The FCUM Brass and Woodwind Band

Prin­ci­pal con­duc­tor Robert W. Rum­be­low


Pho­to Rafał Cho­j­nac­ki

The idea to cre­ate a world-class brass, wood­wind, and per­cus­sion ensem­ble at Warsaw’s Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music came from Pro­fes­sor Mirosław Pokrzy­wińs­ki (who then was head of Chair of Wood­wind and Brass Instru­ments) and was con­nect­ed with the desire to hon­our the 40th anniver­sary cer­e­mo­ny of this chair. The first con­cert of the orches­tra took place on 15th Decem­ber 1998 and was con­duct­ed by Paweł Przy­toc­ki. When Pro­fes­sor Jan Jeżews­ki was appoint­ed direc­tor of ensem­bles, the orches­tra start­ed its reg­u­lar par­tic­i­pa­tion in the con­cert life of the Acad­e­my, start­ing the coop­er­a­tion with Grze­gorz Mie­limą­ka, a con­duc­tor spe­cial­iz­ing in this domain, and since 2013 with con­duc­tor Robert Rum­be­low. The rich diver­si­ty of pro­grammes per­formed by the orches­tra include wind band mas­ter­works by mas­ter com­posers through­out the world as well as con­tem­po­rary com­po­si­tions of high qual­i­ty. The full Con­cert Hall every year proves that audi­ences enjoy these won­der­ful per­for­mances.

last modified: 29/09/2017