JURY MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION OPUS 2023

Marek szlezer – piano (poland)
Luu Duc Anh – piano (Vietnam)
AMY NAPAWAN – piano (THAILAND)
ROSARIA DINA RIZZO  PIANO (ITALY)
RENATA GUZIK – FLUTE (POLAND)
Wan Yanting  OBOE (CHINA)
LARA DIAZ  CLARINET (SPAIN)
GEORGE GEORGIOU  CLARINET (CYPRUS)
Magdalena Jakubska-Szymiec – Saxophone (poland)
KITTIMA MOLEE – BASSOON (THAILAND)
ANETA DUMANOWSKA – VIOLA (POLAND)
MARCIN SZAWELSKI – cello (Poland/THAILAND)
FAN YU  TROMBONE (CHINA)
Boonyarit Kittaweepitak  euphonium (Thailand)
PIOTR SUTT percussion (Poland)
luo lin – percussion (China)
Bartosz Sałdan  percussion (Poland)
Bartosz Paprot – guitar (Poland)
BARBARA BOROWICZ – clarinet/artistic director (Poland)

 

Marek Szlezer was born on September 4th, 1981 in Kraków, in a family of professional musicians. He started to play the piano at the age of five under the tutorship of his mother. From 1994 to 2000 he studied at the “Ecole Normale de Musique ‘A.Cortot’” in Paris,in the piano class of professor Marcella Crudeli, and was one of the youngest graduates to obtain “Diplome Superieure de Concertiste.” He graduated “summa cum laude” from the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków, where he studied with distinguished professors Stefan Wojtas and Ewa Bukojemska. He is currently head of the Piano Faculty at his alma mater. He received a royal scholarship of the Queen Elisabeth’s Music Foundation in Belgium for the academic year 2004/2005 to study at the renowned Chapelle Musicale with Abdel Rahman El Bacha. In June 2005, he received the “Master after Master” diploma, awarded “a l’unanimite.” His pianistic career started when as a twelve-year old he received Grand Prix at the 4th International Piano Competition in Rome. Since then the pianist has actively performed in Poland and abroad, participating in many important and prestigious music events. He was granted a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture five times, as well as scholarships from Roussel and Amical foundations in Paris and the YAMAHA Foundation Europe. He has participated in master classes conducted by Dmitri Bashkirov, Aldo Ciccolini, Halina Czerny-Stefanska, Menahem Pressler, Evgeni Mogilevski, Dominique Merlet and Jean Claude Vanden-Eyden. He has also received lessons from Fou Ts’ong and Kevin Kenner. Marek Szlezer is an active performer of modern music – he has been selected to participate in Krzysztof Penderecki’s music interpretation class, run by the composer himself. He has also premiered numerous modern compositions written especially for him. His consummate performances of Frederic Chopin’s music have won him numerous prizes: 1st Prize at the National Chopin Competition in Warsaw, 3rd Prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Marienbad, a special prize of the Chopin National Edition, and the Polish Radio award at the International Piano Competition “A.Rubinstein in memoriam.” He had the honor to play a concert on Chopin’s original piano at the Jagiellonian University on the night Poland entered the European Union. In occasion of composers 205th Birth Anniversary he has performed a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. Marek Szlezer has performed in such prestigious concert halls as Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts, St.Martin-in-the-fields, Salle Cortot, Seoul Arts Center, NCPA and Palacio de Bellas Artes. In October 2005, during the opening gala concert for the Queen Elisabeth’s Foundation in Belgium, he performed a Mozart’s concerto accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded for many TV and Radio stations all over Europe and the Middle East. In year 2009 he has received a doctor’s degree, presenting a thesis about an unknown polish composer Jadwiga Sarnecka, which piano works he has discovered and edited for Polish Musical Editions PWM. He has been also involved in an editing process of Alexandre Tansman Piano concerto for the left hand which he premiered in Poland in a year 2010. Since 2013 he works also as an editor for Eufonium, publishing important piano works of polish composers dating from 19th and 20th century. He has gave public lectures and performed at such prestigious universities as: Cambridge University, Indiana University Bloomington, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, UNAM, UNICAMP, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Royal Conservatory in Brussels. He is a board member of Karol Szymanowski Music Society. For his merit in a field of promotion of polish music he has received a medal Gloria Artis form Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He has recorded several albums for the recording companies Warner Music, Dux, EMI, Amadeus and Moderato Classics receiving an enthusiastic critical acclaim in prestigious musical magazines (among others Gramophone, Kulturspiegel, The Strad, Fanfare, American Record’s Guide, Scherzo). For the CD’s with music by polish composers he has received twice the French music critics’ awards La Clef de ResMusica as well as Gramophone Editor’s Choice, 5 du Diapason, Selection ClicMag, Global Music Awards Outstanding Achievement, MusicWeb International Recording of the Month and various nominations for other phonographic prizes (i.e. International Classical Music Awards, Polish Phonographic Awards FRYDERYK). In 2017 his CD has been selected by Hi-fi music magazine as one of the best recordings of the year. Marek Szlezer is a member of Steinway Artists family.

