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Marcin Markowicz - NOSPR

Marcin MarkowiczViolin

photo by Łukasz Rajchert

He studied under Christiane Edinger in Lubeck, Roman Lasocki, Krzysztof Jakowicz in Warsaw (graduating with distinction), and Roman Totenberg in Boston. He has attended many master-class courses working under the tutelage of, among others, Ida Haendel, Sherban Lupu, Grigori Zhislin, members of the Juilliard Quartet, Cleveland Quartet, The Fine Arts Quartet as well as the Silesian Quartet, and Szymanowski Quartet.
Marcin Markowicz was concertmaster for the Witold Lutoslawski Philharmonic and from 2005 Artistic Director for the Ensemble International Chamber Music Festival. As a soloist and chamber player he has participated in festivals in Bayreuth, Ratzeburg, La Ville d' EU, Musica Polonica Nova, the Warsaw Autumn, and Turning Sounds festivals in Warsaw as well as the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in the USA. In 2005 and 2006 he was a member of the Kammerphilharmonie Amadé in Aachen.
As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Austria, the USA, Russia, and South Africa.
As a soloist, he performed with Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jacek Kaspszyk, with Sudecka Philharmonic, ensembles from Krakow and Solingen (M. Foster). He gives master classes in Zakopane and Walbrzych. Marcin Markowicz is a recipient of scholarships from the Polish Culture Foundation, the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as the American Saul Cohen Foundation, and the Roman Totenberg Foundation. He recorded for the Polish Radio and CD Accord Music Edition. Marcin Markowicz is also a composer: in 1999 he received an award of distinction at the Panufnik Composers' Competition in Krakow and his compositions have been performed at festivals in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, and the USA.


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