I'm happy to announce that since 2018 my all Western Europe will be booked by Denis Meentz from AIR AGENCY.
AIR is a prestigious British agency founded by Burkhard Hopper (manager of EST), currently representing important figures of European jazz like Marius Neset, Yaron Herman and China Moses.
TOUR IN JAPAN
Adam Baldych will tour in Japan with Helge Lien. 7 duo concert will take a part in May 2018. Be there with us !
ADAM BALDYCH QUARTET / LIVE SESSION
New video clip from Live Session from Radio Lodz is availble on YouTube. Energetic composition "Repetition" recorded with Krzysztof Dys, Michal Baranski & Dawid Fortuna shows their virtuosity and Adam's sophisticated and unique sound. Check this out !
The premiere of Adam Bałdych’s latest composition for Kaliska Philharmony took place o 15th December 2017.
„MEMOIRS” is a cycle of 5 compositions for improvising violin, two accompanying instruments (cello, harp), vocal, rythm section and orchestra. The music is enriched by a video, interactive with the improvisation during the concert and will be an inspiration for it.
„MEMOIRS” are created on a meeting point for jazz and classical music. It can be particularly seen in the polyrhythmic elements in the orchestral parts and extensive improvised parts used by the composer. The author has also put an effort to the attempt of transposition of his unique and recognisable sound to other solo instruments (cello, har, vocal).
„MEMOIRS” are a record of composer’s state of mind and emotions resulting from travels, people and places met during those trips and their impact on him. It is an impressionist tale that should awake the imagination and make a good use of the rich sound of the orchestra to transfer the audience into Adam Bałdych’s musical world.
BROTHERS - TOUR 2017
NEW CLIP PREMIERE - LOVE
We are happy to announce that August 18th new videoclip will be published. Love is first clip promoting new album Brothers recorded by Adam & Helge Lien Trio for ACT Music. Enjoy.
The video was funded from the city budget of Gorzów Wielkopolski.
NEW ALBUM - BROTHERS - RELEASE AUGUST 25th
I'm happy to share information that my new album "Brothers" recorded with Helge Lien Trio and Tore Brunborg will be released August 25th on ACT MUSIC. This is very special album for me and I can't wait to share this music with you !
"Brothers" - new album / ACT Music The new album "Brothers" consists of nine songs - eight new, original compositions by Adam Bałdych and a beautiful version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah”, which form a coherent and complete whole. The music maintains in European improvised music stream, crossing borders of jazz, classical music and elements of indie rock / alternative, which in total give Bałdych’s music a specific "surface roughness and rebellious aura.” Additional voice is introduced by an outstanding Norwegian saxophonist Tore Brunborg (known for his work with Manu Katche or Tord Gustavsen), which blends with the violin sound, creating extraordinary collage.
FRYDERYK AWARD NOMINATION
We are happy to announce that Adam is nominated to Polish Music Industry Award - Fryderyk 2017.
Gala will be held in Warsaw April 26'th.
Keep you fingers crossed !
LIVE AT JARASUM JAZZ FESTIVAL
Check out new video from Jazrasum Jazz Festival in Korea where Adam performed with Helge Lien Trio.
Listen to the music and enjoy unbelievable atmosphere of the festival.
ADAM BAŁDYCH & JEAN LUC PONTY
Adam Bałdych and legendary jazz violinist Jean Luc Ponty together on stage!
Adam was invited by a great Jean Luc Ponty to play together with him and his band during Jazz 2016 festival in Warsaw / Palladium Theatre.
They performed few songs composed by Jean Luc and arranged by him for two violins.
After concert Jean Luc wrote a personal message on vinyl for Adam:
"My best wishes to Adam Baldych, whose great talent makes me happy for the future of violin in modern music".
Thank you Jean Luc !
Enjoy new video with live - solo performance of Adam / "Human Being".
"In this quiet and empty space, that used to be a hospital, where was fought for people's lives, and now overwhelms with its coldness, I began to ask myself the questions about the condition of humanity today. Are we able to fight for another? Do we love? Do we care? Who we are now and who we used to be?
This is a value in itself - Human Being" - says Adam.
ADAM BALDYCH ON WORLD YOUTH DAYS
Today officially begins in Cracow World Youth Day. On Friday during the Way of the Cross led by the Pope Francis, World Youth Days ORCHESTRA will play in addition to the works of Bach or Szymanowski - music composed for the occasion by Adam. This will be an extraordinary time. Be there with us
ADAM BALDYCH HONORED
We are proud to inform that Adam Baldych was awarded Golden Cross of Merit and Medal forMerit to Polish Culture by President of Republic of Poland and Minister of Culture.
