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Aga Zaryan

Saturday, April 6, 5:00 pm

Muzeum Susch, Auditorium

photo: Marta Rzepka

Aga Zaryan Trio: 

Aga Zaryan - vocal

Szymon Mika - guitar 

David Dorůžka - guitar

The album – “SARA” is a continuation of the vocalist’s previous albums, "UMIERA PIĘKNO" (Beauty is Dying) and "KSIĘGA OLŚNIEŃ" (A Book of Luminous Things), on which Aga explored a range of outstanding poetry. She received Fryderyk awards in the “poetic song” category for both "UMIERA PIĘKNO" and "KSIĘGA OLŚNIEŃ". For her latest album, Aga has chosen poems that are close to her heart. That is the poetry of Sara Teasdale, the preeminent American poet who lived at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. For the artist, the musical and literary strata are of equal importance. The phenomenal melodiousness and rhythmic character of her poems are extraordinary material for composers.

The music is intimate, accentuates Sara Teasdale’s poems in an expressive way, and transports the listener into a world of sublime harmonies and innovative melodies. The amazing sound of Aga’s voice is accompanied by two exceptional guitarists, Szymon Mika and David Dorůžka, who wrote songs for Aga’s album. The artist herself conceived a couple of the melodies as well. The musicians play on several types of guitars, enjoying the diversity of sounds. Transcending it all is the soul of a remarkable woman – Sara Teasdale, who had an incredible sensitivity and was a great lover of music.

Sara was one of the most renowned and popular poets in her lifetime. She was honored in 1918 with a Pulitzer Prize, in the field of poetry – Love Songs. This was the first Pulitzer Prize to be awarded in that field.

Szymon Mika A Polish guitarist, composer and bandleader who combines influences of Polish folklore, experimental music, jazz and free improvisation in his music. In 2016, he obtained the title of Master with distinction at the Academy of Music in Katowice, after which he continued his studies in Basel. Collectively, he has recorded about 30 records as a leader and session musician. Szymon Mika has performed with luminaries of Polish jazz such as Adam Bałdych and Aga Zaryan, as well as international figures like: Avishai Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Holland, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Mark Turner and Joshua Redman.

David Dorůžka Studied composition and improvisation at Berklee College of Music in Boston, under Joe Lovano, Mick Goodrick and George Garzone, as well as receiving instruction from globally renowned musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman and Christian McBride. A three-time winner of the Czech Republic’s Anděl award, for Jazz Album of The Year. He has worked with leading figures of the jazz and popular music scene – artists such as Lizz Wright, Jeff Ballard, Kendrick Scott, Dan Tepfer, George Mraz, Jorge Rossy, Chris Cheek, Arild Andersen, Harish Raghavan, Django Bates, Marcin Wasilewski, Daniele di Bonaventura, Aga Zarya and Ewa Farna.


CHF 32,00 (concert + welcome drink/ normal)

CHF 25,00 (concert +  welcome drink/ reduced)

Combo Tickets:

CHF 44,00 (Muzeum Susch entrance + concert + welcome drink/ normal)

CHF 37,00 (Muzeum Susch entrance + concert + welcome drink/ reduced)

You can buy the tickets at Muzeum Susch reception during the opening times or book them via email

The concert series is significantly supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.