State Philharmonic Orchestra

  • About Orchestra
  • Orchestra Members

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It came into being nearly a year after the end of the Second World War, but its origins date back to the thirties and the Civic Symphony Orchestra existing at that time in Bydgoszcz. In the past, the band was directed by: Robert Satanowski, Zbigniew Chwedczuk, Witold Krzemieński, Antoni Wit, Tomasz Bugaj, Mieczysław Nowakowski, Jerzy Salwarowski, Michael Zilm, Roman Kofman, Simca Heled as well as Marek Pijarowski. The position of the conductor of the Ignacy JanPaderewski State Philharmonic Orchestra has been held by Tadeusz Wojciechowski. The Orchestra has achieved a strong position which is proved by numerous concerts with participation of such famous conductors as Ernst Ansermet, Roberto Benzi, Riccardo Chailly, Juozas Domarkas, Jerzy Katlewicz, Kazimierz Kord, Jan Krenz, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Kurt Redel, Witold Rowicki, Jerzy Semkow, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Saulius Sondeckis, Leopold Stokowski, Tadeusz Strugała, Carlo Zecchi, among others, and conducting composers – Aram Chaczaturian, Benjamin Britten, Krzysztof Penderecki, Witold Lutosławski. The Orchestra’s performances in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, Cyprus, Scotland, Hungary. Won recognition from the critics and earned applause from the audience. On many occasions, the band performed during domestic and international musical festivals, including Wratislavia Cantans, Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna, Berliner Festwochen, International Summer Festival Ljubljana, Warszawska Jesień, Schweriner Musiktage or Frankfurter Festtage der Musik in which it last performed on 19 March 2006. The Orchestra’s musicians had the honour of participating in the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the Gniezno Convention held in the Primate’s Metropolitan Cathedral attended by presidents of European countries. Ignacy Jan Paderewski State Philharmonic Orchestra inaugurated and closed the celebration of the Year of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. In February 2002, the band gave a great performance during the Polish Philharmonic Festival organised by the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra on the 100th anniversary of its existence. In November 2005, the Orchestra presented a series of concerts in South Korea and performed in the famous Tivoli in Copenhagen together with the New York City Ballet. On the 30th anniversary of collaboration between the Philharmonic Orchestra and the Berliner Cappella Choir, the bands played together jubilee concerts “Lux aeterna”- on 29 September 2007 in Bydgoszcz and 30 September 2007 in Berlin. On 5 May 2008, in the Palace of Arts in Budapest, the band played a concert on the occasion of the Constitution of May 3 celebration under the patronage of Bogdan Zdrojewski – the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, on 22 May 2008, it opened the 1st International Musical Festival “Amber Baltic” in Międzyzdroje. The band participates regularly in festivals organised by the Ignacy Jan Paderewski State Philharmonic and have made numerous recordings (e.g. Paderewski’s Symphony h-moll “Polonia” conducted by Bohdan Wodiczko and Isang Yun’s Symphony conducted by Takao Ukigaya) for Polskie Nagrania, Veriton, Thorofon (1987 – CD, Łańcuch II by Witold Lutosławski with participation of Krzysztof Jakowicz (violin) and a Japanese conductor Takao Ukigaya, awarded the “Diapazon d’Or” prize by the French critics in 1989), CPO Osnabrück, Dux and Naxos. In 2007, on the 125th anniversary of Karol Szymanowski’s birthday and the 70th anniversary of his death, the Orchestra recorded a record (DUX) comprising the artist’s works. The recording took place during two concerts: the first one held as part of the 45th Bydgoszcz Musical Festival “Karol Szymanowski and masters of the 20th century music”, the other, entitled “The Gala Event at the end of the Szymanowski Year”, on the 14th December 2007. In June 2008, the Orchestra was invited to give a premiere performance of Sinfonia Jubilate by G. Grubba in the Oliva Cathedral. In 2008 and 2009, the Orchestra played concerts in Frankfurt on Oder and in April 2009, gave a guest performance in Perth (Scotland) as part of the first Polish and Scottish cultural festival “Polish Spring – Scottish Tides”. On March 1st, 2010 Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra inaugurated the International Chopin year in  Hungary, that was broadcasted for all the Continents  through Hungarian TV DUNA and Radio MR 3 Bartok. On March 14 th, 2010 as every year, Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra performed in the final concert of the festival Musikfesttage an der Oder festival in Frankfurt (Oder). In April, 2011 the Orchestra took part  ”On the anniversary of the Katyn and Smolensk Tragedies” in Konzerthaus Berlin and in the concert hall of the Pomeranian  Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. On the occasion of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council, on 12 October 2011 the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra delivered a performance at Théâtr Saint-Michel in Brussels, one of the most splendid concert halls in Belgium (1500 seats) and then on 15 October in Bydgoszcz.  The Brussels concert before international audience given by Bydgoszcz performers featuring the pianist Paweł Wakarecy under the baton of a Japanese conductor Mitsuyoshi Oikawa was a great success. 

