Radosław Soroka Principal, Clarinet Section Leader

Clarinet in Sinfonia Varsovia since 2008

Graduated with honours from the State Primary Music School in Wodzisław Śląski in the class of Bronisław Krzystek (1994) and from the State Secondary Music School in Rybnik in the class of Marek Laszczak (2000). He went on to graduate with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the clarinet class of Professor Mirosław Pokrzywiński (2005).

He is a laureate of auditions, including the Silesian Wind Instrument Auditions in Dąbrowa Górnicza (1995) and Macro-regional Auditions of Secondary Music School Students in Chorzów (1999).

Soroka attended music courses and master classes at the Jeunesses Musicales in Weikersheim (Germany) in 2003, under the direction of Professor Eduard Bruner in Warsaw and with Sharon Kam and Jiří Hlaváč in Vienna (2005).

In 2003 he performed with the Trio D’anche and with the Quintessence Quintet in Warsaw, Katowice, Magdeburg and Illzach.

He played as soloist at the Warsaw Autumn Festival (2003) and in “Laboratorium”, playing bass clarinet (2003, 2004). He has also performed with the Rybnik Philharmonic and with the Symphony Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.

As an orchestral musician, he played in the Kristiansund Opera in Norway and in the Lublin Philharmonic.

Permanently associated with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra since 2004. Currently holds position of first clarinettist.

Prizes and Awards

  • distinction for the soloist and 1st prize for a clarinet quartet at the National Clarinet Competition in Piotrków Trybunalski (2001)
  • 1st prize and special prize from the Polish Radio for the Quintessence Quintet and 3rd prize for the Trio D’anche de Varsovie at the 6th National Chamber Ensemble Competition in Warsaw (2003)
  • a distinction at the National Competition in Włoszakowice (2004)