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For the love of music ..... for your pleasure ..... for the will to give .....

Strauss Gala Foundation

was created primarily to promote classical music, organize concerts - small, chamber as well as large, spectacular and open-air.

Promoting music out of love for it is an ambitious goal, which, when it comes true, gives great pleasure and great joy.

Resonant music in salons, gardens, castle, palace and church interiors can reach anyone who wants to listen to it, love it.

The smile of the audience, a tear of emotion rolling in the eye is a huge thank you to the artists

and for us - the organizers.

Instilling classical music in the hearts of children is the second, very important goal of the Foundation's activities. We organize music workshops for children in two age groups - younger up to 6 years old and older up to 12. The joy with which children come to the workshops,

their involvement in using instruments and learning what they are for

more than once he gives activists of the Foundation this tear of emotion in their eyes;

thanks from parents on social media complete the picture.

This is the introduction, further on the subpages we will present you our events, achievements and current activities, as well as thanks.

..... because the Foundation is not only music ... it is also concerts, help that can be provided to the needy - older and younger, children and youth; also for those who would like to use the offered items and sometimes the lack of funds prevents them .....


Meet our artists who made the foundation

  Magdalena Cornelius-Kulig

Magdalena Cornelius-Kulig

She is a graduate of the vocal department in the singing class of E. Czermak at the K. Lipiński in Wrocław. She also graduated in history from the Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences at the University of Wrocław.

She has performed at numerous festivals, concerts and vocal recitals in Poland and abroad, incl. at the International Moniuszko Festival in Kudowa-Zdrój, Wratislavia Cantans Festival, Musica Sacromontana Festival, Lower Silesian Science Festival, Tumskie Evenings in Wrocław, International EuroSilesia Festival, Oper im Berg Festival Salzburg, Opern und Konzerttage Ruhpolding, Kammeroper Rheinsberg International Festival zur Forder Forder Schloss and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

     Thomas  Cornelius

Thomas Cornelius

Thomas Cornelius performs as an instrumentalist on keyboards (organ, piano, celesta, harpsichord) both as a soloist, in an ensemble, as well as in choirs and large orchestras.

He plays regularly with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and has been involved in over 50 other concerts in addition to the opening concerts at the Elbphilharmonie.

Numerous performances with famous conductors such as Herbert, Christoph Eschenbach Blomstedt, Thomas Hengelbrock and Krzysztof Urbański have led him to world-famous concert halls in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Cornelius has received several international awards for his interpretations.

     Radoslaw   Pujanek

1st Concertmaster of the Wrocław Philharmonic. He graduated with honors from the Academy of Music. IJ Paderewski in Poznań in the class of prof. Bartosz Bryła and the Academy of Music. F. Chopin in Warsaw with prof. Iwona Wojciechowska. Laureate of national and international competitions, scholarship holder, incl. The Amadeus Foundation and the Ewa Czeszejko-Sochacka Foundation "Promotion of Talent".

He perfected his skills at master and chamber classes, working with artists such as Wanda Wiłkomirska, Wolfgang Marschner, Charles Treger, Petru Munteanu, Trio Fontenay and the Camerata Quartet.

He has performed as concertmaster, soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Asia and both Americas. He has made numerous CD and archive recordings, incl. awarded: "Fryderyk" - CDs from Witold Lutosławski II and IV (CD ACCORD, cond. Jacek Kaspszyk), BBC Award - Requiem by H. Berlioz (NFM, cond. Paul McCreesh) and the ICMA International Critics Award for 2019 - Arvo Part Symphonies (ECM, director Tonu Kaljuste). Together with the Lutosławski Quartet Wrocław, he recorded the album Witold Lutosławski Opera Omnia I. Chamber Music (CD ACCORD), which was nominated for the "Fryderyk" and the Wrocław Music Award.

As a guest concertmaster, he performed, among others in Germany, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Chile and in the project "Don Giovanni" during the Haydn-Festival in Eisenstadt (Austria), crowned with a live DVD.

Propagator and lover of chamber music, he has been programming the NFM Chamber Music Series for several years. He collaborates with artists such as Julian Rachlin, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Andrei Ionita, Jose Gallardo, Agata Szymczewska, Janusz Wawrowski, Ryszard Groblewski, Tomasz Strahl, Marcin Sikorski, Marcin Zdunik, Tomasz Daroch and others. Together with Łukasz Długosz, Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka and Rafał Kwiatkowski, he founded a flute quartet, whose album FourTune was released in 2013 (NFM / CD ACCORD).

Radosław Pujanek
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