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Janusz Pater – accordion

Pater JanuszCompleted the class of accordion of Henryk Krzemiński at the State Higher School of Music in Poznań and the theory of music studies at the Academy of Music in Kraków. As soloist and member of chamber music ensembles, participant of many music and theatre festivals in Poland (Warsaw Autumn, Poznań Musical Spring, Wratislavia Cantans, Music in the Old Cracow, Days of the Music by Cracow Composers, Alkagran in Czechowice-Dziedzice) and abroad (Musik Biennale Berlin, Zeitfluss-Salzburg, Aterforum-Ferrara, Dresden Tage der Zeitgenossische Musik, Internationale Studienwoche für Zeitgenossische Musik in Luneburg, Contrasts in Lvov, 28th PAN Music Festival in Seoul). Initiator of many compositions for accordion. Since 1978 has been teaching accordion at the Academy of Music in Kraków. Teacher of instrument and methodology-related subjects in Gorlice, within the framework of the yearly Accordion Confrontations. Conducted lectures: Accordion music scores – overview and Techniques of accordion playing at Myongji University, College of Arts and Physical Education and University of Suwon – College of Music (Southern Korea). Member of the Polish Accordionists Association and of the Artistic Association Muzyka Centrum. Sat on the jury of nation-wide competitions for instrumentalists and various international accordion competitions (Sankt Petersburg, Vilnius).