Artists from previous editions

Artists 2012

Jakub Jakowicz  Ist violin 
Marcin Markowicz  IInd violin
Artur Rozmysłowicz  viola 
Maciej Młodawski  cello

Lutosławski Quartet

      The ensemble was founded in 2007. It has appeared at many festivals, including: Wratislavia Cantans, Ensemble, Musica Polonica Nova, Jazztopad, Chain, the Lutosławski Forum at the Polish National Philharmonic, the Klara Festival in Brussels, and the Ankara Music Festival in Turkey. The quartet has given concerts with Bruno Canino, Paul Gulda, the Silesian Quartet, the Royal String Quartet, Tomasz Strahl, Ryszard Groblewski, an English oboist Nicholas Daniel, the world-renowned pianist and Chopin Competition prize-winner – Eugen Indijc, an extraordinary clarinetist Michel Lethiec, as well as outstanding jazz players such as Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and Uri Caine. They have also performed Bohuslav Martinu’s and Arnold Shoenberg’s concertos for quartet and orchestra under Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk’s baton. At the invitation of the Polish
Institute in Brussels in December 2010, they appearedin the Brussels Opera with a concert closing the InternationalChopin Year. In 2012 the ensemble was invited at the Contemporary Music Festival in Greece. Together with the guest musicians – Krzysztof Jakowicz and Andrzej Bauer – they have recorded world’s first album featuring Witold Lutosławski’s chamber works for the CD Accord label. The CD received the 2009 Fryderyk Award nomination. In 2010 they recorded Karol Szymanowski’s, Dmitri Shostakovich’s and Marcin Markiewicz’s quartets for Lutosławski Quartet’s debut solo album. The ensemble records a CD featuring pieces for a quartet and bassoon with Katarzyna Zybel – a prize-winner of numerous international competitions, also the ensemble records the complete of string quartets by Grażyna Bacewicz for the Naxos label.
The Lutosławski Quartet performs contemporary music as well as recently commissioned pieces, and focuses on popularizing Polish music, including works by Lutosławski, Bacewicz, Szymanowski, and also compositions by one of the group members – Marcin Markowicz. An ensemble made up of versatile and open-minded artists, they blend the contemporary repertoire with classical, Romantic and jazz music. Their future plans include further recording projects that promote Polish music. The quartet works as one of the resident ensembles at the National Forum of Music.
Jakub Jakowicz
    A violinist born in Warsaw in 1981, he studied violin with his father Krzysztof Jakowicz, also at the F. Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. He was also Tadeusz Wroński’s last student. He is a first-prize winner of violin competitions including the ones in Lublin in Poland (1993), Wattrelos in France (1995), and Takasaki in Japan (1999). In 2001 he was one of three prize-winners at the International Tribune of Young Artists in Bratislava organized under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union and the International Music Council (UNESCO). In 2002 he received the Polish-Japanese Foundation award for the most promising young generation violinist. He won the 2003 Passport Award of the
Polityka magazine. He was also awarded the 2007 Orpheus Prize at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. Jakub Jakowicz has been giving concerts since he was 11. He has played with all Poland’s leading orchestras. His 1994 debut in Tchaikovsky’s ‘Violin Concerto’ with orchestras from Bydgoszcz, Krakow and Szczecin, Poland, has resulted in inviting him to perform with the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra. In 1998 Krzysztof Penderecki invited him to play at the Penderecki Festival in Krakow, where he performed ‘Capriccio per violino e orchestra’ under Jerzy Maksymiuk. Ever since his Munich Philharmonic debut under Pinchas Steinberg in 2001, when he performed Karol Szymanowski’s ‘Violin Concerto No. 1’, the violinist has made solo appearances with many renowned orchestras such as the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale in Florence, the Czech Philharmonic in Prague, the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, the Orquesta Nacional in Madrid, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo. He has worked with conductors including Pinchas Steinberg, Jerzy Semkow, Antoni Wit, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jacek Kaspszyk, Yan Pascal Tortellier, Marek Pijarowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Agnieszka Duczmal, Walter Weller, Heinz Wallberg, Kirill Karabits, Michail Jurovski. Being a chamber musician, he has long played in a violin duo with his father, Krzysztof. Since 2000 he has been playing with Bartosz Bednarczyk, with whom he recorded CDs: ‘Subito’ (Polish Radio), ‘Beethoven Violin Sonatas’ (Subito Records), and Lutosławski’s ‘Partita’ (CD Accord). Since 2006 he has been a member of the Zehetmair Quartett, an
ensemble founded by the Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair. Featuring one concert programme a year, the ensemble plays most works from memory. Jakowicz has played with the ensemble at numerous venues including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Santory Hall in Tokyo, the Gulbenkian Center in Lisbon, the Viennese Konzerthaus, the Zankel Hall and Y Hall in New York. The ensemble’s CD (ECM label) featuring Bartok’s Quartet No. 5 and Hindemith’s Quartet No. 4 received the Diapason d’Or de l’Annee 2007 Award. In 2009 he started working as first violinist with the Lutosławski Quartet ensemble. Since 2004 he has been teaching violin at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Jakowicz has also played with musicians including Heinz Holliger, Paul Gulda, Jan Krzysztof Broja, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Maciej Grzybowski, Michel Lethiec, Hakan Rosengren, Olga Pasiecznik, Ruth Kilius, Ursula Smith, Daniel Mueller-Schott, Andrzej Bauer, Rafał Kwiatkowski, Karol Marianowski.

