More than a classical string quartet, it plays classical music in humorous way
13th September 2010: It sure is going to sound music to your ears. Grupa MoCarta, something more than a classical string quartet, is all set to play classical music in a humorous way.
They have, in fact, created something like musical cabaret, one in which the music, not the words, are the source of laughter.
On the 18th and the 19th of September, Grupa MoCarta gives “a spectacular and a very unique show” at Polish Cultural Centre – Hammersmith, W6. For additional information, you can call up at 07788 410122
The names that make Grupa MoCarta are: Filip Jaslar (first violin), Michal Sikorski (second violin), Pawel Kowaluk (viola) and Bolek Blaszczyk (cello).
They are all well educated instrumentalists, who graduated from prestigious academies of Music in Warsaw and Lodz, but decided to play classical music in a humorous way.
As they explain: “We exist despite the solemness of the great concert halls, despite the boredom of the everyday life of the classical musicians, despite the fanatic lovers of classical music, despite the fans of rock, rap or pop who are afraid of classical music. We treat our Mother Music with a humorous irony and we are sure she will have nothing against it”.
The second program of the Group was entitled “The Four Seasons According to Grupa MoCarta”. Later on, however, it runs freely in the direction of various Polish and world songs about spring, summer, autumn and winter. The piece provides the listener with over 70 minutes of a sophisticated perfectly arranged and played fun!
In 2007 Grupa MoCarta published their first DVD ever – “Grupa MoCarta at the opera” – a live concert recorded at the opera in Wroclaw.
Grupa MoCarta have appeared on many stages all over the world, and received many prestigious prizes.