JURY MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION OPUS 2023
Marek szlezer – piano (poland)
Luu Duc Anh – piano (Vietnam)
Usa AMi 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)
Anna kwiatkowska – violin (poland)
Oriana MasternaK – violin (poland)
ANETA DUMANOWSKA – VIOLA (POLAND)
MARCIN SZAWELSKI – cello (Poland/THAILAND)
AGNIESZKA KACZMAREK-BIALIC – HARP (POLAND)
WOJCIECH KASZUBA – TRUMPET (POLAND)
FAN YU – TROMBONE (CHINA)
Boonyarit Kittaweepitak – euphonium (Thailand)
WIESŁAW OCHWAT – ACCORDION (POLAND)
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.
Luu Duc Anh is a brilliant pianist of his generation and currently being one of the most active classical music performers in Vietnam with numerous concerts every year. He is well-known for his versatility to perform brilliantly as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Born in 1993 in Hanoi, he began studying Piano with his father, Associate Professor, Artist of merit Luu Quang Minh, one of the leading teachers in Accordion and Jazz in Vietnam. From 2000 to 2011, he studied at the National Academy of Music of Vietnam under the guidance of Prof. Tran Thu Ha. After finishing the Intermediate level, he continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Liège, Belgium, class of Prof.Jean Schils, with whom he obtained his Bachelor degree in 2013 and Master degree in 2015. He then pursued further study at Malmo Academy of Music with Professor Hans Palsson. Duc Anh is a regular guest soloist of Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and has also appeared as soloist with London Chamber Orchestra, Helsingsborg Symhony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire Royal de Liège under the baton of various conductors such as Jonas Alber, Honna Tetsuji, Christopher Warren-Green, Maritt Strindlund, Patrick Baton, Nguyen Thieu Hoa, Tran Vuong Thach, Nguyen Phu Son… He has appeared on many concert stages in Vietnam, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Australia and Japan, also attended masterclass of well-known artists such as Dang Thai Son, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Tibor Szasz, Georg-Friedrich Schenck, Daniel Rivera, Johan Schmidt, Claude Bessmann, Susumu Aoyagi, Daniel Rivera… He also received scholarships to participate in some prestigious music festivals such as the Kirishima International Music Festival in Japan and the Pablo Casals Festival in France. In 2017, he co-founded Maestoso with 3 other colleagues, focusing in organizing classical concerts in Vietnam. The group has achieved great success with many large scale concerts held at the Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam National Academy of Music, St.Joseph Cathedral of Hanoi… With huge success in his musician career as well as his contribution to the classical music field in Vietnam, he was nominated in the Top 10 most brilliant young person of Hanoi in 2017 and Top 10 most promising young person of Vietnam in 2017, Finest Artist 2020 voted by Hanoi Grapevine. In 2018, he was invited to give a private performance for Mr. Prime Minister of France, Edouard Phillipe at Van Mieu (temple of literature) in Hanoi, Vietnam and later for the Princess Victoria of Sweden at the same venue. Beside an active concert schedule, he has started teaching at the Piano Department, Vietnam National Academy of music as the youngest lecturer of the department from 2018. Since then, many of his students has won top prizes at international and domestic competitions. Duc Anh has also served as juror at the various competitions in Vietnam as well as giving masterclasses monthly for young Vietnamese students. In 2019, he co-founded Inspirito School of Music and also served as the school’s headmaster. Inspirito has quickly become a leading music center in Hanoi with a quality team of pedagogues and numerous successful projects. Since 2021, the school is co-operating with Goethe-Institut Hanoi for a project of monthly concert featuring modern and contemporary music which Luu Duc Anh have been serving as its artistic director.
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 Musicali– Piano 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.
Anna Kwiatkowska, violinist, graduate of the Academy of Music in Krakow in the class of prof. Mieczysław Szlezer. She perfected her skills at the Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt and the International Ensemble and Composers Academy Impuls in Graz. For years she has specialized in performing chamber and solo contemporary violin music. Anna Kwiatkowska is the co-founder of the “Harmonie i Hałasy” (“Harmonies and Noises)” Music Foundation, with which she organizes and conducts workshops for young people to popularize new music. Co-organizer of the first Summer New Music Courses for Performers in Poland in Bydgoszcz, where she is also a lecturer. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture. She has collaborated many times with Musik Fabrik, one of the world’s leading contemporary music ensembles. She performs with the Chain Ensemble, flow unit, in a duet with the cellist Mikołaj Pałosz and in the flow unit 3 trio with the pianist Adam Kośmieja. Kwiatkowska’s achievements include the album “Eidos” recorded together with the pianist Joanna Opalińska, nominated for the Phonographic Award “Fryderyk”, “Aure” recorded with Mikołaj Pałosz and “Incorporate” – a monographic album with works by Kuba Krzewiński. Anna Kwiatkowska collaborates with composers, premiering works. Her repertoire includes canonical works of violin literature and chamber music of the 20th and 21st centuries. She collaborates with the “Ruch Muzyczny” magazine as an author of texts about new music. Anna Kwiatkowska performed, among others, at the festivals: Warsaw Autumn, Audio Art, Kody, Musica Polonica Nova, Poznań Music Spring, Beijing Chamber Music Festival, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, Musikfest Berlin, NeoArte Synthesizer of Art, Musica Privata, Łańcuch, Festiwal Trzy Czte-ry.
