Professor Andrzej Mysiński, DMus Hab.

Andrzej Mysińs­ki, born in 1948, stud­ied dou­ble-bass with Pro­fes­sor Tadeusz Pel­czar. He obtained a diplo­ma with hon­ours in 1972 from the State High­er School of Music — (now the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­sity of Music) in War­saw.

In the peri­od of 1971–1980 he was a mem­ber of Jerzy Maksymiuk’s Pol­ish Cham­ber Orches­tra attached to the War­saw Cham­ber Opera whose direc­tor was Ste­fan Sutkows­ki. With that orches­tra, he made numer­ous record­ings for the radio, TV and record com­pa­nies, includ­ing the British EMI (G. Rossini’s Sonatas for String Orches­tra).

Since 1985, Andrzej Mysińs­ki has been Artis­tic Direc­tor of the Con­certo Aven­na War­saw Soloists. With that orches­tra he has appeared as a musi­cian, soloists and con­duc­tor at con­certs in the USA, Mex­ico, Japan, Unit­ed Emi­rates of Ara­bia, India, Great Britain, France, Nor­way, Den­mark, Spain, Aus­tria, Ger­many, Switzer­land, the Nether­lands, Slove­nia, Turkey, for­mer Czecho­slo­va­kia, Bul­garia and Roma­nia.

As the artis­tic direc­tor of the ensem­ble, he par­tic­i­pated in many record­ings for the radio (e.g. for the BBC in Lon­don), tele­vi­sion (TV Mex­ico, NHK and oth­er tele­vi­sion sta­tions), as well as record com­pa­nies (42 CDs under Pol­ish and for­eign labels, incl. CD Accord, Pol-Music, Syrinx, Adda, Poly­gram, DUX and Sony-Clas­sic).

In 2012 his CD with Songs by Władysław Żeleńs­ki with Mysiński’s orig­i­nal arrange­ment for voice and string orches­tra, with Urszu­la Kryger as the soloist, won the “Fry­deryk 2012” award and the Gold­en Orpheus award (in Paris) for the best album with vocal music.

He also arranged oth­er Pol­ish music pieces for the orches­tra, e.g. songs by M. Karłow­icz, I.J. Paderews­ki and F. Chopin, and for his dou­ble-bass stu­dents he arranged dou­ble-bass con­cer­tos and minia­tures by G. Bottesi­ni and S. Kous­se­vitzky.

Togeth­er with Con­certo Aven­na, he has appeared at famous fes­ti­vals, such as the War­saw Autumn, Schleswig-Hol­stein Music Fes­ti­val, the Lufthansa Baroque Music Fes­ti­val in Lon­don, the Dan­ish Vess­by Music Fes­ti­val and Copen­hagen Music Fes­ti­val, Prague Music Spring, Bergen Music Fes­ti­val, Istan­bul Music Fes­ti­val, or Hol­land Fes­ti­val.

In 1990, he received the War­saw Province Award for out­stand­ing achieve­ments in the pro­mo­tion of Baroque Music, and Spe­cial Award of the Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage (2006) togeth­er with the title of “Mer­i­to­ri­ous Pol­ish Cul­ture Activist”.

He has been a fac­ul­ty mem­ber of Warsaw’s acad­emy of music as a dou­ble-bass teacher since 1972. Between 1994 and 1996 he head­ed the Ear­ly Music Course and in the peri­od of 2003–2008 he held the func­tion of Vice-Dean of the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal Stud­ies.

He has won the FCUM Rector’s award for his teach­ing achieve­ments at this insti­tu­tion four times.

His stu­dents have won numer­ous awards in nation­al and inter­na­tion­al dou­ble-bass com­pe­ti­tions, e.g. in Elbląg, Poz­nań, Lon­don, Munich, thanks to which they became mem­bers of such music ensem­bles as Wiener Phil­har­moniker, Copen­hagen Cham­ber Orches­tra, Sin­fo­nia Varso­via, Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic, Nation­al Opera, Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio, and more.

He is now full pro­fes­sor and is in charge of the dou­ble-bass class at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­sity of Music in War­saw.

He also teach­es numer­ous mas­ter class­es of dou­ble-bass and cham­ber music, in Poland and abroad.

last modified: 05/05/2015