Usa (Ami) Napawan ventured into political science for her undergraduate studies in International Relations from Chulalongkorn University. It was not until her postgraduate studies that she decided to return to music and received her Master in Music in Piano Performance from the College of Music, Mahidol University under the tutelage of Dr. Nopanand Chanorathaikul. She has a long-standing artistic relationship with the Pro Musica international vocal and collaborative piano masterclasses under the renowned vocal coach Loh Siew Tuan. She has worked closely with Ms. Loh and the celebrated collaborative pianist Hein Boterberg in masterclasses held in Thailand and Malaysia in collaboration with Opera Studio Vlanderen (Belgium) from 2008-2013. Currently, she is a sought-after educator and collaborative pianist who performs and collaborative projects regularly with both Thai and international artists, including Kalaya Phongsathorn, Chaiphat Tripipitsiriwat, Nuttha Kuankajorn, Jonathan Glonek, Julien Beaudiment, Trevor W. Wye, Raphael Leone, James Hall, Philippe Cuper, Edwin Rodriguez, Sergio Bosi, Arnaldo de Felice, Angela Firkins and Gianni Biocotino, Johan van der Linden, Robert Visser, and Lia Uribe. She’s also a piano faculty at international schools and Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (collaborative piano and chamber music).

ROSARIA DINA RIZZO pianist, after obtaining her diploma in piano she took various Master Classes with J. Achucarro, C. Rosen, B. Canino, with Sergio Perticaroli at the Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg; furthermore she frequented advanced studies at the “Liszt Ferenc Music Academy” of Budapest. Her particular interests have been directed towards chamber music in fact she attained her diploma at the School of Chamber Music (Scuola S. di Musica da Camera) of Conservatory of Music “S. Cecilia” in Rome  and at the International Advanced School of Chamber Music with the Trio di Trieste. She completed a Degree in Humanities achieving high grades and graduating with honours in Pedagogy and also in Discipline MusicaliPiano and in Discipline Musicali- Chamber Music. She has carried out intense concert activities performing as soloist and as part of various chamber music groups for important associations in Italy and in other countries: Germany, Egypt, Croazia, Belgium, Switzerland, Unghery, Russia, France, America, Kazakistan, Bulgaria, Messico, Spain, Slovenia, Macedonia, Czech Republic, tournèe in Romania e in Slovacchia; she played in Radiotelevision of Bucarest and in Radio Television Slovena in Lubiana. She was amongst the prize winners of various National and International Competitions and won, as part of the Trio, the Gold Medal (First Prize) at the XXX Grand Concours International 1999 in Paris. She has also performed with Orchestra Sinfonica of  Piemonte, with Orchestra Giovanile Abruzzese “I Sinfonici”, Knox Galesburg Symphony (USA), Philarmonic Orchestra of Bacau (Romania), Chamber Orchestra of Romanian Radio in Bucarest, Philarmonic State Orchestra of Vidin (Bulgary), Philarmonic State Orchestra of Schumen (Bulgary), Orchestra Sinfonica “Silvestre Revueltas” of Messico. She plaied in Duo with the cellist Alexander Zagorinsky, the winner of  1° Prize in International Competition  “P. Ciajkovskij” of Moscow and with the flautist Andrea Ceccomori, Anton Serra. She published three books about F. Rossomandi and she recorded a CD (absolute first performance of Florestano Rossomandi’s pieces for piano). She has been invited to give Master Class of Piano and Chamber Music in Italy at the Conservatory of Music of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Rimini, in Assisi for International Masterclasses of Internazional Musical Academy of Perugia, in France, in Kazakhstan National Academy of Music, University of Music in Lubiana (Slovenia), Knox College of Galesburg (USA), “Arena International” in Pola (Croazia), Italian Institut of Culture in Lubiana, Klaviergalery of Vienna. She teached in the Conservatory of Music of Ferrara, Campobasso and Lecce; now she is a teacher of Piano in “Liceo Musicale” of Foggia.

