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Andrzej Bauer

Andrzej Bauer

Andrzej Bauer

*25 X 1962 Łódź

The cellist Andrzej Bauer has won the ARD International Competition in Munich and a prize in the ‘Prague Spring' International Competition, as well as awards from the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. He completed studies with Kazimierz Michalik and honed his skills on numerous masterclass courses with André Navarra, Miloš Sádlo and Daniel Szafran, among others. He studied for two years in London with William Pleeth, on a Witold Lutosławski scholarship. In recent years, he has given recitals in such cities as Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Hamburg and Munich, and has also performed with orchestras, including the Münchner Philharmoniker, RAI Naples Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. He has performed as a soloist with most Polish symphony and chamber orchestras and toured Europe with the Warsaw Philharmonic and Sinfonia Varsovia. He has recorded for Polish and foreign radio and television stations. His discs have won numerous prizes, including the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik and a ‘Fryderyk' from the Polish record industry (2000). His repertoire features a great deal of new music, including numerous works composed specially for him. In 2002, at the 44th ‘Warsaw Autumn' International Festival, he gave a recital of first performances of works inspired by him for solo cello and electronic media. The Cellotronicum project initiated at that time has been continued by Bauer, resulting in prizes and in first performances at important European centres for contemporary music. Another edition of Cellotronicum, presented at the ‘Warsaw Autumn' in 2006, received an Orpheus Award. He teaches at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and Bydgoszcz Academy of Music. He has been devoting an increasing amount of time to composing and improvising. For the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, he has recorded all Chopin's works with cello (‘Real Chopin' series). He is a regular guest of ‘Chopin and his Europe'.


 

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