Master class for violists. Marcin Murawski
23.09.2021 – 24.09.2021
23-24 September @10.00-14.00 in D-511
MARCIN MURAWSKI (The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland)
Marcin Murawski was born in 1974 in Poznan, Poland. He studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan in the class of his father, professor Andrzej Murawski. He graduated with distinction from the Poznan Academy in 1998, and since 1997 he has been employed there, at present as professor of viola. He gained further education with, among others, prof. Konrad Haessler (Hannover, Germany) and prof. John Krakenberger (Madrid, Spain). In the academic year 2003-2004 he received a scholarship from the Danish Government for postgraduate studies in prof. Claus Myrup’s viola class at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. In 2004 he earned a doctorate in music from the Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland), and in 2012 he was awarded the habilitated doctor degree from the Academy of Music in Poznan.
Murawski has given viola and chamber music masterclasses at academies and universities in Europe (Icelandic Academy of Arts, Reykjavik, Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin, Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, National Academy of Music in Lviv, National Conservatory of Music in Tbilisi, Georgia, St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Faculty of Music of West University in Timisoara, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna) and in China (National Conservatory of Music in Harbin), the United States (University of Iowa, Ball State University, University of Northern Iowa, Lawrence University, Illinois State University, Coe College, Luther College among others) and New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington during 44th International Viola Congress in 2017). He has also been a juror of national competitions and an expert for the Polish Artistic Education Center. His graduates are laureates of awards and prizes.
He has appeared as soloist with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio conducted by Agnieszka Duczmal, Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonietta Polonia, and Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed chamber music with the Agutti Quartet, Classic Ensemble of Poznan, and Tutti E Solo, and as orchestral violist he has played in the Hannover Kammerorchester, Pro Arte Novum, Sinfonietta Polonia, and the Poznan Chamber Orchestra. He has given concerts in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Iceland, Austria, Ireland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, New Zealand and the USA (in Carnegie Hall and elsewhere). Murawski has also performed solo recitals at the Polish Institute in Prague (Czech Republic), at Store Saal in Aarhus (Denmark), Universitet i Bergen – Griegakademiet (Norway), Ole Bulls Villa in Lysoen (Norway), Icelandic Academy of Arts in Reykjavik (Iceland), the Polish Cultural House in Dublin (Ireland), Opera in Lviv (Ukraine), National Conservatory in Tbilisi (Georgia), Estonian Academy of Music and Theater in Tallinn, to name a few outside Poland. During 44th International Viola Congress in Wellington, New Zealand he performed twice as soloist with Wellington Viola Congress Orchestra, gave lecture-recital about passacaglias in viola literature, taught on masterclasses, performed recital of polish music and conducted Massed Viola Orchestra during final concert, entitled “A tribute to Michael Kimber”.