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Wojciech Pławner

conductor

fot. Łukasz Ułanowski

A graduate of the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Music Academy, where he studied violin with Prof. Iwona Wojciechowska. He also studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He is a laureate of numerous national and international violin competitions, including the 13rd Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań (6th place); the Stefanie Holl-Violinwettbewerb Competition in Vienna (1st place); the International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists in Weimar (2nd place). As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras such as Sinfonia Varsovia, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio, and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra. He has performed in many cities in Poland, as well as in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Croatia, Malta, and Japan. He has received multiple scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Fund for Children and Youth, as well as participated in the Young Poland Scholarship Program. In 2018, he studied symphony and opera conducting with Prof. Marek Pijarowski, as well as choral conducting with Prof. Bogdan Gola at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He received honorable mentions at the 1st Adam Kopyciński National Conducting Students’ Competition in Wrocław and the 6th W. Lutosławski National Competition of Young Conductors in Białystok. As a conductor, he has performed with the Chamber and Symphony Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź, the PRIMUZ Chamber Orchestra, as well as pilharmonic orchestras from Katowice, Kielce, Łódź, Zielona Góra, as well as the Toruń Symphony Orchestra. Since 2017, he has been conducting the Symphony Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski State Music School Complex No. 4 in Warsaw. Since 2018, he has been an assistant in the choral conducting class of Prof. Bogdan Gola at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In the 2019/2020 artistic season, he served as a conductor-in-residence with the Toruń Symphony Orchestra as part of the “Conductor-in-Residence” program implemented by the National Institute of Music and Dance.