Tomasz Kulisiewicz

Violinist. In 2005, he graduated from the K. Szymanowski Secondary School of Music OSM in the class of professor Krzysztof Bruczkowski. Afterwards, he studied at the Academy of Music in Krakow, where, in 2010, he obtained a Master of Arts degree in the violin class of Barbara Śliwicka-Wysocka. He polished his performance skills at many masterclasses, including with I. Haendel, P. Reichert, D. Stabrawa, prof. K.A. Kulka, P. Tarcholik and prof. J. Tomes. He took part in numerous national and international competitions.

As an orchestral musician, he has collaborated with many leading orchestras in Poland, including Sinfonietta Cracovia, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Wrocław Philharmonic, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, and the Przemyśl Chamber Orchestra. He has collaborated with such conductors as P. McCreesh, K. Penderecki, M. Vengerow, J. Kasprzyk, S. Bevier, and M. Pijarowski. He gained orchestral experience as a soloist of the Sudeten Philharmonic, vice-concertmaster of the Wrocław Opera and concertmaster of the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk. Currently, he works as a concertmaster at the Częstochowa Philharmonic and at the Polish Royal Opera. He is also a member of the Ricordanza soloist ensemble from Wrocław, as well as the European Vivaldi Players, Festival Orchestra Berlin and Baroque Orchestra Berlin, with which he regularly performs at the Berlin Philharmonic.

He shines both as a soloist and chamber musician, and his wide repertoire ranges from the Baroque era to the 21st century. In 2013, he founded the Wratislavia Ensemble specializing in performing chamber music. He is also a violist of the Diverso String Quartet, an ensemble aimed at promoting Polish music. His interests include arrangement and composition for plays and musicals. He performs on a C. G. Testore 1740 violin.

From June 2020, he has been the concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Polish Royal Opera.

Photo: Bartosz Maz

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