Professor FCUM Jan Stanienda, DMus Hab.

Jan Stanien­da grad­u­at­ed from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw where he stud­ied the vio­lin in Pro­fes­sor Krzysztof Jakowicz’s class. He joined Jerzy Maksymiuk’s famous Pol­ish Cham­ber Opera in 1975 and began to per­form with the orches­tra in 1977 on near­ly all the con­ti­nents, both as con­cert­mas­ter and soloist.

He received an hon­ourable men­tion at the Inter­na­tion­al Nic­co­lo Pagani­ni Vio­lin Com­pe­ti­tion in Genoa in 1976.

He has played with many dis­tin­guished musi­cians includ­ing: Sir Yehudu Menuhin, Mau­rice André, Michaela Petri, Wan­da Wiłkomirs­ka, Krzysztof Jakow­icz, Nigel Kennedy, Guy Touwron, Janos Stark­er, Bar­bara Hen­dricks, Moris Boweg, Grze­gorz Nowak, Ewa Pobłoc­ka.

He has played in the most pres­ti­gious con­cert halls all over the world includ­ing: Carnegie Hall (New York), Berlin­er Phil­har­monie, Con­cert­ge­bouw (Ams­ter­dam), Audi­to­rio Nacional de Músi­ca (Madrid), Bar­bi­can Cen­tre (Lon­don) and Roy­al Albert Hall (Lon­don — BBC Hen­ry Wood Prom­e­nade Con­certs), San­ta Cecil­ia (Vat­i­can) and many, many oth­ers.

He was the con­cert­mas­ter of “Sin­fo­nia Varso­via” in 1986–1990 and before that he was the con­cert­mas­ter of the Pol­ish Cham­ber Orches­tra. He was the artis­tic direc­tor of the “Leopold­inum” Cham­ber Orches­tra in 1992–1995 and has been the artis­tic direc­tor of the Wrocław Cham­ber Orches­tra “Wratislavia” since 1996.

Jan Stanien­da has per­formed with many ensem­bles at home and abroad. For exam­ple, he was first vio­lin­ist in Orchestre de Cham­bre Nation­al de Touluse in 1991–1992. On 1 Jan­u­ary 1992, with this orches­tra and the out­stand­ing sopra­no Bar­bara Hen­dricks, he took part in the con­cert “Music Against the Tumult of War” in Dubrovnik. Jan Stanien­da has made many record­ings for Pol­ish Radio, RFI, Pol­ish Tele­vi­sion and French Tele­vi­sion. He has also record­ed for such record com­pa­nies as: APERTO, LINN RECORDS, PAVANE, KOS RECORDS, DUX and TONPRES.

Jan Stanien­da also teach­es. He has a vio­lin class at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw.

last modified: 05/05/2015