Polish Flutists

„„Collected by: Lukasz Dlugosz virtuossa@wp.pl

 

BARTNIKOWSKI Henryk

(b. 1903), Polish flutist, teacher, music journalist, a graduate of the National Conservatory of Music in Warsaw (Class prof. A. Janowicz). In 1937, additional studies in Paris Conservatoire by Professor Marcel Moyse. Soloist of the Grand Theater (1929-39 and 1950-68), Philharmonic Hall (1945-47), Warsaw Philharmonic (1947-50). Numerous performances as a soloist and chamber musician. Lecturer in Music Academy in Warsaw. Author of flute pedagogic.

 

BOCZEK Augustine

(1886-1962), Polish flutist and teacher. Completed his musical studies in Berlin. He was a flautist in Opera and Philharmonic Charlottenburg in Berlin. In the years 1919-58 (with a break during the occupation) he was first flautist Opera of PoznaD. Professor of flute at the National Conservatory, then in the Music Academy in PoznaD. He educated many outstanding flutists.

 

BRONKOWSKI Eryk

(b.1921), Polish flutist, student of Emil Grill. Since 1950 the first flutist of Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. He performed throughout Europe and Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Soloist and chamber musician and participant of international festivals.

 

CHUDZIAK WacBaw

(b.1910) Polish flutist and teacher, graduate of the National Conservatory of Music in PoznaD (class of prof. A. Boczek ). Since 1945 soloist of the Kraków Philharmonic. Lecturer School of Music and the Academy in Krakow. Numerous performances in Poland and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician.

 

DASTYCH-SZWARC Eli|bieta,

(b.1939), Polish flutist and teacher. Between 1958-62, she studied the flute in the class of Augustyn Boczek at the Academy of Music in PoznaD. She continued her education in 1962-63 at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome by Silvio Clerici and 1967-1968 at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels under Louis Poulet. She also participated in masterclasses in Siena by Severino Gazzelloni. Between 1962-85 she was the first flutist in the orchestra of the Grand Theater and the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. She has performed in the country and abroad, appeared in the Polish Radio and Polish Television. Since 1972 Eli|bieta Dastych-Szwarc is professor at the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She participates also in the jury at polish and international competitions.

 

GAWRYLUK Jerzy

(b.1909) Polish flutist and teacher, student A. Rudzinski, A. Janowicz. Since 1945 solist of the Warsaw Philharmonic and Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw. Soloist and chamber musician, numerous concerts in all music centers in Poland and abroad. A number of broadcasts and recordings for Polish Radio. Performances by famous singers - Ada Sari, Ewa Bandrowska-Turska and N. Kazancewa. 

 

JACKOWSKI Micha

(1795-1848), Polish virtuoso flutist from WoByD, a member of the Theater Orchestra in Lwów. He has performed in many European capitals. His virtuoso abilities gave him name of "PAGANINI OF THE FLUTE" (authority of famous violinist Karol LipiDski). He was compared to the flutists as Drouet and Berbiguier.

 

KAMIONKA Zbigniew   

Polish flutist and teacher. He graduated with honors in 1976 at the State Music Academy in Krakow by prof. Barbara Zwitek-{elazny. Learn to play perfected master classes in Poland and abroad. He was soloist of Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia and the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Kraków, which has made numerous recordings for radio, television and CD recordings. He play many concerts in Poland and Europe, taking part in many international festivals. He is professor at the Academy of Music in Kraków (flute and chamber music) and Dean of the Instrumental Department. 

