biographies
Tomasz Daroch
Tomasz Daroch

Tomasz Daroch

Graduated with honours from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Manheim and from the Academy of Music in Łódź. Tomasz Daroch was a student of Michael Flaksman, Julius Berger, Jelena Očić, and Stanisław Firlej. The history of his studies includes also the masterclasses with Bernard Greenhouse, Miklós Perényi, Heinrich Schiff, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman and David Geringas.

Tomasz Daroch is a prizewinner of many international cello competitions, i.a. Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw (1st prize & Grand Prix), Pablo Casals International Cello Competition in Budapest (2nd prize) and Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition (1st prize).

Tomasz Daroch made his debut with orchestra when he was 14, since then he has been performing with many distinguished conductors such as Cornelius Meister, Vladimir Spivakov, Jonathan Darlington, János Kovács, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Agnieszka Duczmal, Jerzy Salwarowski, Tadeusz Strugała, Marek Pijarowski and others. He has given concerts as a soloist and a chamber musician at many international festivals in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, England, Italy, France, Croatia, Russia, Switzerland, Brazil and the USA.

Artist has done many recordings for radio and television. To his last CD achievements belong i.a. Witold Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto recorded with NFM Wrocław Philharmonic conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk (CD Accord), piano trios of C. Debussy, M. Ravel and A. Dvorak with ensemble “Daroch Trio” (DUX) and many works for four cellos with Polish Cello Quartet (CD Accord and Chandos).

Tomasz Daroch currently teaches at the Academy of Music in Lodz, where he recently received a doctoral degree. From 2019 he is also a cello section leader of the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra.

Wojciech Fudala

He graduated from Academy of Music in Katowice as a student of Prof. Paweł Głombik. Wojciech Fudala was a Belgian Government scholarship holder at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, which he graduated with honours in the class of Prof. Jeroen Reuling. A most important step of his artistic education were studies at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under Gary Hoffman.

Wojciech Fudala is a prizewinner of many competitions both home and abroad: Michał Spisak International Music Competition (II place and a Special Prize; 2010), David Popper International Cello Competition in Várpalota (III place; 2004) and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre cello Competition (Prix Edmond Beart; 2010).

As a soloist he made his debut in 2007 and since then he has been performing a lot together with Polish and foreign orchestras (Brussel Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Polska Filharmonia Bałtycka), also working with many distinguished conductors such as: Augustin Dumay, Łukasz Borowicz, Paweł Kotla, Michael Guttman and Massimiliano Caldi, Eiji Oue.

He appears regularly at the music festivals in Poland and abroad (Wratislavia Cantans, Jazztopad, Instrumental Music Festival in Katowice, Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog, Les estivales de Megève, Encuentro de Músicay Academia de Santander).

Since 2017 he performs regularly with a pianist Michał Rot. In 2019 they have premiered their debut CD album Mieczysław Wajnberg: Sonatas for Cello and Piano (DUX).

Since 2014 Wojciech Fudala is a solo cellist of the Wrocław Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2018 he leads a cello class at the Music Academy in Łódź.

Wojciech Fudala plays an instrument built by J. Merciolle in 1933, given to him by the National Forum of Music.

Wojciech Fudala
Wojciech Fudala
Krzysztof Karpeta
Krzysztof Karpeta

Krzysztof Karpeta

In 2011 graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Łódź, as a student of Prof. Stanisław Firlej. Also studied at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Manheim as a student of Prof. Michael Flaksman and Jelena Očić. He stayed under a great influence of Roberto Trainini.

