Polish cellist and composer. Thanks to the Fulbright Scholarship, Jan has completed a Master´s Degree in Music Performance at Manhattan School of Music in New York, where he also studied JazzPiano and Composition
MUSIC OF THE ROSHKO BROTHERS
The sound of BAROX can be described as classical and electronic music that utilizes deep, floating synths and waves of chord progressions, which may be accompanied by echoing rhythmic textures, airy, choir-like synth tones or ancient sounds of the Japanese harp (koto). The project differs from the typical classical concert formula. Roshko Brothers go beyond the baroque classical music at the least expected moment to show their own musical ideas. Our goal was to create a project that blends baroque composition written by such composers as J. S. Bach or A. Vivaldi with our own compositions for violin, cello, piano, sansula, loops/electronics, and kotamo.
Barox is a concert that can’t be determined by exchanging only one style of music. It combines electronic sounds with world music and Slavic melancholy. In 2017 they recorded a CD for the NAXOS record label – two trios of Karol Lipiński with Voytek Proniewicz. The record was nominated to International Classical Music Awards (ICMA 2019).
In 2013 and 2014 with A Gambler’s Hand Project they performed over 50 concerts in 10 European countries, in major festivals, cinemas, theaters, jazz clubs and beyond that include EFG London Jazz Festival, Delemont Jazz Days (Switzerland), 26th Vilnius Jazz Festival, Handelsbeurs Ghent Concert Hall, Leeds Film Festival.
Jan and Adam collaborate with such artists as Adam Baldych, Janusz Olejniczak, Tomasz Strahl, Voytek Proniewicz, Zbigniew Namyslowski, Steven Lutvak, Iwona Sobotka, Seal, Susan Vega, Sean Noonan, and Alexis Marcello.