Profesors from previous edition

Profesors 2010

Helen Brunner

     Teacher. Graduate of the Royal College of Music in London and the Julliard School in New York (Oscar Shumsk’s class). She studied the Suzuki Method and started the London Suzuki Group for violinists, cellists, violists and pianists. Graduate of the Talent Education Institute of Japan run by Suzuki. She teaches children, young people and teachers internationally. She runs courses all over the world.

Wojciech Sławiński

     In 2004 he graduated with distinction from F. Chopin Music Academy in the class of K. Michalik. At present he is a ‘cellist at the Theatre of Grand Opera and the leader of the ‘Synaxis’ group. From 2003 to 2006 he worked and performed with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra under the direction of James Levine, Neeme Järvi, Valery Gergiev, Yurij Temirkanov, Nico Frank, Christoph von Dohnany, Charles Dutoit and great soloists such as Martha Argerich, Sarah Chang, Anna Silja, Leif Ove Andsnes, Lang Lang, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, Thomas Quasthoff. Winner of distinctions at the Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (1996), Kazimierz Wiłkomirski Competition in Poznań (1997), Bach Competition in Zielona Góra (1998), 2nd prize in the ‘cello competition in Elbląg (1998), Kiejstut Bacewicza International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz and semi-finalist in the 1982 International ‘cello competition in Viña del Mar in Chile (2001). As a participant in the master courses in ‘cello playing, chamber music and composing he worked under the direction of Stanisław Firlej, Andrzej Orkisz, Victoria Yagling, Claus Reichardt, Kurt Levin, Mirosław Ławrynowicz, Wolfgang Marschner, Michal Trojanowski, Andrew Tlom, Young-Chang Cho and Pavel Głąbik.

Grzegorz Berniak

       Born in 1976 in Krakow. He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warssaw in the symphony-opera conducting class directed by prof. Ryszard Dudek. In 1999 he took part in lessons in the Nikolaj Rymski-Korsakov Music Conservatoire in St.Petersburg, Prof. Ilii Musin’s class. His work with the Great Theatre-National Opera started in 2004 with the preparation of Richard Strauss SALOME. From 2004 to 2006 he worked with Jack Kasprzyk as his assistant preparing operas: Puccini`s Tosca, Verdi`s Aida, Giordano`s Chenier, Penderecki`s Ubu Rex and Berg`s Wozzeck. With the Great Theatre and Jack Kasprzyk he toured Japan, Spain and Norway (as an assistant conductor). He was commissioned by Bergen Opera Vest to prepare the premiere of the opera ‘Salome’, cooperating with the Bergen Symphony Orchestra. In the National Opera he directed performances: Via Sancta (2007), Pan Twardowski(2008) and Swan Lake (2009).

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