NEW BAROQUE – Ada Witczyk, violin

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NEW BAROQUE is an album of contemporary music, pushing the boundaries of creativity and what is possible on baroque violin. All works commissioned by violinist Ada Witczyk from former winners of the Růžičková Composition Competition (established in 2020).

***** / ***** BBC Music Magazine (INSTRUMENTAL CHOICE)
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Released on all digital platforms (no physical release): 26 January 2024

Ada Witczyk violin


Oscar GORMAN-TYSOE (b. 1994)
1. Aeolian Dance (2023)

Erik Valdemar SKÖLD (b. 1991)
2. A Landvættr Song (2022)

Massimo DE LILLO (b. 1974)
3. E sempre sarà fuoco (2023)

Samuel HOWLEY (b. 1962)
4. Winter Solstice (2022)

Alex PETSHAFT (b. 1998)
5. This Last Night of Nights (2022)

Tracks 1–3 recorded at St Silas Church, Chalk Farm, London, UK, 28 April 2023
Recorded and produced by Oscar Torres

Tracks 4–5 recorded at St Peter’s Church, Belsize Park, London, UK, 7 December 2022
Recorded and produced by Nicholas Hardisty

Mastered by Oscar Torres

Press Quotes

‘Judiciously chosen, Witczyk’s repertoire is impeccably executed… Rounding of this superb collection, Alex Petshaft’s ‘This Last Night of Nights’ takes us on a journey of melodic poignancy. Here’s hoping further collaborations are planned!’ (PERFORMANCE: ٭٭٭٭٭ / RECORDING: ٭٭٭٭٭ BBC Music Magazine ‘INSTRUMENTAL CHOICE)

‘The results were full of new ideas and very distinct musical languages from each composer. Both the roughness and lower tension of gut strings offer a wide palette of colors that Witczyk has used to present each of the five pieces and the stories behind them’ (