Professor Leszek Sokołowski, DMus Hab.

Leszek Sokołows­ki began to study the dou­ble bass at the sec­ondary state music school in Białys­tok with Ryszard Kukieł­ka. He con­tin­ued his music stud­ies at the Białys­tok Branch of the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw (now the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal and Edu­ca­tion­al Stud­ies in Białys­tok). He ini­tial­ly stud­ied in Michał Stadnicki’s class and then stud­ied with Pro­fes­sor Andrzej Mysińs­ki under whose super­vi­sion he grad­u­at­ed in 1985. He con­tin­ued to per­fect his skills at the Salzburg Mozar­teum with Pro­fes­sor Klaus Stoll, first dou­ble bass at the Berlin Phil­har­mon­ic. Cur­rent­ly he is Pro­fes­sor of dou­ble bass at the Depart­ment of Ped­a­gog­i­cal and Instru­men­tal Stud­ies in Białys­tok of the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw; bassist (pri­ma­ry) of the Pod­lasie Opera and Phil­har­mon­ic, and teacher at the Music School Com­plex in Białys­tok. In the peri­od of 2008–2012 he held the func­tion of Deputy Dean of the Depart­ment of Ped­a­gog­i­cal and Instru­men­tal Stud­ies in Białys­tok.

Leszek Sokołows­ki gives solo per­for­mances and also plays in cham­ber ensem­bles and sym­pho­ny orches­tras. He co-oper­ates with the Cam­er­a­ta Quar­tet, the Pol­ish Cham­ber Phil­har­mon­ic in Sopot and the Pol­ish Radio Orches­tra in War­saw. He is also founder and leader of the “Sin­fo­nia Aca­d­e­m­i­ca” cham­ber orches­tra.

He has been a very suc­cess­ful teacher. His pupils and stu­dents are lau­re­ates of sev­er­al dou­ble bass com­pe­ti­tions:

One of Leszek Sokołowski’s for­mer stu­dents, Bar­tosz Siko­rs­ki, is now a mem­ber of the Wiener Phil­har­moniker. Sev­er­al more are either stu­dents or grad­u­ates of Hochschule für Musik and UdK in Berlin. Many of his pupils and stu­dents are mem­bers or for­mer mem­bers of the Euro­pean Union Youth Orches­tra and the Gustaw Mahler Orches­tra.

Pro­fes­sor Leszek Sokołows­ki teach­es work­shops, sem­i­nars and mas­ter cours­es in Vil­nius, Łań­cut, Olsz­tyn and Janowiec.

last modified: 05/05/2015