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Jakub  Jakowicz

Jakub Jakowicz

Jakub  Jakowicz

*10 VI 1981 Warszawa

He learned violin with his father, Krzysztof, with whom he studied at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He was also the last pupil of Tadeusz Wroński. In 1998, to an invitation from Krzysztof Penderecki, he performed the composer's Capriccio under the baton of Jerzy Maksymiuk at the Penderecki Festival in Cracow. He has appeared with many renowned orchestras, including the Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Concerto Köln. He has worked with such conductors as Antoni Wit, Jacek Kaspszyk, Kazimierz Kord, Jan Krenz, Eiji Oue, Duczmal and Marc Minkowski. As a chamber musician, he has formed a duet with his father for many years, and since 2000 a duet with the pianist Bartosz Bednarczyk. He has also played with Heinz Holliger, Paul Gulda, Anna Maria Staśkiewicz, Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka, Ryszard Groblewski, Avri Levitan, Daniel Möller-Schott, Andrzej Bauer and Marcin Zdunik. He is a member of the Zehetmair Quartett, with which he recorded a Bartók and Hindemith disc awarded a Diapason d'Or (ECM). He has performed at the Berlin Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Konzerthaus in Vienna, and also at festivals in Salzburg and Lucerne. He has also appeared several times before at ‘Chopin and his Europe'; in 2016, he played in a rendition of Józef Nowakowski's Piano Quintet (a repeat performance of its enthusiastically received presentation at the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano). Jakowicz has won violin competitions in Lublin, Wattrelos, France and Takasaki (Japan), as well as a ‘Passport' awarded by Polityka magazine and an ‘Orpheus' from the ‘Warsaw Autumn'. Since 2004, he has taught at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He plays the instrument of Piotr Janowski, kindly loaned to him by the violinist's family.


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