Renata Guzik graduated with distinction from the Music Academy in Krakow under instruction of prof. Zbigniew Kamionka in 1993. She received scholarship from Dartington Summer School 1996 – England where she studied with Kathryn Lukas. In 2002 she finished postgraduate course under the guidance of prof. Elżbieta Gajewska–Gadzina at the Chopin’s Music Academy in Warsaw. In 2012 she took internship at the Pole Superieur d’ Enseignement Artistique de Paris under the guidance of prof. Michel Moragues. In July of 2013 she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Performance (flute) from the Music Academy in Krakow. During the courses she studied with among others: Rikardo Kanji – interpretation of the XVII and XVIII century music (1993 – 1995 in Krakow – Poland), Wil Offermans – interpretation of the contemporary music (1994 Géne – Belgium, 2012 Sayolonga – Spain), Jerzy Mrozik (1997 Duszniki – Poland), Janos Balint – (2001 Warszawa – Poland), Nicola Mazzanti – piccolo (2012 Kraków). She is also co-founder of twentieth century music group “Ara Ensemble”. She has recorded with this ensemble CD for Edmonton Composers’ Concert Society in Canada (2005). In 2019 she has recorded with the pianist Sławomir Kokosza CD Sonet romantyczny with the pieces of Polish composers. She has given dozen of concerts with classical and contemporary repertoire. As a performer she was chosen to: Piano Forum’ 1993 – Basel (Switzerland), Music Festival of Young Musician’s Society – Taego 1995 (South Korea), Write and Play 1998, 2000, 2002 – Krakow- Poland V International Competition of the Young Culture Creators 1999 – Düsseldorf – Germany Days with Andrzej Panufnik’s music 2001, 2002 – Krakow, Garden Festival 2006, 2007, 2010 – Krakow, Warsaw Autumn 2008, 2014, 2021, Arts Festival Dimention 2011– Soul (Sth. Korea), International Flute Festival 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 – Poznań, International Festival of Contemporary Music held as part of the Days of Music by Crakow Composers, and International Festival of Polish Music in Cracov  Since 2004 she is a member of The Tatra Chamber Orchestra in Zakopane As a soloist she performed in Poland, Denmark, The Nederlands, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Great Britain, South Korea, United States. Since 2016 she leads the flute class at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.

Wan Yanting, oboist and chamber music player, is currently employed in the Affiliated Middle School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Born in January 1984 in Shanghai, China. He was admitted to the Affiliated High School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music in September 1995, and successively studied under Associate Professor Sha Jianlin and Professor Sun Minghong. He was admitted to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in September 1999. During his study, he participated in a special concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lutoslawski. He also performed his highly difficult oboe work “Epitophe”, which attracted wide attention and was later published. He was sent to the Northern Norwegian Conservatory of Music for further study. September 2005 – June 2007 Studied in Tromso, Northern Norway. He studied in the Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Professor Maze Padsen, Deputy Chief of Oslo Symphony Orchestra. Master of oboe performance in music department of Stanvanger University, under the guidance of Norwegian Stanvanger Symphony Orchestra. Chief Professor Kjersti Dahle. He won the first prize of the third National Art Talent Selection in Shanghai in the same year. Graduated in June 2009 with the first place in the major and became the first Asian student in the history of the university. In 2014, he was employed as Deputy Chief Executive of Shanghai Opera House. Joined the High School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music in June 2015 as a teacher of wind instruments and chamber music. he attended Aarhus Philharmonic Orchestra in Denmark to commemorate Sibelius 50 under the recommendation of the college during the period of study abroad. Thanks to his performance and recording work, and has been invited to participate in the music season performances of Trums Symphony Orchestra, Stanwanger Symphony Orchestra, etc. He participated in such large-scale concerts as “Special Session for Haydn Memorial” and “Special Session for Modern Music”. He later joined the Shanghai OBOE TOWN Chamber Orchestra founded by Professor Sun Minghong, and participated in the Shanghai OBOE TOWN National Exchange Tour in 2018 Act. From 2018 to 2019, he led the students of Shangyin Affiliated High School to win the first prize of the Hong Kong International Music Festival Ensemble Competition and China Youth, also the first prize of the national competition of the Young Hummingbird Music Award.

