Hebrew Melodies for Viola and Piano, Op. 9: I. Sostenuto - Joseph Joachim,
Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2: I. Allegro amabile - Johannes Brahms,
Lech Antonio Uszynski has come to prominence as one of the most exciting and versatile viola players of his generation thanks to what the Badische Zeitung has described as his "thoughtful playing, which banks not on showy effects but on timbre, texture and emotion".
As a soloist and chamber musician he has played in concert halls that include the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Vienna Konzerthaus, London's Wigmore Hall and Tokyo's Suntory Hall. He is also a regular guest at international festivals. He has been the Stradivari Quartet's viola player since 2010 and enjoyed great acclaim with this ensemble on international tours throughout Europe, Asia and America. As a chamber musician he has worked with Vilde Frang, Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Thomas Demenga, Antoine Tamestit and others. He was born in 1986 into a family of Polish musicians in Padua in Italy but moved to Switzerland the following year. It was there that he grew up, studying with Ana Chumachenco, Zakhar Bron and Michel Rouilly at Zurich's University of the Arts. He also received mentoring and encouragement as a viola player from Rudolf Barshai. In addition to his wide stylistic range as a performer, he is also passionate about teaching.