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Les Titans - Szalone dni Muzyki 29.09 - 02-10.2010

STATE SCHOOL MUSIC COMPLEX NO. 1 IN WARSAW: Andrzej Gębski violin/ direction

Andrzej Gębski is a solo and chamber musician. He has completed his study of the violin in 1997 at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the class of Professor Mirosław Ławrynowicz, obtaining a diploma with honours.

He is the laureate of International Music Competitions in Łódź, Cracow and Paris.

In 1997 Gębski joined the Camerata Vistula Chamber Music Ensemble, directed by Andrzej Wróbel. He became the ensemble’s 1st violinist in 2002.

Gębski has participated in many musical events as soloist and member of chamber music ensembles, performing in England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, China and Venezuela.

As soloist, Gębski has performed with the Łódź Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music, philharmonic orchestras of Zielona Góra, Rzeszów, Olsztyn, Białystok, Koszalin, with Hannover Kammer Orchester, the Representative Band of the Polish Army, the Chopin Academia Orchestra and many others.

The artist actively promotes Polish music, having performed many world premiers and archival recordings for Polish Radio and Television of violin works written by contemporary Polish composers. He has also recorded 15 CDs of Polish music (including 10 for the Acte Préalable label), all of which are first recordings.

Andrzej Gębski has been involved in teaching activity since 1998. In 2011 he has joined the Fryderyk Chopin Music University as associate professor.

He has taught violin in the elite Z. Brzewski General Music School in Warsaw  since 2000 and has become the director of the school’s string orchestra in 2002, which he named the Zenon Brzewski Warsaw String Orchestra.

Andrzej Gębski also teaches the violin class during International Music Courses in Łańcut – the oldest and largest music courses in Europe. He also teaches violin at the String Academy in Goch (Germany), as well as directing music workshops in the “National Children’s Benefit Fund” for the most highly skilled musical youth in Poland.

Currently Andrzej Gębski plays an instrument made by Polish luthier Wojciech Topa.