Marek Mleczko is an oboist. He graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Cracow with Prof. J. Kotyczka. He also studied in Freiburg with Prof. H. Holliger, a legendary oboist and composer.
He has received numerous awards in music competitions, including the 1st prize in the Skene Award international competition in Aberdeen and the 1st prize in the Karol Kurpiński National Oboe Competition in Włoszakowice – Pawłowice. He is a finalist of the International Chamber Music Competition “Nicanor Zabaleta” in San Sebastian, and a finalist of UFAM (International Chamber Music Competition) in Paris. For 25 years he was the first oboist of the Capella Cracoviensis chamber orchestra conducted by maestro Stanisław Gałoński. He has cooperated with numerous orchestras, including the Polish Chamber Orchestra, Polish Chamber Philharmony, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Radio Orchestra in Warsaw and Sinfonia Varsovia. As a soloist and chamber player, he has performed in Poland and abroad (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Scotland, Sweden, USA). He is a member of Cracow Wind Quintet and the founder of Cracow Reed Trio – an ensemble which recorded a CD with works of twentieth century Polish composers. He has premiered numerous works written by contemporary composers (e.g. the Polish premiere of L. Berio’s Chemins IV). In 2010 he received the bronze Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.
Currently he is a professor at the Academy of Music in Kraków, where he teaches the oboe.