 

KLING Henryk

(1842-1918), Polish flutist, teacher and composer. The first flutist of the Warsaw Opera. Professor of the Warsaw Conservatory. He is author of the first polish flute-teaching literature. Composer of opera "The Flutist"

 

MROZIK Jerzy

(b.1933) Polish flutist and teacher, graduate of Academy of Music in WrocBaw by Leon Tejkowski and Stanislaw Michalik. Additional studies in the Academy Musických Umní in Prague by prof. Frantiaek ech. Since 1966 he is flute professor at the Academy of Music in WrocBaw. Between 1995 - 2002 he was rector of the Academy of Music in WrocBaw. Flutist of the Polish Radio Orchestra in Bydgoszcz (1954-55), the State Opera Orchestra in WrocBaw (1955-58), Orchestra National Philharmonic in Wroclaw (1959-70), and the solo flutist of Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in Katowice(1970-95). He participated in first performances of many works by contemporary Polish composers. He has made several recordings for Polish Radio and Television and the Polish and foreign record companies. He is president of the Association of Polish Flutist. He was editor of the periodical "Flecista"

 

ZWITEK-ELAZNY Barbara,

(b.1937) Polish flutist and teacher. She graduated from the State College of Music in Kraków by

W. Chudziak (graduated in 1962). Took postgraduate studies at the Conservatoire in Paris by professor Gaston Crunell. She is the winner of the chamber national and international music competitions. She has performed as a soloist and chamber music player. She was a member of contemporary music group MW2, Baroque Trio and Warsaw Harp Trio. For many years she worked in the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra in Kraków. She has performed in Europe and the United States. She participated in prestigious music festivals in Poland and abroad. She made archival recordings for the Polish Radio and Television and foreign radio stations, as well as studio recordings. Many polish composers included Krzysztof Meyer, Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Adam WalaciDski, BogusBaw Schaeffer, Kreaimir Fribec; dedicated her compositions.

Barbara Zwitek-{elazny since 1971 is a professor of Music Academy in Kraków. Between 1999-2002 she was a rector. She was member of juries of international flute competitions in Munich (1985), Kraków (1999, 2002), Lwów (2003) and Chernivtsi (2004). She is the initiator and president of the International Flute Competition in Kraków.

 

TEJKOWSKI Leon

(1917-1971), Polish flutist, teacher and composer. Graduate of the Conservatory in Bydgoszcz. Additional studies by William Holschuh. In 1945-55 he was  the first flutist of the Polish Radio Orchestra in Bydgoszcz and periodically in the Baltic National Philharmonic and Philharmony in Bydgoszcz. Since 1957 he was also a lecturer at the Academy of Music in GdaDsk and in 1960-63 in WrocBaw. He has made numerous archival recordings. He wrote many flute composition: 23 pieces for flute and piano, didactic compositions and the modern school of flute.

 

TOMASZCZUK Bodzimierz

(1920-1974), Polish flutist. Graduated in the Academy of Music in PoznaD (Class of A.Boczek). Additional studies in Paris by J.P. Rampal. He is a laureate of international flute competitions. Between 1947-59, he was first flutist in the PoznaD Philharmonic, since 1959 has been a soloist of the National Philharmony in Warsaw. He played numerous concerts in Poland and in Europe, America and Asia. He made a series of broadcast and archival recordings for Radio in Poland and abroad.

 

TOWARNICKI Eugeniusz

(1904-1971), Polish flutist and teacher, graduate in Conservatory of Music in Lwów. A pupil of A. Spat and S.Szer. Additional studies in Paris by Marcel Moyse in 1927. Since 1928, he was a flutist at the Municipal Theater Orchestra, and since 1938 soloist the Polish Radio Orchestra in Lwów. Professor at the Conservatory in Lwów. During World War II, fought in the branches of the 1st Division of Polish Army formed in France. He was also a prisoner of the Nazi Concentration Camps. After returning home he became first flutist in Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in Kraków (1947-1970). He participated in numerous concerts and archival recordings as a soloist and chamber musician. At the same time was a teacher of the flute in the State College of Music in Kraków. He is an author of the most famous polish flute school and study as well as for piccolo.

