Janusz Wawrowski

Janusz Wawrowski

Artistic Director / Violin Soloist

Janusz Wawrowski is considered the leading Polish violinist in the world. Twice winner of the Fryderyk Award, he has been decorated by the Polish Ministry of Culture and is one of the youngest tenured professors in Europe, at the Chopin University of Music, Warsaw. As tribute to his global efforts to promote Polish culture he has been loaned, indefinitely, the Antonio Stradivari “Polonia” violin (1685) (courtesy of Roman Ziemian).

Recent highlights include a major US tour under Giancarlo Guerrero, debuts at the Wigmore Hall and the Elbphilharmonie with Hamburger Symphoniker under Patrick Hahn, a return to the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, and a continued collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Grzegorz Nowak.

This 21/22 season, Janusz makes his debut with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia in Madrid under Nowak, plays with the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca at the Eufonie Festival and returns to the Krakow and Opole philharmonic orchestras amongst others.

His latest Warner Classics album ‘Phoenix’ (March 2021) combines the Tchaikovsky Concerto and the concerto by Ludomir Różycki; an extraordinary story, this work was never performed in the composer’s lifetime, was buried, and later rediscovered and completed by Janusz himself – he proudly showcases this storied and authentically modern Polish piece around the world.