Professor Klaudiusz Baran, DMus Hab.

Klaudiusz Baran


Born in Prze­myśl. In 1995 he grad­u­at­ed from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, class of Pro­fes­sor Jerzy Jurek. As a schol­ar­ship hold­er of the French gov­ern­ment he con­tin­ued his stud­ies at Con­ser­va­toire “Paul Dukas” in Paris, class of Pro­fes­sor Max Bon­nay.

He won the 1st Prizes at the All-Poland Accor­dion Com­pe­ti­tion in Katow­ice (1993), the Inter­na­tion­al Accor­dion Com­pe­ti­tion in Castelfi­dar­do (Italy, 1997) and the Inter­na­tion­al Accor­dion Com­pe­ti­tion in Paris (1997).

He par­tic­i­pat­ed in many fes­ti­vals, such as: “The War­saw Autumn”, “The Con­cert of the Year” in the Por­czyńs­ki Gallery in War­saw, the Byd­goszcz Fes­ti­val of Music Com­pe­ti­tion Win­ners„ “Lutosławski’s Forum” at the Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic in War­saw, Fes­ti­val of Con­tem­po­rary Music “Musi­ca Poloni­ca Nova” in Wrocław, “Musi­ca Mod­er­na” in Łódź, Accor­dion Music Fes­ti­val in Kragu­je­vac (Ser­bia), “Bayan and Bayanists” in Moscow, “Bra­wo Mae­stro” in Kąś­na Dol­na, “The Cross Cul­ture Fes­ti­val” in War­saw, “The Dia­logue of Four Cul­tures” in Łódź, “EXPO 2008” in Saragos­sa, Accor­dion Music Fes­ti­val in St. Peters­burg, “The Pol­ish Cul­ture Sea­son” in Rus­sia, “Tan­go Fes­ti­val y Mundi­al de Baile” in Buenos Aires, and many oth­ers.

As a soloist he coop­er­at­ed with the orches­tras of most of the Pol­ish phil­har­mon­ics, as well as the Nation­al Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio, Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio “Amadeus”, “Sin­foni­et­ta Cra­covia”, the Pol­ish Radio Orches­tra, the AUKSO Orches­tra, “Capel­la Byd­gostien­sis”, “Cam­er­a­ta Acad­e­mia”, “Vratislavia“, Dres­d­ner Phil­har­moniker, Phil­har­monie Meinen­gen, and a num­ber of oth­ers, under the baton of such con­duc­tors as: Agniesz­ka Ducz­mal, Hec­tor Guz­man, Zsolt Hamar, Rein­bert de Leeuw, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jiři Malat, Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Michał Nes­terow­icz, Rein­hard Petersen, Daniel Raiskin, Mirosław Sko­ryk, Ste­fanos Tsialis, Krzysztof Urbańs­ki, Lucas Vis, Tadeusz Woj­ciechows­ki, Ryszard Zimak.

He gave con­certs togeth­er with such artists as: Roby Lakatos, Ivan Monighet­ti, Julius Berg­er, Susana Mon­cayo von Hase, Krzysztof Jakow­icz, Kon­stan­ty Andrzej Kul­ka, Tomasz Strahl, Andrzej Bauer, Michał Nagy, Vadim Brod­s­ki, Walde­mar Mal­ic­ki, Paweł Gus­nar, the Roy­al String Quar­tet, and oth­ers.

In March 2009, as part of the “Amber Road Fes­ti­val“ in Kalisz, togeth­er with a Ger­man cel­list Julius Berg­er and the Kalisz Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra he had an oppor­tu­ni­ty to per­form the piece “Sieben Worte” by Sofia Gubaiduli­na under the baton of Adam Klo­cek – in the pres­ence of the com­pos­er, who also par­tic­i­pat­ed in it.

He is a mem­ber and founder of such ensem­bles as: Tan­ga­ta Quin­tet, with which he was twice nom­i­nat­ed for the Fry­deryk Award (2004, 2005), Machi­na del Tan­go and Des­Ori­ent.

He per­formed solo, in cham­ber ensem­bles and with sym­pho­ny orches­tras in Poland and abroad – in France, Italy, Aus­tria, Ukraine, Rus­sia, Spain, Czech Repub­lic, Ger­many, Belarus, Lux­em­bourg, Ser­bia, Slo­va­kia, Lithua­nia, Esto­nia, Great Britain, Nor­way, Chi­na, Switzer­land and Argenti­na.

He is invit­ed as a lec­tur­er to the inter­na­tion­al cours­es of music inter­pre­ta­tion (Poland, France, Ser­bia) and as a jury mem­ber of nation­al and inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions (Poland, Italy, Slo­va­kia, Ser­bia).

In 2003 his CD was released by the Sony­Clas­si­cal record com­pa­ny with solo and cham­ber works by Astor Piaz­zol­la, the album won the award of the Phono­graph­ic Acad­e­my – “Fry­deryk 2003” – in the cat­e­go­ry “Best Album – Cham­ber Music”.

He made numer­ous record­ings for the Pol­ish Radio and Tele­vi­sion, as well as with film, the­atre and light music.

His stu­dents have been award­ed over 50 times at inter­na­tion­al and all-Poland accor­dion com­pe­ti­tions, and inter-dis­ci­pli­nary com­pe­ti­tions, in solo and cham­ber cat­e­gories.

He is employed at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw as Pro­fes­sor; in the peri­od of 2002–2005 he per­formed duties of Head of the Interuni­ver­si­tary Chair of Accor­dion there, and from 2008 he was Deputy Dean of the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal Stud­ies, and since 2011 he has been Dean of the Depart­ment of Instru­men­tal Stud­ies. For the term of office of 2012–2016 Pro­fes­sor Klaudiusz Baran holds the func­tion of Prorec­tor for Artis­tic Affairs.

He has been dec­o­rat­ed with the Bronze Medal for Mer­it to Cul­ture – Glo­ria Artis.

last modified: 01/09/2016