ADAM BALDYCH TOURING IN GERMANY
Adam Baldych will touring in Germany in June with his Imaginary Quartet. The band will present music from Adam's last albums: Imaginary Room, The New Tradition & Bridges. See you at the concerts !
ECHOES OF BRIDGES IN NORWAY AND GERMANY
Last week we rocked Germany and Norway touring with Helge Lien Trio, here are some very nice reviews we've got:
"There are not many violinists who’s sound still in the softest Pianissimo remains absolutely clean. How Baldych manages to explode out of this, is stunning: these incredible dynamics, this extreme energy level, at the same this delicacy and ability to make the right musical decision every millisecond… In Baldych everyone can see what blissful freedom of musical language results if technical limits are no longer relevant."
Roald Helgheim in Dagsavisen about our Maijazz concert: "With a number of exciting concerts in the opening with names like Anneli Drecker, Marius Neset, Mats Gustavsson and Olga Konkova on the poster, came one of the festival's big highlights, with Helge Lien Trio together with the Polish violin player Adam Baldych. The quartet has already released a CD, and the exciting festival scene Track 5 witnessed an extraordinary experience." http://bit.ly/baldych_dagsavisen
Terje Mosnes in jazzinorge.no about our Maijazz concert: "...they gave both a beautiful and engaging concert for a near full set Track 5. Trio and violinist suit each other in the strong melody based repertoire, naturally enough, since all four masters the care and subtle nuanced the art better than most." http://bit.ly/baldych_jazzinorge
Johan Hauknes in saltpeanuts about our Maijazz concert: "Poland has once again created a violinist that - we all remember Michal Urbaniak - it will go rumors about for years to come." http://bit.ly/baldych_saltpeanuts
Saturday 30.04 - Adam will perform with NDR BIG BAND (Germany) in Schwerin. Adam's music arranged by legendary Michael Gibbs will be played by this outstanding group, including Danny Gottlieb (drums), Arie Volinez (bass), Vladyslav Sendecki (piano) and Adam Baldych.
Premiere concert will be broadcasted worldwide by NDR Radio, 30.04 around 22 / 23 European time.
The Bridges may tour will start 3rd of May 2016 in Munich at Jazzclub Unterfahrt ! See you at the concerts!
03.05.2016 - Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich, DE 04.05.2016 -Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, DE 05.05.2016 -MaiJazz Festival, Stavanger, NO 06.05.2016 -Anjazz Festival, Hamar, NO 07.05.2016 - Altes Hallenbad, Wolfsburg, DE 11.05.2016 - Teatr Stary, Lublin, PL 12.05.2016 - Chełmski Dom Kultury, Chełm, PL 13.05.2016 - Teatr Roma, Warszawa, PL
MOSAIC IMPRESSIONS PREMIERE IN BERLIN
Thank you Berlin and Radialsystem V! It was a pleasure to perform Adam's new composition "Mosaic - Impressions" for String Orchestra and improvising instruments.
Baltic Neopolis Orchestra Adam Bałdych - violin Paweł Tomaszewski - piano Michał Kapczuk - double bass Paweł Dobrowolski - percussion Karina Srocka - vocal Łukasz Reks - vocal
FRYDERYK MUSIC AWARD 2016
We are very happy to announce that Adam Bałdych is nominated to FRYDERYK 2016 award (Polish Grammy) in Artist of The Year in Jazz Music category!
ECHO JAZZ 2016
We are very happy to inform you that Adam Bałdych is nominated for the most prestigious award in German music industry ECHO JAZZ 2016 for Bridges in International Instrumentalist of the year - Special Intstruments category! Keep your fingers crossed!
JAZZ TOP 2015
We are pleased to inform you that Adam won several times in Jazz Top 2015 - Jazz Forum Magazine readers poll !
He won 1st price as Violinist of the Year, Album of the Year for "Bridges" recorded with Helge Lien Trio (ACT) as well as second price for Musician of the Year.
Thank you for all your votes :)
Adam with MoBlow
On 29th of January ACT Music released "Live in Berlin” Mo'Blow’s new album with special guests like Adam Bałdych, Nils Landgren, Kacper Smoliński and Pat Appleton. The album was recorded as a live performance in A-trane in Berlin.
AllAboutJazz wrote about the track in which Adam Bałdych took part: "(... ) Klein's "Ray" is the album's most intriguing track. Featuring violinist Adam Baldych, in rollicking form with a dynamic solo as well as calmer passages of pizzicato playing (...)".
Adam Baldych & Aaron Parks on tour
Adam Baldych & Aaron Parks duo on Tour !
