Barry Ball Artists

The Time Quartet

Artist Overview

String quartet The Time Quartet was formed by The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw graduates. During several years of its artistic work the quartet performed over 350 concerts in Poland and abroad for institutions such as: Bayer Poland, Vattenfal Heat Poland, ABB, Unipress, Hotel Intercontinental, Hotel Radison, Hotel Marriott, RMF Classic, Polish Academy of Sciences, The Central Agricultural Library, Katarzyny Napiórkowska's Gallery, Porczyński Gallery in Warsaw, Belvedere Palace, Łazienki Palace in Warsaw, Polonia Theatre, Jewish Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre in Gdańsk, Bemowo Cultural Centre, House of Culture Kadr, Cultural Centre in Bielsko-Biała, Old Town House of Culture, Bemowo District Hall, Borough Długosiodło, Kaszuby Philharmonic, Podkarpacie Philharmonic, National Warsaw Philharmonic and many more.
Since 2011 The Time Quartet: Maksymilian Grzesiak - 1st violin, Katarzyna Boniecka - 2nd violin, Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska - viola and Małgorzata Duź - cello cooperated with many notable groups and artists: Andrzej Jagodziński Trio, Michał Tokaj, Grażyna Auguścik, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Agnieszka Wilczyńska - with whom they recorded in 2014 album "Tutaj mieszkam" (this album in 2016 received the award Fryderyk in category phonographic debut of the jazz), Maciej "Trifonidis" Bielawski - with whom they recorded 3 albums and Bartosz Gliniak - whose film music they record regularly.

They have participated in several Polish and international music festivals, including: XXXI Silesian Jazz Meeting 2016, Music Festival in Łańcut, XXIII Jazz Standard's Festival, Festival "Two Riversides", Festival of Wojciech Młynarski’s Songs and many more.

The Time Quartet supports charity initiatives - in 2015 they recorded a piece to a video clip promoting children feeding project „Pajacyk” in cooperation with Dawid Podsiadło, Derrick McKenzie, Wojciech Ruciński and Maciej Stuhr.

The Time Quartet musicians cooperate with Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, Grzech Piotrowski's World Orchestra, Unplugged Orchestra, Tango Fuerte Quintet, State Folk Group of Song and Dance "Mazowsze", Trifonidis Downtown Sextet and 3275 kg Orchestra. They are founders of studio orchestra Melanidis Orchestra with which they recorded music for six Polish and foreign films.

The Time Quartet is one of the best Polish string quartets which has in its repertoire classical music pieces from all music periods of many notable composers, including: J. S. Bach, A. Corelli, W. A. Mozart, G. F. Haendel, J. Haydn, L. van Beethoven, A. Vivaldi, R. Schumann, L. Boccherini, J. Pachelbel, A. Dvorak, A. Chaczaturian, M. Musorgski, J. Brahms, A. Borodin, D. Szostakowicz and Polish excellent composers: F. Chopin, M. K. Ogiński, G. Bacewicz, K. Szymanowski and S. Moniuszko. In response to wider audience the quartet has broadened its work and has created its own original arrangements of popular and film music pieces. The Time Quartet's repertoir includes unforgettable music themes from films and musicals such as: "Nights and Days", "Rosemary’s Baby", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Scent of a Woman", "Schindler's List", "West Side Story", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Godfather", "Game of Thrones", "James Bond", "The Mission", "Pirates of the Caribbean", "Amelia" and pieces of most popular artists such as: Elvis Presley, Queen, The Beatles, Sinatra, ABBA, Bee Gees, Piazzolla, Sting, Metallica, Coldplay, Adele, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson and others. As a result in 2015 the quartet recorded its own album "One" which includes popular and film music pieces.

Assigned Categories: Instrumental, Classical Musicians

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