Professor Andrzej Bauer, DMus Hab.

Pho­to Jan Bebel

Win­ner of the first prize at the ARD Inter­na­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tion in Munich, prizewin­ner at the Prague Spring Inter­na­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tion and recip­i­ent of the prize award­ed under the aus­pices of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment and the Coun­cil of Europe.
Andrzej Bauer was born in Łódź, where he com­plet­ed his stud­ies under Kaz­imierz Michalik’s guid­ance. He con­tin­ued his musi­cal edu­ca­tion, work­ing with e.g. André Navar­ra, Miloš Sad­lo and Daniel Szafran dur­ing numer­ous mas­ter­class­es. He also com­plet­ed a two-year course in Lon­don, under William Pleeth, thanks to a schol­ar­ship fund­ed by Witold Lutosławs­ki.
Andrzej Bauer has giv­en recitals in Ams­ter­dam, Paris, Ham­burg and Munich, and per­formed with sym­pho­ny orches­tras, includ­ing the Munich Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, RAI Naples Orches­tra, Orchestre Phil­har­monique de Stras­bourg, Stuttgart Radio Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra and Berlin Radio Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra. He has appeared in con­cert as a soloist with most Pol­ish sym­pho­ny and cham­ber orches­tras, with ensem­bles like the Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra and Sin­fo­nia Varso­via invit­ing him to join them as a soloist on their Euro­pean con­cert tours.
Andrzej Bauer has record­ed music for a num­ber radio and tele­vi­sion sta­tions in Poland and oth­er coun­tries. He has tak­en part in inter­na­tion­al fes­ti­vals, per­form­ing in most Euro­pean coun­tries as well as the Unit­ed States and Japan.
The artist’s record­ing with works by Schu­bert, Brahms and Schu­mann (Koch/Schwann) won the quar­ter­ly Ger­man Record Crit­ics’ Award. His sub­se­quent CDs fea­tured works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Stravin­sky, Mes­si­aen, Panufnik as well as Witold Lutosławski’s Cel­lo Con­cer­to. 2000 saw the release of the first ever Pol­ish record­ing (on two CDs) of all of Bach’s cel­lo suites, record­ed by Bauer for the CD Accord label, for which the artist won the 2000 Fry­deryk Award of the Pol­ish Acad­e­my of Phonog­ra­phy.
The artist’s exten­sive reper­toire fea­tures many works of con­tem­po­rary and new music, includ­ing works com­posed espe­cial­ly for him. At the 2002 War­saw Autumn Fes­ti­val Andrzej Bauer gave a recital of pre­mieres of pieces for cel­lo solo and elec­tron­ic media which he had inspired. The Cel­lotron­icum project launched at this point has been con­tin­ued by the artist ever since, result­ing in new record­ings and more pre­mieres pre­sent­ed at major con­tem­po­rary music venues in Europe. The sec­ond edi­tion of the Cel­lotron­icum project at the War­saw Autumn won the 2006 Orpheus prize.
Andrzej Bauer is pro­fes­sor at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw and the Feliks Nowowiejs­ki Acad­e­my of Music in Byd­goszcz, where he is in charge of cel­lo class­es. In addi­tion, he is the founder and artis­tic direc­tor of the War­saw Cel­lonet Group.
He has been devot­ing more and more time to com­pos­ing and impro­vis­ing music.

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