Wajnberg Trio

Szymon Krzeszowiec violin
Arkadiusz Dobrowolski cello
Piotr Sałajczyk piano

The Wajnberg Trio consist of renowned chamber musicians who every day engage in artistic activieties in many fields – the pianist Piotr Sałajczyk, the violinist Szymon Krzeszowiec and the cellist Arkadiusz Dobrowolski. They share a fascination with the life and work of the outstanding Polish composer, Mieczysław Wajnberg, and the passion for performing chamber music.

The Wajnberg Trio made its debut in 2016 during the 20th edition of the Tansman Festival in Łódź and its repertoire is primarily the works of 20th century Polish composers.

Piotr Sałajczyk graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice in the piano class of Józef Stompel. He completed his studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum under the supervision of Pavel Gillov. Piotr Sałajczyk devotes a lot of attention to the latest music and has taken part in numerous premieres of works by contemporary composers. He has many world premiere performances of contemporary music to his credit, and collaborates with the Apollon Musagete Quartet, the Royal String Quartet, Piotr Pławner, Agata Zubel and the Silesian Quartet, among others.

He has visited festivals in Poland and abroad, such as Warsaw Autumn, Beijing Modern Music Festival, Musica Polonica Nova, Budapest Spring Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Festival Musique et Neige.

He has been nominated for a Polityka Passport award (2017) for “the sensitivity and intelligence with which he approaches repertoire that tends to be absent from our stages”, and his interests include the latest music as well as unknown music of Polish Romanticism. The year 2017 saw the release of his four-disc album with the complete piano works of Juliusz Zarębski. He was a winner of a Fryderyk phonographic award and an Orfeusz award for “outstanding performances of Polish music” in 2018.

Szymon Krzeszowiec graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of Roman Lasocki and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of Herman Krebbers. Winner of violin competitions in Poznań, Warsaw and Brescia, and winner of first prizes in chamber music competitions in Copenhagen and Sondershausen (with Aristos string trio).

He has performer as a soloist with leading Polish orchetras (including NOSPR and Sinfonia Varsovia). Since 2001, he has been the leader of the Silesian Quartet, with whom he regularly performs around the world. HHe has over 30 records for such labels as EMI Music Poland, Chandos, BIS, CD Accord, Naxos, ECM, DUX, Dacapo, and Radio Katowice. Szymon Krzeszowie cis a profesor at the Academy of Music in Katowice, where he conducts the violin class and directs the Chair of String Instruments. He often sits on the juries of national and international violin competitions. He is the artistic supervisor of the International Academy of Art. In Zakopane and the International Violin Festival in Katowice.

Arkadiusz Dobrowolski – graduate of the Academy of Music in Łódź in the class of Andrzej Orkisz, he also studied at the w Hochschule fűr Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover under tutelage of Gerrit Zitterbart. Winner of many competitions, including Concours international d’interprétation Pierre Lantier in Paris (Grand Prix and the proze for the best performance of a work by Pierre Lantier), International Johannes Brahms Wettbewerb in Pörtschach (3rd prize), Concorso Internazionale di Musica Gian Battista w Vercelli (3rd prize and audience award). Arkadiusz Dobrowolski has performer in most European countries, in the United States, Japan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iceland, also during well-known music festivals. In 2001, together with the Trio Polskie he performer at Cornegie hall. As a soloist he has played with symphony orchestras of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic and Szczecin Philharmonic, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Radom Chamber Orchestra and Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck. He has made several recordings for radio and television; in 2003 he took part in the recording of the Quartet for the End of Time by Messiaen (DUX).


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