Hornet Quartet

Hornet Quartet

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consists of leading players of major polish symphonic orchestras. Gabriel Czopka, Michał Szczerba, Łukasz Łacny and Piotr Kowalski have been playing together since 2009, constantly working on unique, homogeneous sound. Taking part in competitions both in Poland and abroad (Marseille, Enschede, Warsaw) resulted in many prizes as well as invaluable experience. In June 2017 they took part in 49’th International Horn Symposium in Natal / Brasil as a Contributing Artist, also they won first price on horn quartet cometition. In April 2015 they took part in the 7th International Music Competition for Soloists and Chamber Music Ensembles SVIREL, winning the Silver Medal. The ensemble has given concerts at the music festivals in Slovenia, Brasil and chamber music festivals in Poland, in Warsaw and Wroclaw, among other cities. In 2016, during a concert tour, they have given performances in the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdansk, Warsaw National Philharmonic and the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. The group collaborates with composer and longstanding hornist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Kaz Machala. As first in Poland, they have performed his piece for four horns, intitled „Intuitions”. They cooperate as well with Polish composers of young generation, Paweł Pudło and Janek Stokłosa, the latter having already dedicated three compositions to the ensemble. Hornet Quartet is co-hosting „War Horns”, an international project and a platform for education and music. Its premiere took place during the Festival Solidarity of Arts in August 2015 in Gdansk. The following world renowned French horn players have been invited to participate in the project: Stefan de Leval Jezierski, Luca Benucci, David Bonet Piris, Alexandru Afanasiev, Grzegorz Curyła.