Bio

Pawel Zuzanski was born in a family of musicians in 1977 in Kielce, Poland. At the age of twelve, he debuted with The Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra performing the concerto in A minor by J. S. Bach. He studied with prof. Zenon Ploszaj at the Music Academy in Lodz, Poland and prof. Adam Kostecki at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany. His chamber music formation he received from Hatto Beyerle and Gerrit Zitterbart. He continues to refine his musical skills by working regularly with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Elmar Budde, Eckart Heiligers, Erich Höbarth, Avedis Kouyoumjian, Johannes Meissl, Christoph Richter and Gábor Tákacs-Nagy.

In 2003 Zuzanski established the 'Andrzej Panufnik Trio' with which he won Charles Hennen Chamber Music Competition. With the trio he is a welcome guest at internationally renowned festivals such as 'Kalkalpen Musik Festival' (Austria), 'Festival Pablo Casals Prades' (France), 'Braunschweig Classix' (Germany), 'Easter and Pentecost Festival' in Lucca (Italy), 'Trondheim Chamber Music Festival' (Norway) and performed extensively throughout Europe. In 2005 the ensemble became a member of the European Chamber Music Academy and takes regularly part with at its sessions with its tutors in Hannover, Oslo, Prades, Vienna and Zurich. In 2006 it has been honoured with the "Märkischer Kreis" Award and took part at the 4th Trondheim Chamber Music Festival and Academy, during which the ensemble was coached by Joseph Kalichstein and Lars Anders Tomter. The trio had also opportunity during this event to work on its modern repertoire with David Harrington from the Kronos Quartet. In 2008 the trio has performed Triple Concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven with the 'Philharmonie Gotha-Suhl' and the 'Märkisches Youth Orchestra'.

Moreover, between 1999-2001 Zuzanski took part in a stage production of "The Fiddler on the Roof" directed by famous Polish director Jan Szurmiej at the Music Theatre in Lodz (Poland), in which he acted the role of the Fiddler as well as played the violin part.

As a leader of the 'Polish Camerata Chamber Orchestra', 'Chopin Soloists Chamber Orchestra', 'Chamber Philharmonic Europe' and 'New Philharmonic Orchestra Cologne' he toured throughout Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand and performed as well as soloist at 'Vendsyssel Festival' (Denmark), 'Berliner Sommerklassik Festival' (Germany), Sydney Opera House (Australia) and Paladium in Malmø (Sweden). With the Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra he performed violin concertos by Karol Szymanowski, Johannes Brahms as well as pieces by Camille Saint-Saëns and Eduard Lalo.

As a member and a soloist of ensembles such as 'Berliner Camerata' and 'Five Seasons String Quintet' he performes regularly in Germany at the Berlin Philharmony, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Hubertus Hall at the Nymphenburg Castle in Munich.

He is artistic director of the chamber music concert series 'Rathausklassik' in Höxter (Germany) and concertmaster of the 'All Chambers Orchestra'.