21.09.2015 – Musig im Pflegidach, Muri, CH 22.09.2015 – Klaviersalon Merta, Linz, AT 23.09.2015 – Porgy & Bess, Vienna, AT 24.09.2015 – Treibhaus, Innsbruck, AT 27.09.2015 – Jazz Tage Sonneberg, Sonneberg, DE
BRIDGES - PREMIERE !!
We are very happy to announce that Adam's new album "Bridges" recorded with Norwegian Helge Lien Trio will be released August 28th 2015 !
The session was made in Hansa Studios - Berlin. Album consists of 9 compositions written by Adam Bałdych, 1 written by Adam & Helge and one by Massive Attack - Teardrop.
Album was co-produced with Siggi Loch and will by released by ACT MUSIC on CD & Vinyl.
The cover is Wilhelm Sasnal’s artwork "A Bridge".
This is Adam's third album for ACT.
The New Tradition - Album of the Year !
Adam Bałdych received for the album The New Tradition, recorded together with Yaron Herman, the award for Best Jazz Album 2014. The award is granted every year within the Gala Grand Prix Jazz Melomani by TVP Programme 2 and Jazz Melomani Society.
Jazz at th Berlin Philharmonic
Accordion Night is another concert within the Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic series, that was released by ACT Music as Jazz at Berin Philharmonic IV - Accordion Night.
On one stage met and performed i.a.: Vincent Peirani, Emile Parisien, Nguyen Le, Klaus Paier and Stian Carstensen & Adam Bałdych duo.
The concert was acclaimed as another great event and you can listen to it on the album which is already on sale.
Klick - Klack
The great TV feature about Adam Baldych from Bavarian Television "Klick Klack" is now available online.
Go to MULTIMEDIA to check it.
FRYDERYK 2015 Award
Adam Baldych is nominated by the Polish Music Industrie Award - Fryderyk 2015 in two categories: Artist of the Year and Album of the Year (The New Tradition).
The winers will be announced during the ceremony on April 23rd 2015.
ECHO JAZZ 2015
Adam Bałdych is nominated to German Music Industrie Award - Echo Jazz 2015 for his album The New Tradition in category: Artist of The Year - Other Instruments.
Among the nominated are: Pat Metheny, Ambrose Akinmosire, Branford Marsalis or Regina Carter.
Musician & Album of The Year for Adam
Adam was choosen as Musician of The Year and his album "The New Tradition" as Album of The Year by Polish Magazin Jazz Press. He also took a place as Violinist of The Year by Jazz Forum magazine.
concert with Nils Landgren
On 11th October 2014 a concert was held to celebrate 20 Years of cooperation of Nils Landgren and ACT Music. On this occasion at Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Nils Langren & The Baltic Gang (Nils Landgren – trombone, Adam Bałdych – violin, Marius Neset – sax, Iiro Rantala – pano, Dieter Ilg – double bass, Robert Mahmet Ikiz – percussion) performed together at one stage. The Artists performed "Letter for E" by Bałdych and "From Gagarin Point of View" by Esbjorn Svensson, with whom Nils Landgren cooperated for a long time.
The award of city president
Adam Bałdych born in Gorzów Wielkopolski is the most titled Artist coming from this city. Despite the fact he doesn’t live there anymore, he is still involved in creative activity and promotion of his hometown. For his achievements and contribution to the culture, Adam Bałdych was awarded by the President of Gorzów with the most important cultural award – Motyl.
Jazz and More
Adam Bałdych and Yaron Herman started autumn by going on another tour promoting the album “The New Tradition”. In the meantime Adam was also on the cover of Jazz’n’More – swiss magazine.
Below find the duo concert list:
22.09. Hannover (Germany), Jazzclub
23.9. Langenau (Germany), Pfleghofsaal
24.9. Dudelange (Luxembourg), Centre Culturel "Opderschmelz"
26.9. Munchen (Germany), Jazzclub Unterfahrt
27.9. Innsbruck (Austria), Treibhaus
28.9. Zurich (Switzerland), Moods
PREMIERE - The New Tradition
World premiere of Adam Bałdych’s new album "The New Tradition", recorded together with Israeli pianist Yaron Herman, will be on 30th May 2014. It is Adam’s second album released by prestigious German label - ACT Music. The new album consists of Bałdych’s compositions as well as other composers (Hildegard von Bingen, Zbigniew Seifert, Krzysztof Komeda).
Tracks "June" and "Quo Vadis" from the new album are available in VIDEO section.
Adam Baldych - Violinist of the Year
Adam Baldych elected Poland's violinist of the year !
Adam Baldych wins the annual readers poll of the Polish jazz magazin "Jazz Forum" as "violinist of the year".
He was also in first three Artist of the Year just after Tomasz Stańko and Leszek Możdżer.
