Daga Suchon, violin
Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler, piano
Antonio Vitali: Chaconne
Fritz Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro
Henryk Wieniawski: Deux Mazourkas de salon, Op. 12: No. 2 Chanson polonaise
Kujawiak. Mazourka favorite in A minor
Légende, Op. 17
Deux Mazourkas caractéristiques, Op. 19: Obertas in G major No. 1
V. Monti: Csárdás (encore)
Daga Suchon was born in Poznan, Poland. Following centuries of family tradition, she began playing the violin at the age of three. Her father, Stanislaw Suchon, the concertmaster of Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, was her first master. Under the guidance of Prof. Michal Grabarczyk, Daga was honored by professors from The Moscow Conservatory, and graduated a Master of Arts-Violin Performance, from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Conservatory in Poznan, Poland. She also studied with Wanda Wilkomirska, Marina Jashvili, Abram Stern, Alexander Treger, Jeremy Cohen and Murray Adler. Coming from a family of musicians with extensive musical traditions, Daga’s performances have ranged from ancient music ensembles, to classical symphony orchestras, to corporate shows with an electric violin.
Since childhood, she has been seen performing as a soloist, in chamber and symphony orchestras with outstanding artists such as Joshua Bell, in Poland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal. As a pop musician, Daga was the famed artist behind the Space Violins, and graced the stage playing with Marco Antonio Solis, Goran Bregovic, and Barrage. While living in Venice, Italy, she performed with orchestras in Milan, Florence, Padua, and Venice, and even had the honor of playing for Pope John Paul II.
Since moving to the United States in 2005, Daga has given recitals in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and St. Louis, as well as performing with the Riverside County Philharmonic, San Bernardino Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Santa Monica Symphony, Ventura Festival Orchestra, New West Symphony, The Phoenix Opera, The Phoenix Symphony, MusicaNova Orchestra (where she currently serves as concertmaster), The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, The American Youth Symphony, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, (the Great) John Williams, and Sir James Galway.
More information can be found on www.ladydaga.us
Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler received her formal training in three conservatoria: Doctor of Musical Arts degree (summa cum laude) from Arizona State University, USA, where she studied with Kimberly Marshall; Master of Music diploma from Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she studied with Jacques van Oortmerssen; and Master of Arts diploma from Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland. She worked as an assistant organ professor at the Academy of Music in Łódź, and as a Research and Teaching Assistant, and later as a Faculty Associate at ASU.
Ilona won first prize in the French music interpretation competition in Warsaw, Poland; was a finalist in the 11th Organ Competition in Leiden, Holland; and semifinalist in the International Organ Competition in Dublin, Ireland, and recently at the Westfield International Organ Competition in Rochester and Ithaca, NY.
Currently residing in Phoenix, Ilona holds the position of Music Director at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, teaches privately and performs in the US and Europe. Her recent concert engagements took her to Austria, Poland, and Sweden.
More information can be found on www.kubiaczyk.com