Michał Dmochowski – polish cellist, born on December 26, 1977 in Warsaw. Scholarship holder of the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid. He successfully combines a stage career on world music scenes and teaching as a professor at the Music Conservatory. Jacinto Guertero in Toledo and at the Higher School of Music Queen Sofia in Madrid. His students are laureates of international cello competitions.
– The University of Music in Warsaw (class of prof. Kazimierz Michalik)
– a scholarship from the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid (class of Frans Helmerson and Natalia Szachowska)
– master classes: Bernard Greenhouse, Tobias Kühne, Janos Starker, Boris Pergaminschikov, Milos Sadlo, Natalia Gutman, Hatto Beyerle, Ralph Gottoni, Aleksander Bondurjanski and Imre Rohman.
– professor of cello at the Music Conservatory Jacinto Guerrero in Toledo
– assistant professor at the Higher School of Music Queen Sophia in Madrid (Natalia Szachowska’s Cello Cathedral)
– cooperation with orchestras: Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra, Częstochowa Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Dominicana, Camerata de La Mancha, Orquesta de Camara Andres Segovia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Malaga o Artistas Civitas.
– He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland, European countries (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Great Britain, Germany, Lithuania, Italy, Greece) and in the Dominican Republic, China, South Korea and the United States.
– cooperation with artists: Gérard Caussé, Pascal Meyer, Radovan Vlatkovic, Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, Teresa Berganza, Enrique Garcia Asencio, Zsolt Nagy, José Maria Florêncio, Zakhar Bron, Jörg Widmann, Siegfried Mauser, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk and Jerzy Salwarowski.
– He performed at: the National Philharmonic and the Witold Lutosławski in Warsaw, Lublin Philharmonic, Częstochowa Philharmonic, as well as at Auditorio Nacionale, Fundacion Juan March and Academia Bellas Artes in Madrid, Teatro Monumental and Teatro Liceu in Barcelona, Auditorio in Saragossa, Palacio in Santander, Teatro Fraga in Vigo, Philharmonic in Burgos, Teatro Cuyas in Las Palmas, Auditorio di Roma, Opéra Comique in Paris, National Philharmonic in Vilnius, Filarmonica in Santo Domingo, Teatro Polis in Beijing, Pick Staiger Hall in Chicago.
– He participated in many international festivals, incl. Warsaw Autumn, as well as festivals in Toledo, Seoul and Flandres.
– teacher of summer masterclasses in Spain and Poland
– Artistic director of the Garcia Fajer Foundation in Calahorra
– Artistic director of the International Cello Courses in Toledo,
– Artistic director of the International Master Courses “Pro Bono Musicae” in Bielsko-Biała
– soloist of the Spanish Plural Ensemble.
– soloist of the multicultural cello group Octeto Ibérico, founded by Elias Arizcuren in 1989 with the participation of Mstislav Rostropovich and Yo-Yo-Ma.
awards and prizes:
– laureate of the Kazimierz Wiłkomirski Competition in Poznań
– laureate of the Cello Auditions in Elbląg
– laureate Wettbewerb für Violoncello in Liezen (Austria)
– laureate of the 1st International Cello Competition in Warsaw (currently Witold Lutosławski Competition)
– laureate of the International String Instrument Competition in Toledo (Spain),
– laureate of the International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź
– the title of the best student in the Frans Helmerson Cello Cathedral, handed over to him by the Queen of Spain, Sophia.
– scholarship of the Japanese Music Foundation “JESC”
– recordings for Polish Television, Spanish radio and television, Tele Cinco and Lithuanian television.
– a disc recorded together with the pianist Graham Jackson for the DUX record label with sonatas by Witold Szalonek, Zygmunt Stojowski, Jerzy Bauer and Aleksander Tansman.
-sonatas of Richard Strauss and Sergiusz Rachmaninoff,
– Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s “Trio in D minor”
– with the group La Maestranza: album “My Spain” with Spanish music of the 20th century, for Deutsche Grammophon