Lara Díaz is an active Spanish clarinetist and bass clarinet soloist. She has performed at major festivals worldwide (Europe, USA, Canada, South America and Asia), both as a soloist, with Trio Contrastes and the Formica’s Age Duo (violin and bass clarinet). She works disseminating contemporary music, having premiered several works specially composed for these chamber music groups and for her. Lara is often invited to teach masterclass and to performance at international clarinet festivals (ICA ClarinetFest 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022,  5th ,6th ,7th 9th, 10th and 11th European Clarinet Festival; Dream Clarinet Academy, Baoding- China, International Festival “Il mondo d’il clarinetto” by Accademia Italiana del Clarinetto, Symposium for Clarinetists – UNESP Sao Paulo, Brazil, ClarMeet Porto, Encontro Internacional de Clarinete, Clariperu’s Taller para Jóvenes Clarinetistas and Congreso Latinoamericano de Clarinetistas…). She was part of the Artistic Committee of the I ICA Low Clarinet Festival, Glendale, Az, 2023. She acts as a jury at international clarinet and bass clarinet competitions (Saverio Mercadante, ICA Young Artist Competition 2021, TICC competition, Samnium Benevento, Guy Deplus, Silverstein works…). She is a professor in Salamanca and leads “Antonio Romero” clarinet and bass clarinet masterclasses since 2003. Wind section leader of the “City of Salamanca” Symphony Orchestra. Lara is the Spain country chair for the ICA and board member of the European Clarinet Association. She has recently published the transcription for bass clarinet of Manuel de Falla’s Suite popular española in Manuel de Falla ediciones. She has also received a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Salamanca. She has been recognized with the 2021 Salamanca’s Woman award in the category of culture by the Tierno Galván Association. Lara is a Royal Global Clarinets and Silverstein Ligatures performing artist.

George Georgiou hailed for his energetic and inspirational performances, the Cypriot clarinetist George Georgiou enjoys a career as a classical and contemporary clarinetist. He appeared in many solo concerts and recitals in Europe, Middle East and USA. He collaborated with some prominent musicians such as the legendary cellist Rohan de Saram, Prazak Quartet, Apple Hill String Quartet, Chilingirian String Quartet, the violinist Movses Pogossian and he appeared as a soloist with the Commandaria Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi. In his research for new repertoire, George started commissioning works for clarinet and so far he collaborated with the most dominant composers from Cyprus. He premiered several works featuring the clarinet with most of them being dedicated to him. He is a member of Georgiou Georgieva DUO, Lyrical Noise Ensemble, Evohe Wind Quintet, Chronos Contemporary Music Ensemble and Claritar Duo. He holds the position of clarinet professor at the University of Nicosia. George is a graduate from City University, London, where he studied clarinet with Julian Farrell and Joy Faral at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also a MBA graduate from the Neapolis University Paphos, Cyprus and a member of Mensa Cyprus. His busy profile gained him an international recognition and he became a Selmer Paris Clarinet Artist, a Silverstein Ligature Artist, Marca Reeds Artist and a Royal Global Accessories Artist. He is also the Cyprus Chair and the Middle East Regional Chair of the International Clarinet Association and a member of the association’s New Music Committee. His first CD with works by Cypriot Composers for solo clarinet is due in 2022.

Magdalena Jakubska-Szymiec  graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the saxophone class of Bernard Steuer (diploma with honours). She continued her studies under Radek Knop at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional Perpignan Méditerranée in France. She has been perfecting her skills under the guidance of outstanding saxophonists such as Claude Delangle, Jean-Marie Londeix, Eugene Rousseau, Claus Olesen or Joël Versavaud. She obtained a postdoctoral degree in musical arts (DMus Hab.) in 2020 at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, where she runs a saxophone class as an assistant professor. She is a laureate of numerous awards, incl. the Grand Prix and Apollo’s Chariot at the All-Polish Young Musician Competition in Szczecinek (1998), the 1st prize at the 27th All-Polish Competition for Chamber Ensembles of Music Schools in Wrocław (1999), the 2nd prize at the 1st International Saxophone Competition in Opole (2001) or the 1st prize at the Yamaha Foundation Scholarship Competition (2006). She was awarded a scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage three times (1997, 1998, 2000) and received a scholarship of the Polish Children’s Fund twice (1999, 2000). She collaborates with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Silesian Philharmonic, the New Music Orchestra and the Aukso Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, she works with pianist Joanna Balewska and co-creates The Six & Sax Duo. She is invited to sit on the juries of national and international saxophone competitions and as a lecturer to hold courses for teachers, students and pupils organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Her phonographic output includes two albums: Łukasz Woś. Works for saxophone and piano (Soliton SL 468-2, publ. 2016), recorded with Joanna Balewska, and (Re)discovering Masterpieces of New Romanticism (JBRecords 023-2, publ. 2018), recorded with the accompaniment of the Radom Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jan Jakub Bokun. She is a BG France and D’Addario artist.

