with Christoph Soldan and the Silesian Chamber Soloists, Katowice
What happens when a classical musician arranges hits from the 60s for his own chamber ensemble? Extremely lovingly composed pieces in which the listener recognizes both the catchy tunes of pop music and great classical music! For example, one of the works begins with Tchaikovsky's String Serenade, then switches to "somebody to love" by Queen and ends by returning to Tchaikovsky. A true cross-over project that really deserves its name. And the success proves the composer Dariusz Zboch and his ensemble right. The Silesian Chamber Soloists are one of the most successful string ensembles in Europe, uniting the leaders of the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Katowice. The five award-winning instrumentalists, who trained at various music academies in Poland and Germany, have performed at the most important European music festivals since their foundation in 1993 and have collaborated with renowned artists such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Yehudi Menuhin, Christoph Eschenbach, Pinchas Zuckerman, Maxim Vengerov, Mscislav Rostropovich and the German pianist and conductor Christoph Soldan. Leonard Bernstein commented on him after a joint tour: "I am impressed by the spiritual greatness of this young musician." Soldan, who studied at the Hamburg Musikhochschule, has since performed worldwide with numerous renowned orchestras and as a soloist in some of the most important concert halls.