 

GAJEWSKA El|bieta,

flutist, chamber musician and teacher. She studied the flute in the class of Henryk Bartnikowski in the State College of Music in Warsaw, graduating with a honors. She took a masterclasses under the Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion in Nice and by Géz Novák and Milan Munclinger in Prague. She played a numerous concerts in Poland and abroad - in most European countries, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, India and Cuba. She performs a contemporary polish composers (many works were written especially for her and her dedicated, such as: SBawomir Czarnecki, Benedykt Konowalski, Edward Sielicki).She made recordings for Polish Radio and Television. El|bieta Gajewska is flute professor at the F.Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

 

OLKIEWICZ Grzegorz

(b.1959), Polish flutist and teacher. He studied the flute by Stanislaw Michalik and Marian KatarzyDski at the Music Academy in Katowice. He took masterclasses by Severino Gazzelloni in Siena (1984) and by Arnousta Bourke in Brno (1985). Three times to receive a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and Arts. He played at the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra (1978-82), Cairo Symphony Orchestra (Egypt, 1988-89) and Sinfonia Helvetica (1993-94). As a soloist he has performed with most of the orchestras in Poland and in England, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Lithuania, Ukraine, Egypt and the United States. Grzegorz Olkiewicz during 1982-88 created with cellist Andrzej Bauer and pianist Waldemar Malicki Polish Trio, with whom he recorded for Polish Radio. In 1997 he became the artistic director of the Polish Chamber Orchestra, "Sotto Voce", which appeared in the country and abroad. He has recorded for such record companies as the Polish Recordings, Dux, Tonpress, Koch International, Karussel-Germany. Grzegorz Olkiewicz since 1989 is the flute professor at the Music Academy in WrocBaw. He give masterclasses in New York, Frankfurt, Kiev, Tokyo, Duszniki Zdrój, OroDsko and Wojnowice. Member of jury in national and international music competitions. He was President of the Polish Flute Association.

 

Jadwiga Kotnowska, 

Polish flutist,b.1957, Warsaw. A laureate of prizes in seven international contests, including the Queen Sofia Music Competition in Madrid, the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona, the G.B.Viotti Competition in Vercelli, the V. Bucchi Competition in Rome, Jadwiga Kotnowska also won a Gold Medal and a Grand Prix at the Festival in Bordeaux. She studied flute at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw and also with Aurele Nicolet, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion. Since then, Jadwiga has given concerts at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Lincoln Center in NYC, the Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Purcell Room in London, the Warsaw Philharmonic and at festivals.

Jadwiga Kotnowska has participated in numerous premieres, including those of concertos by M. Górecki, A. SzczetyDski, M.PtaszyDska, J.Maksymiuk and K. Dbski, also performing with a jazz ensemble in "crossover" performances. She has also given concerts with, among others, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders and the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon. She has made many recordings for the radio in Spain, France, Switzerland, Holland and the U.S. CDs include Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Mercadante's Concerto which was nominated for the Fryderyk Prize. Jadwiga Kotnowska has given many masterclasses including in the USA, Malaysia, Finland, France and at the Royal College of Music in London.

 

KATARZYCSKI Marian

(1939-1998), Polish flutist and teacher. He graduated in 1966 at the State Music Academy in Katowice in flute class of prof. BolesBaw Szubry. In 1964 became the first flutist at the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice, where he worked until 1976. Since 1976 first flutist of Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. In 1974 he became professor at the National College of Music (later the Academy of Music) in Katowice. Professor educated many prominent musicians, artists and educators. 

 

WIERZBICSKI Antoni

has graduated with diploma of distinction from the Music Academy in Aódz in 1969. After further study in Paris with Alain Marion he has also attended masterclasses with Jean Pierre Rampal and Maxence Larrieu. He is a prize winner in the National Flute Competition of WBoszakowice (Poland) and received "Prix d'Excellence" in Flute and Chamber Music at the Conservatory Competition in Rueil Malmaison, France in 1974. Antoni WierzbiDski appears frequently as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe (Netherland, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, Switzerland - sir Yehudi Menuhin Gstaad Festival) and U.S.A. He was also co-principal flutist of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra for two years and has toured often with the Polish Chamber Orchestra "Sinfonia Varsovia" - as member and guest soloist of this orchestra. He regularly records for Polish Radio and Television. He is professor for flute and chamber music in the Music Academy in Aódz - Poland as well as frequent jury member of international flute competitions. He was professor of chamber music at the "Jugend Festspieltreffen" in Bayreuth (1996 - 2000). Since 2003 he is a rector of Music Academy in Aódz.