Kittima Molee a native of Bangkok, Thailand, Kittima Molee is currently bassoon and chamber music faculty at the Young Artist Music Program (Pre-College), College of Music, Mahidol University. She is also an associate principal bassoon of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Molee performs regularly in Bangkok with the Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet, which she co-founded. The quintet has curated highly successful recitals in Thailand, Singapore, Macao, China, and recently USA. She has also performed and taught masterclasses throughout Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Recently, she has appeared as a guest principal bassoon for Bandung Philharmonic Orchestra, Indonesia. Molee was taken under the wing of John Mostad, former principal bassoonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, in the beginning of her formal training in bassoon at the College of Music, Mahidol University. Eventually, she received both her undergraduate and graduate degree from the College of Music, Mahidol University and received an Austrian Government full scholarship, the ASEA UNINET, to study at the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, Austria.

Marcin Szabelski a keen educator, cellist has taught cello and chamber music at the College of Music, Mahidol University since 2006, where he currently serves as chair of the String & Chamber Music Department. Besides his lecturing duties, he has written two textbooks: “Elementary Techniques and Fundamental Warm Ups for Cellists with a Selection of Compositions by H.R.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej” (2017) and “Manual of Selected Orchestral Excerpts for Cello” (2019) in order to supplement the existing pedagogical literature for cellists at multiple levels. In addition to lecturing at the College of Music, since 2006 Marcin has enjoyed his career as a cellist with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) where he is currently Principal Cello; to date, he has given more than 600 performances with the TPO. His extensive experience as an orchestral musician has led him to numerous collaborations with countless international soloists and on orchestra tours in Japan, New Zealand, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia. Marcin’s passion for teaching and education extends into orchestral coaching as well: since 2007 he has been a cello instructor for SAYOWE (Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble) and SEAYCO (Southeast Asian Youth Chamber Orchestra). Marcin Szawelski’s love of chamber music is another important driving force in his musical endeavors. He collaborates in various chamber ensembles like the Libere String Quartet, International Quintet and the AmaCor Trio; his chamber music partners include illustrious personalities such as Dr. Eri Nakagawa, Dr. Korak Lertpibulchai, Dr. Paris Paraschoudis, among others. with Andrzej Filar, and later continued his studies at the Liceum Muzyczne im. F. Nowowiejskiego in Gdańsk where he earned a Diploma in Cello performance. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts in Cello Performance (2005) from Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk where he studied cello performance, chamber music and music pedagogy under professors Krzysztof Sperski, Anna Prabucka-Firlej, and Tadeusz Samerek, winning numerous awards and prizes in regional and national competitions during his musical studies. His artistic mentors and musical influences include renowned cellists such as Stefan Popov, Maria Tchaikovska, Peter Leisegang, and Roman Jablonski.


