prof. dr hab. Piotr Tarcholik – HEAD

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PIOTR TARCHOLIK –  studied with E. Szubra-Jargoń, Grigori Zhislin and Wiesław Kwaśny. In 1992 he won the Jeunesse Musicales competition in Weikersheim and the Mozart Competition in Cracow. Piotr Tarcholik cofounded and led the Sinfonietta Cracovia and was also a guest concertmaster of Radio Symphony Orchestra in Cracow. As a solist, he has performed solo concerts with such great orchestras as Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice, , Polish Chamber Orchestra, Capella Cracoviensis, Sinfonietta Cracovia and others.
During his career, Piotr Tarcholik has recorded for Naxos, Dux, CD Accord, Chandos Records and Virgin Classics. From 1998 to 2004 he was the concertmaster of Sinfonia Varsovia, where he got the unique experience of cooperating with such eminent musicians as Lord Yehudi Menuhin, K. Penderecki, S.Mintz, E. Krivin and J. Semkow. With the same orchestra, he performed also as a solist playing Bach’s, Vivaldi’s and Mozart’s concerts during festivals in Warsaw, Nantes, Bilbao, Brno and Bratislava.
The season of 2002/2003 brought he was the leader of Polish Chamber Orchestra when the ensemble participated in festivals in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.
Since 2004 Piotr Tarcholik has been the first concertmaster of National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, he made recordings and public performances of Prokofieff’s 2nd Concerto, Bruch Scotish Fantasy, Barber, Hartmann, Szymanowski and Stravinsky’s Violin Concertos. He has played as a soloist quite with all symphonic orchestras in Poland.
Piotr Tarcholik is a professor at the Academy of Music in Cracow and is frequently invited to hold master classes all over Poland, Italy, Lithuania and Holland.