Marcin Markowicz
    The Wrocław Philharmonic concertmaster and Lutosławski Quartet’s second violinist, he has been the Artistic Director of the International Chamber Arts Festival ‘Ensemble’ since 2005. Since 2009 he has been guest concertmaster of the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Krakow. He has studied with Christiane Edinger in Lubeck, Roman Lasocki and Krzysztof Jakowicz in Warsaw, and Roman Totenberg in Boston. He has taken part in numerous master classes, working with artists including Ida Haendel, Sherdan Lupu, Grigori Zhislin, and members of the Juilliard Quartet, Cleveland Quartet,
as well as the Silesian Quartet and the Szymanowski Quartet. He has worked as a soloists with Polish orchestras including the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice under conductors such as Jacek Kaspszyk and Michał Klauza, as well as with the Sudeten Philharmonic, and ensembles from Krakow and Solingen.A soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared at festivals including those in Bayreuth, Ratzeburg, La Ville d’Eu, as well as the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the ‘Chain Festival’, Turning Sounds in Warsaw, Wratislavia Cantans, Musica
Polonica Nova, the Klara Festival in Brussels, Ankara Festival and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in the USA. In 2005-2006 he was a member of the Amadě Kammerphilharmonie in Aachen. He works with artists such as Bruno Canino, Paul Gulda, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Tomasz Strahl, Agata Szymczewska and the Silesian Quartet. He has given concerts in Germany, France,
the Czech Republic, Austria, the USA, Holland, Belgium, Russia and the RSA. In 2009-2010 he taught violin at the Music Academy in Katowice, Poland. He gives violin and chamber music master classes in Zakopane and Wałbrzych, Poland, and in Matera, Italy. He holds grants of the Polish Culture Foundation, the Ministry of Culture, as well as the Saul Cohen Foundation and the Roman Totenberg Foundation. He has recorded for labels such as the Polish Radio and CD Accord. As a composer he received in 1999 a special award at the A. Panufnik Composers’
Competition in Krakow. His works have been performed at festivals in Poland, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Holland and the USA. His String Quartet No. 3 was commissioned and premiered by the Silesian Quartet in 2009. He has written film music for M. Brama’s ‘August 13th 1944’ and A. Cassianov’s ‘Boiling Water’.

Artur Rozmysłowicz
    The artist was born in Warsaw, where he studied viola at the F. Chopin Music Academy with professor Błażej Sroczyński. In 2004-2006 he received a grant of the Guidall School of Music and Drama in London in Jacek Glickman’s master class. He is a resident soloist of the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra. He has taken part in numerous master classes including those in Łańcut (Poland), Pueblo (Mexico), London, Ottawa (Canada), the Książ Castle. He mastered his skills with artists such as P. Zukerman, M. Tree, S. Kamasa, S. Popov, members of the Guarneri Quartet, the Takacs Quartet, the Heine Quartet, and the Silesian Quartet.The festivals he has been invited to include the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the International Festival of Chamber Music ‘Ensemble’, Wratislavia Cantans, the Beethoven Festival, the Organ Festivals in Szczecin and Zakopane, Poland, the ‘Chain’ Festival, La Frentana, Jazztopad, the Pacific Music Festival (Sapporo – Japan), the Paxos International Music Festival (Greece), the ‘Music on the Heights’ Festival, Tansmania, Chopin and his Europe, Spaces of Music, the Klara Festival in Brussels. As a chamber musician he has appeared at theatre festivalssuch as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Sesc Belenzinho in Sao Paulo. He has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Basque Orchestra, Sinfonia Juventus, the Polish Radio Orchestra, the World OrchestraFor Peace. He has given concerts with distinguished conductors such as Jackek Kaspszyk, Gabriel Chmura, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, sir Colin Davis, Yakov Kreizberg. He has appeared in most of Europe’s countries, as well as in Asia and both Americas.