Aneta Dumanowska
 born in Kraków. Between 1991-1996, she studied at the Academy of Music in Kraków, in the violin class of professor Mieczysław Szlezer. In 1996, she joined the viola class of professor Janusz Pisarski, and she graduated with distinction in 1999. Her artistic practice includes numerous solo and chamber concerts. As a soloist, she performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Kraków, with the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras of the Music Academy in Kraków, with Sinfonietta Cracovia and Capella Cracoviensis; also, at many festivals, including ‘Music in the Old Kraków’ InternationalFestival, International Festival of Contemporary Music – Kraków Composers’ Days, Pablo Casals Festival in Prades (France) and Opera Rara. Since 2004 she has been the violist of the DAFO quartet. The artistic output of the ensemble includes numerous concerts in Poland and abroad, and its recordings were recognized with awards such as ‘ Fryderyk’ 2009 for the Speechless Song with the music by Paweł Mykietyn, ‘Fryderyk’ 2012 and the Gold Disc status for the CD/DVD live recording of Łukaszewski’s and Bembinow’s Carols and Pastorales, and ‘Supersonic Pizzicato’ Luxembourgaward for the album of Krzysztof Penderecki’s String Quartets, String Trio, Clarinet Quartet containing all the chamber music of the composer, with the world premiere recording of the String Quartet No. 3. In 2012-2014 she played in a piano quartet with an outstanding violinist Kaja Danczowska, pianist Justyna Danczowska and cellist Bartosz Koziak, performing in the most important music centres throughout Poland. In the years 1997- 2016 she was a member of theSinfonietta Cracovia, the Orchestra of the Royal City of Kraków. She collaborated also with the Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Capella Cracoviensis, and the Sinfonia Varsovia. Between 2005- 2012 she taught at the International Courses of Music Interpretation in Nowy Sącz. She conducts viola workshops for children, teenagers and students. She is a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Kraków where in 2013 she received her PhD, and in 2018, post-doctoral degree at the Instrumental Music Department.

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Fan Yu deputy director of the orchestra, teaching and research office and trombone teacher of the middle school attached to Zhejiang Conservatory of music, trombone teacher and chamber music teacher of the orchestra Department of Zhejiang Conservatory of music, member of Zhejiang Musicians Association and Hangzhou Musicians Association, and once served as the deputy chief trombone of Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra. He graduated from the high school attached to Shanghai Conservatory of music, Shanghai Conservatory of music and Temple University Conservatory of music in the United States, and successively studied under Professor Li Dali, Professor Hao Jie and Professor Blair Bollinger. He once served as a trombone teaching assistant in the College of music of Temple University. As an Asian trombone player during his stay in the United States, he was invited to perform in the Curtiss Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra and Atlantic City Symphony Orchestra for many times. He was admitted by the National Orchestra of the United States and toured 15 states with the orchestra. During his return to work, he was selected to study with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and studied under Professor Stefan Schulz. In addition, as a guest performer, he was invited to participate in the Taichung International Jazz Festival in Taiwan and the Tainan Chiayi International Wind Festival, and has toured Europe, Asia and other countries for many times, as well as undertaking major national performance tasks, including the “thousand symphonies” concert at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people’s Republic of China, and the tour of the five eastern European countries of the the Belt and Road, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Serbia. The concert also covers Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, etc. Symphonies we have cooperated with: China Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra, Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, German Stuttgart Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, American Atlantic City Symphony Orchestra, American National Orchestra, Beijing Festival Orchestra, etc.

Boonyarit Kittaweepitak is a lecturer of euphonium at the College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand. Boonyarit is also one of the founders and music director of Mahidol Brass Band. As a soloist, Boonyarit appeared with orchestras and bands around the globe, including Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Brass Band (USA), Million Wind Philharmonic, Blackburn, Darwen Brass Band (UK), and MCGP Youth Wind Ensemble. He was invited as a guest soloist in several festivals, including Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences (USA), Asia Tuba Euphonium Festival in China and South Korea, and Brass Explosion (Singapore). As a chamber musician, Boonyarit has performed with fLOW tuba quartet in the United States and Japan. He performed concerts and gave masterclasses in Texas, Kentucky, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Saitama, and Yamaguchi.  fLOW quartet released an album, “4 Dreams: The Quartet of Yuji Ono”. Moreover, Boonyarit was also a member of E-Tan Quartet. The quartet performed at Festival, including Sydney International Brass Festival, Tuba Mania International Festival in Thailand, and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Austria. Boonyarit received his musical training at the University of North Texas (USA), Royal Northern College of Music (UK), and Mahidol University. His primary teachers include Steven Mead, Brian Bowman, David Childs,and Kitti Sawetkittikul. Boonyarit began his musical journey at Assumption College, Thailand with Wichai Yongvanitjit and Jakkrit Ruenvuth in 1999. Boonyarit Kittaweepitak is a Besson performing artist and performs on a Besson Prestige BE2052 Euphonium.

