prof. Tomasz Strahl

wiolonczela / celLo

LANGUAGE: Polish / English / German


Tomasz Strahl – One of the most outstanding polish cellists. He is a professor at The Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. During his career, he has conducted numerous masterclass courses in Poland, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Japan, and South America. Also has been on the jury of many international and polish cello competitions. Since 2012 he’s participating in the promotion of the new issue of The Frederic Chopin’s National Collection of Works edited by professor Jan Ekier, performing with the oeuvre of Chopin in Piano and cello concerts throughout the biggest European cities. 


He grad­u­ated from the Frederic Chopin Acad­emy of Music in War­saw, cello class of Pro­fes­sor Kaz­imierz Micha­lik in 1989. As a holder of the schol­ar­ship of the Aus­trian Gov­ern­ment he com­pleted a one-year post­grad­u­ate course at Hoch­schule für Musik und dar­stel­lende Kunst in Vienna under Tobias Kühne. He also stud­ied cham­ber music under an out­stand­ing vio­lin­ist Krzysztof Jakow­icz with whom he has per­formed for many years. 


  • Among the mas­ters of the baton with whom he had an oppor­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate are: Andrzej Boreyko, Jan Krenz, Henryk Czyż, Philippe Entremont, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Wojciech Michniewski, Tomasz Bugaj, Marcin Nałęcz-Niesiołowski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jerzy Salwarowski,  
  • For many years he has been an active con­cert musi­cian, per­form­ing with such orches­tras as Pol­ish Cham­ber Orches­tra, Pol­ish Radio Orches­tra, and National Sym­phony Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio in Katow­ice, Sin­foni­etta Cra­co­via, Sin­fo­niaVar­so­via, Con­certo Avenna, Sofia Phil­har­monic, Orqu­estra Sin­fônica Muni­ci­pal São Paulo (Bra­zil) and with almost all phil­har­monic orches­tras in Poland, with the National Phil­har­monic Orches­tra at the top of them. 
  • He has per­formed in various famous venues such as (among oth­ers): Schau­spiel­haus (Ber­lin), Bruck­ner­saal (Linz), St. John’s Smith Squ­are (Lon­don), Art Cen­ter (Tel Aviv), Top­pan Hall (Tokyo), Audi­tori (Bar­ce­lona), Glinka Hall in Sankt Peters­burg, Moniuszko Hall at the Great The­atre in War­saw, and the National Phil­har­monic. 
  • He has made numerous archive recordings for Polish Radio and National Television and also CBC Radio in Canada. 

Prizes and awards: 

  • I prize Academic Cello Competition in Warsaw in 1987, 
  • I prize Inter­na­tional Nica­nor Zaba­leta Music Com­pe­ti­tion in San Sebas­t­ian, Spain 1991,  
  • awarded with the schol­ar­ship of the Pol­ish and Japan­ese Foun­da­tion JESC, 1994, 
  • Awarded with the “Fryderyk” prize, 2003,  
  • awarded with the Sil­ver Medal ‘For Mer­its to Cul­ture’ Glo­ria Artis and the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland. 


  • Astor Piazzolla – Tango, Sony Classics, 2003,  
  • Weronika Ratusińska: Chamber Music, DUX, 2007,  
  • Fryderyk Chopin: Transcriptions for Cello and Piano, DUX, 2017.