h.brunner Helen BRUNNER (Great Britain Wielka Brytania)
violin teacher. Violin studies at the Royal College of Music, London and the Juliard School, N.Y. with Oscar Shumsky. Introduced to the Suzuki Method, she then founded the London Suzuki Group comprising violin, viola, cello and piano studies. Graduated from Dr Suzuki’s Talent Education School, Japan. Flourising international career as violin teacher and teacher trainer with workshops all over the world. She has been recogniset by the Who’s Who of Woman for her distinguished service to music.
 i.ceglinska Izabela CEGLIŃSKA (Poland Polska)
soloist, chamber artist, teacher. Professor of Music Arts. Graduated with distinction from Academy of Music, Łódź (prof. I Wojciechowska’s ciolin class). Further studies at master classes in Łańcut, Bayreuth and Baden-Baden. Won Ruggiero Ricci and Polish Ministry of Culture scholarships. Prizewinner at competitions, concertizes in Poland and abroad. From 1996-2001 Deputy Dean, until 2008 Dean of the Department of Instruments and Head of the String Instruments Chair at the Academy of Music in Łódź. Juror of national and international competitions.
  Natan DONDALSKI (Poland Polska)
Solo violinist, concertmaster, teacher. He graduated with highest honours from Warsaw’s Academy of Music, studying with prof. M. Ławrynowicz then with  G. Zhislin, R. Fain and on master classes with W. Wiłkomirska,  M. Jaszwili, W. Marschner and P. Amoyal. His numerous awards at competitions incl. Lublin, Prague, Weimar and Freiburg. Concertmaster with Philharmonic Orchestras of Koszalin and Olsztyn. Concerto appearances in Nuremberg, Hamburg, Bonn, Helsinki and Oslo, with NOSPR Katowice, Slovakian Sinfonietta, National Orchestra of Kishinev, Staatskapelle Weimar, SWR Rundfunkorchesters Kaiserslaten and Klassiche Philharmonie Bonn. A violin teacher at G. Bacewicz State Music Schools in Koszalin, he has trained a large number of prize-winning violinist.
 a.gebski Andrzej GĘBSKI (Poland Polska)
soloist, chamber artist, teacher. Studied violin with M. Ławrynowicz at Academy of Music, Warsaw (diploma cum laude). Prizewinner at numerous competitions. Concert appearances in Europe, Asia, South America and all Polish Philharmonic Halls. Recorded 16 CDs with Polish music (first recordings), authored 20 publications with his edition of violin pieces and premiered 54 pieces of Polish music. Prof. of Violin at Warsaw’s Chopin University of Music, Art. Dir. of the Z. Brzewski Warsaw String Orchestra, juror of nation. and intern. competitions. His many awards include the Min. of Culture Award, the Dir. of Art Education Centre Award and the Medal of Gloria Artis.
 d.glowacka Danuta GŁOWACKA-PITET (France francja)
soloist, chamber artist, teacher. Graduated with distinction from the F. Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (violin studies with Z. Brzewski and chamber music with J. Marchwiński), as well as Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, with first prize diploma. Also studied with I. Dubiska, J. Fournier, G. Poulet, O. Krysa and H. Szeryng. Prizewinner at II Young Violinist Competition in Lublin, VII H. Wieniawski Int. Comp. in Poznań and XXX M. Canals Int. Comp. in Barcelona. Settled in France since 1981, she has had solo and chamber concerts with orchestras and chamber ensembles incl. Paris, Nice and Monaco. Prof. of violin at Conservatoire National de Region in Nice. Gives master classes in France, Spain, US and Poland.
 w.jakubowska Walentyna JAKUBOWSKA (Russia Rosja)
violin teacher, teacher trainer. After graduating from Leningrad (St. Petersburg) Conservatory she studied violin methodology with Lev Raaben. Author of much-acclaimed violin coursebook for beginners. Presently Professor of violin on the faculty of St. Peterspurg Conservatory, Head of Strings at the Mussorgsky School of Music and master class tutor. Awarded a Distinguished Services to Russian Culture medal, Distinguished Services to Polish Culture medal.
 k.jurecka Krystyna JURECKA (Poland Polska)
soloist, chamber artist teacher, teacher trainer. Studied at State Higher Music School, Gdańsk with P. Kochański and with A. Gertler at Royal Conservatory, Brussels (postgraduate studies, diploma summa cum laude). Long-standing concertmaster of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic and then the Polish Baltic Philharmonic. She was the founder and first violin of the Gdańsk Quartet. Concerts in Poland, Europe and Asia. Currently professor of violin at Academy of Music, Gdańsk. Conducts seminars and master classes for string teachers. Consultant for the Art Education Centre, jury member at national and international competitions.
  Larissa KOLOS (France francja)
She studied the violin and started her career In Minsk (Belarus).   A most successful teacher, she gained international recognition, particularly in France, where she was invited to teach at conservatories incl. the Conservatoire National Superieur, the Conservatoire Superieur the la Ville de Paris, and the Ecole Normale the Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot”.The venues of the masterclasess she has given includse the International Academy  in Nice, the Sorbonne in Paris and countries such as: Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia and Canada. She sits on the jury for int. competitions  in  France, Canada Israel, Poland, Germany and Russia. Larissa’s students take part at renowned music festivals, perform on radio and TV and win top prizes at competitions incl. Eurovision, Spohr, Wieniawski, Kreisler, Tchaikovsky, Varga  and others
 e.kowar Ewa KOWAR-MIKOŁAJCZYK (Poland Polska)
violinist, chamber musician and teacher. Doctor of Musical Arts. Graduated from the Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, where she studied with prof. Z. Brzewski, prof. M. Ławrynowicz and prof. K. Makowska-Ławrynowicz. Comleted master classes in Łańcut taught by prof.” Z. Bron, E. Feltz, K. Lewin. Teaches the violin at Warsaw’s Fryderyk Chopin Unoiversity of Music affiliate in Białystok and the Z. Brzewski Secondary School of Music in Warsaw. Juror of competitions for children and young adults. General Secretary of ESTA Poland.
