SZYMON KRZESZOWIEC

violin / Akademia Muzyczna im K.Szymanowskiego w Katowicach / Poland
language: PL / ANG

Esteeamed violinist, soloist and chamber musician. A graduate of The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of professor Roman Lasocki and of The Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of professor Herman Krebbers. Winner of violin competitions in Poznań (National Zdzisław Jahnke Violin Competition), Warsaw (Tadeusz Wroński Solo Violin Competition) and Brescia (Italy). Winner of the first prize in chamber music competitions in Copenhagen and Sondershausen (string trio Aristos). Over the past 20 years as a soloist he has performed with the best orchestras such as the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and with the majority of philharmonic orchestras in the country. Since 2001, the concertmaster of the Silesian Quartet, with which he performs regularly all over the world.

He cooperates on a permanent basis with the pianist Wojciech Świtała, with whom he recorded the complete violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms for Sony Classical Poland. His work includes more than 30 CDs for labels such as EMI Poland, Naxos, ECM, DUX, dacapo and Radio Katowice.

Szymon Krzeszowiec is also involved in pedagogy, directing the Department of Violin and conducting the class of violin at his alma mater. He performs artistic custody of the International Academy of Art in Zakopane and the International Violin Festival in Katowice.

Since 2004 he participates in the summer International Festival of Chamber Music Ensemble in Książ.

He is often invited to the juries of national and international violin competitions.

In 2008 he received a grant under the programme “Young Poland” of the National Cultural Centre. With the Silesian Quartet he has received, i.a., Golden Badge of Honour for Services to the Province of Silesia (2005), Gloria Artis Medal (2008), and the Medal of the Witold Lutosławski Society (2015).