Experience

I have been playing the cello for many years.

The beginning was difficult. I attended the music school in Tarnowitz, but the cello did not really engage me (my teacher was terrible – but I learned how you should not play!). Instead, I wanted to play tennis, but my parents said: “No, you MUST go to the music school.” Today I am very grateful to them.

Later I attended the musical High school in Bytom and the Academy of Music in Katowice. I graduated as a cello teacher and cellist with the overall grade “very good”. In my final concert I played the D major concerto by Joseph Haydn, the D major sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven (op. 102 no. 2), the Bach suite in G Major (BWV 1007), the cello concerto by Elgar, E minor (op. 85), as well as the F major sonata by Johannes Brahms (op. 99).

I have played with several orchestras for over 20 years, including the Polish Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra “Europa Philharmonie”, the Silesian Chamber Orchestra and the Polish National Orchestra, but my passion is chamber music. My experience includes duos, piano trio, string quartet, a string quartet with saxophone, as well as basso continuo in Baroque music. With a string quartet, I enjoyed 6 fascinating months in Japan. Also in Munich, I currently play in a string quartet and am a co-founder of the ensemble Espresso Espressivo.

I started teaching in 2004. During my studies, I did a one-year internship in a music junior school and a music high school. My youngest student was 5 years old, my oldest started at 80. Teaching gives me a lot of pleasure and is, besides chamber music, my second passion.