Oriana Masternak – violinist, chamber musician, PhD at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow. Award-winning interpreter and researcher of Polish music, both the forgotten and the newest. The artist regularly gives concerts as a soloist and, above all, as a chamber musician in Asia, both Americas and in Europe, presenting a versatile repertoire including masterpieces of all eras and premieres of works dedicated to her. As critics emphasize, her playing is characterized by “beautiful sound, extremely rich timbres, flawless intonation, natural phrasing”. She has performed at such festivals as Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (USA), Festival Pablo Casals (Prades), Mozartiade (Augsburg), Kalkalpen Festival (Grossraming), Pacific Music Festival (Sapporo), 21. Frühling Wiener Festival (Konzerthaus, Vienna), Warsaw Autumn or Sacrum Profanum. In January 2012 Oriana performed in the famous Musikverein hall in Vienna, in November 2014 in the Museum of Pushkin in Moscow, and in December 2015 in New York’s Carnegie Hall. In autumn 2019, she was invited to perform 13 recitals with Polish music in the most prestigious concert halls of China (with pianist Justyna Danczowska). Since 2014, Oriana Masternak has been a member of the Messages Quartet – an ensemble specializing in the performance of Polish chamber music. Winner of a number of awards at national and international competitions, e.g. in Bulgaria, New York, Vienna, the Netherlands and Italy as well as in Kraków and Łódź. She is also a scholarship holder of various organizations, e.g. Young Poland Scholarship Program, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, European Chamber Music Academy, Louise Willson Scholarship (Yale University, USA), Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Thomastik Infeld company, Małopolska Scholarship Foundation “Sapere Auso”, Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow. She studied at the Academy of Music in Kraków (diploma with distinction in the class of Prof. Roman Reiner), Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels, European Chamber Music Academy, Yale School of Music and Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Her artistic masters are among others: Johannes Meissl, Katalin Sebestyen, Małgorzata Skorupa, Magdalena Szczepanowska and the Tokyo Quartet. In 2014, the publishing house of the Academy of Music in Krakow released the artist’s debut album with works for violin and piano by Lucien Durosoir (with pianist Sławomir Cierpik), and the year 2017 resulted in the album “Philipp Scharwenka. Music for violin and piano” published by the Acte Prealable publishing house (with pianist Sławomir Cierpik). Oriana has also recorded for the DUX Publishing House (S. Laks’ Complete String Quartets performed by the Messages Quartet and the album “Messages”), SOLITON and the FCUM Publishing House. In 2021, two albums were released by the DUX publishing house: “Parallels” (with pianist Justyna Danczowska) and “Bacewicz/Tansman – Piano Quintets” (Julia Kociuban and Messages Quartet) nominated for the Phonographic Academy Fryderyk awards. In 2022, together with Julia Kociuban and the Messages Quartet, she received the award of the 2nd “Muzyczne Orły” International Competition in the Chamber Ensemble category. Oriana Masternak holds her violin class at the Department of Violins and Violas at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow. She was also a juror of the Macroregional Chamber Auditions of Secondary Schools in Gdańsk, the 7th International Music Interpretation Competition in Krasiczyn and the International Violin Competition “Janko Muzykant” in Sochaczew. She led master classes in Poland and abroad (including Spain and Brazil). For several years now she has been a lecturer at the Małopolska Academy of Talents in Łącko, as well as the Summer Academy of Music in Krakow and the “Jak Wieniawski” courses in Kazimierz. The artist plays Sebastian Lang’s instrument from 1788. more: orianamasternak.com
Marcin Szawelski 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.
Agnieszka Kaczmarek-Bialic graduated from the Kraków Academy of Music in the harp class of B. Lutak-Modrinić (diploma with honours) and from Hochschule fuer Musik in Freiburg (Germany), where she studied under the direction of Ursula Holliger. She participated in multiple international courses in harp music interpretation held by such artist as: C.Michael, U. Holliger, S.McDonald and E.Szmyt. She is recipient of the foundation Helen_Rosenberg-Stifftung (Freiburg) and Alfred-Toepfer-Stifftung (Hamburg), participated in many international music festivals, such as Bratislava (Melos Etos), Warsaw (Warsaw Autumn), Kraków (Forum of Young Composers, German-Polish Harp Symposium), Wrocław (Musica Polonica Nova), Bytom (New Music Festival), Katowice (International Harp Festival), Łańcut (Music Festival in Łańcut). She has performed as a soloist with the Kammerorchester Freiburg, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, The Silesian Philharmonic and The Silesian Chamber Orchestra. She has rendered numerous world premieres of chamber and solo works, including those of the following composers: J.Pertti, S. Montaque, A.Szymko, A.Szorenkov, W.Widłak, A.Konarski, Sz. Tesarowicz, P.Sarnecki, M.Kirkoff, J.Szymala. Since 2003, Agnieszka Kaczmarek-Bialic is the first harpist in the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice. She performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland and abroad.
