BIO

Antonina Styczeń, freelance flute player, soloist, and explorer of modern musical currents. Currently studying Flute Performance Professional Studies Certificate at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, US in the studio of Sarah Brady. Member of Trio Alara the BCB Honors Ensemble for 2017-2018 season. Graduated with distinction from both the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the prestigious conservatory Royal College of Music in Madrid. Laureate of numerous music competitions (e.x. International Music Competition in Bukarest) and beneficiary of various scholarships (e.x. Fundación Albeniz in Spain, Scholarship of the Minister of Culture of Poland “Young Poland”, twice Prize for Artistic Achievements of the Minister of Culture of Poland, three times winner of “Open Philharmonic of Music ‘Safety Pin’” (prestigious Polish foundation for young musicians).

Benefited from master class guidance from respected pedagogues such as Andras Adorjan, Walter Auer, Samuel Coles, David Dolan, Carsten Eckert, Pierre Ives-Artaud and Andrea Lieberknecht.

CALENDAR

16th September

Wind Ensemble Concert – Boston Conservatory at Berklee

The first performance of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Wind Ensemble. Directed by Eric Hewitt the ensemble will be performing works by Husa, Dunleavy, Massenet, Stravinsky, Mahler, and Barish.

This program represents an amalgamation of standard Wind Ensemble pieces and contemporary pieces– some of which have been written for Mr. Hewitt and the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble.

6-8th October

Boston Flute Festival, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Celebrating 5th Anniversary of the Boston Flute Festival. An incredible array of guest artists, concerts, masterclasses, workshops, and exhibits. Please stay tuned to this facebook page and to www.bostonflutefestival.com for full schedule and registration details.

13th October

ContraBAND Concert, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

The Contemporary Music Ensemble at Boston Conservatory at Berklee has a new name this year – contraBAND! Come and hear us on October 13, 2017 at 8pm in studio 401, 31 Hemenway St in Boston, playing works by Scelsi, Birtwistle, Andriessen and more….stay tuned!

3rd November

Boston Conservatory Chamber Series, Seully Hall 8 Fenway

8pm

A concert of chamber works performed by Sharan Leventhal (violin), Katie Lansdale (violin), Lila Brown (viola), Rhonda Rider (cello), and students of the Honors Chamber Ensemble – Antonina Styczen (flute), Eliza Puchianau (piano), William Laney (cello).

Premiere of a student composer’s work: TBA
SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet, op. 44

Markus Placci, artistic director

7th November

CCMP Power Concert, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Contemporary music concert. More details soon.

12th November

The James Pappoutsakis Flute Competition New England Conservatory, Boston

Screened Audition.

Preliminary Round of the 28th Annual Pappoutsakis Competition.

REPERTOIRE:
Quatorze Etudes-Arabesques, No.7 by E. Bozza
Alphonse Leduc (AH.AL22830)
Il “Non plus ultra” del Flautista Op.34, No.14 by L. de Lorenzo
Zimmermann, ZM 10010

PROJECTS

Trio Alara

Trio Alara is a combination of three extraordinary personalities – Polish flutist Antonina Styczeń, Romanian pianist – Eliza Puchianu and American cellist – William Laney. Their music is bringing excellence, passion, and inspiration.  The repertoire of the trio is as diverse as they are – from classical and romantic period to contemporary music. Trio Alara was chosen as an Honors Ensemble of Boston Conservatory at Berklee for 2017-2018 artistic season.

Project Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Works for flute

Mieczysław Wajnberg: Works for flute is an album produced by the German label TACET Musikproduktion. It features the new-generation flautist Antonina Styczeń together with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Wojciech Rajski, and distinguished young chamber musicians Zuzanna Fedorowicz and Paweł Czarny. The album includes four catalogued pieces for flute composed by the Polish-Jewish composer – Mieczysław Wajnberg (later often spelt Weinberg)

ASAK

Meeting of classical music performers active in Warsaw – Antonina Styczeń and Andrzej Karałow – experimenting with a combination of largely distinct musical styles, classical, improvised, and electronic, to create a combustive mix of what they like to call “romantic electro”.

WITKACY

Project loosely bsased on the autobiographical novel by the Polish 20th century eccentric writer Witkacy “622 Downfalls of Bungo or The Demonic Woman”, describing the love affair of the young Witkiewicz (Bungo) with the actor Irena Solska (opera singer, Akne Montecalfi).