*10 VI 1981 Warszawa
JAKUB JAKOWICZ studied violin with his father, Krzysztof Jakowicz, at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. He was also the last pupil of Tadeusz Wroński. In 2001, he made his debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Pinchas Steinberg in Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1. He has performed with many renowned orchestras, including the Warsaw Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic in Prague, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, Orquesta Nacional in Madrid, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and Concerto Köln. As a chamber musician, since 2000 he has formed a duet with the pianist Bartosz Bednarczyk, and together they have recorded the discs Subito (Polskie Radio), Beethoven Violin Sonatas (Subito Records) and Witold Lutosławski's Partita (CD Accord). Since 2006, he has been a member of the Zehetmair Quartet, with which he has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and elsewhere. He has won such prizes as a ‘Passport' awarded by the weekly Polityka (2003) and an ‘Orpheus' at the ‘Warsaw Autumn' festival (2007). Since 2004, he has taught violin at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.