For me, Bach’s music encompasses everything that is human. Our intelligence and emotions, our strengths and weaknesses, our multiplicity and singularity. His music is poetry, narration, theatre and opera, encoded in little black marks called notes and recreated in sound that vibrates and helps us resonate the Universe.
We are flying to the moon. We explore the Cosmos further and further only to learn that, in spite of all our efforts and great technological achievements, the Cosmos gets bigger and bigger and we, in fact, know less and less.
Bach was able to express all this in music. With combinations of just 12 tones he was able to create a musical universe that allows us to experience this dimension of no limits.
Studying Bach puts us on an endless path of exploration. Every day brings a new view and a new hearing of the same written musical text. No other composer offers the same journey.
So, yes. Bach, here and now.
Especially now, when our existence on Earth is fragile and highlights our differences like never before – it is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach that teaches and helps us to realize that even the most complicated puzzle can be solved in harmony.
Violinist Veronika Schreiber Kadlubkiewicz, born and educated in Poland, continued her studies in the USA with Henryk Szeryng and Roman Totenberg.Finalist of Alberto Curci Competition in Naples, Italy she received a special award from the Rockefeller Competition for Excellence in American Music in Washington D.C.
She appeared frequently at such festivals as Marlboro Music, Bach Aria Festival, Musica Electronica Nova, Estate Radicondoli, Monadnock Music and Warsaw Autumn Festival.
Sought out as an interpreter of contemporary music, Veronika worked closely with Witold Lutoslawski, Morton Feldman, Samuel Adler among others. A participant in Darmstadt Sommerkurs für Neue Musik, she has been a member of Creative Associates in Buffalo, NY.
Soloist with the orchestras in Poland, Spain, Italy and in the USA she played with artist such as Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Felix Galimir, Peter Wispelway, Paul Gulda, Manon Fischer-Dieskau among others.
Formerly concertmaster of the Polish Chamber Orchestra, Orchesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria and the New Hampshire Symphony, Ms Schreiber has also played with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New England Camerata.
Concerned about children’s music education, Ms Schreiber has created programs for young audiences which have been presented in Italy, Poland and France.
Veronika Schreiber was teaching violin and chamber music at Smith College, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and in Amherst College. Always interested in sharing her experience with young violinists, she organized a violin masterclass in Bussy le Grand in Burgundy, France. (www.schreibermasterclass.com)
Recently she divides her time between Europe and the US.
In Portugal she is artistic director of “Viva Bach” Festival in Alcácer do Sal.
Since 2016 she plays a violin made in Lisbon by Christian Bayon.
Veronika Schreiber Kadlubkiewicz has recorded for Gasparo and CRI labels, as well as for Polish Radio and WDR in Germany.