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Marcin Chrzanowski

French Horn / Poland

Marcin Chrzanowski was born on 31 August 1993 in Wrocław. He began his musical education in playing the French horn in 2008 at the 2nd degree Ryszard Bukowski State Music School in Wrocław in the class run by dr Adam Wolny. While still learning at school, in 2013 he undertook studies with the same pedagogue at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. In 2015,
he graduated from the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra Academy, where
he continued his development under Henryk Kowalewicz and Paweł Szczepański. In 2017-18, he studied at the Academy of Music in Prague (Akademie múzických umění v Praze) in the French horn class under
prof. Zdenek Divoký.

Since 2016, he has been working as the first French horn player at the Castle Opera in Szczecin, and since 2017 at the Wrocław Opera.  In the same year he also began permanent cooperation with the Poznań Philharmonic, where
he has worked in the position of soloist musician in the French horn group since 2018.

During his career, he has cooperated as a French horn player e.g. with the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, Szczecin Philharmonic, Lower Silesian Philharmonic in Jelenia Góra, Kalisz Philharmonic, Sudecka Philharmonic
in Wałbrzych, I Culture Orchestra, Polish Opera and Pan-European Philharmonia.

He has taken active part in lessons with French horn players of worldwide fame, such as: Stefan Dohr, Radek Baborák, Frøydis Ree Wekre, Christian Dallmann, Will Sanders, Jindrich Petráš, William Caballero and Daniel Kerdelewicz.

He has been a prize winner of many international and nationwide competitions (his latest achievement was the 3rd prize in the open category at the 11th International Interpretative Competition for Wind Instruments in Brno; the 2nd prize was not awarded). He has obtained scholarships of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, President of Wrocław and Rector of the Academy
of Music in Wrocław.

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