Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
Karolina Cicha

28 October 2018, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall


Karolina Cicha

Sacred Music

‘O Tiebie radujetsia’ – ancient Slavonic religious chant
‘Idzie mój Pan’ – Polish Catholic chant
Elazar Azikri: Jedid nefesh – Jewish chant
Heinrich von Frauenlob: Ei ich sach in dem trone – ancient German Protestant chant
Rumi: Ba man sanama – Sufi chant
Franciszek Karpinski: Kiedy ranne wstają zorze – Catholic chant
‘Strannik’ – Orthodox Christian chant
‘Snirele perele’ – Yiddish chant
Psalm 136 – Catholic version
Abd al-Muttalib: Salam aleikum – Islamic chant
Psalm 136 – Orthodox Christian version


Karolina Cicha (vocals, accordion, keyboards, looper, drum machine), Elżbieta Rojek (vocals, harmonium, dance)
Featuring: Karolina Matuszkiewicz (vocals, folk string instruments: fiddle from Płock, suka bilgorajska, kamancze, cobza)

Polish singer and instrumentalist Karolina Cicha is one of the leading performance artists of her generation. While overall not being easy to categorize, her work is intimately tied to Polish culture by a thousand strands. She launched her career with solo concerts in 2009, grabbing attention with her unique tone and enormous variety of material. She has been a highly productive performer since, releasing a new album almost every year. 

In 2013 critics noted a return to her roots when she explored the music tradition of the Podlachia region, from where she hails. The result was the album 9 languages and melodies of Central Europe sacred music from all parts of the world, spanning over a thousand years.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900, 2 500