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Bass Clarinet and String Quartet Consortium

Marta Kania - LEAD COMMISSIONER

Paco de Alba - COMPOSER

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About the Piece

The title is TBA

 

Written for the under-utilized chamber ensemble of Bass Clarinet and String Quartet, this piece will attempt to bring attention to the importance of diversity and inclusion in music, especially in the clarinet community.

"For Me Equality is very important, among other things, in the clarinet environment. I was discriminated against in Poland by a clarinetist professor and I almost gave up playing  the clarinet  which is why I want to dedicate this piece to all women who are discriminated against in the clarinet environment." -Marta Kania

Timeline

Consortium Launches: July 15, 2024
 

Early-Bird Price Closes: October 15, 2024

Consortium Closes: January 15, 2025
 

Piece will be delivered to consortium members via mail: July 15, 2025
Exclusive performance rights for all consortium members ends: July 15, 2026

 

The first world premiere performance will be given by Marta Kania, but all consortium performances are considered premieres and should be indicated that way in programs and concert announcements.

Why Join?

As a co-commissioner of the work, you will have exclusive rights to perform the new piece for 12 months (along with the other co-commissioners). Your name will also be included in the score, program notes, and promotional materials.

 

Once the consortium launches, joining is as easy as adding the tier you wish to join to your cart and checking out. You will receive an email confirmation once the transaction is complete. Read below for details about the perks available for the Tier Level you join!

About Marta Kania

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Marta Kania is a freelance bass clarinetist based in Malmo, Sweden. Marta studied Master Program of Fine Arts in Music with Specialization in Symphony Orchestra Performance at the Academy of Music and Drama in Goteborg, Sweden. She studied in Urban Claesson clarinet class. Marta then decided to specialize in bass clarinet and continued her studies at the Academy of Music in Malmo with Carl Johan Stjernstrom. In June 2023, Marta Kania was the first person in Sweden to finish the Master Program with Specialization in the bass clarinet at the Academy of Music in Malmo. 

 

As a freelance musician, Marta Kania collaborates with Dalasinfoniettan, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Malmo Opera, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Goteborg Opera, Jonkoping  Sinfonietta and Opera Varberg. 

 

As a student Marta played in Deutsch Skandinavische Jugend Philharmonie in Berlin and  Neue Philharmonie Munchen. Marta Kania played a concert at the Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall. She played with such conductors as Karen Kamensek, Anja Bihlmaier , Christian Zacharias, Nick Davies, Patrik Ringborg, Ruth Reinhardt, Robert Trevino, etc.  She participated in many clarinet master classes with Sarah Watts, Yehuda Gilad, Martin Frost,  Herman Stefansson, Olli Leppaniemi, Florent Heau, Jonathan Cohler, and many others. Marta is an active chamber musician and plays a lot of chamber music for the bass and string quartet and also for trio: clarinet cello and piano 

 

In January. In 2023, Marta played a solo piece and a piece with string quartet during the Low Clarinet Festival in Arizona and was sponsored by Buffet Crampon USA. She is one of the few bass clarinetists in Sweden who tries to present the bass clarinet as a solo instrument and an instrument that works well in chamber music. Marta also performed a solo recital during ClarinetFest2023 in Denver.

Marta Kania is a scholarship holder of the foundation: Edvin Malmqvist, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, and in June 2023 she received a scholarship from the Gunnel and  Bertil Svenssons foundation for the most promising musician. In 2021 In July 2023 Marta recived the Shinning Talent Award for the bass clarinet performance during Silverstein Clarinet Contest.

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