Wojciech Kaszuba graduated with honors Music Academy in Krakow in the class of prof dr hab. Benedict Matusik. From 2020 he is assistant of this Music Academy. He also is first solo-trumpet in Krakauer Filharmonic. He comes from Katowice, where he graduated from primary and secondary school. He also studied in Karlsruhe (Germany) in the class of prof. Reinhold Friedrich. He was a two-time scholarship holder of the Mayor of Katowice and a scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. He is a laureate of numerous awards received at national and international competitions, including: receiver of the Yamaha scholarship (2019), 1st prize (2nd place not awarded) in the national brass wind instruments competition (Katowice 2019), 2nd stage in 67 international ARD competition (Munich 2018), 2. Awards in the 2nd international trumpet competition (Łódź 2017), 2. Awards in the XÎ international competition of musical interpretation (Brno 2017), 1. Award in the national chamber ensemble competition (Warsaw 2017), 2. Award in the 10th international Michał Spisak competition (Dąbrowa Górnicza 2016), the Grand Prix in the 2nd international trumpet competition (Krapkowice 2014), 3. The prize in the national competition of brass instruments (Katowice 2014), Grand Prix in the II national competition for brass instruments (Opole 2014 ), Finalist of the Young Musician of the Year competition (Warsaw 2014). He collaborated with such orchestras as: NOSPR, Krakow Opera, National Forum of Music, Chamber Orchestra of the city of Tychy AUKSO, Silesian Philharmonic, Podlasie Philharmonic, Young Krakow Philharmonic, Neue Philharmonie München. It is collected in several small devices in Poland and abroad. As a soloist he performed with the Silesian Philharmonic, Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, the Karol Szymanowski Youth Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Lublin Philharmonic, Maklenburger Kammersolisten and Hochschulorchester Rostock.
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.
Wiesław Ochwat actively operating in many areas of cultural life: actively performing, co-organization of artistic events and active work in the didactic and scientific sphere. In 2014, he graduated with honors from two-cycle studies at the Music Academy in Krakow in the accordion class of Professor Janusz Pater, and in 2018 he graduated also a PhD of the Academy under the supervision of Professor Paweł Paluch. Currently, he is an assistant in the Woodwinds an Accordion Department at Cracow Academy of Music. An important point in the personal development of the accordionist was the completion in 2016 of the two-year project “Italian Accordion Accademy” – a pedagogically advanced and executive postgraduate program dedicated to accordion art, taking place in Urbino in Italy and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. These studies were conducted by an outstanding accordionist and educator Professor Claudio Jacomucci (one of the last students of Mogens Ellegard) as well as a dancer and choreographer and Alexander Technician expert – Kathleen Delaney. The main stream of the accordionist’s interests is performing and promoting contemporary music. He has dozens of premieres of newly created works, both solo and chamber, which have often been created on his initiative. Wiesław Ochwat is a prize-winner at numerous instrumental competitions, both Polish and international ones, including IBLA Grand Prize Competition 2019 – Ragusa, Italy Castelfidardo International Accordion Prize – Castelfidardo (Italy), Accordion Competition Andrzej Krzanowski – Czechowice-Dziedzice, International Festival of National Music – Przemyśl, International Accordion Competition – Poprad (Slovakia). In addition to contemporary music, the instrumentalist’s interests include classical, improvised and entertainment music. Wiesław Ochwat for his debut solo album Between Paths – Contemporary Accordion Music – Polish Solo Works/ (2020) / DUX 1701 received the “DIPLOM GOLD” in the category I – Phonographic Record in the 1st International Competition “Musical Eagles” in the area commonly understood as classical music for outstanding artistic, scientific and educational achievements realized in 2020. He conducts extensive concert activities during numerous festivals both in the country and abroad , among others: the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Canada, Lithuania, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, Italy. Shaping his skills, the accordionist took part in numerous masterclasses and music workshops conducted by recognized teachers (including Alexander Dimitriev, Claudio Jacomucci, Teodoro Anzellotti, Mika Väyrynen, Bogdan Dowlasz, and Joseph Petric). He is a multiple scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture, Rector of the Academy of Music in Krakow, Mayor of Brzesko, and a laureate and scholarship holder of the Tarnów Festival “Talents’ Week”. For several years, Wiesław Ochwat has been involved in cooperation with the Art Forum Foundation, where he is actively involved in the organization of the Krakow Accordion Festival and other cultural events.
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. More: www.barbaraborowicz.com