Biographies

  • About biograms …
  • Małgorzata Róg
  • Ewa Pomorska
  • Rafał Jakubek
  • Izabela Sip
  • Błażej Kiszelewski
  • Krzysztof Gentkowski
  • About 150 people (children, teenagers and adults) have been taking part in ECEKON and OVA offer for many years. Biograms include a few characteristicks of adult people who take part in social public life performing in ECEKON and OVA art groups. All of them have agreed to publish their biograms and authorized them.

  • Małgorzata Róg – plays the piano and the harp at home. She won her harp in TV competition ‘Spełniać marzenia’ and has learnt to play it in ECEKON. She performs in every chamber musical evenings of ECEKON. Since 1998 she has been a member of Vita Activa Orchestra and has performed in over 250 concerts in Poland and Europe. In the Orchestra she plays the bass metalophone. She plays important parts, also solo. (edit.Ryszard Popowski)

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    A painter who likes to paint pastels. Her pictures are presented in public and also owned by private collectors. She has exhibited her pictures together with a photographer Krzysztof Najda ‘Birds’ in Oliwa Library – paintings and photography,2015, ‘Bird Levels’ Świętojańska Gallery,2013 and a painter Jan Misiek ‘Flowers’ in Świętojańska Gallery,2015.

    In her artistic development, her activity in Open Workshop which was created by Ewelina Kożlińska 20 years ago, was very important. Ewelina Kożlińska has had great influence on her artistic sensibility and development of technics. Małgorzata had individual exhibitions in our gallery, in Gallery of Folk and Non-professional Art in Bydgoszcz, in Protestant Church in Sopot, she took part in common exhibtions in Gdańsk ASP and in Pałac Opatów in Oliwa. Małgorzata Róg is an amazing painter. Despite unintentional movements she performs, her paintings are beautiful.

    Any line, shape, proportion and first of all light create a picture full of charm and with its own interior. In one of the catologues, Ewelina Kożlińska who met Małgorzata in Open Workshop and during private workshops characterized Małgorzta’s paintings in such a way: ‘Małgorzata Róg’s painting is created with the help of all senses, closes inside depth and riches of the ways of perception of surrounding world, indicates multiplicity of feelings, diversity of everything which coexists with people. In case of her painting – still lives, landscapes, copies and other compositions – painted object is a quintessence of its existence, the icon of the thing. The object in her paintings has everything which qualifies it apart from colour and shape. Then they are taste, structure of matter, produces its existential sound loudly.(edit.Teresa Pałejko)

    In the photo (author Krzysztof Najda) Małgorzata during work on the painting for ‘Birds’ exhibition.

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    Below some paintings of hers.

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  • Ewa Pomorska – has taken part in ECEKON activity since 2008. She has been taught to play the zither by Ryszard Popowski and now by Katarzyna Pląskowska. She performs in ECEKON in chamber concerts where she plays in duets with the guitar, the harp and the violin. During Musical Evening in ECEKON ‘Ancient Music’ she played with a band of zither, harp, guitar and double-bass. They played ‘Passacaglia’. She is the hero of the Gdańsk Radio programme – ‘ Ewa’s Zither’ (‘Cytra Pani Ewy’). She cooperates with PTSR in Gdańsk.

    In the photo in duet with Katarzyna Pląskowska.

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    During the concert in duet with Ryszard Popowski at the holiday meeting in PTSR-Koło in Gdańsk.

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  • Rafał Jakubek – a member of OVA since 2001. A member of ECEKON Open Sound where he plays the sakxhorn. He lives on his own and works in KFC. He likes to talk about hik work very much. He likes to serve tea and coffe at Aksamitna 4a where ECEKON and OVA are situated.

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    In the photos: in Gdańsk Baltic Filharmony (May 5th 2016) invites the audience for  20th anniversary concert of OVA.

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    Here he helps Robert, a fellow musician, to tie a bow-tie. He is the author of the sayings, some of which we quote below: – I won’t be too rich without cofee or tea – It’s too warm as cold has escaped – to lose but to gain at the same time – something’s going on already and laughs silently – I’m thinking and as I get an idea I’ll think much –

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  • Izabela Sip –

    Izabela Sip – lives with her family and is not working now. She has been a member of Vita Activa Orchestra since its beginning in
    1995. She has played with the orchestra over 250 concerts in 60 cities in Poland and in Europe. She mostly plays the concerto xylophone. She plays main melody parts, also solos. Since 2008 she has regularly taken part in ECEKON ANSAMBLE bands activity performing during chamber music evenings.

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    Her hobby is collecting duck figures. She has got about 150 of them.

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  • Błażej Kiszelewski – graduated from Special School of Work Training (Zespół Szkół Specjalnych Przysposabiających do Pracy). He served his apprenticeship in City Zoo in Gdańsk and in an Inn in Orunia in Gdańsk. He does not work. He lives with his family.

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    A drummer by interest, he plays electronic drumms at home. He learnt to play the kettle-drumms with the musician from Baltic Opera in Gdańsk and a teacher of the drumms in ZSM in Gdańsk – Szczepan Polewski. A student of ECEKON of keyboard class of Mirosław Brzana. He is a member of Karno – the ECEKON band and Vita Activa Orchestra (plays the kettle-drumms and other instruments). He takes part in chamber concerts performed by ECEKON (see a scene of Grzegorz Miller for ECEKON concert – song Kliper, rufa, burta, szkwał … and other Błażej’s performances on – Pasja Błażeja.

    In 2013 he got 3rd place in Polish Competition for Young Musician in Gdynia (Ogólnopolski Konkurs Młodego Muzyka w Gdyni) organized by Music Assembly ‘Presto’. He enters Open Competition for Improvisation on Zestaw (Otwarty Konkurs Improwizacji na Zestawie) where he got 1st place in 2014 and 2015.

  • Krzysztof Gentkowski – has taken part in ECEKON activity since2012. He learns to play the double-bass in Jacek Birr class. For the first time he played in public during chamber evening in ECEKON ‘ Space Odyssey’. See the film on: Debut

    In 2016 Gdańsk Technical University financially supported the purchase of the double-bass for Krzysztof. Thanks to the help he has got a high quality instrument and he can practice at home. He is developing his skills quickly. Krzysztof’s mother says: ‘Krzysztof can practice at home and play during family celebrations and  school or church  performances. It helps him not to feel as a disabled person and to impress healthy people. He has something on his own and can do something which others cannot. The fact is of great importance  in the case of living among able bodied sibling (also tallented but in different fields).

    He plays in chamber bands. He made his debut in public (out of ECEKON) during concerts of chamber bands in Home of Social Help Ostoja ( Dom Pomocy Społecznej Ostoja) in Gdańsk Stogi. He likes classical music, especially Mozart and organ music. Since the autumn 2016 he has played in Vita Activa Orchestraas a double-bass player.

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