Robert Kwiatkowski

Robert Kwiatkowski is a graduate of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, where his principal teachers were Prof. Krystyna Jurecka (violin) and Prof. Anna Prabucka-Firlej (chamber music). He additionally trained his violin and chamber music performance skills under the supervision of many outstanding Polish and foreign artists, such as Henry Meyer from LaSalle Quartet, Miró String Quartet, Joseph Kalichstein, Sebastian Hamann, Marina Jaszwili, Jadwiga Kaliszewska and Stefan Kamasa. For many years, he has lectured and worked as an assistant professor at his alma mater, where he obtained the post-doctoral of Musical Arts degree. In 2014, he became the concertmaster of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

He is one of the most outstanding Polish musicians of his generation. This brilliant violin player and chamber musician has won awards at many prestigious chamber music competitions in Poland and abroad, and received numerous mentions for his artistic achievements. Kwiatkowski is very active in the field of art: as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and conductor. As a soloist, he has frequently performed with the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Radom Chamber Orchestra, Hanseatica Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile. The artist is also regularly invited by various orchestras (Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and many others) as a visiting concertmaster. He can boast collaboration with eminent conductors, including Sir Neville Marriner, Krzysztof Penderecki, Antoni Wit, Jacek Kaspszyk or Michał Nesterowicz.

Apart from his rich artistic oeuvre, he is also known as an active promoter of cultural and music life. In 2003, together with viola player Łukasz Lisowski, he established the Hanseatica Chamber Orchestra, acting as its concertmaster and director. His uncompromising and diligent work on the one hand, and the originality and musical sensitivity on the other, laid the foundations for the artistic merit of the ensemble, appreciated by many outstanding artists both at home and abroad. During numerous concerts played by this orchestra in Poland and around Europe, he performed alongside such names as Radovan Vlatković, Dag Jensen, Yeon-Hee Kwak, Enrique Mazzola, Eugen Indjic, Andrzej Bauer, Marek Toporowski, Tytus Wojnowicz or Motion Trio.

In 2013, Kwiatkowski became the first violinist of the “Messages” String Quartet, composed of graduates of prestigious European academies, lecturers of the Krakow Academy of Music and musicians of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. The artistic rationale behind the “Messages” ensemble is the performance and promotion of Polish chamber music. Kwiatkowski is also the founder of Dalí Piano Quartet, with which he won a number of prizes and received mentions in domestic and international competitions (e.g. in France, Italy and Austria).

The artist has prestigious nominations and artistic awards under his belt, including: Pomeranian Artistic Award, nomination for the “Fryderyk” award, Scholarship of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodship for Creators of Culture, Award of the Red Rose Association, “Haffner-Wettstein” Award (Switzerland) or the Artistic Scholarship of the Mayor of Gdańsk.

Robert Kwiatkowski’s oeuvre includes musical, archive, radio and television recordings released by TVP, BBC and Arte.

 

Kwiatkowski masterfully used the bow, bringing out sounds that are both powerful and clear and yet

velvety and intimate at the same time

„Visionescriticas”

 

Robert Kwiatkowski has mastered a powerful and beautiful sound; he has a rare gift of subtly moving between contrasts, and is endowed with a sense of the dramatic which is coherent and convincing in the pieces

„Visionescriticas”

 

Musicians of the orchestra accompanying the artist met with the highest degree of musicality and an exceptional, rarely encountered playing style

„Visionescriticas”

 

It is difficult to listen to Kwiatkowski without feeling moved

“Dziennik Bałtycki”