Between 2010 and 2012 Krzysztof Karpeta was a Principal Cellist in Mannheimer Philharmoniker Orchester, he was also a member of Landesjugendorchester Rheinland-Pfalz, Philharmonie der Nationen and CEI Youth Orchestra. At present he is a Principal Cellist in the Polish Baltic Frederic Chopin Philharmonic. As a soloist he has been performing with many distinguished orchestras, such as: Capella Cracoviensis, Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra, Częstochowa Philharmonic Orchestra, Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra of Lodz, Lower Silesia Philharmonic in Jelenia Góra, NFM Leopoldinum - Chamber Orchestra, Universitaet Orchester Mannheim. As a chamber musician he has been cooperating with Bartłomiej Nizioł, Giovanni Sollima, Arto Noras, Mats Lidström, Agata szymczewska, José Gallardo, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Victor Chestopal, Robert Kowalski. He could be seen and heard at many festivals, among which one may find ‘Forum Musicum’, ‘Wratislavia Cantans’, ‘Heidelberger Kammermusik Festival’, ‘MurciArt Festival’, ‘Jazztopad’, ‘Kammermusik Festival Schiermonnikoog’. He was recording for CD Accord, DUX, Musicon and Chandos.

Krzysztof Karpeta is also known for his interpretations of Early Music. He has been playing viol and violone since 2007, and with his wife they perform in a duet - Fernabucco. Together they were awarded II Prize in the International Festival and Competition of Early Music in Żory in 2012.

In his career he has been cooperating with many distinguished musician, such as: Mark Caudle, Peter Wagner, Brent Wissick. He has performed during many festivals, among which one may find: ‘Settembre in Musica’ in Italy, ‘Forum Musicum’, Wratislavia Cantans’ and ‘Bach Festival in Świdnica’. In 2014 he was presented a prestigious honor for his outstanding achievements in the world of art by Jerzy Grotowski Scholarship Committee.

In 2017 Krzysztof Karpeta got his Ph.D, and since then he has been working as an assistant professor in the Wrocław Academy of Music.

Adam Krzeszowiec

He graduated with honours from Karol Szymański Academy of Music, as a student of Prof. Paweł Głombik. Adam Krzeszowiec was also a student of Prof. Frans Helmerson at Hochschule für Music und Tanz in Cologne; and of Gary Hoffman at Musicale Reine Elizabeth in Brussels. The history of his studies includes also masterclasses with most distinguished world cellists such as: Heinrich Schiff, Miklos Miklós Perényi, Gustav Rivinius, David Geringas and Pieter Wispelwey.

He is a prizewinner of many international cello competitions i.a. London, Paris, Hradec, Warsaw, Katowice, Dąbrowa Górnicza. He has been performinf as a soloist and a chamber musician in some of the biggest concert halls in Europe, in Wigmore Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Salle Gaveau in Paris and Piotr Czajkowski Hall in Moscow. He has been cooperating with many well-known artists such as: Maria Joao, Augustin Dumay, Gary Hoffman, Mischa Maisky, Christian Arming, Michael Tabachnik. He has been performing with many orchestras: NOSPR, Sinfonia Varsovia, Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonic Royal de Liege, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, „Arcata” Stuttgart Kammerorchester, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, Leopolis Chamber Orchestra. In the past few years Adam Krzeszowiec took part in many prestigious music festivals: Classical music Festival in Verbier, Sommets Musicaux Festival in Gstaad, International Music Academy - Switzerland in Rolle, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Casals Festival in Prades, PODIUM Festival, Ensemble Festival in Książ.

Since 2010 he has been performing in a duet with Anna Krzeszowiec. Together they won a Grand Prix at 11th ‘Premio Citta di Padova’ Music Festival in Padua, Italy; and I prize at Malta International Music Competition in 2014.

Since 2012 he has been holding the position of the Principal Cellist in the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the position of a lecturer in the Department of String Instruments at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

He received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, from the Mayor of Katowice and from the Silesia Province Marshal. He was also a winner of ‘Młoda Polska’ scholarship program, and Yamaha Foundation award.

Adam Krzeszowiec
Adam Krzeszowiec

Since 2014 PCQ is one of the groups belonging to the National Forum of Music – which is the cultural institution of the City of Wrocław, co-governed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the Community of Wrocław and the Lower Silesian Province.

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The Art of Music Foundation has been established on the initiative of the Polish Cello Quartet whose  ambition, apart from its artistic activity, is to create projects for young artists. 

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The members of PCQ are the founders and organizers of the International Cello Academy. Every year ICA gathers many distinguished professors from countries all over the world, and also may students – cellists. Its mission is to promote chamber music written exclusively for cellos.

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