Maciej Młodawski
    Born in Warsaw in 1981, he is the Wrocław Philharmonic cello leader and Lutosławski Quartet’s member. He studied cello at the F. Chopin Academy in Warsaw with professors Tomasz Strahl and Andrzej Bauer (first-class degree). He was also a guest student at the Hochschule fur Musik Augsburg with Julius Berg and Sebastian Hess. He has developed his skills in numerous master
classes with artists including Miloš Sadlo, Victoria Yagling, Claus Reichardt, Kazimierz Michalik, Stanisław Firlej, Andrzej Orkisz, Johannes Goritzki, and as a chamber musician with Roman Totenberg, Christiane Edinger, Piotr Reichert,Jerzy Marchwiński, Maja Nosowska, Krystyna Borucińska, Paul Gulda, and members of the Silesian Quartet. He is a prize-winner of the D. Danczowski
Cello Competition in Poznań and the Chamber Music Competition in Łodź. As a soloist he appeared with the Orchestra of the Wrocław Philharmonic, where he opened the 2008-2009 season under the baton of Jacek Kaspszyk. He has also premiered Stale Kleiberg’s Dopo for cello and orchestra in Poland. He gives concerts in Poland and abroad as a member of the LutosławskiQuartet and in a duo with Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła. A soloist and chamber musician, he has taken part in festivals including Wratislavia Cantans, Holland Music Sessions, International Chamber Arts Festival ‘Ensemble’ in Książ, and the Klara Festival in Brussels. He has given concerts in many cities in Poland, as well as in Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Turkey and Italy.

Hob-beats Percussion Duo
Magdalena Kordylasińska 
Miłosz Pękala  

     Hob-beats Percussion Duo was founded in 2002 by Magdalena Kordylasińska and Miłosz Pękala, the students of the Music Academy in Warsaw. Its repertoire includes works by J. S. Bach, A. Koppel, M. Miki, E. Kopetzki, A.Ignatowicz-Glińska, P. Norgard, and S. Barfoed. It has performed at many prestigious festivals and concerts in Poland, Germany, Israel, Brasil. In July 2004 the hob-beats duo won First Prize and an award from the Warsaw Mayor at the 2nd Mikołaj Stasiniewicz International Percussion Competition in Warsaw also in 2009 they were the finalists of International Percussion Duo Competition in Luxemburg. As a quartett with two pianists they also won Grand Prix on New Tradition Festival in Warsaw 2007, and the Special Prize on Svetozar Stracina Festival in Bratrislava 2007. Members of the duo have worked with such prominent teachers as J. Geoffroy, W. Moersch, D. Berg, E. Sejourne, R. Flores. They also had a great possibility to work with Steven Schick, Marta Klimasara and Mathias Reumert. Thanks to a grant from the Socrates/Erasmus programme, they spent the academic year 2004/05 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where they perfected their skills under the guidance of Gert Mortensen. In 2008 they recorded their debut cd "Returning Sounds" whit few polish duo pieces commisioned by Hob-beats and two european compositions written for Safri Duo.
The Hob-beats concerts and cd has great reviews and is warmly welcome by audience and critics all over the world.

