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Marta Grott
Marta Grott
Violinist

Marta Grott

A graduate of the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. She honed her skills participating in masterclasses in Łańcut and orchestral masterclasses at Idyllwild Summer Arts (USA).

She was concertmaster of the Chopin Academy Orchestra under conductor Wojciech Michniewski.

She has toured Europe with Yes, played with the band Alchemik and taken part in many recording sessions with Seweryn Krajewski, Antonina Krzysztoń, Piotr Rubik, Adam Sztaba or the band Łzy, to name a few. She cooperates with the Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw.

For many years she has had an active career as a chamber musician, playing concerts and doing studio work. At present she is a member of the Polish Radio Orchestra. She is in full-time cooperation with Tomek Szymuś’s Orchestra in the programme Taniec z Gwiazdami (Dancing with the Stars).

In private she is a happy mother trying to instil her enthusiasm towards music in her children.

Gwidon Ciężarek
Gwidon Ciężarek
Violinist

Gwidon Ciężarek

Gwidon Ciężarek is a prize-winner at numerous national and international violin competitions. His recent major achievements include:

  • 3rd Prize at the 9th Stanisław Serwaczyński National Competition for Young Violinists,
  • 3rd Prize at the 5th Malchower Kirchenpreis International Instrumental Competition,
  • 1st Prize at the 7th Stefania Woytowicz National Competition for Young Instrumentalists,
  • 1st Prize and the Special Tadeusz Wroński Prize at the 4th Tadeusz Wroński Youth Competition for Solo Violin,
  • 3rd Prize and the Prize of Director of the CEA during the All-Poland Auditions at the Centre of Artistic Education (CEA) in Warsaw.

Gwidon Ciężarek has frequently performed as soloist with orchestras like the Symphonic Orchestra of the Szczecin Philharmonic, Jugend Symphonie Orchester, Symphonic Orchestra of the Ambassadors of Szczecin.

He has obtained scholarships from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Mayor of the City of Szczecin, the Friends of Szczecin Society and the National Fund for Children.

Gustaw Ciężarek
Gustaw Ciężarek
Violinist

Gustaw Ciężarek

A graduate of the classes of prof. Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, prof. Mirosław Ławrynowicz, prof. Roman Lasocki and Dr. Andrzej Gębski at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. He completed an artistic internship in the field of chamber music in the class of Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

He has repeatedly attended masterclasses in Łańcut, Zakopane and Frombork honing his skills under such masters as Marina Yashvili, Wolfgang Marschner, Roland Baldini, Robert Szreder or Helen Brunner.

In 2008 he won Second Prize and the Special Award for the best performance of a Dutch composer’s work in the XII International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Kraków.

In 2009 he won Grand Prix of the “Zapomniana Muzyka Polska” (Forgotten Polish Music) competition organized by the publisher Acte Prealable.

He has given solo performances with the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Opera na Zamku Orchestra, the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża and the International Pomerania Youth Orchestra playing violin concertos of Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and Bach.

In 2011, together with pianist Soyeon Lim, he recorded his debut album comprising all of Witold Lutosławski’s chamber works released by Acte Prealable.

Since 2008 he holds the position of concertmaster of the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża.

From 2010 he is the director of the Artelier International Chamber Music Festival in Szczecin.

Stanisław Dziąg
Stanisław Dziąg
Violinist

Stanisław Dziąg

He is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, where he studied violin under Konstanty Andrzej Kulka.

He has obtained his postgraduate diploma from the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg in the class of Professor Grigori Zhislin. He gained his chamber music skills during studies with the Sonore Quartet under Professor Peter Buck (Melos Quartet) in the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany.

On several occasions, Stanisław performed as a soloist with the Kammerorchester der Universität Würzburg.

He also won a distinction during the 3rd Schloss Zell an der Pram – International Violin Competition (Austria).

Throughout his career, he has closely collaborated with the following orchestras: Stadtsorchester Saarbrücken, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, World Chamber Orchestra.

Currently, he is Violinist with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Synaxis String Quartet.

Igor Kabalewski
Igor Kabalewski
Violist

Igor Kabalewski

Graduated from Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.

In 1997, he was Laureate of the Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź, Poland.

His chamber music co-performances include those with Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Barbara Toczyska and Andrzej Hiolski.

