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Marek Moś

Marek Moś

Marek Moś

*3 XII 1956 Piekary Śląskie

Artistic director of the AUKSO chamber orchestra since its inception and of the festival ‘AUKSO Summer Philharmonia’ in Wigry, Marek Moś is also an outstanding Polish violinist and chamber musician. He trained in Bytom and Katowice under Kazimierz Dębicki and Andrzej Grabiec. He was the founder and long-serving leader of the Silesian Quartet – an ensemble that quickly became one of the leading string quartets in Europe, performing at the most prestigious festivals and on the leading concert platforms in the world, including the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, Merkin Hall in New York and Jordan Hall in Boston. With the Silesian Quartet, he gave over thirty premieres of Polish and foreign works, some of which are dedicated to the ensemble. Moś has many archive recordings to his name for Polish Radio and Television, and also for record labels, including CD Accord and Olympia. Discs on which he plays have won numerous prizes. A monographic disc of works by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki won a 1995 ‘Fryderyk’ prize awarded by the Polish record industry. Another ‘Fryderyk’ and ‘Disc of the Year’ award from Studio magazine for 1997 went the way of the ensemble’s last disc, featuring quartets by Szymanowski and Lutosławski. Marek Moś has also won many prizes, including at the Contemporary Music Competition in Cracow (1979), the UNESCO International Tribune in Paris (1984, 1988), the Polish Composers’ Union Prize (1994, 2005) and the Ministry of Culture’s ‘Gloria Artist’ silver award (2005).

Besides his concert and recording work, Moś also teaches at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.


 

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