Piotr Kowalczyk Baryton 

     The graduate of the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz, which he completed in 2005 at the vocal-acting faculty in the class of Prof. Leonard Andrzej Mróz. His debut performance – while still at the academy – was the part of Geronimo in Domenico Cimarosa’s opera Il matrimonio segreto; later on he gave marvellous performances in such parts as those of Don Alfonso in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Don Bartolo in Gioacchino Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. His artistic output also  includes numerous operetta roles such as the part of Zsupán in J. Strauss’ The Gypsy Baron or Frank and Frosch in J. Strauss’ The Bat as well as the roles in the musical repertoire including Lejzor Wolf in J. Bock’s Fiddler on the Roof and a number of others. He took part in numerous virtuoso courses in the interpretation of vocal music conducted by world famous singers, including Helena Łazarska and Jewgenij Nesterienko. 
In 2009 the singer began his teaching work at the virtuoso courses of vocal music interpretation passing on the experience and knowledge gained during his career to the younger adepts of the vocal-acting  craft.  
He was a guest at various stages giving evidence of his wonderful vocal craft, clarity and beauty of the voice as well as the wonderful interpretation, acting skills and playful humour, frequently making the viewers burst into laughter. The artist has an incredible vis comica and specialises in character roles. He is perfectly suited to play demanding, often varying, psychologically and vocally extreme characters. He gives concerts both home and abroad, for example in Germany, Belgium, Canada and the Ukraine, where he wins the tastes and hearts of both the audience and the media which is exhibited in numerous rave reviews. He is also the soloist of the Musical Theatre in Lodz, where he has performed in nearly all the shows. In the 2007/2008 season he began cooperating with other theatres: the Silesian Opera in Bytom and the Musical Theatre in Poznan.
Tomasz Woźniak Trąbka

     Tomasz Woźniak began learning to play the trumpet at the age of 10. He attended the Music School in Jasło (in the Subcarpathian Voivodeship) in the class of Ireneusz Fatyga. He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin State Music High School in Rzeszów in the class of Józef Nawojski, MA. In 2003 he graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the trumpet class of Krzysztof Bednarczyk, the Assistant Professor, and was awarded an MA in Arts. In 2004-5 he perfected his skills at a postgraduate course at Conservatoire Supérieur in Paris, in the class of Guy Touvron, having been granted the Scholarship of the Minister of Culture. He has been awarded at a number of regional and national competitions of brass instruments (1993, Krosno: 1st place, 1994, Rzeszów: 2nd place; 1995, Częstochowa: 4th place). In 1996, at the National Trumpeters Festival in Kalisz, he won first place in the youth category as well as special prizes: Grand Prix and Rydwan Appolina (Appolo’s Chariot) – an award from the Minister of Culture and Art. In 1998 he was granted a scholarship from the National Children’s Fund. In 2002 he won third place at the 3rd National Trumpeters Festival in Kalisz in the open category. In 2003 he was awarded first prize at the YAMAHA Competition for Brass Instruments in Poznań and – alongside a brass quartet – second prize at the National Chamber Music Groups Festival in Warsaw. At the 6th International Competition Klassik-Festival Ruhr 2004 in Marl (Germany) he won the Chamber Music Prize (Kammermusikpreis). In 2003 and 2006 he reached the semi-final at the Maurice André International Trumpet Competition in Paris. He was actively involved in mastery courses conducted by such musicians as André Henry (Kalisz), Siergiej Nakariakow (Warsaw), Gabrielle Cassone (Porcia), Reinhold Friedrich and Fred Mills (Brussells) or Andrea Giuffredi (Lieksa). As a soloist he gave concerts alongside the Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Warsaw or the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra in such locations as the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Germany, Italy and France. He took part in a number of national competitions such as the Warsaw Autumn (2005, 2006, 2010), the Contemporary Music Laboratory (Warsaw 2006, Białystok 2010), the National Trumpeters Festival in Kalisz (2005, 2008), the International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music “Ars Musica” in Iwonicz (2006, 2010), the 2nd Praga Spring Music Festival (2006) and the Warsaw Music Encounters (2008). He has also cooperated with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Grand Theatre – National Opera House in Warsaw, the Simfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Warsaw “Filharmonia” Orchestra as well as with the Conservatoire Supérieur Orchestra in Paris and the Jeunesses Musicales de France Orchestra. In 2005-2007 he was the 1st trumpeter of the Podlaska Philharmonic Orchestra. The conductors he has worked with include K. Penderecki, J. Semkow, A. Wit, J. Maksymiuk, M. Kasprzyk, K. Kord, M.J. Błaszczyk, W. Rajski, M. Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, M. Pijarowski, T. Wojciechowski, K. Bumann, M. Ziml, Sz. Kawalla, K. Słowiński, P. Sułkowski and Ł. Borowicz. He still gives concerts as a soloist and a chamber musician performing the repertoire stretching from the Baroque to contemporary music. As for the latter he was often the first one to perform certain pieces (by M. Borkowski, M. Błażewicz, A. Nawrocka). At present, he is working at the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw.

