mgr Maksymilian Lipień
Graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Krakow, where he had studied with assistant professor Arkadiusz Krupa. In 2008 he joined the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice as oboe (since 2009 as Principal Oboe).
He has been awarded numerous prizes: third prize ex aequo (no first prize awarded) at the International Academic Oboe and Bassoon Competition in Lodz, second prize at the Nationwide Competition for Woodwinds in Olsztyn, first prize at the Macro-regional Woodwinds Auditions in Lublin and fourth prize at the Nationwide Young Musician Competition in Szczecinek. He was a beneficiary of the Jolanta and Aleksander Kwaśniewskis’ Foundation “Porozumienie Bez Barier” (Consensus Without Barriers) as well as obtained the Minister’s of Art and Culture scholarship. He took part in the Polish-German Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the International Bach Academy under Helmut Riling.
He has been associated with a number of orchestras, such as Sinfonia Varsovia, The AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Polish Chamber Orchestra in Sopot. He has recorded for the archives of the Polish Radio and for such record labels as Sony Classical, Accentus Music and Dux. He has performed with orchestras in different parts of Poland as well as abroad (Germany, Switzerland, Great Britian, Sweden, Norway and France). In 2004-2005 he served as Principal Oboe at the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra in Beirut.
Parallel to his vibrant orchestral activity, since 2013 he has also persued a pedagogical career as an assistant teacher at the oboe class of professor Jerzy Kotyczka in the Academu of Music in Krakow.