Adam Bałdych & Yaron Herman
Adam Bałdych has just started a cooperation with Israeli pianist Yaron Herman. The Artists first met at the stage of the Berlin Philharmonic where they performed together at the “Jazz at the Berlin Philharmonic” concert. “The New Tradition” - their duo album will be released in May 2014, but they aready start European concert tour to promote the new project.
The nearest concert dates:
27.01 - Koblenz / Germany - Cafe Kahn 28.01 - Manheim / Germany - Alte Feuerwache 29.01 - Maasmechelen / Belgium - Centre Culturel 30.01 - Linz / Austria - Klavierhaus Merta 31.01 - Rottenmann / Austria - Kultursaal 01.02 - Wien / Austria - Porgy & Bess 02.02 - Salzburg / Austria - JazzIt
Adam Bałdych - Artist of the Year 2012 !!
Adam Bałdych - Artist of the Year 2012 !!
One year after receiving the Grand Prix in Melomans Hope category, Adam Bałdych received the Grand Prix as Artist of the Year 2012 – called also Jazz Oscar. The Award was handed to Adam at the Great Jazz Gala in Grand Theatre (Łódź, PL) where Adam also performed with his Imaginary Quartet and Verneri Pohjolą as special guest on trumpet.
"Adam Bałdych is a real “violin hooligan” and his stage impersonation is bursting to rock'n'roll. Real chaos, but under control. Ulrich Olshausen from "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" wrote "He has, without doubt, the greatest technique of any jazz violinist alive today. We can expect everything of him"" and was one hundred percent right! With an amazing performance at the Great Jazz Gala, Adam proves that he deserves his awards - Echo Jazz 2013 - the most important German music award bestowed on artists by the German music industry and Grand Prix as Artist of the Year 2012, received only one year after the Grand Prix in Melomans Hope category, which makes it even more special"
- that is how Adam’s performance was commented at Gazeta Wyborcza.
Tribute to Esbjorn
ACT MUSIC label artists took part in a special event commemorating one of the most influential Scandinavian pianists - Esbjorn Svensson. The concert 'Tribute to Esbjorn' was held to commemorate his death 5th anniversary. Under the name of THE ACT FAMILY BAND - Nils Landgren (trombone), Victoria Tolstoy (vocal), Adam Bałdych (violin), Marius Neset (saxophone), Ulf Wakenius (guitar), Jacob Karlzon (piano), Michael Wollny (piano), Lars Danielsson (double bass) and Magnus Ostrom (drums) - prestented music composed specially for this event. One of the copositions was 'Letter for E.' by Adam Baldych. The concert was a part of Jazz Castle Festival in Wolfsburg, Germany. Swedish ambassador to Germany took the honorary patronage over the concert.
ECHO JAZZ 2013
We are very happy to announce that Adam Bałdych received the 2013 ECHO Jazz award - the most important German music award bestowed on artists by the German music industry! Violinist Adam Bałdych is now considered one of the most important new talents and he received his award in Hamburg on 23rd of May 2013 as a International Artist - Violin for his Imaginary Room album (ACT). Among other prize winners are: Michael Wollny, Vijay Iyer, Brad Mehldau Trio and Kenny Garrett.
Durring the Echo Gala Adam performed with Echo All Stars Band.
Adam has been nominated to Fryderyk 2013 - Music Award for Artist of the year - Jazz Music.
Fryderyk is one of the most prestigous Polish music award.
Gala Awards will be held on April 25th, broadcasted by TVP 2 Polish Television.
Jazz Top 2013 by Jazz Forum Magazine
Adam Bałdych got first places in two categories of magazine Jazz Forum annual poll – Jazz Top 2012. The categories are the best violin player and the best new artist in jazz. Surprisingly Adam got also the fourth place in music of the year category, right after Tomasz Stańko, Krzysztof Herdzin and Leszek Możdżer!
Marek Dusza in Rzeczpospolita Magazine wrote: "It is very surprising that Adam Bałdych won as the best violin player and the new artist in jazz in the same poll. It is very unsual for such a young musician to triumph among the the virtuosos”. Jazz Top 2012 winners concert will take place during the Wiosna Jazzowa Festival in Zakopanem in May 2013. We will let you know the details.
Janusz slowik Prize for Adam
Adam is the prizewinner of the last edition of Janusz Słowik prize. He was rewarded for the last year and the whole of his works as the seventh person since the prize was founded seven years ago. The ceremony took place in Jazz Club “Pod Filarami” in Gorzów Wielkopolski. The statuette was sculptured by an artist from Gorzów - Zofia Bilińska
Grand Prix for Adam
We are happy to announce that Adam Bałdych won the Grand Prix Jazz Melomani in the category of Jazz Hope. The award ceremony was held on Saturday, 27.10.2012 at the Music Theatre in Lodz, during the twentieth anniversary Grand Gala Jazz Society Melomani. The awards, which are commonly known in Poland as "Jazz Oscars', were awarded for the achievements in 2011. The confirmation of this decision, which we are very happy about, is the interest in Adam Bałdych’s music abroad, which can be seen in the release of Adam’s latest album “Imaginary Room” by the prestigious ACT Music label in 2012 and many concerts promoting the new material in Poland and foreign countries.
