N A S I M U Z Y C Y
Oliwia Różańska - Grand Piano
Bartłomiej Dyner - double bass
A Double Bass player who graduated from Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna I st in Brzeziny (Wioletta Urbankowska’s class) , Państwowe Liceum Muzyczne, Academy of Music in Lodz (Grzegorz Wieczorek’s class). He took part in musical workshops organized by Polish Double bass Association in Wojnowice, which were led by world famous professors such as: David Walter, Thomas Martin, Antonio Araque and Martin Weinert. Bartek was a founding member of Power of Trinity. He also performed with Raggatack and Klinika Pozytywnych Wibracji. He used to be an electronic music composer for the sessions Musica Moderna (Music Academy of Lodz). He gave concerts in Poland and abroad (Orkiestra Młodych Muzyków). He participated in Przystanek Woodstock, Festiwal Piosenki w Opolu and Sopot Top Trendy Festival with Lidia Kopania (first award). Since 2007 he has taught double bass playing in Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna I i II st in Pabianice.
Maciej Ćwikliński - accordion
Graduated from the Music Academy of Lodz in 2003 (Bogdan Dowlasz’s class). As for his solo career he is the prizewinner of contests such as: Międzynarodowy Konkurs Akordeonowy CITTA DI CASTELFIDARDO (Italy, 6th position in 1999, 7th position in 2001), Ogólnopolski Festiwal Muzyki Akordeonowej in Przemyśl (3rd place, 19991), Ogólnopolski Konkurs Akordeonowy im. Andrzeja Krzanowskiego ALKAGRAN in Czechowice– Dziedzice (3rd place, 2000), I Międzynarodowy Konkurs Akordeonowy im. Andrzeja Krzanowskiego ALKAGRAN in Czechowice - Dziedzice (3rd place and the award for the best performance of the obligatory composition, 2002). As for his Chamber Player career, with the cooperation of Radosław Puszyło, he is the prize winner of: Międzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyki Akordeonowej in Przemyśl (1st place, 2000), Ogólnopolski Festiwal Muzyki Akordeonowej in Mława (1st place, 2001), Międzynarodowy Konkurs Akordeonowy CITTA DI CASTELFIDARDO (Italy, 1st place, 2001), Międzynarodowy Konkurs Akordeonowy in Klingenthal (Niemcy) II nagroda 2002r., Ogólnopolski Konkurs Akordeonowy in Chełm (1st place, 2002), Międzynarodowy Konkurs Akordeonowy COUPE MONDIALE in Copenhagen (Denmark, 2nd place 2002). In 2000 he recived a SOCRATES ERASMUS scholarship in Hogeschol Enschede (Holland). In 2002/2003 he won a scholarship of Minister Kultury i Sztuki. He has played concerts in Poland and Europe including Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania & Slovakia). He took part in masters’ courses in Biel or Radzyń Podlaski. He performed many recordings for Radio Lodz and TVP3. He has collaborated with composers writing chamber music and music for soloists which has resulted in many first performances and recordings ( VII Międzynarodowe Spotkania Akordeonowe in Sanok 2006, Paweł Łukowiec a piacere…, Akordeon w solowej i kameralnej twórczości kompozytorów łódzkich vol.1, vol.3 -). Maciej participated in Musica Moderna sessions of the Music Academy of Lodz as a soloist and Chamber Music player. He was a member of Tom Tango Team (2005-2007). Since 2005 he has worked with Dariusz Dudek. Since 2011 he has been a founding member of Quinteto el Tango. Between 2003 and 2006 he was an assistant in the Music Academy of Lodz. Currently he is a teacher as PSM I i II st in Pabianice, PSM Ist in Zgierz and SSM IIst in Zgierz.
Jacek Matuszewski - guitar
Graduated from Wyższa Szkoła Muzyczna in Lodz in the guitar class (Aleksander Kowalczyk) in 1984. He currently works as a guitar teacher at PSM I i II st in Pabianice where he was hired during his second year at university. Following his graduation he also started working at PSM I i II st in Zduńska Wola. Since 1992 he participated in the following editions of Międzynarodowe Letnie Kursy Gitary Klasycznej in Szczawno – Zdrój. Apart from that he took part in Letnie Festiwale Gitary in Krzyżowa , Międzynarodowe Kursy Gitarowe in Olsztyn and Jarocin. Jacek passes on the vast knowledge he has acquired to his students, many of whom are graduates from Music Academies throughout Poland. Many of his students have become laureates of numerous national and international guitar contests. Jacek has organized five editions of Jazzowe Warsztaty Gitarowe in 1997-2011. These classes were lead by the greatest Polish jazz musicians: Janusz Strobel, Piotr Lemański, Janusz Konefał and Adam Palma. Jacek is a promoter of music and the art of playing the guitar in the local music scene of Pabianice.
