|symphonic theater of dreams|
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Born on 17 December 1989 in Olsztyn. In 1997 he began learning to play the violin at the National Music School of
the First Degree in his home town Lidzbark Warminski.
He is a student of the Music Academy in Gdansk, speciality - composer. Michał’s parents are professional musicians and educators.
Michał began his adventure with composing in January 2005, when his mother went to hospital in Warsaw. In July 2006, his best friend Łukasz Miszewski died. The pain and suffering were written into the score of “Requiem for the Friend” – composed for an orchestra and a choir. The ten-part tribute to the deceased friend is one of the greatest compositions by Michał.
Other works include: orchestra suite “Love”, Guitar Concerto No.1, Grand piano Concerto No.1, Violin Concerto No.1, Cello Concerto No.1 ( all consisting of three parts), Soprano Saxophone Concertino with orchestra, compositions: Action Score- “Tribute”, “Honor”, “Adventure”, “Important Dreams”, “Between the Clouds” and numerous other works composed for symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra and bands.
He is the founder of the symphony orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus with which, on 23 January 2009, he had his first concert as a composer at the concert hall of Feliks Nowowiejski Comprehensive Music School of the First and Second Degree in Gdańsk. On June 13 and 18 2009, he and Sinfonietta Consonus recorded “Orchestra Suite Love”, released on
10 December 2009. In November 2009 he received
an award in Janina Garść Young Composers Competition in Cracow for the composition “Schizophrenia” written for a string orchestra.
He composes film and games music.
Born in 1985, Marc Papeghin started to play the french horn at the age of 8.
He studied at the Lille Conservatoire in Northern France where he obtained a Gold Medal and a Perfectionnement Prize in 2004. He then started to devote himself to writing for big horn ensembles, arranging material from multiple styles like John Williams, Nobuo Uematsu or even Dream Theater. All of these arrangements being available
as audio and video on the web.
Currently he's also working as an Internet Session Musician, recording french horn tracks for composers around the world on various projects ( movies, documentaries, TV ads, rock music...)
The Sinfonietta Consonus orchestra was founded in November 2008 by Michał Mierzejewski.
It mainly consists of students, graduates of Feliks Nowowiejski Comprehensive Music School of the First and Second Degree in Gdańsk and students
of Music Academy in Gdańsk.
The talented musicians devote their time to participate in numerous venues mostly playing the works composed and arranged by Michał Mierzejewski.
At the age of 26, Tina Guo has already developed a fascinating international multi-faceted performing career as a solo classical cellist, rock/metal/fusion electric cellist, and acclaimed recording artist known for her distinctive sound and improvisatory style in major motion picture, video game, and television scores. She is also a composer, producer, director, vocalist, photo artist/light painter, metaphysician, and published poet and writer. Tina is currently the featured soloist on the electric cello in Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson "The Immortal" World Tour, an international all-arena tour spanning from 2012-2014. Tina has recently been highlighted on NBC, ABC, FOX, and CBS News and Entertainment Programs, giving live performances and interviews to promote her new mutli-genre solo album "The Journey" while simultaneously on the road with "The Immortal" tour.
As a classical soloist, Tina has performed internationally with the San Diego Symphony, the State of Mexico National Symphony, the Thessaloniki State Symphony in Greece, the Bari Symphony in Italy, the Petrobras Symphony and the Barra Mansa Symphony in Brazil, and the Vancouver Island Symphony in British Columbia. She recently recorded the Vivaldi Concerto in C minor for Cello, Harpischord, and Strings and the Elgar Concerto live in Italy for Wide Classics. Her music and abilities spanning across multiple genres, Tina also played at the American Country Music Awards with Carrie Underwood and soloed on the electric cello alongside Johnny Marr of the Smiths and Hans Zimmer at the Premiere of Inception in Hollywood. She performed and recorded as a featured guest with the Jazz/Fusion Miles Evans Band, and appeared on Dancing with the Stars performing with Carlos Santana and India Arie; furthermore, Tina is featured on electric cello solo on the new soundtrack for Blizzard's "Diablo III" and also featured on solo classical/acoustic cello for the soundtrack of Sony's hit "Journey" which is currently the most downloaded PlayStation game in history.
