Edward Deskur

Edward Deskur

Speaker
Vice-president of Education

Professional musician (French Horn), educator, speaker and mentor. Vice President of Education at Toastmasters Leaders Speaker Club, where he is responsible for introducing new members to the Pathways educational program. Organizer of numerous Toastmasters workshops with famous Polish politicians. Winner at various levels of the international speech competitions of Toastmasters International. He was born and educated in the USA as a son of Polish WWII refugees. At the age of 19, he left his studies to start a career with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Returning to his studies and 4 years of studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, he won a Fulbright Scholarship for postgraduate studies in Belgium. He worked as a French horn player for 32 years at the Zurich Opera House. He is now “strategically retired” and lives in Warsaw, from where he plays and teaches all around the world (Juilliard, NY among many others).  Additionally, he specializes in playing on historical horns. Since 1993 he has been playing regularly with Concentus Musicus (Nikolaus Harnoncourt), Vienna, since 1994 with Il Giardino Armonico (Giovanni Antonini), Milan, since 2018 with the Dresden Festival Orchestra (Ivor Bolton).
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