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Aga Zaryan - "To Touch Culture" in concert

Dear All,

It is our great pleasure to announce a concert by Aga Zaryan, to take place in Krakow in the courtyard of the Collegium Maius building on 23 June 2017 as part of this year's edition of the To Touch Culture series.
To Touch Culture is an annual series of events bringing scientific achievements and cultural heritage closer to all the interested, regardless of their disability (or lack thereof), views, origin or age. Since 2012, the Collegium Maius Museum has benefited from the event acquiring a number of tactile adaptations while the museum guides and staff have been improving their skills in making that unique place increasingly open to the needs of all visitors
At the end of each academic year, we propose a concert summing up the event.


On 23 June, Aga Zaryan is going to present a set prepared especially for her performance during the “To Touch Culture” event consisting of her favourite compositions in jazz interpretations. The audience is rightly awaiting a true musical feast. We are going to hear some evergreens sung by one of the most charismatic jazz voices. The artist will be accompanied on stage by the pianist Michał Tokaj.


Aga Zaryan photo by J. Poremba

photo by Jacek Poremba
Today, Aga Zaryan is a recognisable vocalist, known from Tokyo to New York. She offers her audience the best of jazz, following in the footsteps of such artists as Shirley Horn, Carmen McRea or Joni Mitchell. She is the first and only Polish singer whose records are released by the legendary Blue Note Records company of Manhattan. Her uniqueness can be attributed to her individual style and approach to singing with a characteristic ease of phrasing and a warm “matt” tone of the voice. Aga Zaryan has managed to successfully match ambitious artistic goals with the ability to reach a wide audience, which has resulted in eight albums released to date.
Aga Zaryan's concerts are known for their unforgettable ambience. The artist successfully performs on various stages in Poland and abroad, for instance at renowned European and American clubs, in Japan, China, Israel, Turkey, Russia and Iceland. Her success is a product of her inimitable tone of voice, stage charisma and ability to cooperate with best musicians from Europe and the US.

Discography:
2002/2007 - “My Lullaby” - CD album – gold record
2006 - “Picking Up The Pieces” CD album – triple platinum record
2007 - “Umiera piękno” - CD album – platinum record / Fryderyk Award
2008 - “Live at Palladium” - 2CD/DVD live album– quadruple platinum record
2010 - “Looking Walking Being” CD album – double platinum record
2011 - “A Book of Luminous Things” CD album - platinum record / Róża Gali Award
2011 - “Księga olśnień” CD album - Gold / Fryderyk Award
2013 - “Remembering Nina & Abbey” A Trribute to Nina Simone & Abbey Lincoln - platinum record

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