ACT Tour - New Faces
Adam Baldych came back from Germany where he took part in ACT New Faces Tour giving with his quartet four concerts – in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and Wolfsburg. The ACT tour was organized to promote ACT New Faces – Adam Baldych and a hungarian saxophone player Gabor Bolla.
"Adam Baldych profiles himself as a tasteful stylist with, especially for his young age, astonishingly clear concept. Despite his, at times insanely complex phrasing and intensity of playing, he never looses track of the composition. Baldych’s impressive art doesn’t let itself blind by her own sophistication and even in complex passages favours individual expression before sheer virtuosity”.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 15, 2012 by Norbert Krampf
It's been only a week since "Imaginary Room" premiere and from all over the world we are getting very positive album reviews! The latest Adam Bałdych's album recorded in ACT music is right now the album of the week in HR2 radio & NDR radio, Adam is on the cover of the July-August issue of Jazzpodium and Bruce Lindsay in AllAboutJazz – one of the most important jazz magazines in the world – writes, that "Baldych gives his violin a voice and emotional power that have been too rarely heard in recent decades and offers a fresh take on the instrument for the contemporary scene".
"A player the jazz world should watch" / **** - Jazzwise (GB), Stuart Nicholson
The album is available worlwide in music stores.Check more quotes in Reviews site. You can also track all of the latest news here: www.facebook.com/adambaldychmusic
ACT Album Premiere !
22nd of June – that's the date of Adam Bałdych's new album release by prestigious label from Germany ACT MUSIC.
Adam Bałdych & The Baltic Gang - "Imaginary Room" – is the full title of Adam's latest album recorded together with great Scandinavian musicians: Jacob Karlzon (piano), Lars Danielsson (double bass, cello), Morten Lund (percussion), Verneri Pohjola (trumpet) and Marius Neset (saxophone).
The new album was recorded in the legendary Hansa Tone Studio in Berlin. The new material reflects New York climate in which Adam has spent a lot of time recently. New compositions refers also to the main works of Krzysztof Komeda or Tomasz Stańko and are maintained in typical Polish sound, which is also very typical for Adam.
„Without any doubt the greatest living jazz violinist. [...] We can expect everything from him.”
That is how after the Jazz Fest concert in Berlin, Ulrich Olshausen from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote about Adam.
More information on the premiere you will find on www.facebook.com/adambaldychmusic
26th April Jazz Festival
27th April 2012 7:30 Pm
Adam wil play on April Jazz Festival with Iiro Rantala – piano & Jukka Perko – saxophone. Musicians will present new material from Iiro's album - "The History od Jazz".
Tapiola Hall, Kulttuuriaukio 1, 02100 Espoo, Finland
Adam & Iiro Rantala in Gotheborg
Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala is going to record his new album for ACT Music April 19th-20th. He invited great artists for his sesion: Lars Danielsson (b.,cello) Morten Lund (drums) and Adam Baldych on violin.
Recording sesion will be at Lars Danielsson studio in Gothenborg (Sweden). Album is produced by Nils Landgren.
Adam recording for ACT Music
We are very happy to inform all of you that on 12th and 13th March Adam is going to record his debut album for a highly pestigious record company ACT Music. In the recordings will take part great european musicians: Lars Danielsson (b ), Verneri Pohjola(tp), Jacon Karlzon(p ), Morten Lund ( dr) and Marius Neset (sax). We record in Hansa Studio in Berlin, where also David Bowie or U2 recorded their albums. The album will consist of my brand new compositions inspired by european and NY stage jazz. The producer of my debut album will be Siegfried Loch himself.
Adam Baldych & Mika Urbaniak
Adam Baldych and vocalist Mika Urbaniak met in studio to make special project for their fans.
The famous "Let it snow" arranged by an original duo of Adam Baldych and Mika Urbaniak, wholly recorded by using only the sounds of violin and vocal. Adam Baldych and Mika Urbaniak used this pre-Christmas time to meet in the studio and record in this unusual arrangement for only violin and voice. The idea of working together was born in New York City, where Adam was working on one of his albums. Enjoy the video which reflects this incredible musical meeting.
Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn Arranged and produced by Adam Bałdych Enginered by Łukasz Olejarczyk Mix, Mastering: Marcin "Mały" Górny Edited by Radosław Rutkowski, Adam Bałdych Video by Intensive Group: Piotr Wleklik, Radosław Rutkowski, Wenecjusz Julewicz
Adam Baldych - Jazz Forum Magazine
Adam is on the cover of one of the biggest European Jazz Magazines - Jazz Forum. His new album "Magical Theatre", Article about his adventure in New York City and new projets now availble in book stores. Highly recommended.
AdAM BALDYCH TOURING IN POLAND
Adam Bałdych will promote his new album 'Magical Theatre' in Europe in autumn. To his project he invited Dana Hawkins on drums, Piotr Orzechowski winner of Grand Prix Montreaux Jazz Piano Competition 2011 and bass player Andrzej Święs. Dates:
01.10 - Kosice / Slovakia - Jazz Festival
21.10 - Andrychów / Poland- Pod Basztą
26.10 - Sopot / Poland- SFINKS
27.10 - Bydgoszcz / Poland- ElJazz Festival
28.10 - Poznań / Poland- Blue Note
29.10 - Gorzów Wlkp. / Poland- Pod Filarami
03.11 - Berlin / Germany- Jazz Festival Quasimodo
04.11 - Zielona Góra / Poland - Kawon
6.11 - Katowice / Poland- Hipnoza
Review in Jazz Times Magazine
To violinist Adam Baldych, being called "Evil" is a compliment. After all, how else would one describe his violin playing, which plumbs the deepest recesses of the soul with its fiery intensity? That Baldych’s latest album is entitled “Magical Theatre” is no exaggeration. Baldych constructs a bridge that shortens the gap between classical music and jazz, even weaving in influences from Polish folk. Throughout it all Baldych delivers a non-stop display of violin mastery, the kind of dazzling performances that can put a young artist on the global map.
For Baldych, his journey to "Magical Theatre" began at a young age. "I decided to go to music school at the age of nine," Baldych recalled. "It was because of my older sister, who is a singer. She was the first person who got me interested in music and inspired me to do that." Baldych was well aware of Poland’s rich musical heritage, too. “We have a long history in music, especially in piano (Frédéric Chopin) and violin (Henryk Wieniawski).”
Two years after Baldych started playing the violin, he began winning contests for it. It was these accomplishments that encouraged Baldych to pursue music as a career. However, Baldych refused to stay complacent and continued to study the greats. "I was really inspired by Eastern Europe composers as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky," Baldych revealed. "I love the spirit they have in their music." At the age of 13, Baldych discovered jazz and decided to continue his artistic development towards that direction. "It gave me freedom," Baldych explained.
And freedom is the essence of "Magical Theatre." Baldych liberates himself from the confines of both the jazz and classical worlds, letting his imagination run rampant on his violin, sweeping listeners along with him.
Adam became a new NS Design artist. He has played CR-5 electric violin for few years creating his uniqe sound on this instrument.
"I'm feeling Ns Design violin very much, I'd chose it long before I started thinking about working with NS team. I chose this instrument becouse of just one thing - Great Sound !" -says Adam.
More about Adam's gear soon on www.adambaldych.com
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ADAM BALDYCH NEW ALBUM RELEASED
I'm happy to tell you that my new album that I worked on last months is now availble on CdBaby & Itunes (also Amazon and other sites soon). The album was recorded in amazing studio, built in old mill - RecPublica Studios. The video from the sesion is in Multimedia page.
You can feel the atmosphere of this special place, specially in songs like "Princess ballet room" or "The room of Imagination". Theres also a lot of groovy, modern playing - "Party Pace", "The game of destiny"
(I'm glad I have Piotr Zaczek on bass & Michal Bryndal on drums).
My last 2 years was full of theatre works. I composed a lot for performances and had a time to learn from other arts that takes a part in it. It was also a time for inspirations. One of them was a Hermann Hesse's novel "Steppenwolf". Also in this album, every song is dadicated to the imaginations from Hesse's "Magical Theatre" ( one of the scenes from the novel). I couldn't get this sound without Pawel Tomaszewski on piano and Andrzej Gondek on guitar. There's also a special guests: Josh Lawrence on trumpet, Kuba Cywinski on upright bass and Adam Sak on background guitars. They all made my music sound really wonderfull and now I want to share this emotions with you !
As soon as you listen this album let me know what's your feelings abut it. Hope you enjoy this, see you on the concerts !!
New York City
The New Project with Igmar Thomas, Joel Holmes, Burniss Earl Travis & Dana Hawkins, Project with Grammy nominated Taylor Eigsti, Performances & Great Jamming... This is just a beginning of what's going on in Big Apple.
