An important element of the Nostalgia Festival Poznań is an educational series of meetings with artists, who will lead the film and music critic Jan Topolski.
The last meeting will be an interesting confrontation between experiences of two conductors with Adam Banaszak and Endrik Üksvärav.
Conductor and tenor. A graduate of an Estonian Academy of Music, where he studied conduction and playing the trumpet and the French horn. In 2004 he joined Vox Clamantis, a group performing early music, and in 2010 he opened his own choir, Collegium Musicale, which quickly gained popularity in Estonia and all over the world.
As a tenor he performed many roles from Bach, as well as contemporary music projects , he played the eponymous character in the opera Bernhard Schmidt by Dominy Clements; he was also involved in the premiere of Roxanna Panufnik’s Generation of Love. In 2015 he also performed the solo part in Arvo Pärt’s Miserere, which constituted a part of Robert Wilson’s Adam’s Passion.
Conductor, graduate of Poznań Academy of Music of Marcin Sompoliński’s symphony and opera conducting class. He has been directing l’Autunno Chamber Orchestra since 2006, while in the years 2013–2015 he was the musical director of the Musical Theatre in Poznań. He is particularly interested in the opera, which lead to his musical involvement in Madam Butterfly, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, La Traviata, Die Fledermaus, Orpheus in hell or The Csárdás Princess. His last project was the musical direction of the premiere of Paweł Mykietyn’s The Magic Mountain, which took place on Malta Festival Poznań 2015.