam also performed with his Imaginary Quartet and Verneri Pohjolą as special guest on trumpet.
"Adam Bałdych is a real “violin hooligan” and his stage impersonation is bursting to rock'n'roll. Real chaos, but under control. Ulrich Olshausen from "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" wrote "He has, without doubt, the greatest technique of any jazz violinist alive today. We can expect everything of him"" and was one hundred percent right! With an amazing performance at the Great Jazz Gala, Adam proves that he deserves his awards - Echo Jazz 2013 - the most important German music award bestowed on artists by the German music industry and Grand Prix as Artist of the Year 2012, received only one year after the Grand Prix in Melomans Hope category, which makes it even more special"
- that is how Adam’s performance was commented at Gazeta Wyborcza.
Tribute to Esbjorn
ACT MUSIC label artists took part in a special event commemorating one of the most influential Scandinavian pianists - Esbjorn Svensson. The concert 'Tribute to Esbjorn' was held to commemorate his death 5th anniversary. Under the name of THE ACT FAMILY BAND - Nils Landgren (trombone), Victoria Tolstoy (vocal), Adam Bałdych (violin), Marius Neset (saxophone), Ulf Wakenius (guitar), Jacob Karlzon (piano), Michael Wollny (piano), Lars Danielsson (double bass) and Magnus Ostrom (drums) - prestented music composed specially for this event. One of the copositions was 'Letter for E.' by Adam Baldych.
The concert was a part of Jazz Castle Festival in Wolfsburg, Germany. Swedish ambassador to Germany took the honorary patronage over the concert.
Jazz Top 2013 by Jazz Forum Magazine
Adam Bałdych got first places in two categories of magazine Jazz Forum annual poll – Jazz Top 2012. The categories are the best violin player and the best new artist in jazz. Surprisingly Adam got also the fourth place in music of the year category, right after Tomasz Stańko, Krzysztof Herdzin and Leszek Możdżer!
Marek Dusza in Rzeczpospolita Magazine wrote: "It is very surprising that Adam Bałdych won as the best violin player and the new artist in jazz in the same poll. It is very unsual for such a young musician to triumph among the the virtuosos”.
Jazz Top 2012 winners concert will take place during the Wiosna Jazzowa Festival in Zakopanem in May 2013. We will let you know the details.
Grand Prix for Adam
We are happy to announce that Adam Bałdych won the Grand Prix Jazz Melomani in the category of Jazz Hope. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, 27.10.2012 at the Music Theatre in Lodz, during the twentieth anniversary Grand Gala Jazz Society Melomani.
The awards, which are commonly known in Poland as "Jazz Oscars', were awarded for the achievements in 2011. The confirmation of this decision, which we are very happy about, is the interest in Adam Bałdych’s music abroad, which can be seen in the release of Adam’s latest album “Imaginary Room” by the prestigious ACT Music label in 2012 and many concerts promoting the new material in Poland and foreign countries.
ACT Tour - New Faces
Adam Baldych came back from Germany where he took part in ACT New Faces Tour giving with his quartet four concerts – in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and Wolfsburg. The ACT tour was organized to promote ACT New Faces – Adam Baldych and a hungarian saxophone player Gabor Bolla.
"Adam Baldych profiles himself as a tasteful stylist with, especially for his young age, astonishingly clear concept. Despite his, at times insanely complex phrasing and intensity of playing, he never looses track of the composition. Baldych’s impressive art doesn’t let itself blind by her own sophistication and even in complex passages favours individual expression before sheer virtuosity”.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 15, 2012 by Norbert Krampf
Adam performed with his Polish Quartet:
Adam Bałdych - violin
Paweł Tomaszewski - piano
Andrzej Święs - upright bass
Krzysztof Szmańda - drums
ACT NEW FACES TOUR 2012
*10.10. Berlin | Jazzclub A-Trane
*12.10. Munchen | Jazzclub Unterfahrt
*13.10. Wolfsburg | Schloss
ACT Album Premiere !
22nd of June – that's the date of Adam Bałdych's new album release by prestigious label from Germany ACT MUSIC.
Adam Bałdych & The Baltic Gang - "Imaginary Room" – is the full title of Adam's latest album recorded together with great Scandinavian musicians: Jacob Karlzon (piano), Lars Danielsson (double bass, cello), Morten Lund (percussion), Verneri Pohjola (trumpet) and Marius Neset (saxophone).
The new album was recorded in the legendary Hansa Tone Studio in Berlin. The new material reflects New York climate in which Adam has spent a lot of time recently. New compositions refers also to the main works of Krzysztof Komeda or Tomasz Stańko and are maintained in typical Polish sound, which is also very typical for Adam.
„Without any doubt the greatest living jazz violinist. [...] We can expect everything from him.”
That is how after the Jazz Fest concert in Berlin, Ulrich Olshausen from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote about Adam.
More information on the premiere you will find on www.facebook.com/adambaldychmusic
26th April Jazz Festival
27th April 2012 7:30 Pm
Adam wil play on April Jazz Festival with Iiro Rantala – piano & Jukka Perko – saxophone. Musicians will present new material from Iiro's album - "The History od Jazz".
