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Beginnings of musical education at the Secondary Music School in Opole. Secondary Music School in Opole
graduated with honors in 1969 in the class of Danuta Sujata. He further studied in the class of Prof.
Tadeusz Wroński and Doc. Stanislaw Kawalla at the Academy of Music in Warsaw. Diploma Master’s degree 1976.From 1974 to 1979 he participated in various music courses working with O. Krysa, B. Druzhinin, W. Marschner, J. Fournier, H. Szeryng.
In 1979, thanks to a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, he went to a one-year postgraduate course in Leningrad where he studied in the violin class of Prof. Boris Gutnikov and the chamber music class of Prof. Tamara Fidler. From 1980, with breaks until 1982, he worked again under Prof. Marschner in Freiburg.
In 1970, while studying in Warsaw, he became a member of the Chamber Orchestra “Con moto ma cantabile “and then from 1971 to 1976 he was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of the National Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Karol Teutsch. With this orchestra he performed, also as a soloist in many European countries, the USA and Japan.
From 1975 to 1979 he was a member and then concertmaster of Jerzy Maksymiuk’s Polish Chamber Orchestra
Jerzy Maksymiuk’s Polish Chamber Orchestra with which he also performed as a soloist.
From 1974 to 1979 he was second violinist of the Polish Quartet, which in 1975 won the First Prize at the Belgrade Competition and Third Prize at the 1976 ARD Competition in Munich.
Since 1980, he has lived in Germany. From December 1980 to June 1981 he was concertmaster of the
Orchestra in Baden-Baden. In 1981 he was a member of the Orchestra of the National Theater in Mannheim.
From August 1982 to 2018 he held the position of 1st concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Since October 1983, he has been teaching violin at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin ( today Universität der Künste BerlinHe retains the title of professor at the university in 2002.
As concertmaster of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and as a guest conductor in other orchestras, he has played under the direction of many famous conductors such as Barenboim, Sinopoli, Stein, Rattle, Tielemann, Viotti, Frübeck de Burgos, Bertini, Barszaj, Mariner, Hoogwod, Abbado, Gergiev and others.
Tomasz Tomaszewski is active as a soloist and chamber musician.
Over the past 35 years of his musical career, he has been active in various formations :
– as a long-time member and also as a soloist of the chamber orchestra
” PHILHARMONISCHE STREICHER SOLISTEN”
– “ARTE QUARTETT BERLIN”
– ensemble “D’AL SOLO AL TUTTI”
– “DEBUSSY ENSEMBLE BERLIN”
– “STRADIVARI SEXTETT HABISREUTINGER”
– “EUROPEAN FINE ARTS TRIO”
– as founder and primer of POLISH STRING QUARTET BERLIN
– as founder and artistic director of the chamber orchestra :
“KAMMERSOLISTEN DER DEUTSCHEN OPERA BERLIN”
– as founder and Stehgeiger of the “SALON ORCHESTER DER DEUTSCHEN OPER BERLIN”
– as concertmaster and Artistic Advisor of the “BALTIC NEOPOLIS” Orchestra.
As a chamber musician he collaborated with pianists: Bruno Canino, Fabio Bidini, François Kilian, Jerzy Tosik-Warszawiak, Alicja Paleta-Bugaj, Elena Nogaeva, Alexander Malter, Ewa Tomaszewska, Maja Nosowska, and Elzbieta Neumann.
Tomasz Tomaszewski is the Initiator and Artistic Director of the “Silesian Years” Festival, which has been running since 2002 Festival “ŚLĄSKIE SUMMER OF MUSIC”.
He is also President of the founded in 2000 in Berlin INTERNATIONALE BEETHOVEN GESELLSCHAFT and the founder and president of the board of the EUROPEAN FORUM OF POLISH MUSIC in Berlin.
Tomasz Tomaszewski is also the Director and Chairman of the Jury of the OF THE INTERNATIONAL LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, which since 2015 has been held every two years at the EUROPEAN CENTER OF MUSIC BY KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI IN LUSŁAWICE. He is the initiator and Artistic Director as well as Chairman of the Jury of the INTERNATIONAL YOUNG LUDWIG COMPETITION in Berlin.
