“We exist despite the sober formality of great concert halls, despite the boredom of classical musicians’ life, despite fanatic lovers of classical music, despite fans of rock, rap or pop who are afraid of classical music. We treat our Muse with a humorous irony and we’re sure, she will have nothing against it!”
the MozART GROUP
Filip Jaślar | first violin
Filip Jaślar | first violin | second violin
Paweł Kowaluk | viola
Bolek Błaszczyk | cello
They are all well educated instrumentalists who graduated from prestigious Academies of Music in Warsaw and Łódz, but they decided to play classical music in a humorous way. They created a worldwide unique musical cabaret, where the music, not the words are the source of joy and laugh.
Take a classical composition as canvas, analyze its structure and theme, surround it with musical associations, brilliant, unbelievable ideas and while listening to the final product the listener is constantly surprised, amazed, laughing and moved to tears.
The musicians of the MozART GROUP have been playing together since 1995. At the beginning, they presented short musical jokes on Canal Plus Television. They gave their first debut in 1997 at the PAKA competition of young Polish cabarets in Krakow. In the same year, they presented their first cabaret program entitled “Mozart’s still alive” and since then, they have given concerts in all of Europe, Canada, the U.S.A and Asia.
The MozART GROUP is a frequent TV guest including international galas and concerts. The Quartet received prestigious prizes like the Grand Prix of the XVIII Festival of Satire and Comedy in Lidzbark; “Pingwin z brazu” (the Bronze Penguin) – the prize given by the cabaret community of Zielona Gora, an informal capitol of Polish cabaret. The MozART GROUP also performances with colleagues around the world including concerts with the mime Irek Krosny or Bobby McFerrin.
The first show of the Group, in which they took Vivaldi as their patron, was entitled “The Four Seasons à la MozART Group”. Similar subtitle has their CD “Creatures” where each of the “seasons” begins the same as Vivaldi’s compositions. Later on, however, it runs freely in the direction of various world songs about spring, summer, autumn and winter. This show provides the listener with over 70 minutes of a sophisticated, perfectly arranged, sublime fun!
In 2008 & 2009 two DVDs of the MozART GROUP were released with great success and got a huge attention in Poland and abroad. The “Best of MozART GROUP” DVD was released in February 2010. Together over 100.000 copies were sold.
On October 24th 2009 the MozART GROUP won two GOLDEN TROUGHS at the RYJEK Festival in Rybnik/Poland
In July 2010 the MozART group was awarded a special prize from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland for outstanding achievements and 15 years on stage.
In 2011 the MozART GROUP will perform in many European countries, the U.S.A., South America and Asia.