Artelier Consort

Gustaw Ciężarek violin 
Łukasz Nazarczuk violin 
Anna Barańska viola
Bartosz Kokosza cello 
Soyeon Lim keyboards

     Ensamble made specially for Artelier International Chamber Music Festival. Member of Artelier Consort are musicians known from earlier editions of Festival.
Gustaw Ciężarek
Was born in Poland. Graduated from the State Music School in Szczecin where he studied with Prof. Roman Wolf, and the Feliks Nowowiejski Secondary Music School  where he studied with Prof.  Michał  Cebrij.  Continued  his  studies  at  the  Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw with Prof. Mirosław Ławrynowicz, Prof. Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Prof. Roman Lasocki and Dr. Andrzej Gębski. For many years participated in Master Classes of String Instruments in Łańcut, Zakopane and Frombork, mastering his skills with Marina Yashvili, Wolfgang Marschner, Roland Baldini, Robert Szreder, Helen Brunner. Awared a scholarship for Masterclasses in Goch in Germany (twice). A prizewinner of violin competitions in Poznań and Elbląg (Poland). In 2009 has been laureate of Grand Prix in 6th International “Forgotten Polish Music” Competition organized by Acte Prealable label. In 2008 has been laureate of 2nd prize and special prize for best performing netherland composer's work in "12th International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition". Performed Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski and Mendelsohn’s violin concertos as a soloist with the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Szczecin Opera House Orchestra and International Youth Orchestra Pomerania. Awarded scholarships by the Major of Szczecin and “TPS - Friends of Szczecin Society”. From 2008 is Concertmaster of Lomza Philharmonic.
Łukasz Nazarczuk
Born in 1982 in Szczecin where he finished his education in the music secondary school in Prof. Wladimir Ivaniciw’ s class. Since 1999 he has taken part in master music course, for example with Vadim Brocki, Martina Jaszfila, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Batosz Bryla and Robert Szreder. He performed as a soloist with a Polish – German orchestra ‘Pomerania’ conducted by Wolfgang Shpitz. Three times he was the winner of the first prize of the Szczecin composer competition. In 2008 he graduated from EJ Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan in Prof. Michal Grabarczyk’s class. He was a member of many chamber music ensembles performing in Poland and abroad. Co-author of many chamber music recordings. In 2009 he completed his post-graduate studies, with a specialization in Baroque violin studies, at the Posnan Music Academy in Mikolaj Zgolka’s class. He gives concerts and teaches at a music school.
Anna Barańska
A viola-player, born on 28th April 1986 in Lodz. She was granted The Scholarship of the Prime Minister of Poland. She is a graduate of 1st and 2nd degree of the Henryk Wieniawski Music High School in Lodz. In 2010 she graduated from the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz, in the class of dr hab. (senior doctor lecturer) Róża Wilczak-Płaziuk and in the same year she started doctoral studies at the academy. She perfected her skills at International Music Courses in Łańcut in the class of Prof. Irena Albrecht and in Weimer and Lodz under the supervision of such teachers as Prof. Zbigniew Frieman, Prof. Dariusz Korcz amd Hans Rottman. As a soloist and chamber musician she also took part in numerous competitions at home and abroad (Warsaw, Lodz, Pörtschach). Since 2009 she has cooperated on a regular basis with the Witold Lutoslawski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża. She also cooperates with the Polish Camerata chamber orchestra. Apart from her concert activities as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician she also takes part in music and television recordings.
Bartosz Kokosza
Urodził się w 1980 roku w Poznaniu. Ukończył Państwowe Liceum Muzyczne  im. M. Karłowicza w Poznaniu w klasie wiolonczeli mgr Piotra Czajki, studia w Akademii Muzycznej im I. J. Paderewskiego w Poznaniu, pod kierunkiem prof. Stanisława Pokorskiego, oraz studia podyplomowe w zakresie gry na wiolonczeli barokowej w Akademii Muzycznej im. K. Lipińskiego we Wrocławiu, pod kierunkiem mgr Jarosława Thiela. Ponadto, od września bieżącego roku rozpocznie studia podyplomowe  w Uniwersytecie Muzycznym w Genewie, w klasie wiolonczeli barokowej prof. Bruna Cocset. Koncertuje w kraju i za granicą, skupiając swoją działalność na historycznych praktykach wykonawczych. Współpracując z wszystkimi najważniejszymi polskimi zespołami muzyki dawnej, doskonali umiejętności, szczególnie w zakresie prowadzenia grupy continuo. Występuje regularnie jako solista i kameralista. Jest współzałożycielem i wiolonczelistą kwartetu smyczkowego Musicarius. Gra na instrumentach zbudowanych przez Krzysztofa Krupę w 2004 i 2008 roku.

