Assistant Professor Marek Żwirdowski, DMus Hab.

He stud­ied trom­bone play­ing at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, class of Pro­fes­sor Roman Siwek and he obtained a diplo­ma in 1990. He was a lau­re­ate of the All-Poland Com­pe­ti­tion of Cham­ber Ensem­bles in Byd­goszcz in 1989 and won a dis­tinc­tion at the All-Poland Com­pe­ti­tion of Brass­wind Instru­ments Play­ing in Gdańsk in 1990.

He start­ed his pro­fes­sion­al career in 1989 at the Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio and Tele­vi­sion in War­saw. Since 1993 he has worked as a musi­cian in the orches­tra Sin­fo­nia Var­so­via, with which he has giv­en con­certs in most Euro­pean coun­tries, and also in Japan and the USA. With the same orches­tra he made numer­ous record­ings – about 80 CDs with clas­si­cal, con­tem­po­rary, film, opera and operetta music for such renowned record com­pa­nies as: Deut­sche Gram­mo­phon, Dec­ca, Sony, EMI, Vir­gin Clas­sic, Nax­os, and more.

While work­ing at Sin­fo­nia Var­so­via he has had a chance to per­form with world-famous con­duc­tors and soloists (Y. Menu­hin, K. Pen­de­recki, M. Rostro­po­wicz, P. McCre­esh, M. Min­kow­ski, L. Maazel, Ch. Dutoit, G. Nowak, J. Krenz, T. Woj­cie­chow­ski, J. Kasp­szyk, J. Mak­sy­miuk, J. Sem­kow, K.A. Kul­ka, A.S. Mut­ter, N. Ken­nedy, P. Domin­go, M. Arge­rich, M. Ven­ge­rov, B. Bere­zo­vsky and oth­ers).

He has been per­form­ing as a soloist for many years and on his score card he has numer­ous solo recitals, as well as con­cert with sym­pho­ny and wind orches­tras. Among the pieces he per­formed with orches­tras were con­cer­tos by such com­posers as: W. Bła­że­wicz, F. David, G.F. Haen­del, J. Koet­sier, L.-E. Lars­son, M. Małec­ki, K. Seroc­ki, or N. Rim­sky-Kor­sakov.

At the same time he has been work­ing as a cham­ber musi­cian – he is a founder and leader of the War­saw Trom­bone Quar­tet, with which he has played at many fes­ti­vals in Poland. He also per­forms ear­ly music on a baroque trom­bone. He has coop­er­at­ed with the ensem­bles Col­le­gio Anti­co, La Tem­pe­sta and Ars Can­tus (giv­ing con­certs and mak­ing record­ings).

In 1991 he start­ed his teach­ing career and cur­rent­ly he is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor with a post-doc­tor­al degree in the trom­bone class at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw.

In 2014, Marek Żwirdows­ki was hon­oured with the badge “For Mer­its to War­saw”.

last modified: 15/02/2018