Tina performed at the Grammy's with the Foo Fighters, at the MTV Movie Awards, American Idol, at Comic Con in San Diego featured on the electric cello in the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra, and with Brazilian guitarist Victor Biglione in a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Concert at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janiero. Tina was featured on New Jack Swing Legend Al. B Sure's new single, "I Love It" and appeared with him in Billboard Magazine. She also played with Far East Movement on the Lopez Show and performed a month-long classical recital tour raising money for a Buddhist Temple/Organization throughout Indonesia. Tina is the featured cello and electric cello soloist for Hans Zimmer's score for Sherlock Holmes and John Debney'sIron Man 2 score. She is also featured on acoustic and electric cello solos for Bill Brown's score for CSI:NY and recently recorded solo cellos for Red Riding Hood and Abduction.
More season highlights include performing with violinist Midori Goto in Dvorak's American String Quartet at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and three national tours of Mexico performing the Shostakovich, Dvorak, and Saint-Saens Cello Concertos. Tina also performed at the wrap party for the Sundance Film Festival, was featured in a wildlife benefit concert at the Playboy Mansion, and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, John Legend, LeAnn Rhimes, Chris Isaak, Il Divo, and Michael McDonald. Tina recently performed as featured soloist on electric cello and erhu in a sold-out event in England for Dreamworks with Hans Zimmer and John Powell in live concert featuring music from Kung-Fu Panda 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, and other blockbuster movies.
Daniel J. Fries
I'm the founder and guitarist of the progressive rock band Affector, feat. Ted Leonard (Enchant), Michael LePond (Symphony X), Collin Leijenaar (Neal Morse) and special guests: Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, Ex-Spock´s Beard), Alex Argento and Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Black Country Communion).
I picked up the guitar in 1994.
I never basically took any formal guitar lessons, but someone from my church introduced me to basic chords and strumming. With about 12 I discovered B.B. King, Hendrix, Survivor, Stevie Ray Vaughn and my style developed more to the blues rock area. Then, after I was entering the metal scene by bands like Metallica, Savatage, Blind Guardian etc.,
I was finally introduced to Dream Theater and Symphony X through rock magazines and my musical life changed!
I never new the term "progressive rock" before so
I was curious to find out what
it was all about. I rapidly was drawn into categories as technique, chord structure, harmony and song writing. I almost became "obsessed" in developing my technique to players like John Petrucci, Steve Morse, Michael Romeo, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Al DiMeola, Yngwie Malmsteen, who really have a unique style. In that process it was hard to find an own unique emotional style, but anyway, this is a lifelong process... I realized that an important way for me to discover my instrument was "the theoretical aspect", so I went to music school for about 4 years in order to work on classical music theory which helped me to combine technique, theory, emotion and finally, expressing my thoughts on my instrument... Don´t forget, music expresses that what cannot be said, but what
it´s impossible to be silent about!
Born in 1985 in Reszel.
A graduate of the Instrumental Faculty (accordion), currently
a student of symphonic and opera conducting in prof. Wojciech Rajski's class at Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk.
He has refined his skills throughout numerous domestic and international training courses. He is a fully-active instrumentalist, a participant of a number of festivals and musical seasons. He performs solo and as a chamber musician on stages all across Poland and abroad (Czech Republic, Latvia). As a conductor he takes an active part in the artistic life
of Trojmiasto and Pomorze region, cooperating closely with local cultural organizations.
He is a conductor of the Sinfonietta Consonus orchestra in Gdańsk, associating students of all degrees, with whom he co-creates a number of projects.Since 2011 he has been cooperating with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra in Sopot.
Stephen van Baalen
Born on 1969 in Apeldoorn, Holland. (More will follow)
I'm a graphic designer from Holland. I've worked in the advertising business since 1995 and in my free time I like to make artwork, illustrations and logos.