|Stanisław FIRLEJ (Poland )
solist, chamber artist, teacher. Cello studies under K. Kozolupov and N. Gutman at Moscow Conservatory and with A, Navarra at Academia Chigiana, Siena. Won performance prizes at competitions. Concertizes and records for Polish and foreign labels with pianist Anna Wesołowska-Firlej and as member of Chopin Trio, Rubinstein Trio and Polish Camerata of which he is founder and leader. Professor of Cello on the faculties of Music Academies in Łódź and Wrocław. Gives numerous master classes in Poland (Łańcut and Żagań), Austria (Zell am Pram) and Croatia (Hvar).
|Ewa Maria GROBLEWSKA (Poland )
solo and chamber musician, teacher. Cello studies with R. Hoffmann at the Z. Brzewski Mus. Sch. and prof. A. Zieliński and P. Hausenplas at the F. Chopin Mus. Academy Warsaw. Perfected her musicianship on courses under Aldo Parisot, with Tokio Quartet, Amadeus Quartet and Medici Quartet. With the string Quartet Le Stadioni she has had concerts throughout Poland and in Sweden, Great Britain and the US. Collaborated with Camerata Quartet and Polish Radio Orchestra. A cello teacher at two primary music schools in Warsaw. She is a certified Suzuki Method teacher. On yke Łańcut Courses she will be teaching a cello class for children.
|Claus REICHARDT (Germany )
born into a well-known musical family in Munich. Early education with his father, Walter, and then studies with C. Cassado and A. Navarra. Won the Mendelssohn Prize aged 21. Subsequently, a soloist with Nuremberg Opera Orchestra, joined the faculties of music shools in Nuremberg, Wursburg and Dusseldorf. At present Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the R. Schumann Hochschule für Musik in Dusseldorf. Former rector of the school. Awarded a Distinguished Services to Polish Culture medal.
|Jacob SHAW (Great Britain Denmark )
IInternationally award winning cellist. He has given acclaimed concerts across the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Salle Gaveau, Royal Albert Hall, Guangzhou Opera House, etc. After studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School graduates with highest honours from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and Leopold Mozart Zentrum in Augsburg. A dedicated teacher, he is director of his own foundation – Scandinavian Cello School – which supports, educates and promotes young cellists. Regularly gives master classes and workshops in the top universities and conservatories across Europe, USA and Asia. Together with his family founded the Festival International de Musique de Chambre in France. His CD releases have won rave reviews internationally. www.jacobshaw.de
|Tomasz STRAHL (Poland )
top rank cellist, solo and chamber artist, teacher. Student of K. Michalik at Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, postgraduate studies with T. Kühne at Hochschule für Musik, Vienna. Top prizes and awards at many competitions. Performs and records all over the world. Professor of cello and Dean of the Department of Instruments of the the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He teaches master classes in Europe and Japan. Received a Frederic award from the Polish Record Industry, the Gold Cross of Merit, the Culture Minister’s Award Gloria Artis and the Cross Polonia Restituta.
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