Stanisław Firlej – The Polish cello virtuoso is one of the most notable artists in his country. Thanks to his talent, supported by profound music studies he has been developing a well-animated concerto activity for many years. In 1976-1984 Firlej joined the National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra as principal cellist and soloist playing Boccherini‘s and Haydn‘s cello concertos. The group toured throughout the world including Japan, New Zealand, Australia, North and South Americas. Stanisław Firlej is now a professor of cello class at Music Academie in Łódź. In 2015 received the title of Professor Honoris Causa.
-P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (class of Prof. Galina Kozołupowa and Natalia Gutman)
-Summer Academy of Music “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena (class Andre Navarra)
-The National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra conducted by K. Teutsch (soloist and concertmaster)
-in a duet with pianist Anna Wesołowska – Firlej has given concerts in Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, as well as at many famous music festivals in Poland and abroad, for example, the Festival of George Sand in Nohant
– founder and conductor of the Polish Camerata Chamber Orchestra in Łódź. The group deals with the classical period music playing works of Mozart, Boccherini, Haydn and others. Their performances are well-received not only in Poland but in Spain, Germany and France as well.
-Co-founder of Rubinstein-Trio. The group has given a lot of concerts throughout Europe and in famous festivals such as Lugano and La Chaise Dieu /France/.
-Master Music Courses in Łańcut and Lusławice – cello teacher
-I prize for the best performance of the cello concerto in B flat major by L. Boccherini (P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow)
-Fifth prize at the International Competition “Gaudeamus” in Rotterdam (in a duet with pianist Anna Wesołowska-Firlej)
-Schubert’s Sonata “Arpeggione” with Paul Badura-Skoda,
-all Schubert’s piano trios with the Rubinstein-Trio for Le Chant du Monde in Paris,
-all Chopin’s cello works with Anna Wesołowska-Firlej
-Beethoven’s cello sonatas with Wojciech Kubica