The Concerto for 2 marimbas and orchestra "Conversation with a stone", inspired by the poetry of Wisława Szymborska (Nobel Prize) is the newest composition od Gabriel Collet, artistic scholarship  recipient of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland 

 "Due to my interests in literature and philosophy, the idea to connect poetic thought with music came naturally; combining two worlds, which are both important in my life, thus embodying the spirit of poetry, Loose links drawn and inspired by several Wislawa Szymborska poems are reflected throughout the music, forming altogether a thoughtful composition. The concerto is instrumental, in three parts. Rich in empathetic, emotional, and tonal themes. "

Gabriel Collet


Duration: 25-30 minut

Instruments: 2 Flutes; 2 Oboes; Clarinet 1, 2 in Bb; Bassoon 1, 2; Horn 1, 2 in F ;  Trumpet 1, 2 in Bb; Trombone 1, 2;  Marimba 1, 2,  Timpani (5 timpani), Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Violoncello, Contrabass

World Premiere:    July 1st 2016  during the” 8th Jerzy Waldorff Summer Festival” in Radziejowice, Poland;  Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra under direction of Jacek Rogala

Soloists – Axoum Duo
Elwira Slazak – marimba
Gabriel Collet – marimba

Reviews appeared in

- the music magazine MUZYKA 21, PAS Rythm & Scene Magazine (USA) HERE 

- national TVP  daily news program Teleexpress (from 10`, in polish).