Kinga Augustyn

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Award winning Polish-born and New York City-based concert violinist Kinga Augustyn has been described as "an adventurous performer valuable to New York's scene" (NY Concert Review), a "violinist for whom nothing seems too difficult" (Polish Daily News), "stylish and vibrant…playing with verve and superb control….great sensitivity and unashamed virtuosity" (The Strad Magazine), and "beyond amazing, one hell of a violinist, who has already made a name for herself in violin circles!" (The Fanfare Magazine). She has performed as a soloist with orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia.

http://kingaugustyn.com

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New CD 01. Oct 2015

Dear Friends,


Please check out my new album!

http://kingaaugustyn.com/category/romantic-violin-recital-cd/

I hope you will enjoy these beautiful and virtuosic works for violin and piano.

Cheers,

Kinga
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J S Bach: Sonata in G Minor Siciliana
J S Bach: Sonata in G Minor Presto
Kinga Augustyne
Violinist 
 Polish American Journal Today, 2009,
"Augustyn gave a vibrant, yet sensitive account of the Brahms Sonata No. 1, Op. 78 (…). In a lilting rendition of Paganini's Cantabile Augustyn exhibits splendid intonation and a hypnotic stylistic conception (…). The second half of the program   elevated the evening to a sublime level – beginning with Sequenza VIII (1976) by the Italian avant-garde composer Luciano Berio. With thrilling virtuosity Augustyn created unexpected regions of angular dissonant sound with a rough-hewn vigor (…). The violin technique required to perform Karol Szymanowski's Mythes is considerable and was well-matched in this masterful interpretation.  (Recital at The Polish Consulate of New York)"
(Stas Kmiec)
REVIEW from
 Nowy Dziennik Polish Daily News, 2009,
"Can we praise a musician for the beauty of the sound they produce from their instruments? (…). Some people say that the sound is first created in the musician's head. Then it is the skilled arms that take on that idea and turn it into what we hear. Whatever it is, the fact is that certain musicians produce an exceptionally beautiful and peculiar sound. And Kinga Augustyn is definitely one of them (…). The sound of her violin is velvety, warm, focused. At the same time, it is also perfectly clean in terms of intonation (…). The sound is what distinguishes Ms. Augustyn from other violinists of the young generation.  (Recital at The Polish Consulate of New York)"
(Jan Latus)
REVIEW from
 New York Post, 2012,
"'Chaconne' [was] handsomely played by violinist Kinga Augustyn.(Performance with Jose Limon Dance Company, The Joyce Theater)"
(Leigh Witchel)
REVIEW from
Niccolo Paganini Caprice No. 24, Op. 1
J S Bach: Sonata in G minor Adagio
 Music Web International, 2013,
"…Another discovery {is} Kinga Augustyn whose virtuosity is left in no doubt. All these works demand deft handling and a high degree of skill. These qualities she demonstrates throughout with muscular playing and a beautiful singing tone."
(Steve Arloff)
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Kinga Augustyn
Violinist 
Kinga Augustyn
Violinist 
 Magdeburger Volksstimme, 2008,
"We were regaled with a very interesting and memorable presentation of Leonard Bernstein's Serenade (…). Ms. Augustyn's flawless technique brought out Bernstein's special violinistic effects with flair, while allowing the inspiring and moving melodies to speak for themselves. Her rich sound, unblemished double stops, and technical mastery of all difficulties were rewarded by warm ovations accompanied by clamorous 'bravos.'  (L. Bernstein Serenade with Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Francesco Corti, Magdeburger Theater)"
(Ulrike Loehr)
REVIEW from
 Financial Times, 2012,
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'Chaconne' [was] played with fluid warmth by violinist Kinga Augustyn.(Performance with Jose Limon Dance Company, The Joyce Theater)

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(Apollinaire Scherr)
REVIEW from
J S Bach: Sonata in G Minor Fuga
 The Italian Voice, 2012,
"The soloist, Polish violinist Kinga Augustyn looked like some golden heavenly angel perched in the podium high above.  Fortunately for us, she also played like one.  Maestra Angland, Ms. Augustyn and the splendid musicians were breathing as one, yet there was a great sense of freedom in the dazzling cadenzas and the virtuoso passages.  Kinga Augustyn proved herself to be a violinist of extraordinary talent and temperament. Her solo bow was greeted with an ovation.  (J. Brahms Violin Concerto with Gateway Classical Music Society Orchestra and Maestra Ida Angland)"
(Nino Pantano)
REVIEW from
 NY Concert Review, 2008,
"…Music of Ysaye, Lutoslawski, and Szymanowski proved that Ms. Augustyn is an adventurous programmer valuable to New York's concert scenes (…). Her playing was riveting and stylistically and emotionally varied (…). her impassioned performances and especially her devotion to new music make her a violinist to watch."
(Anthony Aibel)
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Franz Vecsey: Valse Triste
Violinist Kinga Augustyn and pianist Magdalena Baczewska perform live Franz Vecsey "Valse triste". This was our encore, which followed a program of Romantic and "show- off" violin pieces. Sevenars Music Festival at Worthington, MA, on 7/15/2012 
Kinga Augustyn
Violinist 
 The Fanfare Magazine, 2013,
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…beyond amazing (…). Kinga Augustyn is one hell of a violinist. Her technique is tested to the breaking point in the virtuosic pieces, and she emerges unscathed. But also put to the test is her versatility in adapting to the wide range of music and styles presented, and again, she meets the challenge magnificently. Hallmarks of her playing are razor-sharp execution, even in the most taxing technical passages, and a tone of silvery purity high up on the E string, and of full-bodied mocha richness on the G string. That leaves a lot of notes in between, but they're all produced with equal and even resonance.

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(Jerry Dubins)
REVIEW from
 Polish Daily News, 2013,
"Glen Roven: I adored working with Kinga. She was not only a dazzling virtuoso, (and parts of this piece are really difficult) but played with a warmth that perfectly captured the famous bunny and his relationship to his world and more importantly his mother. She performed the cadenza that I originally wrote beautifully but I decided to ask her if she'd like to write her own. She agreed and came back to record her cadenza a few days later and I simply loved it. I hope Violinists in the future will play her version.  (Glen Roven, Ronaway Bunny Concerto)
           
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REVIEW from
 ForumWorldCultures, 2013,
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The outstanding Polish violinist Kinga Augustyn played the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens. "Clean" and deeply felt sounded her performance, a real Professional."  (Performance at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall)

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(Gabriela Jurosz)
REVIEW from
 Nowy Dziennik Daily News, 2009,
"Kinga Augustyn played Wieniawski's Faust Fantasy with an almost nonchalant overcoming of all technical difficulties, which the piece is filled with.  (Recital at The Kosciuszko Foundation Hall)"
(Roman Markowicz)
REVIEW from
 The Strad Magazine, 2013,
"…Kinga Augustyn treats both mazurkas with charm and a certain coquettishness, relishing the melodic twists and turns and extrovert technical displays. In the Introduction and Cracovienne and the Andante-Polonaise she keeps a light touch in the energetic fast sections, dancing and laced with virtuosic flourishes.  There is plenty of character to his Romance, and to Zygmunt Noskowski's Chanson ancienne (…).  She plays Gorecki's Sonatina in one movement with driving intensity, before opening out into the more spacious Variazioni, in a performance embracing beautifully shaped, pensive melodic lines and darker, biting playing (…).  She shows great sensitivity in miniatures by Paderewski and Lutoslawski before returning to the 19th century for the unashamed virtuosity of Lipinski's Two Impromptus played with verve and superb control."
(Tim Homfray)
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