Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf


Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf was born in a family with far-reaching musical traditions. In 2012 he graduated from the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk in the class of Professor Irena Albrecht. At the age of 24 he undertook work at his Alma Mater, where he currently holds the position of assistant lecturer in the viola andchamber music class. He refined his skills in Vienna at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in the class of Professor Wolfgang Klos and Ulrich Schönauer. From 2012 he was a visiting student in the Swedish National Orchester Academy in Göteborg.

He made his debut as soloist with the Sopot Polish Chamber Philharmonic and as chamber musician in a concert with oboist Tytus Wojnowicz in the Tadeusz Baird Philharmonic concert hall in Zielona Góra.

Komendarek-Tymendorf is the co-founder of the Duo del Gesù ensemble and of the Indefiniti Quartet. He worked in chamber ensembles with artists including Tytus Wojnowicz, Joanna Woś, Krzysztof Podejko, Janusz Wawrowski, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Christoph Hartmann, Wolfgang Klos, Bartosz Koziak, Bartosz Woroch, Avri Levitan and NeoQuartet. He has received instruction in chamber music from such renowned musicians as Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartett), Apollon Musagète Quartet, Quatuor Ebène, Eberhard Feltz and Averis Kuyumjian.

He appeared in and took part in various festivals in Europe, the United States and in China. He is a laureate of many competitions, has received many awards and scholarships. He is the ambassador of the Polish nationwide community campaign – Save the Music. Two-time laureate of the City of Gdańsk Award for Young Artists in the field of Culture and an audience laureate of the Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper. He received two titles – Persona of Pomerania and ofGdańsk in the “Culture” category. The award is given by the Dziennik Bałtycki newspaper and by Polska Press. A laureate of the Young Poland” Scholarship Programme of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. He received the Polish Culture medal of merit. Komendarek-Tymendorf lectures at international master courses and is a jury member in music competitions. He is the director of the EURO Chamber Music Festival in Gdańsk, of Viva Viola Festivity and many other culture initiatives in Poland and abroad. Krzysztof Komendarek-Tymendorf  is an active concert performer and teacher in Poland and abroad. He currently plays a master instrument made in 1934 by Franciszek Borowiecki.


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