"I met him just 2 weeks ago, This Polish violinist just blew my mind, I never heard anybody playing like that" - said Taylor Eigsti, inviting Adam on the stage for playing as a guest with him and amazing rythm section - Joe Sanders on bass & Clarence Penn on drums.
One week before, Adam performed, invited by Grammy Awarded basist John Benitez at NYC 55 Bar. Musicians are planning touring and recording this summer.
There was also very special concert with singer Grazyna Auguscik in Chicago's main jazz club "Green Mill". It was also great oportunity to meet Leszek Mozdzer, pianist and music producer of Adam newest album.
Info about new projects on www.adambaldych.com
Prestigious honourable mention - ALE SZTUKA!
Adam Bałdych was given a honourable mention in "Ale Sztuka" plebiscite organized by Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper, Polskie Radio Zachód radio and TVP television. Ale Sztuka awards the most interesting annual cultural events and the most interesting artist in Lubuskie province. Adam was nominated among such celebrities as Raz Dwa Trzy band or Hrabi cabaret.
Hanna Kaup who nominated Adam for the award described Adam's work in Gazeta Wyborcza saying:
"… I would vote for the best music in Gorzów Wielkopolski which is the music of Adam Bałdych. He is an art himself and everything he does just proves it. Among other things he composed the music for "Żegnaj Książę" directed by Rafał Matusz, "Przyjazne dusze" directed by Robert Czechowski or "Allo Allo" of Jan Tomaszewski performances. He also created a Damage Control project which was succesful after its first tour.
Filip Łobodziński wrote in "Newsweek": " An album of Damage Control quartet l eaded by a violin virtuoso coming from Gorzow struck me down with its genius".
The other project prepared for Era Nowe Horyzonty Festival "Możdżer - Danielsson - Bałdych" proves Adam is a high classy musician, who finds his inspiration in the music of Rachmaninoff, Guns'n'Roses, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix…
But the most fascinating thing is that no matter the size of the concert hall or the audience, Adam always performs at his highest level. I will never forget his performance at IV High School's 20th anniversary. Adam is an absolwent of one. It is not a big deal to play at the huge stage, plug to a highest level equipment and build the atmosphere of a great event while standing in the spotlights. The real thing is to show the real Art at the second-rate stage, without any effects and play so intensely so the man could catch oneself on listening rapt to it. So the audience was stunned and went into raptures, so the eyes were staring at the bow, which had created a symphony of sounds that built the atmosphere of Great Art. "Ooh, he can make it good!" - you could hear on the 16th of October 2010, after a short concert in AWF hall.
I have to add: "Ale Adam! Ale Sztuka!" [What an Adam! What an Art!]. Because Adam Bałdych is like Nigel Kennedy coming from Gorzów - so it sounded like it presented Bogusław Dziekański with all that jazz. By the way, this young musician is partly a "child" of Bogusław.
So if we intend to compete and win this most important statuette of a real art in our province, I cannot conceive of Adam not taking place among the best. It is him who determines the level and shape of our culture in the first decade of XXI century. "
Adam Baldych touring with Jacques Seguin
Adam Bałdych and his project Damage Control are going to one month tour with brand new music !! The band will perform with great young Canadian trumpetter - Jacques Seguin. Artists are also planning co-operation in USA and Canada. Damage Control known from experiments, modern sound and combining jazz with eastern europe flows, folk, inspiring classical music as well.
Concerts will take a part in best polish clubs as:
11.02 - Jaworki - Muzyczna Owczarnia
12.02 - Kraków - Harris
13.02 - Andrychów - Pod basztą
16.02 - Poznań - Blue Note
17.02 - Zielona Góra - Blue Note
19.02 - Trzcianka - Z.Seifert Festival
20.02 - Warszawa - Skwer
24.02 - Wrocław - Puzzle
25.02 - Gorzów Wlkp. - Pod Filarami
26.02 - Szczecin - Free Blues
27.02 - Gdańsk - Klub Żak
THEATRE PREMIERE - ALLO ALLO
In Gorzow's "Osterwy" Theatre premiere of 'Allo, Allo' will take place on the 8.12.2010. Directed by great Jan Tomaszewicz, choreography by Tomasz Tworkowski, scenography by Ireneusz Domagala and music by Adam Baldych.
'Allo Allo' is a performance kept in a Musical - Cabareth convention. Action takes place in Cafe Rene in Novien town (France) ocupated by Germans in II World War. The cafe is the place of huge corruption of german officers interests and operation point of The Resistance.
