The OGNISKO ENSEMBLE gave its first concert in 2015 at Ognisko Polskie in London where it is now resident for it's 2018 International Chamber Music Series. Founded and directed by violinist Michał Ćwiżewicz, the ensemble brings together leading chamber musicians in programmes featuring string and piano ensembles, song and instrumental recitals, as well as collaborating with illustrious guest artists from the UK and abroad.
The Ognisko Ensemble will be performing concerts at the Polish Hearth throughout the year. In September the Ognisko Ensemble return with Mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp accompanied by Emma Abbate, piano, and Michał Ćwiżewicz, viola.
Hanna Hipp’s feisty Magdalene with her ‘outpointing stage energy and presence'. Guardian, Andrew Clements
Ms Hipp has something special to bring to the table. Vocally she stole the show in the first half of the evening. Her voice is pure and yet well-rounded. Opera Britannia, Miranda Jackson
Benjamin Britten A Charm of Lullabies Op.41
Maurice Ravel Chants populaires
Johannes Brahms 2 Songs for Soprano and Viola
Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares españolas
Francis Poulenc Eight Polish Songs