KENOSHA – A concert entitled “Bridge and Wolak” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday February 24 in the AF Siebert Chapel at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive.
Classically trained international soloists Michael Bridge (accordions and piano) and Kornel Wolak (clarinet and piano) form an internationally acclaimed musical and comedic duo integrating traditional acoustic instruments with 21st century digital technology.
Wolak is an internationally renowned soloist, teacher and chamber musician. He teaches clarinet at Queen’s University and is also a pioneer in collaborative research on oral articulators with the University of Toronto’s Department of Speech-Language Pathology.
Bridge is a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Medal and has over 50 world premieres to his credit. He toured extensively as an orchestral soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and instructor. Bridge is a doctoral candidate in accordion at the University of Toronto, studying with Joseph Macerollo.
Following the reception of their first album “Rock Bach”, their second album “Tales from the Dinarides” was commissioned by the University of Alberta in collaboration with Professor Guillaume Tardif. Performing their own unique reinvented repertoire of classical, world and jazz fusion with deft virtuosity and endless wit, Bridge and Wolak have been dubbed the “Victor Borges of the 21st Century”. Their serious musical products, combined with an entertaining and energetic stage presence, have won critical acclaim in Europe, North America and South America.
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