 

Piotr Sutt  – percussionist – soloist and chamber musician. He has been developing his skills in the USA, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, and the countries of former Yugoslavia, working under the guidance of such professors as Werner Thärichen, Ney Rosauro, Steven Schick, Leigh Howard Stevens, Bent Lylloff, Siegfried Fink, Bill Molenhof, Nebojša Jovan Živković, and John Beck. Regular contributor to the PAS (Percussive Arts Society), author and translator of specialist articles in the Rhythm! Scene PAS online magazine and app; since October 2019, he has been a member of the Percussive Arts Society International Committee in the USA. Founder and leader of the Gdańsk Jeunesses Musicales Percussion Ensemble, which has been performing continuously since 1985, and of the academic ensemble The Bacewicz Percussion Ensemble (established in 2013). The artist has performed at symphonic and chamber concerts almost all over Europe, the USA, and Mexico. On a number of occasions, he has played at such prestigious artistic events as the International Contemporary Music Festival in Athens, the Latest Percussion Music Festival in Hannover, the International Marimba Music Festival in Villahermosa, Mexico, as well as at the following international percussion festivals: Italy PAS in Montesilvano, BUMfest in Slovenia, the Vilnius Percussion Festival in Lithuania, the International Percussion Festival in Odessa, the International Festival of Contemporary Music ‘Warsaw Autumn’, and the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk. He has made many recordings for Polskie Radio. Among his artistic achievements, there are numerous premieres, including the Concerto for percussion instruments and symphony orchestra by Werner Thärichen or the Concerto ostinato for vibraphone and string orchestra by Karl-Heinz Köper. In addition, the Concerto for vibraphone and chamber orchestra by Bogusław Schaeffer and Dialogues for percussion duo and string orchestra by Piotr A. Komorowski were dedicated to the soloist. He has worked with a number of outstanding conductors, composers, and instrumentalists, e.g., Pierre Boulez, George Crumb, Steve Reich, Jeffrey Tate, Zubin Mehta, Herbert von Karajan, Chuck Mangione, Emmanuel Séjourné, Ney Rosauro, John Beck, Witold Rowicki, Wojciech Michniewski, and Leszek Możdżer. He has also worked with the Israeli Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw, Łódź, Poznań, Szczecin, Baltic, and Kalisz Philharmonics, the Schola Cantorum Gedanensis Polish Chamber Choir, Bach Ensemble – Mainz, and the MoCart Group. As a principal timpanist he participated in recording of 18 albums of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, including those nominated for the Fryderyk Award. Since 2015, he has been the artistic director of the National Percussion Workshops in Gdańsk, hosting the world’s most famous percussionists. He is a juror of many international percussion competitions and lecturer at masterclasses. In 2004–2016, he was the head of the Faculty of Instrumental and Vocal Studies at the Casimir the Great University in Bydgoszcz. Since 2013, he has been running a percussion class at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź as a full professor, managing the Percussion Department. The graduates of Prof. Piotr Sutt include prizewinners of many international competitions, percussion festivals, outstanding soloists, and teachers. In 2007, together with the ‘Iskierka’ Foundation for Children with Cancer, he initiated the Children’s Oncological Orchestra, which he runs to this day. Together with the Foundation’s charges, he has cooperated with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Natalia Kukulska, Daria Zawiałow, Mika Urbaniak, Paulina Przybysz, Renata Przemyk, Raz Dwa Trzy, Carrantuohill, Me, Myself And I, Artur Andrus, Javier Nandayapa, and Artur Rojek. Prof. Piotr Sutt has been awarded the ‘Gloria Artis’ medal for special merit to culture and the Medal of the Commission of National Education for special merit to education and upbringing. Piotr Sutt is a Bergerault, Innovative Percussion, and Angelini Mallets intarnational artist. 

 

Luo Lin, percussion teacher of Orchestra Department of Xi ‘an Conservatory of Music in China; an alumnus of Central Conservatory of Music in China;bachelor of The Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow; master of State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart in Germany ; doctor of Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts in Germany; an artist of ADAMS; a signed artist of China Orchestra Internet vertical service platform; the director of International Percussion Education Association.She worked in GuiYang Symphony Orchestra and held a position of instructor in Youth Symphony Orchestra affiliated GYSO. She received following honors: the second Prize of Chamber Music in the International Independent Music Competition “INDIVIDUALIS”; the Award of Excellence in the Second International Percussion Competition of China-JianLi Percussion Festival; the DAAD STIBET Doktoranden Scholarship in Germany for twice; the Udo Schweickhardt Musical Notation Scholarship in 2016.She served as the instructor of Landes Musik Akademie Hessen, Germany; invited to attend a live concert broadcast by Radio Krakow, Poland; held concerto in Liederhalle Stuttgart; played concerto together with Ludwigsburg symphony Orchestra; performed concerto with Municipal Theater Gißen under the sponsorship by Deutsche Bank; organized concert for two pianos and  percussion -beyond time and space- in Frankfurt with her partner. While studying abroad, she worked for the Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen Germany  and participated in performances of many European symphony orchestras in many European countries and regions, such as Goldener Saal Wiener Musikverein, Tonhalle Zurich, etc. Apart from that, she took part in many European music festivals, like Klangspuren Schwaz Tiroler Festival für neue Musik, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, Gustav Mahler Festival Poland, Sacrum Profanum Festival Poland, etc. In 2019, she was invited to participate in the series of concerts in Harbin Percussion Art Festival – “China Power — Joint Performance of the most influential players in China”. In January 2023, she successfully held a percussion concert in Baoji China.

