Sinfonia Varsovia - Marek Żwirdowski

Marek Żwirdowski Principal

Trombone in Sinfonia Varsovia since 1993

Marek Żwirdowski studied trombone at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the trombone class of Professor Roman Siwek, graduating in 1990.

He commenced his professional career in 1989 in the Polish Radio and Television Orchestra in Warsaw. He has been a musician in the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra since 1993.

Żwirdowski has been performing as soloist for many years, with solo recitals and performances with symphony orchestras and concert bands, including concerts with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the State Philharmonic Orchestra in Koszalin, the Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra in Wałbrzych, the Słupsk Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Army Concert Band, the Przemyśl Chamber Orchestra and with the Prima Vista string quartet.

Works performed with orchestras include concertos by such composers as Marcin Błażewicz, Ferdinand David, Georg Friedrich Haendel, Jan Koetsier, Lars-Erik Larsson, Maciej Małecki and Kazimierz Serocki.

Marek Żwirdowski also plays in chamber ensembles. He is the leader and founder of the Warsaw Trombone Quartet, with which he has performed at many festivals in Poland.

He also performs early music on a baroque trombone. He worked with the Collegio Antico ensemble and currently performs and records with the Ars Cantus ensemble.

In 1991 he commenced teaching activity and is currently an assistant professor in the trombone class of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and in the branch of the university in Białystok.

For his activity he has honoured with the Order of Distinguished Service for Warsaw in 2014.

Prizes and Awards

  • laureate of the National Chamber Music Competition in Bydgoszcz (1989)
  • a distinction at the National Brass Instrument Performance Competition in Gdańsk (1990)