Rafał Rydyger - violin
Graduated from the Academy of Music in Lodz in 2000 in the violin class lead by A. Wodka – Janikowska. Other teachers Rafal studied under include Zenon Ploszaj (Academy of Music in Lodz) and Antti Muermann (Kuopio, Finland) . For many years he has worked with the Lodzka Orkiestra Kameralna Polish Camerata, with whom he has performed many concerts and recordings. He often performs as a soloist and a chamber musician, examples of his work include performances in parts VI and VII Festiwal Romantyczny in Skierniewice (2004 & 2005) along with the recital in Dwor Kapituly Krakowskiej in Pabianice (2010) where he performed with an orchestra formed by himself – Mlodziezowa Kameralna Orkiestra Smyczkowa. He has toured Europe with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lodz in 2005. From 1999 to 2002 he was a concertmaster of the Young Rock Symphony Orchestra led by the conductor Krzysztof Urbanski with whom Rafal recorded two albums. In 2000 he cooperated with Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Kaliskiej and also with Teatr Powszechny in Lodz (2000-2005). In 2006-2007 he took part in the musical performance Okno with the band Ganeasz. He played with such artists as: Zbigniew Pilch, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Tadeusz Chmielewski, Karol Nicze, Piotr Pławner. In 2003-2006 he was a co-organizer and a participant of the concerts Kraina Muzyki in Skierniewice. Since 2002 he has been a violin teacher in PSM I i II st in Pabianice. Apart from educational activity he participated in numerous artistic projects such as recording an album (composition Seven Last Words of Christ by Haydn) with the Chamber Orchestra Polish Camerata and actor Bronislaw Wroclawski. With the same orchestra he recorded a DVD album supported by TVN and the Film School in Lodz as a part of the project Chopin 2010. Alongside this he has performed many concerts with this orchestra throughout the country.
Oliwia is the Pianist, the President of the Miłosz Magin’s Foundation and the Member of Les Amis de Musique Polonaise Society. She has graduated from The Academy of Music in Lodz with honours and gained a PhD degree in the piano class of professor Tadeusz Chmielewski. Oliwia has won numerous local and international piano competitions and received prizes such as:
- the distinction at Chopin for the Youngest - Antonin, 1994
- II Prize at The First National Polish Piano Competition, Żagań, 1996
- I Prize at The Concours Musicale de France
- two other prizes for the best performance of F. Shubert and E. Satie’s works, 1996
- Grand Prix and the prize for the best interpretation of Milosz Magin’s Sonata no. 4 at XII International Milosz Magin’s Piano Competition in Paris, 2007
As a soloist, Oliwia has also given concerts in Poland and abroad with Philharmonics in Rzeszow, Lodz and Wroclaw, as well as in UNESCO Hall in Paris, Polish Embassy in Paris and in the Auditorium of 19 Maire in Paris. She has also given numerous performances with the orchestra at the invitation of The Polish Music Society. She has participated in musical courses such as: Chopin’s Interpretation Course in Bialystok, Milosz Magin’s Courses in France, International Piano Workshops „Idea - Vision - Technique” in Rzeszow, Chopin Festival in Nohant.
In 2002, Oliwia has received a scholarship of the President of the Council of Ministers and a scholarship of Minister of Culture and National Heritage in 2007.
She has been a co-organizer and the member of the jury of competitions such as:
- Wroclaw Meetings of the Piano Classes
- The National Milosz Magin’s Piano Competition in Wloclawek
- The International Milosz Magin’s Piano Competition in Paris (2009-2013)
Since 2015 Olivia has been an organizer of The International Milosz Magin’s Piano Competition which, after 30 years, has been moved from Paris to Lodz. Its 16th edition took place on 15-16th October in 2015 in Lodz.