XIX 'th Cello Masterclass

Course Pedagogues

prof. Michał Dmochowski

Polish cellist born on December 26, 1977, in Warsaw. Scholarship holder of the Queen Sofía Higher School of Music in Madrid. He successfully combines a stage career on world music stages and a teaching career as a professor at the Jacinto Guerrero Conservatory of Music in Toledo and at the Higher School of Music. Queen Sofía in Madrid. His students are winners of international cello competitions.

prof. Justus Grimm

German cellist born in 1970 in Hamburg. World-famous soloist and chamber musician, permanently working as a lecturer and Artistic Director at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerp. He has performed in many of the most renowned concert halls in the world: Berlin Philharmonic, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Theater du Chatelet in Paris, the Atheneum Bucarest, the Munich Hercules Hall or the Cultural in Lisbon.

prof. maciej Mazurek

The cellist from Poznań has been associated with the Amadeus P.R. Chamber Orchestra and the “Wieniawski” quartet for many years. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Academy of Music. I.J. Paderewski in Poznań. In 2013, he received the title of doctor habilitated at the Poznań Academy of Music. I.J. Paderewski. He participated in many artistic tours as part of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. He recorded several dozen albums and many hours of archival recordings for Polish Radio.

prof. Tomasz Strahl

One of the most outstanding Polish cellists. He is a professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He also conducts masterclasses in Poland, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Japan, and South America. He sits on the jury of many national and international cello competitions. Since 2012, he has been involved in the promotion of the National Edition of Fryderyk Chopin’s Works edited by prof. Jan Ekier, giving concerts with works for piano and cello in the largest European centers.

prof. Roberto Trainini

Italian cellist, and lecturer at the “Monteverdi” Conservatory in Bolzano, Italy, and the Academia de Arte de Florencia in Mexico. He graduated from, among others International Menuhin Music Academy, the chamber music class of Lord Yehudi Menuhin and Walter Levin, and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

Tomasz Lisiecki, PhD

Polish cellist graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznań and the Universität der Künste in Berlin, master classes at the Bach-Händel Akademie in Karlsruhe, and also studied in Warsaw under the supervision of prof. Kazimierz Michalik. Currently a lecturer at the Academy of Music. Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Poznań.

Jarosław Thiel, PhD

Wiolonczela Barokowa

He is a professor at the Academy of Music in Poznań, where he teaches the historical cello class. He also lectures during numerous masterclasses, mainly as part of the Varmia Musica festival in Lidzbark Warmiński.

In recent years, the artist has also performed more and more often as a conductor. Since 2006, he has been the artistic director of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra – an ensemble that is part of the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. From 2017-2022, he also served as deputy program director of this institution.

Arkadiusz Dobrowolski, PhD

Polish cellist, soloist, and chamber musician. Teacher at the Academy of Music in Katowice and the Stanisław Moniuszko School of Music in Łódź. The artist conducts numerous master classes for cellists all over Poland. He graduated from the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź, as well as the Hochschule für Musik und Theater.

Anna Skibińska-Haponiuk, Ma

Since 1994, she has been teaching at the Karol Szymanowski State Music School Complex in Warsaw, where she is currently the head of the section of string instruments, harp, and accordion. Since 2015, she also teaches at the Karol Kurpiński State Music School in Warsaw. She conducts workshops and lectures on the methodology of playing the cello for students and teachers and sits on the jury of national and international cello competitions.


Prof. Krzysztof Sowiński

Prof. Wojciech Kubica

Patrycja Wachowicz, MA

Basic Information

recruitment lasts until May 3, 2023

Course time and place

The Course will take place from June 25 to July 1, 2023. As part of the Course, there will be four lessons with a selected pedagogue, which will take place at the Górków Castle Museum in Szamotuły, and many additional activities, classes with accompaniment, lectures, workshops, and Concerts, which may take place throughout Szamotuły, especially in the Music School of Szamotuły.

Cost of the course

The cost of participation in the Course is 550 €. The price does not cover the costs of food and accommodation. All details are in the FOR PARTICIPANT tab.