The owner of the cafe (Rene Artois) fights bravely (as soldiers of the front) so his wife Edith doesn't find out that he's got an affair with waitresses. One false move and he's going to be killed both by Germans's hand (whom he is hiding a painting inside a sausage for) or by The Resistance's hand if he disaggreas to cooperate in a conspiration (which aim is to kill Hitler). He can also die by his jelaous wife hand...
Adam's music was recorded by great musicians as: Grzegorz Baldych, Adam Sak - guitars, Mariusz Ambrozuk - accordeon, Marek Zalewski - piano...
Damage Control in Action
Damage Control in action!!
Brand new, fresh sounding compositions played by one of the most oustanding bands in Poland will touring soon.
Concerts promoting new material will be playing with special guest Josh Lawrence (NYC - USA) on trumpet
Adam_BAŁDYCH – electric violin Josh_LAWRENCE – trumpet Pawel_TOMASZEWSKI – keyboards
CD with new material will be released in Winter 2010/2011
New Cd recorded with Sharmi
Newest album of Ania Szarmach availble in stores. On material also as a guest - Adam Baldych.
Many great musicians took part in recording sesion:
- Henryk Miskiewicz - saxophone - Marek Napiorkowski - guitar - Dominik Bukowski - wibes - Janek Smoczynski - accordeon - Tomas Sanches - percussion
You can find some videos from sesion and promoting new material on youtube.
For more info go to www.aniaszarmach.pl
Adam Baldych - UNVEIL
Adam Baldych is being a composer for the movie produced in the international cultural project "UNVEIL". Movie inspired by "Hedda Gabler" by Ibsen going to be realized in 2010, directed by Ellen Lande and cooperated with artists from Norway.
More info, photos & music - www.unveilproject.com
Prestigious Prize for Adam
Adam Bałdych honored by Marshal of Lubuskie County (Poland) got Special Award for his success in art and promoting of county.
The prize was given by Michal Jablonski (Marshal) 23.11.2009 in Zielona Gora.
New Cd of Piotr Zaczek - Balboo
The newest Cd of Piotr Zaczek - Balboo is on the market.
Cd realized with a lot of great musicians as: David Fuze Fiuczynski, Leszek Mozdzer, Robert Luty, Grzegorz Jablosnki, Marcin Gorny, Maciej Kocinski & Adam Baldych.
Very modern vibes, grooves mixed with European sounds is availble to get from best music stores.
To get info and listen to the tracks - go to www.zaq.pl
Adam Baldych Music in Theatres
Adam Bałdych is the composer of music in 2 new performances in theatres wchich premieres would be in October.
'Bardzo zwyczajna historia' - is written by Marija Lado and directed by Rafal Matusz ( J.Osterwa Theatre in Gorzow Wlkp.).
'Spirit Level' - written by Pam Valentine and directed by Robert Czechowski ( Lubuski Theatre in Zielona Gora).
Performances are different (drama & comedy) but would have one similar point - Adam's music.
For recordings he invited a lot of great musicians who use to work with Adam in jazz music productions.
Part of music exclusively in adambaldych.com !
A tribute to Zbigniew Seifert
A New Cd with Adam Baldych realized.
This time Adam took a part in ATribute to Zbigniew Seifert album made by famous Polish guitarist - Jaroslaw Smietana.
There's 9 compositions recorded written by Seifert and arranged by Smietana, performed by Top jazz violinist: Didier Lockwood, P.Blanchard, Ch.Howes, J.Goodman. Theres also Adam Baldych invited for this exclusive group.
Cd ready to buy - in best music stores
LESZEK MOZDZER/ LARS DANIELSSON/ ADAM BALDYCH - Era Nowe Horyzonty
"Sir Arne's Treasure" Leszek Mozdzer / Lars Danielsson / Adam Baldych
The classical Sir Arne's Treasure by Mauritz Stiller, one of the co-founders - along Victor Sjöström and Julius Jaenzon - of the "Swedish film school", is one of the most characteristic achievements of the golden age of Swedish cinematography (1916-1924). Its originality was based on the bold use of outdoor filming and epic narrative, inspired by literature. This is one of the most outstanding phenomena in the history of cinema. Its plot is set in the 16th century. The film shows the dramatic escape of Scottish officers, former mercenaries for the Swedish king, now oppressed for their rebellion. The story's main issue is the love of Sir Archie, who is responsible for crimes, for the sincere, innocent Elsalill, whose family fell victim to the Scots' violence. The tragic fate of the main characters, their dilemmas, the constant game of passion and suspicion, restrained by Protestant morality - all these are reflected in the film's austere form and images of nature, which have an important role here. The screening will be accompanied by a performance by the Leszek Możdżer Trio. Możdżer - the talented composer and pianist, together with the Swedish bass-player Lars Danielsson and violinist Adam Bałdych will play music composed specifically for this occasion.