Assistant Professor Romuald Gołębiowski DMus Hab.

Romu­ald Gołę­biow­ski comes from a fam­i­ly with music tra­di­tions. He grad­u­at­ed from the State High­er School of Music in War­saw in 1979, where he stud­ied under Pro­fes­sor Ryszard Szta­jer­wald. He also stud­ied under an out­stand­ing clar­inet­tist  Alo­jz Szulc. In 1987 he start­ed his teach­ing career at sec­ondary music schools in War­saw. Since 1993 he has been con­nect­ed with the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music. Cur­rent­ly, as Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, he teach­es the fol­low­ing sub­jects: clar­inet, study of orches­tra parts for clar­inet and sax­o­phone, cham­ber ensem­ble and method­ics in wood­wind instru­ments teach­ing.

Grad­u­ates from Romu­ald Gołę­biow­ski’s class win places in orches­tras in Poland or they con­tin­ue stud­ies under out­stand­ing teach­ers abroad, e.g.: Phi­lippe Cuper, Michel Lethiec (France), or Edu­ard Bru­ner  (Ger­many), and also at acad­e­mies of music in Brus­sels, Ber­li­n and New York. They par­tic­i­pate in numer­ous com­pe­ti­tions and fes­ti­vals and win many awards as soloists and cham­ber musi­cians.

Apart from solv­ing tech­ni­cal and musi­cal prob­lems, in his fork with stu­dents Romu­ald Gołębiows­ki focus­es on teach­ing the gen­e­sis of out­stand­ing pieces from clar­inet lit­er­a­ture (Mozart, Brahms, Luto­sław­ski) in the con­text of the events in that peri­od and in the composer’s life. He also taught stu­dents from Japan, Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, Kaza­khstan, Spain, and Scot­land.

Romu­ald Gołę­biow­ski teach­es music cours­es and gives con­sul­ta­tions at clar­inet class­es in many Pol­ish cities. He sits on a jury of com­pe­ti­tions, fes­ti­vals, and solo and cham­ber audi­tions at dif­fer­ent lev­els of edu­ca­tion.

Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor Romu­ald Gołę­biow­ski was con­nect­ed with the Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio and Tele­vi­sion from 1976. As a soloists he record­ed with this ensem­ble con­cer­tos by Mozart, Sta­mitz, Weber, Luto­sław­ski and oth­ers. He also per­formed and record­ed numer­ous pieces by his con­tem­po­rary com­posers.

After leav­ing the orches­tra in 1994 he con­cen­trat­ed on solo and cham­ber play­ing, as well as teach­ing. He has per­formed con­certs in almost all Euro­pean coun­tries, and also in: USA, Japan, Chi­na, Jor­dan, Bahrain and Cana­da.

While col­lab­o­rat­ing with lead­ing Pol­ish sym­pho­ny orches­tras – Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic, Sin­fo­nia Var­so­via,  Artur Rubin­ste­in Phil­har­mon­ic in Łódź — he also per­formed promi­nent parts play­ing bass clar­inet or sax­o­phones.

Cur­rent­ly he main­ly focus­es on cham­ber music play­ing. He often per­forms in a duo with Karo­l Gołę­biow­ski (organ), in a duo with Rober­t Moraw­ski (piano), a reed quar­tet ‘Arun­do’ (which he found­ed in 1999) con­sist­ing of: Ali­na Mleczko, Tytus Woj­no­wicz and Leszek Wach­nik, the inter­na­tion­al ‘Ensem­ble Fen­nica’ (Switzer­land) and a wind octet.

last modified: 29/01/2014