Tapiola Hall, Kulttuuriaukio 1, 02100 Espoo, Finland
Adam & Iiro Rantala in Gotheborg
Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala is going to record his new album for ACT Music April 19th-20th. He invited great artists for his sesion: Lars Danielsson (b.,cello) Morten Lund (drums) and Adam Baldych on violin.
Recording sesion will be at Lars Danielsson studio in Gothenborg (Sweden). Album is produced by Nils Landgren.
Adam Baldych - Jazz Forum Magazine
Adam is on the cover of one of the biggest European Jazz Magazines - Jazz Forum. His new album "Magical Theatre", Article about his adventure in New York City and new projets now availble in book stores. Highly recommended.
Adam - NS Design Artist
Adam became a new NS Design artist. He has played CR-5 electric violin for few years creating his uniqe sound on this instrument.
"I'm feeling Ns Design violin very much, I'd chose it long before I started thinking about working with NS team. I chose this instrument becouse of just one thing - Great Sound !" -says Adam.
More about Adam's gear soon on www.adambaldych.com
If you want to know more about Adam's experiences using CR-5 violin - mail directly to email@example.com
Learn more about NS Design products, news and other artists on www.thinkns.com
THEATRE PREMIERE - ALLO ALLO
In Gorzow's "Osterwy" Theatre premiere of 'Allo, Allo' will take place on the 8.12.2010. Directed by great Jan Tomaszewicz, choreography by Tomasz Tworkowski, scenography by Ireneusz Domagala and music by Adam Baldych.
'Allo Allo' is a performance kept in a Musical - Cabareth convention. Action takes place in Cafe Rene in Novien town (France) ocupated by Germans in II World War. The cafe is the place of huge corruption of german officers interests and operation point of The Resistance.
The owner of the cafe (Rene Artois) fights bravely (as soldiers of the front) so his wife Edith doesn't find out that he's got an affair with waitresses. One false move and he's going to be killed both by Germans's hand (whom he is hiding a painting inside a sausage for) or by The Resistance's hand if he disaggreas to cooperate in a conspiration (which aim is to kill Hitler). He can also die by his jelaous wife hand...
Adam's music was recorded by great musicians as: Grzegorz Baldych, Adam Sak - guitars, Mariusz Ambrozuk - accordeon, Marek Zalewski - piano...
New Cd recorded with Sharmi
Newest album of Ania Szarmach availble in stores. On material also as a guest - Adam Baldych.
Many great musicians took part in recording sesion:
- Henryk Miskiewicz - saxophone
- Marek Napiorkowski - guitar
- Dominik Bukowski - wibes
- Janek Smoczynski - accordeon
- Tomas Sanches - percussion
You can find some videos from sesion and promoting new material on youtube.
For more info go to www.aniaszarmach.pl
Adam Baldych - UNVEIL
Adam Baldych is being a composer for the movie produced in the international cultural project "UNVEIL". Movie inspired by "Hedda Gabler" by Ibsen going to be realized in 2010, directed by Ellen Lande and cooperated with artists from Norway.
More info, photos & music - www.unveilproject.com
Prestigious Prize for Adam
Adam Bałdych honored by Marshal of Lubuskie County (Poland) got Special Award for his success in art and promoting of county.
The prize was given by Michal Jablonski (Marshal) 23.11.2009 in Zielona Gora.
New Cd of Piotr Zaczek - Balboo
The newest Cd of Piotr Zaczek - Balboo is on the market.
Cd realized with a lot of great musicians as: David Fuze Fiuczynski, Leszek Mozdzer, Robert Luty, Grzegorz Jablosnki, Marcin Gorny, Maciej Kocinski & Adam Baldych.
Very modern vibes, grooves mixed with European sounds is availble to get from best music stores.
To get info and listen to the tracks - go to www.zaq.pl
LESZEK MOZDZER/ LARS DANIELSSON/ ADAM BALDYCH - Era Nowe Horyzonty
"Sir Arne's Treasure"
Leszek Mozdzer / Lars Danielsson / Adam Baldych
The classical Sir Arne's Treasure by Mauritz Stiller, one of the co-founders - along Victor Sjöström and Julius Jaenzon - of the "Swedish film school", is one of the most characteristic achievements of the golden age of Swedish cinematography (1916-1924). Its originality was based on the bold use of outdoor filming and epic narrative, inspired by literature. This is one of the most outstanding phenomena in the history of cinema.
Its plot is set in the 16th century. The film shows the dramatic escape of Scottish officers, former mercenaries for the Swedish king, now oppressed for their rebellion. The story's main issue is the love of Sir Archie, who is responsible for crimes, for the sincere, innocent Elsalill, whose family fell victim to the Scots' violence. The tragic fate of the main characters, their dilemmas, the constant game of passion and suspicion, restrained by Protestant morality - all these are reflected in the film's austere form and images of nature, which have an important role here.
The screening will be accompanied by a performance by the Leszek Możdżer Trio. Możdżer - the talented composer and pianist, together with the Swedish bass-player Lars Danielsson and violinist Adam Bałdych will play music composed specifically for this occasion.