May 25, 2010
Polish-born cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski currently serves as the assistant principal in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He makes his solo recording debut with Cello Populus.
Cello Populus is an intimate set of solo cello recordings, featuring music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The music explores the full sonic range of the modern cello. Recorded during the winter, the album is a labor of love by a busy orchestral musician who set aside some time to reconnect with his instrument.
Paul Hindemith, Sonata for cello solo
George Crumb, Sonata for cello solo
Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish Caprice
Witold Lutosławski, Sacher Variation
Krzysztof Penderecki, Divertimento for cello solo
Kaija Saariaho, Sept Papillons
György Ligeti, Sonata for cello solo
George Crumb, "Tema pastorale con variazioni"
4 x 6 in
Hi-Res Cover Art:
5 x 5 in
On the Web
Cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski has delighted audiences in many concert halls in America and Europe with his great artistic and technical command of the instrument. As a soloist he performed with numerous orchestras in the US including the Montgomery Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Dariusz appeared in many chamber music series including the Candlelight Series, Music at the Great Hall in Baltimore and the Barge Music Festival in New York City. In November of 2005 he performed his Carnegie Hall debut, which was sponsored by the La Gesse Foundation. The artist is also a member of a critically acclaimed ensemble – the Monument Piano Trio, who are the artists–in–residence at the An Die Musik Live concert series in Baltimore.
Dariusz is a laureate of various international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Leonard Rose Competition in Washington D.C. and the Rostropovich Competition in Paris. He was a first prize winner in the following contests: the Young Artist Competition in Santa Barbara, Concerto Competition of the Alexandria Symphony and the Baltimore Music Club Competition. Radio stations in New York and Maryland have broadcast artist’s recordings.
Dariusz began his musical education at the age of six and spent his school years in Warsaw, Poland. He completed his higher education as a scholarship recipient at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and perfected his art under the supervision of the world-renowned cellist Stephen Kates.
The soloist’s repertoire is extremely diverse and includes compositions from Baroque to the 21st century. Besides his solo and chamber music career Dariusz is also the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.