Tomasz Hajda – left the guitar for trombone to win

6 March 2017

 first trombone of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, once a young boy who learned to play the guitar and trumpet, however, a perverse fate wanted the trombone to become HIS instrument – Tomasz Hajda – laureate of the 2nd edition of Michal Spisak International Competition.

He achieved successes as a newbie musician, however, participation in Spisak competition was a challenge for him. After winning the statuette of the composer from Dąbrowa in 2008, his career continued to develop. He received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage “Młoda Polska”. He recorded two CDs, issued by Polish Radio Katowice and Silesian Musical Society. In 2012 as a soloist he recorded with NOSPR “Sonatine” by Kazimierz Serocki, and two years later “Concerto for trombone and orchestra by Kazimierz Sikorski”.

As an artist he played all around the world, playing over 300 concerts in Poland and abroad, among others in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Russia, Sweden or Great Britain. He repeatedly participated in the most prestigious music festivals – Ludwig van Beethoven Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival (where Michał Spisak was the frequent guest of honor), the Kraków Film Festival and others. He was recognized as a distinguished musician, appreciated by such masters as Alexander Liebreich, Kazimierz Kord, Christian Arming and Krzysztof Penderecki, under whom he performed with NOSPR.

The author of the photo is Marek Wesołowski

Tomasz Hajda’s achievements

1998 Laureate of the 6th Silesian Brass Instrument Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza
2000 Laureate of the 2nd Trombone Festival in Warsaw
1999-2000 Winner of the Chamber Macroregional Auditions in Tarnowskie Góry
2002 2nd Prize at the Macroregional Auditions in Chorzów
2003 3rd Prize at the Academic Chamber Competition in Warsaw
2003 Winner of the 29th Polish Chamber of 2nd Class Music Schools Competition
2004/05 Laureate of Small Form Competition in Wroclaw
2004 Winner of 7th Audition of Chambers of Nysa Euroregion
2006 2nd Prize at the 4th Trombone Festival – Solo category
2006 3rd Prize at the Orchestral Studies in Warsaw
2008 1st Prize at the Michał Spisak International Music Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza
2012 2nd Prize at the International Brass Instrument Competition in Gdansk


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