dr hab. Krzyszrof Polonek

Skrzypce / Violin

Language: Polish / English / German

Online individual lesson

Krzysztof Polonek – concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, violinist BERLIN PIANO TRIO and Brahms Piano Quartet, habilitated doctor. As a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician, he performs in the most important world institutions of classical music and collaborates with the most outstanding artists on the world market.


– Akademie der Künste in Berlin (Tomasz Tomaszewski’s violin class)

– The University of Music in Lübeck (Thomas Brandis violin class)

– Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover (Markus Becker’s violin class)

– Academy of Music in Wrocław (PhD in musical arts under the supervision of Jarosław Pietrzak)

– other teachers: Z. Bron, I. Gitlis, H. Beyerle, M. Pressler, F. Rados, S. Ashkenazy, A. Bylsma, J Pietrzak

– master classes: R. Kussmaul, K. Węgrzyn, K. Sassmannshaus, I. Gitlis, Z. Bron


– 2001: Deutsche Oper Berlin (second concertmaster)

– 2002-2005: Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra (concertmaster)

– up to 2009: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester in Berlin

– 2017-present: Berliner Philharmoniker (concertmaster)

– Orchestra of the Philharmonic in Lübeck (soloist)

– the State Orchestra at Frankfurt (Oder) (soloist),

– the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra (soloist)

– orchestra of the Cracow Philharmonic (soloist)

– violinist BERLIN PIANO TRIO (which counts as one of the leading piano trios)

– violinist Brahms Piano Quartet

– music festivals: Festival “Music in Old Cracow”, Hubermann Violin Festival, Music Festival in Aspen, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and Max-Reger Tage in Weiden


– I prize and the audience award of the European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe (BERLIN PIANO TRIO)

– I prize and interdisciplinary Grand Prix at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Chamber Music Competition in Poland

– the winner of the festival competition “Sommets Musicaux” in Gstaad, Switzerland (BERLIN PIANO TRIO)

– the audience award of the Esterhazy Foundation at the international Joseph-Haydn- Competition in Vienna

– prizes in international competitions in Poland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (BERLIN PIANO TRIO)