Accompanists

FRENCH HORN

Anna Czaicka – born in Kraków. She is a graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the piano class of prof. Wojciech Świtała. She also completed a course in chamber music in the class of prof. Regina Strokosz – Michalak. She is currently an assistant lecturer in the Chamber Music Department at the Academy of Music in Katowice. She has improved her piano skills during numerous master piano classes and chamber music workshops under the guidance of many outstanding pianists, e.g.: Lee Kum-Sing (Vancouver), Aleksey Orlovetsky, Victor Merzhanov (Moscow), Grzegorz Kurzyński (Wrocław), Aleksey Maximov (Donetsk), Anthony Spiri (Cologne), Tomasz Herbut (Bern), Kevin Kenner (London). During her education, she has taken part in many national and international competitions and festivals in Poland and Europe. She recorded two albums with Dawid Jarzyński: ‘Clarinet Works’ and ‘English Clarinet Sonatas’, both released by DUX. She has performed in numerous locations in Poland (Frédéric Chopin Manor in Duszniki-Zdrój, Atma, Silesian Philharmonic, Wrocław Philharmonic, Opole Philharmonic, Lublin Philharmonic) and abroad (England, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia).

DOUBLE BASS

Sebastian Nawrocki – a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in the class of prof. zw. dr hab. Ewa Pobłocka and prof. UMFC, dr hab. Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just. 2005-2011 Before a master degree he used to work under the direction of prof. dr hab. Wojciech Świtała for six years.  After a bachelor degree he had opportunity to work in U.S, and Austria. He perfected his skills there with Jura Margulis, Claudius Tanski, Dimitry Bashkirov and Bernd Glemser.

Fot.: Filharmonia Śląska

BASSOON

Dagmara Niedziela – pianist, graduate of Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the piano class of prof. M. Sikorska – Wojtacha. She also completed postgraduate studies at her home university in the chamber music class of prof. M. Szwajger – Kułakowska. She continued her music studies during master classes run by such pedagogues as: A. Spiri, B. Canino,
R. Buchbinder, R. Bakst, A. Orlovetsky, R. Penneys, E. Pobłocka. She has played concerts e.g. in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Slovakia, Czech Republic and USA. She has also made archival recordings for the Polish Radio and Television in Katowice, as well as for the German station WDR. Chamber music has remained the main focus of her interest since the very beginning of her professional activity. She performs as a pianist in chamber music, both with wooden and brass wind instruments, as well as in chamber ensembles with string instruments. She also cooperates with opera singers. She has received multiple awards for accompaniment in national and international competitions. Currently, Dagmara Niedziela is an employee of the Vocal-Instrumental Department at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. In 2011, she obtained the doctor’s degree in musical arts, art discipline – instrumental studies, specialty – piano playing.

 

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