25 October, 3pm
238-246 King Street
London W6 0RF
Tickets reservations from 11 October by phone 020 7736 2629 / 079 0046 3189
Tickets purchasing from the Box Office on the day tel. 020 8741 0398 / 1887
Classical guitarist and conductor Michael Poll has performed across North America, South America, and Europe, including in Barbican Hall, Wigmore Hall, and the National Theatre of Panama. Active both as a performer and a conductor, Poll’s 2016-2017 season includes headline concerts for the Wilderness Festival with Yijia Zhang, the Bloomsbury festival as both guitarist and conductor, six engagements conducting the Goodensemble orchestra in London including a Gala Performance in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, and guitar recitals in Boston, Washington, San Francisco, London, Philadelphia, and New York. Poll’s collaborators have included pianists Stephan Ciric, David Malusa, John Fisher, and Jason Bae, tenor Peter Devoran, barritone Jake Muffett, and his brother conductor Edward Poll. Michael Poll is currently performing works written for him by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer in Residence Elizabeth Ogonek and Royal Opera House/Guildhall Composer Na’ama Zisser. He is also collaborating with Joseph Stillwell, Igor Maia, and David Conte on new works for the instrument, as well as with Helgi Ingvarsson on a new concerto for guitar and orchestra. Poll’s own Three Preludes for solo guitar were premiered in 2012 as a part of the Dresden.
Michał Rogalski moved to London in 2012, having regularly appeared as a principal oboist and solo cor anglais player with the Minnesota Opera and as a regular deputy of the Minnesota Orchestra. He is a former oboist of the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra and the Piedmont Opera. Michał has performed for a number of summer festivals, such as Ravinia Festival, Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest, National Orchestral Institute Festival, or Roanoke Island Summer Festival. Recently Michał has performed in a series of chamber music recitals and as a soloist with the GoodEnsemble, Tallis Chamber Orchestra, and with the Red Note Ensemble, including premier performances of Judith Bingham’s oboe concerto “The Angel of Mons” for the City of London Festival. Michał studied at the Paderewski Music High School, Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.