Paweł Cal

French Horn / Poland

He began to play the French horn at the age of 7 at the 1st and 2nd degree Ignacy Jan Paderewski State Music School in Konin in the class of mgr Jacek Rybczyński, and he is currently a student at the Academy of Music in Kraków in the French horn class run by mgr Tadeusz Tomaszewski.

He is a prize winner of many nationwide and international competitions, including: 3rd prize at the 10th International Horn Competition (Brno, 2015),
2nd prize at the 4th Polish Nationwide Edwin Golnik Competition for French Horn Players (Łódź, 2015), 1st prize at the 4th Polish Nationwide Competition for Brass Instruments (Katowice, 2016), distinction at the 22nd Leoš Janáček Music Competition (Brno, 2016), 1st prize at the 11th Polish Nationwide Competition for Brass Ensembles (Warsaw, 2017), 3rd prize at the 8th International Competition for Brass Instruments (Gdańsk, 2017) and 3rd prize at the 70th Prague Spring International Music Competition (Prague, 2018).

He has cooperated with the following orchestras: Kraków Philharmonic, Lutosławski Orchestra Moderna, Kalisz Philharmonic, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, I, Culture Orchestra, Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra, Myślenice Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with Poznań Philharmonic and Sinfonia Varsovia. He developed his skills under the direction of such outstanding musicians as: Wilhelmus Sanders, Andrew Bain, Jeff Bryant, Stefan de Leval Jezierski, Szabolcs Zempléni, Jindřich Petráš, Samuel Seidenberg or Jacek Muzyk.

He received a scholarship from the Open Musical Safety Pin Philharmonic, Minister of Culture and National Heritage and Sapera Auso. Since 2016, he has been a musician of the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.

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