 

I Violin

Aldona Cisewska – (concertmaster)

Wojciech Kołaczyk – (concertmaster)

Marta Bilińska – Pilch

Beata Bondel

Regina Damska

Jacek Kaczor

Agata Kopycińska – Karbowniczek

Dawid Kwiatkowski

Jarosław Pawłowski

Krystyna Prystasz-Przybył

Izabella Rasteńska

Anita Tubaja-Sobków

Karolina Wróbel- Krysztoforska

 

II Violin

Marcin Pawełczyk –(manager)

Ewa Bereza-Majewska

Elżbieta Czekała

Dariusz Groblewski

Ida Klas

Elżbieta Kołosowska

Magdalena Koronka

Dorota Kulessa

Michał Marcinkowski

Helena Piniuta-Szurka

Olga Kotelczuk

Jacek Dominiczak

Danuta Suchalska*

Viola

Krzysztof Michalak – (manager)

Elżbieta Bartecka

Janusz Cabała

Renata Januszkiewicz

Waldemar Półtorak

Mirosław Przybył

Jadwiga Stanek

Zbigniew Szczęch

Adam Wierzbiański

Violoncello

Maciej Kamrowski –(concertmaster)

Jan Białkowski

Filip Syska

Katarzyna Dudzińska

Grażyna Krysztoforska

Michał Litwa

Małgorzata Kopycińska

Jolanta Pluta

Alicja Święcicka

Agnieszka Tysler

Double-bass

Piotr Kurzawa – (manager)

Mirosław Czerniawski

Joanna Krempeć-Kaczor

Anna Marjanowska

Romuald Marjanowski

Artur Moszakowski

Andrzej Nawrocki

Jan Nowicki

Flute

Beata Dzikowicz – (manager)

Daniel Rybicki

Klaudia Grad

Anna Zająkała*

Mirosława Pawłowska*

Oboe

Mirosław Kulczyński – (manager)

Marek Swatowski

Barbara Buczek

Clarinet

Przemysław Buczek – (manager)

Paweł Grodzicki

Borys Biniecki

Zbigniew Jodłowski* (saksofon)

Bassoon

Janusz Witkowski – (manager)

Andrzej Munz

Eugeniusz Posadzy

Horn

Jarosław Klekotko – (manager)

Janusz Stanecki

Włodzimierz Szadowiak

Adam Szałach

Szymon Kujaciński

Trumpet

Marek Kania – (manager)

Bogdan Gizela

Tomasz Gluska

Marcin Kortas

Trombone

Łukasz Michalski – (manager)

Paweł Kalicki

Cezary Zienkowski

Tuba

Krzysztof Żebrowski

Percussion

Sławomir Korpal – (manager)

Grzegorz Sikorski

Yi Wang

Wojciech Rybka

Mirosław  Żyta*

Ferdynand Tomkiewicz*

Piano

Maria Kukier-Turkiewicz

Harp

Mariola Salaber

Inspektor

Zbigniew Szczęch

Librarian

Michał Litwa

Stage assistant

Krzysztof Rak

Mariusz Regosz

Piotr Arciszewski

Tuner

Jan Szczęsny