Tomasz Tomaszewski has been repeatedly invited to the jury of national and international violin competitions such as :
INTERNATIONALE WETTBEWERB FÜR DIE JUGEND in Oldenburg / Germany
IM.TELEMANN COMPETITION in Poznañ
GROBLICZ FAMILY COMPETITION in Cracow, Poland
SKRZYPCE DLA NALJEPSCH in Szczecin international violin contest in Torun, Poland
Tomasz Tomaszewski is a two-time winner of the “FRYDERYK” phonographic award – in 2001 for his recordings of piano trios by Chopin and Debussy with EUROPEAN FINE ARTS TRIO”- as conductor and soloist for his recordings of music by Paweł Łukaszewski and Mikołaj Górecki with the BALTIC NEOPOLIS ORCHESTRA. The latest CD by the POLISH STRING QUARTET Berlin, led by Tomaszewski, received the German Critics’ Award for the best Chamber Music production in 2019.This prestigious award is the most serious phonographic prize in the German language area.The CD produced for the EDO label contains compositions by Polish composers active abroad.
In 1998 Tomaszewski, for his outstanding artistic achievements and dissemination of Polish culture
Polish culture abroad was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit by the President of the Republic of Poland.
In the same year he also received the title “Kammervirtuose” from the Berlin Kultur Senator.
Tomasz Tomaszewski is an Honorary Citizen of the city of Opole and the city of Tortorici in Sicily.
Tomaszewski’s pedagogical activities began in 1983 when, as an associate professor, he took the class of
violin at the Hochschule der Künste Belin.At this university, which has since changed its name to the
Universität der Künste Berlin, he continues to teach to this day.
In 2002 Tomasz Tomaszewski was awarded the title of Professor. Since 1984, he has also taught at the Julius Stern Institut at UdK Berlin, which is designed for exceptionally gifted children.
Since 2010, he has also taught a similar class at the Bach-Gymnasium, which operates under the aegis of the Hans Eisler Hochschule für Musik and for the past two years has been a lecturer at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.
In addition, Tomasz Tomaszewski has been a lecturer at many music courses around the world for years:
– since 1991 he has taught violin class every year at the International Music Courses in Głuchołazy, of which I am the initiator and from the beginning the Artistic Director.These courses have been held in Opole since 2012.
Other courses :
– Campus Musicae – summer 1995 Lugano/Switzerland
– Internationale Meisterkurse Koblenz/Germany – every year from 1995 to 2014
– Quackenbrrücke Meisterkurse für Musik/Germany – 2002, 2003
– Ferrara Musica/Italy – 2003
– Accademia Internationale di Musica di Cagliari/Sardinia – every year from 2003 to 2010
– Internationale Musikakademie Oldenburg – 2009
– Music Camp San Sebastian/ Spain – 2004, 2005, 2006.
– Recontres Musicales Internationales en Wallonie/Belgium – every year from 2000 to today
– Internationale Musikwerkstatt Schloss Trebnitz – 2006, 2007.
– Beethoven Akademie in Berlin – 2002, 2004
– Demyung International Winter Music Camp/South Korea – 2004.
– Berliner Professoren Unterrichten Seul/Korea – 2005.
– Toho Orchester Academy Toyama/Japan – 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014.
– Academy of Music Gdansk – Masterclasses for violinists- 2012, 2104.
– Exclusive Violin Masterclass Kraków – 2012, 2013
– Winter Academy in Luslawice – 2015.
– Scuola di Musica di San Vito di Cadore Masterclass/Italy – 2016, 2017, 2018,2019.
– Euro Art Academy Wuppertal/Germany – 2009, 2010, 2011.
– Euro Art Academy Halle/Germany – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,2019.
– Master classes at the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy – 2015, 2016.
– Academia Musica in Santiago de Compostella/ Spain – 2013, 2015.
– Internationale Meisterkurse Berlin -2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
Tomasz Tomaszewski’s students are winners of many violin competitions in Germany, Italy, Russia,Spain and Poland. Among them today is an 18-year-old student at the Julius Stern Institute – Simon Zhu, who was the winner of the Telemann Competition in Poznan, the Kloster Schöntal Competition in Germany and the renowned Zhuhai Mozartwettbewerb in China.Another student of Julius Stern in Tomaszewski’s class – Leonard Toshev – won the International Violin Competitions in Brussels and Poznan.
In this year’s Telemann Competition in Poznan, Tareq Matar of Tomaszewski’s class at Bach Gymnasium Berlin was awarded second prize.
Graduates of Tomaszewski’s class work in orchestras in Germany, Belgium, Spain Italy Korea and Japan including :
eight of his former students play in the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin
and three are members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.A year ago, Tomaszewski’s student Krzysztof Polonek became Concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
In 2020, at the MUSIC ACADEMY IM.KAROLA LIPIÑSKI WE WROCŁAWI on the basis of a thesis entitled “WIRTUOZERIA A PRZEMIANY OF MUSIC LANGUAGE IN KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI’S LITERATURE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE CONTRACTOR,” he received a doctoral degree.
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