plakat gala29th September 2017, 7.00pm

Aula Nova, Poznań pl. Stefana Stuligrosza 1


  • Laureates of the 6th International Feliks Nowowiejski Organ Competition
    • Krzysztof Musiał – organ (first prize)
    • Michał Kocot – organ (second prize)
    • Filip Presseisen – organ (third prize)
  • Celina Kotz – violin
  • CoOperate Orchestra conducted by Adam Domurat


  • C. Franck – Choral in A minor No. 3
  • F. Nowowiejski - "Wizja"
  • M. Reger – Organ Sonata in D minor No.2, Op. 60: I. Improvisation
  • F. Nowowiejski – Overture to the ballet „The King of the Winds” („Tatry”), Op. 37
  • E. Elgar – Sospiri Op. 70
  • J. Brahms – Academic Festival Overture in E minor Op. 80

Hosted by: Małgorzata Pawłowska and Witold Skowroński

Celina Kotz

Adam Domurat

CELINA KOTZ (born 1994) – one of the best young generation violinists in Poland. She improves her skills under the supervision of prof. Bartosz Bryła and Jarosław Nadrzycki at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. She also collaborated with prof. Stefan Kamilarov at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (ERASMUS programme).

Celina Kotz is a laureate of the first prizes in many prestigious competitions, among others Malta International Music Competition, 9th National Z. Jahnke Violin Competition, International Ernst and Szymanowski Violin Competition, 13th International “Young Paganini” Violin Competition. She won the Grand Prix at 40th International Prof. Nedyalka Simeonova Competition and 4th Music Festival & Master Class in Piła. She is also a laureate of Second prize at 21st International J. Brahms Competition. She was a semi-finalist and laureate of three extra-statutory prizes of the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań.

In 2016, during a concert tour in the USA, she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York

She is a scholarship recipient of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Mayor of Poznań, the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Pro Bono Musicae Association, the National Children's Fund and the Feliks Nowowiejski Society.

She is a member of The Wilkomirski Trio, which is patronized by Wanda and Józef Wiłkomirski.

ORKIESTRA COOPERATE is a young ensemble formed and run by students and graduates from Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan. The orchestra comes in various shapes and sizes: from chamber music formations to a grand symphony orchestra with choirs. CoOperate Orchestra is known for their vast and versatile repertoire – from baroque music to premieres of the newest compositions.

CoOperate Orchestra performed on many festivals during the last four years. In 2014 they made their international debut in Norway, where they presented with a great success contemporary music by Polish and Norwegian composers. Their prominent project was film music concert cycle titled “CoOperate Orchestra for Sanctuary for Kids!” Donations collected during those concerts are supporting the work of Sanctuary for Kids – a charity organization that helps children and youth in distress from all over the world.


ADAM DOMURAT – conductor – is one of the founders and the artistic director of CoOperate Orchestra of which he is also the chief conductor. He is a graduate of Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan in both symphonic conducting – with prof. Jerzy Salwarowski, and piano performance – with prof. Alicja Kledzik.

His talents were noticed on many occasions during competitions. Adam has made many premieres of composition by both Polish and international composers.


koncert plakatOrgan Recital of Marek Smoczyński

laureate of 5th Insernational Feliks Nowowiejski Organ Competition in 2015

23rd September 2017, 6.00pm

Evangelical--Augsburg (Lutheran) Church of God’s Grace, Poznań ul. Obozowa 5



  1. D. Buxtehude – Prelude A minor BuxWV 153
  2. J. S. Bach – Prelude and Fuge in C major BWV 566a
  3. J. S. Bach – Trio in G major BWV 1027a
  4. F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Allegretto from Organ Sonata in B-flat major Op. 65 No. 4
  5. P. Hindemith – Organ Sonata No. 1










Marek SmoczyńskiMAREK SMOCZYŃSKI (born 1991) – graduate of Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the organ class of prof. Józef Serafin and dr Jarosław Wróblewski. He began his musical education at the age of seven in the piano class of prof. Aleksandra Kowalik- Burdza. In high school he began to study under the supervision of prof. Emilia Dziubińska. He graduated from high school with honors. Since 2010 he studied at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the organ class of prof. Magdalena Czajka, with whom he cooperated until the bachelor’s degree with distinction.

He participated in numerous masterclasses in Poland and abroad, led by (among others) prof. Ludger Lohman, prof. Joachim Grubich, prof. Wolfgang Zerer, prof. Michaela Radulescu, prof. Julian Gembalski and prof. Martin Schmeding.

He won prizes in organ music interpretation competitions, among others, 2nd prize at the Interscholastic Organ Competition in Olsztyn (2009), 4th prize at the International Sacred Music Festival in Rumia (2011), distinction at the 3rd Academic Organ Competition „Romuald Sroczyński in Memoriam” in Poznań (2012), 1st prize at the Organ Competition “Hindemith – Karg-Elert – Reger” in Cracow (2013) and 1st prize at the International Feliks Nowowiejski Organ Competition in Poznań (2015).

In recent years he combined an active concert life with pedagogical activity.

VI Międzynarodowy Konkurs Organowy im.  Feliksa Nowowiejskiego jest współorganizowany z Instytutem Muzyki i Tańca ze środków Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego

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