 

Bartosz Sałdan earned a PhD degree with distinction from the Academy of Music in Kraków, where he studied percussion with Prof. Jan Pilch. He debuted as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków, he also performed with Hungarian orchestra Musica Sonora, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Opole Philharmonic, Regent Brass London, etc. As a contemporary music performer, he attended prestigious workshops during the 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt along with concerts during the International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, the Brand New Music Festival in Katowice, Poznan Musical Spring Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Unsound Festival and other. He cooperated with many composers, preparing pieces by Helmut Lachenmann (Trio Fluido), Agata Zubel (Percussion Store concerto), Cezary Duchnowski (Partiels), Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska (The Soul of Seul and Reflexion). Bartosz Sałdan create duo with clarinetist Barbara Borowicz, which perform many new pieces for clarinet and percussion by composers like Marcel Chyrzyński or Martyna Kosecka. He is active orchestral musician, as percussionist and timpanist he works with many orchestras, including the Sinfonietta Cracovia, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and many other. He received „Young Poland” scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

 

Bartosz Paprot – graduate of the Music Academy Stanisław Moniuszko in Gdańsk, which he graduated with distinction in the guitar class of prof. Jan Paterka. He performs both solo and in chamber ensembles. Winner of many guitar competitions. To myselves he achieves the greatest solo successes in the first place at the International Guitar Competition “Premio Accademia” in Rome. He has also achieved competitive successes as a chamber musician, including III place at the International Chamber Ensembles Competition in Vilnius. In 2016, together with the flutist Iwona Glinka, he recorded Greek compositions composer – Dinos Constantinides for the American company CENTAUR. He performed as a soloist with orchestras symphonic performers, then performed Concierto de Aranjuez J. Rodrigo, as well as Double Concerto for guitar and A. Piazzolla’s bandoneon.

 

Barbara Borowicz graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Krakow (Poland) in the clarinet class of Professor Andrzej Godek. She continued her musical education at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Ceclia in Rome (Italy) with Alessandro Carbonare and at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Austria) in the chamber music class. In addition she improve her musical interpretation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s pieces with remarkable clarinetist Suzanne Stephens, who is the most accomplished performer of his music. Moreover, in her repertoire there is one of the most demanding piece for clarinet – Harlekin for clarinet solo, which contains theatrical elements and takes over 45 minutes.In 2017 she received a doctor’s degree and in 2022, she received postdoctoral degree at the instrumental Music Department at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow. She is currently professor of the clarinet at her alma mater. Since 2020 she is a country chair of Poland in the International Clarinet Association. As a soloist she made her debut with the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland and since then she has been regularly performing in Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and Asia in prestigious concert halls such as the Sydney Opera House, Royal Concertgebouw. She is a laureate of numerous solo and chamber music competitions in Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Ukraine. A special place in her solo repertoire has Polish music, which she has actively performed in Poland and abroad, including compositions written for her, e. g. Marcel Chyrzynski, Ewa Fabianska-Jelinska, Michal Jakub Papara. She recorded 2 solo CDs: Witold Fiemann Works for clarinet and piano (DUX1529) with world premiereswritten by forgotten polish composer and Double Clarinet Concerto (DUX1303), released by the DUX Recording Producers. Barbara was awarded repeatedly by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for her work within music and science. Moreover she received the Młoda Polska scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture as well as the award Ars Quaerendi for the remarkable activities for the development and the promotion of culture. Barbara Borowicz is an Artist for Henri Selmer, Vandoren and SilversteinWorks.

www.barbaraborowicz.com