Biography

Marek Dumicz – founder of Szymanowski Quartet, winner of numerous prestigious violin concerts worldwide (for ex.: in Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia), has recorded albums with BBC Records, Avie Records and others. He’s been playing in major concert halls in the world, such as:

He has cooperated with prominent individualities of modern music world such as Mario Brunello, Gidon Kremer, Lawrence Power, Hiliard Ensemle, Kiril Gerstein. He has also participated in many festivals, for ex.: Schlewswig-Holstein Festival, BBC Proms Chamber Music Festival, Dawos Festival, Luxemburg Musikfestival.

 

Marek Dumicz has graduated from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he has been tutored by Zenon Brzewski and Mirosław Ławrynowicz. Then he has moved to Germany and studied at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, learning from such professors as Krzysztof Węgrzyn and Hatto Beyerle.

 

He has participated in vast number of masterclasses organised by many outstanding musicians like Marina Jaschvili, Dora Schwarzberg, Wanda Wiłkomirska, Oleg Krysa, Kurt Lewin and Isaac Stern, or prominent groups such as Amadeus Quartet, Guarneri Quartett, Emmerson Quartet, Juliard Quartet, LaSalle Quartet, Alban Berg Quartet.

 

In 1985 and 1986 Dumicz won Violin Competition in Warsaw. In 1993 he won second prize on Brzewski Memorial Prize Competition in Łańcut, then he was granted a scholarship for prestigious violin course Semmering Musiksommer in Austria.

 

In 1994 he was granted a DAAD scholarship and moved to Germany.

 

In the following year he established Szymanowski Quartet in which he played first violin. Szymanowski Quartet has developed into one of the most exceptional international string quartets of it’s generation.

The Szymanowski Quartet has received numerous prizes and distinctions for it’s extraordinarily high standards. They won first prizes at Hanover?s In Memoriam Dimitri Schostakowitsch and at the Premio Vittorio Gui Competition in Florence, and were prizewinners at both the Osaka and the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competitions. From 2001-2003 the Quartet participated in the New Generation Artists Scheme of BBC Radio 3 in London. In 2005 they received the Szymanowski Award of the Karol Szymanowski Foundation in Warsaw, the first time given to a string quartet.

 

In 2000-2008 Marek Dumicz was teaching at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover (Germany). At the same time he was a tutor in many masterclasses, such as in Głuchołazy, Poland (1999-2000), during Goslauer Musiktagen in Germany (2003-2004), on festival in Perth, Australia (2003) and during summer school in LAke District in England (2005).

 

Since 2005 Marek Dumicz has started his individual career. In 2008-2010 he was a soloist and concertmaster in Filharmónica de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico.

 

During his career Dumicz has recorded albums with pieces of Mozart, Brahms, Haydn, Bacewicz and Dvorak for such record labels as BBC Records (2004) or Avie Records (2006). He took part in  New Generation Artist Program organized by BBC, which included concerts and recordings for the radio.