Grzegorz Grzeszcyk

Born in: –
Member Since: 2012

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Grzegorz Grzeszczyk is one of the few representatives of younger generation of bass clarinet players in Europe. He devoted his musical life to specialize in bass clarinet. To achieve this he decided to study in Rotterdam under a famous bass clarinet professor and a great performer – prof. Henri Bok. He also graduated the clarinet class of prof. Bogdan Ocieszak at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland.

Grzegorz Grzeszczyk began to play bass clarinet in secondary music school and soon he started being recognized on the Polish clarinet scene as one of the first Polish bass clarinet solo players. During his academic years he won many prizes in competitions and clarinet festivals including:

–  2nd prize in the clarinet ensemble category at the 2nd Clarinet Festival in Szczecin, Poland (2006)

– Special Prize in the soloist category at the 3rd Clarinet Festival in Szczecin, Poland (2008)

– 3rd prize in the clarinet ensemble category and a Special Prize in the soloist category at the 8th Clarinet Festival in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (2009)

– Special Prize in the soloist category and 2nd prize in the clarinet ensemble category at the 4th Clarinet Festival in Szczecin, Poland (2010)

– 3rd prize in the soloist category and 2nd prize in the clarinet ensemble category at the 9th Clarinet Festival in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland (2011)

– 1st prize in the clarinet ensemble category at the 5th Clarinet Festival in Szczecin, Poland (2012)

– 3rd Prize at the first Bass clarinet competition in Avila, Spain (2012).

Mr. Grzeszczyk worked with many symphonic orchestras playing the bass clarinet: Symphony Orchestra of India (Mumbai), Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra (Gdansk), Baltic Opera (Gdansk), Wojciech Rajski Chamber Orchestra, Polish Philharmonic Orchestra in Kalisz just to name a few.  He also worked with a great Polish jazz trumpet player Piotr Wojtasik in his project “Circle” (concerts in Berlin, Paris, Warsaw) and also with a Polish jazz pianist and composer Nikola Kolodziejczyk in his “Chord Nation” project, and “Progressive Baroque” project. In 2015 The Chord Nation CD was awarded a prestigious Fryderyk music award for recording debut of the year in the jazz category.

Since November 2012 Grzegorz Grzeszczyk is the bass clarinet instructor at the College of Music at Mahidol University in Thailand and the bass clarinetist of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.