Karolina Mętrak

Bassoon / Poland

She began learning to play the bassoon in 2007 in the 1st and 2nd Tadeusz Szeligowski degree Music School in Lublin in the class of mgr Wiesław Kaproń. She continued her education in the bassoon class of prof. Kazimierz Siudmiak, prof. AM dr hab. Marek Barański and dr hab. Artur Kasperek, with whom she is currently in the final year of Master’s studies.

She has improved her skills during numerous courses and workshops run by: Matthias Rácz, Sophie Dartigalongue, Bence Bogànyi, Pierre Martenus, Sebastian Stevensson, Roger Birnstingl, Jaroslav Kubita, Tomasz Sosnowski, Artur Kasperek, Arkadiusz Adamczyk, Damian Lipień and Grzegorz Dąbrowski.

She has been a prize winner of the following competitions: 1st distinction at the 10th International Interpretative Competition for Wind Instruments Brno 2015 in the third category, 3rd place at the 1st National Competition for Wind Instruments Finalis in Białystok, as well as 2nd place as a member of reed trio
at the 5th International Competition of Chamber Ensembles Musical Aquarelle 2016 in Anyksciai.

Since September 2017, she has been a bassoonist of Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra.

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