Professor Mirosław Pokrzywiński, DMus Hab.

Mirosław Pokrzy­wińs­ki is a grad­u­ate of the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music where he stud­ied the clar­inet in Pro­fes­sor R. Szta­jer­wald’s class. He began to per­form as a soloist and cham­ber orches­tra mem­ber at a quite young age.

He has tak­en part in many com­pe­ti­tions and has won a num­ber of prizes includ­ing:

He was also one of the eight final­ists at the Inter­na­tion­al Clar­inet Com­pe­ti­tion in Munich (1977).

Mirosław Pokrzy­wińs­ki found­ed the “Da Cam­era” wind instru­ment quin­tet and togeth­er they have won sev­er­al cham­ber music com­pe­ti­tions (Ancona, Col­mar, Munich). Mirosław Pokrzy­wińs­ki and “Da Cam­era” are active con­cert per­form­ers (more than 200 con­certs in the USA and Europe). They have record­ed for such record com­pa­nies as Aulos, Sonot­on, Olympia and Dux. Their last record (Dux) received the title of Record of the Year (cham­ber music cat­e­go­ry), con­ferred by Stu­dio Mag­a­zine, in 1996.

Togeth­er with the pianist Maja Nosows­ka, Mirosław Pokrzy­wińs­ki has made many archival record­ings of clar­inet music for the Pol­ish Radio. He also plays con­tem­po­rary music and takes part in many fes­ti­vals in Poland and abroad. He spe­cialis­es in the bass clar­inet and sev­er­al com­posers have ded­i­cat­ed their work to him.

Mirosław Pokrzy­wińs­ki has been a mem­ber of the Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra since 1975. He also teach­es a clar­inet class at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw.

last modified: 05/05/2015