Olga Musiał-Kurzawska historical flutes
Henryk Kasperczak lute, theorbo
Dagmara Kapczyńska harpsichord 

   Ensemble founded by Henryk Kasperczak, Olga Musiał-Kurzawska and Miroslaw Feldgebel to perform instrumental polyphonic music. Their love of fifteenth and sixteenth century music and the specific idea referring to the harmonia mundi led to the name. Galakticus plays widely assumed intavolation, which over the centuries took on ever-new meaning. And so next to the instrumental motets or parts of the Mass, you can hear the ethereal diminutions of secular Renaissance charts and ending with the brilliant Baroque suites.

Olga Musiał-Kurzawska
    Graduated in 2007 of the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, in the flute class of prof. Jerzy Pelc. Studied historical flutes at the Karol Lipinski Wroclaw Academy of Music., in 2011 she graduated of the Academy of Music in Lodz in the classes of, dr. Magdalena Pilch and dr. Markek Nahajowski. She is a permanent member of the orchestra Accademia dell'Arcadia, which specializes in performance of early music, and co-founder of the Galakticus ensamble and Quatroporte Quartet. She also works with the Baroque Orchestra of Wroclaw, Arte dei Suonatori, Polish Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, "Sztor Orchestra" and the Orchestra of the City of Poznan. She attended workshops led by such teachers as Barthold Kuijken, Mirjam Nastasi, John Semeradova, Lucie Duškova, Annie Laflamme, Kaspar Zehnder.

Henryk Kasperczak
    A graduate of the Academy of Music in Krakow - Instrumental Department (lute) and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan – musicology. Further education continued at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (lute, composition, arrangements, historical performance practice, and basso continuo). Over the years he participated in many oratorio, cantata and opera projects in Poland and abroad. Since the 90's, he serves as the lute player at the Wawel Castle. Over the years, has made dozens of studio recordings, radio and television, released as CDs and DVDs. As a lecturer and teacher led courses of medieval and Renaissance music, often works as a jury member. From 2005 he is a member of the Amaryllis, whose aim is to combine ancient music with progressive rock ( There he used instruments: lute, theorbo, pistala, classical and bass guitar.

Dagmara Kapczyńska
    She was born in 1984 in Poznań. In 2007 she graduated from the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań – in the harpsichord class, under the supervision of Maria Banaszkiewicz-Bryła, the Assistant Professor. At the same time she completed a postgraduate course at the Academy. In 2008-2010 she expanded her knowledge at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien in the hopsichord class of Prof. Gordon Murray and in the class of basso continuo of Prof. Augusto Campagne. While she was studying in Poznań she spent four months at the Eesti Muusika- ja Teatriakadeemia in Tallin as part of the Socrates/Erasmus programme. She participated in master courses on a number of occasions, under the supervision of such luminaries of early music as Gordon Murray, Ketil Haugsand, Nicolas Parle and Mitzi Meyerson as well as those of contemporary hopsichord music: Elżbieta Chojnacka and Annelie de Man. She took an active part in pedal clavichord courses by Joel Speerstra, clavichord courses by Carmen Leoni and pianoforte courses by Wolfgang Brunner. She gives concerts in Poland and abroad. Since 2010 she has been a lecturer at the Institute of Historical Instruments at the Academy of Music in Poznań .

Grupa String
Gustaw Ciężarek violin 
Łukasz Nazarczuk violin 
Łukasz Kurzawski cello
Rafał Krzanowski percussion
Soyeon Lim piano   

    Grupa String is en ensamble which members going out from traditional performing of classical music. On their concerts audience can listen folk music, improvisation and even "off" theatre  performance.  

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