viola player, organ player/organist and conductor; born April 30th, 1954 in Warsaw. Started playing the viola and the organs at the J. Elsner National Middle School of Music in Warsaw, from which he graduated in viola in Prof. Błażej Sroczyński's class in 1973, and graduating as an organ player in Prof. Andrzej Chorosiński's class (Diploma obtained in 1975). That same year he initiated his studies at the National Academy of Music in Warsaw in Prof. Stefan Kamasa's class and obtaining his diploma in 1979. During his studies he took up conducting in Prof. Stanisław Wisłocki's class.
As a student he represented Poland in the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra during the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. He fulfilled the function of soloist together with Magnus Ericsson, now concertmaster in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm.
He also participated in the masterclass of Kurt Levin in Stockholm and Bruno Giuranna in Sienna. He continued his musical studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp - from 1980 to 1982 in the field of chamber music - and at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels - from 1986 to 1988 in Prof. Guy Barbie's conducting class.
While playing for chamber orchestra he participated/performed with such chamber orchestra's as the Warsaw National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Karol Teutsch, the Polish Chamber Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia under the direction of Jerzy Maksymiuk, Mark Sewen's Cappella Artsis Varsoviencis, and the Warsaw Chamber Opera ensemble.
He is an Warsaw Academy of Music laureate of the Viola competition in 1979.
Since 1980 he has worked for the Flanders' Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Antwerp, performing in various European countries, Japan and China.
Since then he also collaborated with such renowned orchestra's as: the London Symphony, The Catalunia Symphonic Orchestra, the Luxembourg Symphonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Zurich, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Swiss chamber ochestra's: Il Tempo Giusto, and Richard Schumacher's Master Players and soloists: Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Henryk Szeryng, Leonid Kogan, Mstislav Rostropovitsch, Eugene Estomil, Alexander Lagoya, Alexis Weissenberg, Kiri Te Kanawa, Maxim Vangerov, Vadim Repin, Nicolas Znajder, Andrei Gavrilov, Lucia Popp, Christa Ludvig, Mirella Freni, Nicolas Giaurov, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Anne Sophie Mutter, Mischa Maisky, Boris Pergamenshikov, Suzanne Mildonian, Salvatore Accardo, Brunno Giuranna, Rudolf Buchbinder, Krystian Zimerman, Heinrich Schiff, Jean Pierre Rampal, Alan Marion, Augustin Dumay, Bryn Terfel, Yvri Gitlis, Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dezso Ranki, Boris Belkin, Christian Tezlaff. During concerts in the St. Moritz and Pontresina festivals in 1992-1995, he performed Mozart's Symphony Concertante K.V.365 as a soloist. From 1997 to 2001 he performed in France with the newly founded Orchestre de Solist de l'Europe, a group consisting of members of the Jurij Baschmet's Soloists of Moscow (among others A. Benderski, V. Sitkovietskij, M. Kramer, A. Sinielnikov, A. Dimitriev, L. Keylin, A. Kolodenko).
In the more than 30 years of musical career he participated in more than 3000 symphonic, chamber and solo concerts as well as operas in Canada, Europe, Japan and China. In December 2009 he performed in The Canary Islands with the Orquesta Filharmónica de Gran Canaria.