Kamil Staniczek Principal

II violin in Sinfonia Varsovia since 2017

Kamil Staniczek began playing the violin under the tutelage of his father, violinist and teacher Waldemar Staniczek. He completed the Primary State Music School in Gliwice in the class of E. Muszała and continued his studies in the Karol Szymanowski State General Secondary Music School in Katowice in the class of A. Wagner and in the class of Professor J. Stanienda at the Karol Szymanowski State Music School Complex No. 4 in Warsaw, from which he graduated. In September 2011 Staniczek graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in the class of the renowned teacher, soloist and chamber musician, Professor Jan Stanienda.

Staniczek is a laureate of many distinctions in regional, national and international violin competitions in Poland and abroad. In 2009, together with the “Chopin Piano Quintet” chamber ensemble he became a finalist of the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award International Competition in Lugano (Switzerland).

He has participated many times in International Music Courses under the direction of famous teachers, including Marina Jashvili, Kazimierz Olechowski, Jan Stanienda, Bartosz Bryła, Tadeusz Gadzina, Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartett), Marta Gulyas, Avedis Kouyoumdjian and Peter Schumayer (Artis Quartett).

In April 2011 Staniczek qualified to participate in the I, Culture Orchestra project, organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute to commemorate the Polish Presidency of the European Union. Together with the I, Culture Orchestra, at the turn of October and November of 2011 he embarked on a concert tour of Europe, playing in such venues as the Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Royal Festival Hall in London, Teatro Real in Madrid, Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, the National Opera in Kiev and in the National Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw. The orchestra played under the direction of Paweł Kotla and the legendary Sir Neville Marriner.

Kamil Staniczek is a member of the Nostadema string quartet, with which he has performed, among others, at the 47th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk (first performance of Paweł Łukaszewski’s piano quintet, dedicated to the ensemble), at the 5th Muzyka na Szczytach Festival in Zakopane, the 29th Musica Polonica Nova Festival in Wrocław (first performance of Adrian Foltyn’s Re-Dim Q-Int piano quintet) and for the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw. Together with the ensemble, Staniczek took part in the Great Quartets at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, led by the Fine Arts Quartet. In 2010, together with the ensemble he received the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music President’s Award. In 2012 the ensemble received a scholarship from the New Interpretations programme from the Institute of Music and Dance.

Staniczek has performed as soloist with the Silesian Chamber Orchestra, the Gliwice Chamber Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

He was the concertmaster of the Gliwice Chamber Orchestra, the Mikołów Chamber Orchestra and the PAN-European Philharmonia. He works regularly together with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, with which he has played in many countries in Europe, as well as in Turkey, China, Japan and Oman, under the direction of famous conductors, including Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marc Minkowski, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Hubert Soudant, Renato Rivolta and together with soloists, including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Boris Berezovsky, Julian Rachlin and Augustin Dumay. Staniczek also plays together with the Symphony Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic, the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Calisian Philharmonic, the Bielsko-Biała Chamber Orchestra and the Suwałki Chamber Orchestra.

In 2017 Kamil Staniczek became the acting leader, 2nd violins in the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra.


Prizes and Awards

  • a finalist of the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award International Competition in Lugano, Switzerland (2009)