He continuously collaborates with several Polish orchestras, to name Concerto Avenna, Ars Nova, Camerata Vistula or Sinfonia Varsovia. Apart from that, he was a member of numerous orchestras abroad, such as Justus Frantz’s Philharmonie der Nationen and Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.

He is the Leader of the Viola Section with the Grand Theatre – National Opera Orchestra in Warsaw.

Wojtek Slawinski
Wojtek Slawinski
Cellist, Audio Engineer, Composer, Arranger

Wojtek Slawinski

Warsaw-based composer, cellist and music producer Wojtek Slawinski has worked with Dancing with the The Stars, the Polish Theatre in Warsaw and Krzesimir Dębski. Founder of Synaxis Music.

He is a member of the Grand Theater – National Opera Orchestra in Warsaw, Tomasz Szymuś Band and Synaxis String Quartet.

In the years 2003–2006, he collaborated with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, directed at that time by James Levine. The orchestra featured top world soloists and conductors, including Lang Lang, Mischa Maisky, Joshua Bell, Martha Argerich and Valery Gergiev.

Since 2012, Wojtek Slawinski has composed and worked at his music studio. Apart from stage pieces, he has written music for the Polish Theatre in Warsaw, Copernicus Science Centre, the Grand Theater – National Opera and a media campaign promoting Polish science.

In 2010 he won a competition for the Principal Cello with the Gdańsk Philharmonic.

Sebastian Aleksandrowicz
Sebastian Aleksandrowicz
Oboist

Sebastian Aleksandrowicz

Silesia-born concert oboist and session musician Sebastian Aleksandrowicz is widely sought for his versatility and beautiful sound on both oboe and cor anglais.

Graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music – oboe class of Professor Stanisław Malikowski and Tytus Wojnowicz.

He held the position of Principal Oboe with the Wrocław Philharmonic, the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has been soloist with the Grand Theater – National Opera Orchestra since 1996. He has collaborated with the Philharmonie der Nationen Hamburg, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Morphing Chamber Orchestra in Vienna and the Vienna Walzer Orchestra.

Chamber and solo music play an important role in his concert activity. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Russia and Japan.

For many years, he has enjoyed a fruitful artistic collaboration with composer Jerzy Satanowski, recording his theatre and film music.

Since 2012, he has been tutor and promoter of the Princess Daisy International Chamber Music Festival “Ensemble” in Książ, Poland.

Bogdan Kraski
Bogdan Kraski
Clarinetist

Bogdan Kraski

Soloist and First Clarinetist with the Grand Theatre – National Opera Orchestra in Warsaw. He was educated at the Karol Szymanowski State Comprehensive Music School in Warsaw (1st and 2nd level) in the clarinet class of Professor Ryszard Sztajerwald. He studied Instrumental Studies at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw tutored by Associate Professor Eugeniusz Skubis.

He is a member of chamber music ensembles (Camerata Vistula, Poco Leggero clarinet quartett). His artistic activity includes concerts, recording sessions and tours with renowned Polish symphonic orchestras (Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia, the National Philharmonic, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Philharmonics) in various countries of Europe, Africa and Asia including China and Japan.

Marcin Kamiński
Marcin Kamiński
Flutist

Marcin Kamiński

Flutist and music teacher. Double graduate of the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart in the class of Professor Jean-Claude Gérard and of the Academy of Music in Kraków in the class of Professor Kazimierz Moszyński (with honours).

Laureate of great a number of competitions, i.e. Winner of the National Competition of Woodwind Instruments in Włoszakowice in 1991.

In 1995 he won the competition for the position of Flutist with Sinfonia Varsovia, with which he has collaborated on a regular basis.

In the years 1996–2013, he was First Flutist with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw and, since 2009, with the Orchestra of the Grand Theatre – Polish National Opera.

He teaches music at the Chopin State Music School Complex in Warsaw. He plays the piccolo, classical, alto and bass flute.

Michał Wawrzyniak
Michał Wawrzyniak
Bassoonist

Michał Wawrzyniak

Warsaw-based concert bassoonist and session musician, Michał Wawrzyniak has won the Third Prize at the 2nd Bassoon Quartet International Competition in Potsdam, Germany.

