Jakub Waszczeniuk Principal

Trumpet in Sinfonia Varsovia since 2005

Born in Dębno. He graduated with honours from the Secondary Music School in Gorzów in the trumpet class of Włodzimierz Kozłowski.

He went on to graduate with honours from the Wrocław Academy of Music in the trumpet class of Professor Igor Cecocho.

In 2005, as a 4th year student, he commenced work in the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra as trumpet soloist. Since then, he has played several hundred concerts with the Orchestra, performing at the most renowned concert halls in the world.

He has also appeared many times as soloist with, among others, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra and with the Poznań, Łódź and Lower Silesian Philharmonic Orchestras.

In July 2006 Waszczeniuk performed as soloist at the inaugural concert of the Chopin and his Europe Festival. Together with Martha Argerich and with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Rabinovitch-Barakovsky he played Shostakovich’s Concerto No.2 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings Op.35.

Waszczeniuk plays with the following orchestras: Sinfonietta Cracovia, Leopoldinum, thePoznań Philharmonic Orchestra, the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra and with the the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.

Apart from classical music, Jakub Waszczeniuk also performs pop music, working together with Zygmunt Kukla’s and Tomek Szymuś’ pop orchestras and playing lead trumpet in Krzysztof Herdzin’s big band. He has performed with such musicians as Zbigniew Namysłowski, Ania Szarmach, Frank McComb, Ryszard Rynkowski, Adam Sztaba, Grażyna Łobaszewska and Lora Szafran.

Prizes and Awards

  • 3th prize at the National Trumpet Players’ Festival in Kalisz (2005)