   Sergey KRAVCHENKO ( Russia )
Soloist, chamber artist, teacher. Graduated from the famous Stolyarsky School of Music in Odessa and then the Moscow Conservatoire (pupil of B. Kuzniecow, W. Pikajzen and L. Kogan). Prize-winner at the competitions in Genoa, Paris and in Liege. Concerts throughout the world, recordings in Russia and abroad. Professor at the Moscow Conservatoire, master class teacher and author of articles on violin playing methodology and pieces for beginner violinists. Juror at many prestigious international competitions. Awarded the honorary title Distinguished Artist of Russia and Distinguished Services to Polish Culture medal
 k.kulka Konstanty Andrzej KULKA (Poland Polska)
world-famous virtuoso, chamber artist, teacher. Violin studies with S. Herman, graduated with distinction from the State Higher Music School, Gdańsk. Won first prize at the International Radio ARD Competition in Munich, which made him an internationally-recognised concert artist. Concertizes and records worldwide with foremost orchestras and musicians. Professor of Violin at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, gives numerous master classes. Juror at prestigious violin competitions. Received numerous honours and awards.
  Agnieszka MARUCHA (Poland Polska)
Soloist, chamber artist, teacher, first violin of Opium String Quartet. She graduated with distinction from F. Chopin Academy of Music, studying with prof. M. Ławrynowicz, and the Hochschule der Kunste in Bern, studying with prof. M. Urbaniak-Lisik. Doctor of Mus. Arts/ Assistant Professor, she teaches the violin and chamber music at her Alma Mater. From 2013-2014 a visiting professor at Keimyung Univesity in Daeg (South Korea). Agnieszka is a prizewinner of various violin competitions, she teaches in Italy (e.g. the Bosa Antoca courses), she has performed and given masterclasses across Europe and Asia, has released 9 CDs (6 world first recordings), and in 2014, she won a Fryderyk   award for the Chagall for String disc, recorded with Opium String Quartet.
  Magdalena SZCZEPANOWSKA (Poland Polska)
She first learnt to play the violin with her father, subsequently studying with J. Jarzębska, T. Wroński, S. Kawalla, and M. Rezler. She  graduated with distinction from Warsaw’s Academy of Music, as well as attending masterclasses led by O. Krysa and by A. Gertler.  Was awarded prizes  at competitions including  Lublin, Kraków, Gorizia, Brescia and Vercella. Appears regularly in chamber music concerts e.g. performing alongside the cellist P.Hausenplas with OTTOCORDE duo, as well as the SUBITO piano trio with  L. Napierała  and appearing, since 2009, at the Baroque d’Augverne festivals in France.  Was a founder-member of a quartet partnering for years S. Wojtowicz, and a member of Nat. Philh. Cham Chamber Players led by K. Teutsch. Formerly a long-serving teacher at secondary music schools in Warsaw (primarily the Z. Brzewski School), at present Prof. of Violin at Warsaw’s Univ. of Music and at Krakow’s  Acad. of Mus., she has trained  many prizewinners. She runs music courses in Poland and Slovakia, and judges competitions such as. T. Wroński Int. Comp. Concorso Lipizer in Gorizia, Int. Jeunesses Musicales in Belgrade, Talents for Europe in Slovakia. Her contribution to music has been recognized with multiple awards including  Gloria Artis, and in 2008, won the honorific Teacher of the Year title
 m.urbaniak  Monika URBANIAK-LISIK (Switzerland Szwajcaria)
solo and chamber violinist, teacher. Diploma with distinction from Academy of Music, Łódź – violin studies with Z. Płoszaj. Further studies, on the Swiss Government grant, in I. Ozim’s master class, Bern (dipl. cum laude) and in other master classes incl. those taught by O. Krysa, V. Malinin and M. Rostal. 1 st prizewinner at the Nat. Z Janke Comp. and Spezial Prize at the 8th H. Wieniawski Int. Comp. From 1992-98 assistant to I. Ozim, since 1997 prof of violin and chamber music at Hochschule der Kunst in Bern. Teaches master classes in Poland, Switzerland, Austria and Germany and appears at nat. and int festivals. Recordings for Swiss and Polish labels.

Janusz WAWROWSKI (Poland Polska)
solo violinist, chamber artist, teacher. One of the most outstanding Polish violinists of the younger generation. Gratuated with diploma cum laude from the Frederic Chopin University of Music, Warsaw, where his teacher was Mirosław Ławrynowicz. Further studies with Yair Kless in Gratz and Salvatore Accado in Cremona. Prizewinner of many competitions, he concertizes and records in Poland and abroad. Famed for his recitals of the complete 24 N. Paganini Capricci. From 2012 a contract with EMI for 4 solo discs, the first of which was released in April 2013. A violin teacher on the faculty of the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and artistic director of the Music Spaces festival.


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