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Great Concertmasters


September 28, 2013 at 7 p.m.


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Baltic Neopolis Orchestra cordially invites you all to a musical event opening the new season. Michael S├╝ssmann ÔÇô Norwegian violinist, director of Grieg in Bergen Festival, will perform solo parts during a concert within the Great Concertmasters series. Tomasz Tomaszewski from Deutsche Oper in Berlin will join him as concertmaster. Compositions by Edvard Grieg, Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Verdi will complete this evening at the grand main hall of TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki, which is a perfect setting for such exceptional performance.

Michael Süssmann started to play the violin at the age of 5, and made his first public performance two years later as soloist with orchestra in Bergen, Norway. Later, he studied with Ernst Glaser (the concertmaster of Philharmonic Orchestra in Oslo) and Karsten Andersen (the chief conductor at Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra between 1964 and 1985). 

In 1972, S├╝ssmann attended the master class at the Royal Conservatoire de Musique in Brussels, where he studied with Andr├Ę Gertler and Leon Ara. He graduated with honours in 1976, and continued studies with Ricardo Odnopossoff at the Z├╝rich Musikhochschule.

In 1977, he became a member of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway. His debut performance in Oslo in 1979 was recieved very enthusiastically and resulted in several scholarships.

In 1980 he became the concert master of Troms├Ş Symphony Orchestra, and also the director of the string section at Troms├Ş Music School. In 1997, he entered the position as the Artistic Director of MusicaNord – a foundation promoting classical music and producing over one hundred concert series throughout a year. S├╝ssmann has also founded the Bergen International Chamber Music Festival. He has strongly supported young and talented artists in order to give them the opportunity of working in a professional environment.

Michael S├╝ssmann plays a Michelangelo Bergonzi violin.

Tomasz Tomaszewski is a founder and director of Kammersolisten der Deutschen Oper Berlin orchestra, and leads Salonorchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin. He has been frequently invited to conduct master classes in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Japan and Korea. He is the artistic director of music courses in G┼éucho┼éazy and the head of Silesia Music Summer Festival (┼Ül─ůskie Lato Muzyczne). As of 2013 he also holds the position of Baltic Neopolis Orchestra artistic director.




Michael S├╝ssmann (violin)

Tomasz Tomaszewski (concertmaster)

Baltic Neopolis Orchestra



Antonio Vivaldi ÔÇô Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 12 No. 1 RV 317

Edvard Grieg ÔÇô Violin Sonata in C minor, Op. 45 (arranged for violin and string orchestra)┬á

Giuseppe Verdi ÔÇô String Quartet E minor (arranged for string orchestra)




Producer: Baltic Neopolis Orchestra

Honorary Patronage: President of the City of Szczecin

Concert co-funded by: City of Szczecin

Sponsors: Zakład Budowlany Siemaszko

Partners: TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki, Szczecin Academy of Art, Kadruk Printing House, Szczecin Incubator for Culture,, Echo Szczecina, Onomatopeja Music Agency


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