About Angelus Quartet and Musicians
19 Jul 2007
The String Quartet Angelus was formed in 2002. Four women from Opole were responsible for its inception: Agata Wacowska, Agnieszka Newiger, Sabina Sułkowska, and Anna Makos.
Agata Wacowska is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. She studied in the Prof. Irena Żarnowska’s class (violin). Agnieszka Newiger graduated from the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz under the supervision of Prof. Maria Suwara. Sabina Sułkowska, a graduate of the Academy of Music in Łódź, studied under Jolanta Kukuła-Kopczyńska in the viola class. Anna Makos is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Kraków. She studied in the cello class under the direction of assistant professor Teresa Kamińska.
Initially Angelus specialized in baroque music, giving concerts mainly in the churches of Opole. Currently, the quartet has broadened its repertoire and offers music from baroque, through classicism and romanticism, to film score and light music arrangements.
Today, the members of the quartet are:
Agata Wacowska – 1st violin,
Agnieszka Newiger – 2nd violin,
Sabina Sułkowska – viola,
Mirosław Makowski – cello.
Mirosław Makowski graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice in Prof. Paweł Głombik’s class. He continued his education in Scuola Superiore di Musica da Camera del Trio di Trieste and Hochschule für Musik Und Darstellende Kunst In Wien. He attended master courses conducted by I. Stern, J. Laredo, Yo-Yo Ma, W. Pleeth, T. Tsutsumi, H.E. Deckert, Y. Bronfman, E. Ax, P. Frank, La Salle Quartett. He is the winner of competitions in Katowice, Chorzów and Gdańsk. Mirosław Makowski was a lecturer of the Academy of Music in Katowice, member of the Silesian String Quartet and the Lutosławski Trio, concertmaster of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquestra do Norte in Portugal. He has been entrusted with many first performances, among others of R. Augustyn, Z. Bargielski, W. Cienciała, J. W. Hawel. His recordings were made by the Muza company, Polish Radio, SFB, ORF, 3SAT, Greek Radio, Polish Television, and Israeli Television. As a soloist and chamber musician, he gave concerts both in Poland and abroad, in such countries as Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, the Netherlands, Israel, former Yugoslavia, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Switzerland. Currently he is a concertmaster of the cello group of the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Quartet cooperates with the clarinetist Sebastian Uronek, a graduate of the Academy of Music in Wrocław from Prof. Mieczysław Stachura’s class, and with the double bassist Tobiasz Michna, a graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice from Prof. Czesław Ząbek’s class.
All musicians are artists of the Józef Elsner Philharmonic Orchestra in Opole.