He is a soloist with the Grand Theater – National Opera Orchestra and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw. He has also collaborated with Sinfonietta Cracovia, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra and the Hanseatic Chamber Orchestra.

He has recorded extensively for the Polish Radio and Polish TV.

He taught at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University as well as in music courses as a chamber music coach.

Tomasz Woźniak
Tomasz Woźniak
Trumpeter

Tomasz Woźniak

Trumpeter Tomasz Woźniak graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in 2003.

In the years 2004–2005, supported by a grant from the Ministry of Culture, he honed his skills on a postgraduate course taught by Guy Touvron at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris. In 2014 he obtained a PhD degree in ‘trumpet instrumental artistic field’ at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

He has taken an active part in masterclass courses taught by André Henry, Sergey Nakariakov, Gabrielle Cassone, Reinhold Friedrich, Fred Mills and Andrea Giuffredi.

He has won numerous prizes: First Prize in the Yamaha Competition for Brass Instruments in Poznań (2003), Second Prize, with a wind quartet, in the National Competition for Chamber Ensembles in Warsaw (2003) and the Chamber Music Prize in the 7th International Ruhr Classic Festival in Marl, Germany (2004). In 2003 and 2006, he was Semi-Finalist in the Maurice André International Trumpet Competition in Paris.

He has worked with the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Grand Theatre – Polish National Opera Orchestra in Warsaw, Sinfonia Varsovia and the Jeunesses Musicales de France Orchestra of the Paris Conservatoire and other ensembles. From 2005 to 2007, he was First Trumpet with the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok, and currently works with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw.

Mariusz Bulicz
Mariusz Bulicz
Horn player

Mariusz Bulicz

In the years 1999–2006, he played with the Łódź Philharmonic.

He collaborated with the ROMA Music Theatre in Warsaw from 2005 to 2011 working on musicals Ghost in the Opera, Vampire Dance and LES MISERABLES.

He worked with the Philharmonie der Nationen Orchestra between 1999 and 2005.

Since 2005, he has been French Horn Player with the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw.

Soyeon Lim
Soyeon Lim
Pianist

Soyeon Lim

Soyeon graduated from prof. Yeon Jung Kim’s and prof. Andrzej Dutkiewicz’s classes at the Keimyeong University in Korea and from prof. Jerzy Sterczyński’s class at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. She completed an artistic internship in the field of chamber music in the class of Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

In 2009 she won Grand Prix at the VI edition of the “Zapomniana Muzyka Polska” (Forgotten Polish Music) competition organized by the publisher Acte Prealable.

She won Second Prize and the Special Award for the best performance of a Dutch composer’s work in the XII International Contemporary Music Competition in Kraków (2008)

She won second prize in the Pan-Korean Piano Competition in Daeg (South Korea).

Since 2005 she has been performing as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues across Europe and Asia. She has recorded two albums with polish music for Acte Prealable.

Since 2009 she has been in cooperation with the International Music Courses in Łańcut as a pianist for the classes of prof. Helen Brunner and prof. Dariusz Smolarski.

From 2014 she teaches piano at the Keimyeong University in Korea.

Robert Morawski
Robert Morawski
Pianist

Robert Morawski

A polish chamber pianist. He was a student of Bronisława Kawalla and Jerzy Marchwiński. He gave his first performance at the National Philharmonic as a seven year old.

He has won many prestigious prizes. He won a Fryderyk Award in 2011 (along with violinist Sławomir Tomasik). He was awarded prizes for the best pianist at vocal competitions in Poland (Warsaw, Nowy Sącz, Katowice, Bydgoszcz). He won second prize at the Krzysztof Penderecki Chamber Music Competition in Kraków.

He has made recordings for Polish Television, Polish Radio and Hungarian Television and records for publishers such as Acte Prealable, Dux, WW Open Sources or CD Accord.

He has performed world premieres of works of such contemporary composers as W. Lutosławski, A. Kościów, A. Jastrzębska, P. Zych, S. Yamauchi, S. Krajewski, M. Jachim.

He leads a piano chamber music class at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He gives masterclasses in Poland and abroad.

He has given performances in Poland and abroad - in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, France, Canada and the USA amongst others.

His wide repertoire comprises works ranging from early music up until those of recent decades.