These nine pieces – the choicest selections from a marathon four-hour recording session – are a showcase for playing that is impassioned without every becoming overblown, and relaxed without ever falling into torpor.
You may now watch and listen to excerpts of Mateusz Smoczyński's "Adam's Apple" violin concerto! The excerpt comes from a concert in NOSPR in Katowice, Poland, organized as part of Zaduszki Jazzowe event (Jazz All Souls' Day) on 4 November 2018. Mateusz Smoczyński –...
At the end of February Atom String Quartet is going to Liverpool, where will perform during the 7th Liverpool International Jazz Festival. Straight from there ASQ will set of on their first American tour, to play in: Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Washington.
SUPERNOVA, CD recorded with the Atom String Quartet & NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, has been nominated for Fryderyk Award in the category Album of the Year Contemporary Music! What is more, ASQ has a nomination as Jazz Artist of the Year, and the CD “Ulotne” with Anna Maria Jopek, with ASQ presence on the recording, has been nominated in the category Jazz Album of the Year
Mateusz Smoczyński was again distinguished in several categories in the Jazz Forum Magazine’s ranking – Jazz Top 2018! This year the violinist came second, by a single vote, after Adam Bałdych, and with Atom String Quartet they again took the second position among acoustic bands.
The orchestra powered by a locomotive rhythm blooms with every colour one can imagine and the soloist, boasting all the means the violin technique has developed from the beginning of time all the way to the 21st century, reaches the summit of virtuosity. So far I have thought Mateusz Smoczyński was mainly an outstanding jazz musician, but now, after seeing Adam’s Apple, I also find him a composer who is able to create contemporary, sophisticated music, very attractive to the audience.
On 4 November, during Zaduszki Jazzowe (Jazz All Souls' Day), NOSPR in Katowice holds an extraordinary event. On one stage the audience will see distinguished jazzmen: Mateusz Smoczyński, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Sławomir Kurkiewicz, Michał Miśkiewicz and Joachim Kühn with...
Strong compositions and excellent playing ensure that Smoczyński’s Metamorphoses is an engaging listening experience from start to finish. Hot on the heels of his quintet’s outing Berek (Universal Music Polska, 2017), Metamorphoses adds credence to the notion that Smoczyński is a force to be reckoned with in his own right.
This year Mateusz Smoczyński got five nominations for the Fryderyk Award! As a consequence, he is one of two people with the biggest number of nominations. Albums took part in the contest in three categories: jazz music, classical music and roots...
Mateusz Smoczyński was awarded the title of the Violinist of the Year 2017 in the Jazz Top ranking of the Jazz Forum Magazine! Over 50 music critics voted for winners in 39 categories. Atom String Quartet was second in the acoustic jazz band category (right behind...
Appropriately, Atom String Quartet’s vital and adventurous arrangements bear the stamp of Seifert’s musical personality while saying something new. The inspired and inspiring Seifert will hopefully attract greater attention to Zbigniew Seifert’s compositions whilst simultaneously underlining Atom String Quartet’s credentials as one of contemporary music’s most essential string quartets, regardless of genre.
This is the second album by the New Trio ensemble, which consists of Polish brothers: Jan Smoczynski, who plays Hammond organ and composed most of the music herein and Mateusz Smoczynski, who plays violin and is completed by Russian drummer Alex Zinger. The album...
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