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Andrzej Bauer

Andrzej Bauer

Andrzej Bauer

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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, the Council of Europe, the Polish Composers’ Union and the Polish Minister of Culture for his services in propagating music. He completed studies with Kazimierz Michalik and honed his skills on masterclass courses with André Navarra, Miloš Sádlo and Daniel Szafran, among others. As a Witold Lutosławski scholarship holder, he studied in London with William Pleeth. He has performed as a recitalist, a chamber musician and a soloist with symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles in most countries of Europe, and also in the US and Japan. 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. Bauer’s repertoire features a great deal of new music, including numerous works composed specially for him. As part of the Cellotronicum project, he works with outstanding composers, and those collaborations have given rise to new works for solo cello and electronic media. From 2012 to 2015, he created the Trans-Fuzja series of concerts at Polish Radio, combining different styles of performance and improvisation with computer technology. He is also a founder of two ensembles: Chain Ensemble, specialising in the performance of new music, and Cellonet, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a concert featuring Agata Zubel and Leszek Możdżer. Bauer 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), and he is a regular guest of ‘Chopin and his Europe’.


 

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