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Les Titans - Szalone dni Muzyki 29.09 - 02-10.2010

Michał Zaborski / viola

”He has a exceptional warmth of viola sound, his playing is very interesting and emotional”.Nobuko Imai


Michał Zaborski appears internationally as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician. He works with Sinfonia Varsovia since 2003. He is also principal violist of the “Radom Chamber Orchestra”.

In 2004 he graduated from Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw from the viola class of Professor Ryszard Duź.

He was awarded the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship “Young Poland”. He took part in various viola contests, e.g.7. National Jan Rakowski Viola Competition in Poznań (Poland, 2003)-3rd prize, 10. International J. Brahms Viola Competition in Portschach (Austria,2003) – 3rd place, International Viola Competition in Bled (Slovenia,2004) – 2nd prize.

In 2009 with the band “The Transgress” he won the “Blues Rock Jazz Warsaw Festival” in the jazz band category. This band performed as support before the concert of “Medelski, Martin & Wood” trio in the Congress Hall in Warsaw As a member of Atom String Quartet he won Grand Prix in Jazz Competition” Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa”(Bielsko Biała, Poland, 2011) and also” Grand Prix Jazz Music Lovers” in the category „New Jazz Hope of the Year 2010”.

He performed as a soloist with Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra playing Hector Berlioz “Harold in Italy”.

As a chamber musician he collaborated with such renowned polish artists as: Krzysztof Jakowicz, Stefan Kamasa, Janusz Olejniczak, Rafał Kwiatkowski, Jakub Jakowicz.

He developed his abilities in classical and jazz music workshops in Poland and abroad, with such musicians as: Nobuko Imai, Hatto Beyerle, Stefan Kamasa, Jean Sulem, Claude Lelong, Siegfried Fuhrlinger, Simonide Braconi, Cezariusz Gadzina,Robert Majewski.