Sebastian Perłowski

Sebastian PerłowskiSebastian Perłowski graduated with honours from the Departments of Opera and Symphonic Conducting in the class of Professor Jan Wincent Hawel and Composition in the class of Assistant Professor Dariusz Janus in the Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He polished up his skills under the tutelage of Jorma Panula, Jin Wang, Adrian Gnam and Yuri Simonov. He is the finalist International Conducting Competition at Lisboa andheis the winner of the third prize at the International Competition for Conductors in Bucharest.In 2013 he was also nominated by music critics, journalists and the public for the awards „Best Conductor of the Krakow Opera last five years.”

In 2014 he won International Conducting Competition in Georgia in USA. In 2014 he won also International Conducting Contest in Cordoba – Spain.

Sebastian Perłowski as the only not Asian qualified in 2014, for the second International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music in Hong Kong, organized by cooperating with each other the greatest music conservatories in Asia. Jury,  prominent professors of Chinese decided that Perłowski went to the semifinals and received a Special Conducting Prize from the Commission.

Under The Jazztopad Festival, the first in the history of Polish member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) he has collaborated with world jazz personalities such Teri Rypdal, John Hébert, Eric McPherson and Fred Hersch, during their performances leading symphony orchestra. He won also the 2nd prize at the Krzysztof Komeda International Composition Competition.

At the moment, he is leading the Composition and Arranging and Big-Band class and teaching such subjects as Counterpoint, Instrumentation, Contemporary Composition Techniques and the Directions in the 20th Century Music in the Jazz Institute of the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice.

Adam Bałdych

Without any doubt is the greatest living jazz violinist. One can expect everything from him.
Ulrich Olshausen/Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Adam BałdychBy many music critics considered a hope and master of jazz violin worldwide. By the audience appreciated for his personality, image and fresh approach to music. Adam Bałdych redefines violin as an instrument. His music is inspired by his roots and corresponds to contemporary trends.

First called „a child prodigy” evolved to being named one of the most interesting jazz violinists in Europe performing with great polish and american artists (Jim Beard, Iiro Rantala, Taylor Eigsti, Jacob Karlzon, John Benitez, Grażyna Auguścik, Paulonho Garcia, NDR Big Band, Rene Van Helsdingen, Mika Urbaniak or Luluk Purwanto).

Expelled from music school for inappropriate behavior and jazz aspirations, few years later Adam got scholarship at Berklee College of Music and graduated with honors jazz department at Music Academy in Katowice (Poland).

Adam is the winner of ECHO Jazz 2013 – the most important German music award bestowed on artists by the German music industry; Gazeta Wyborcza, Radio Zachód and TVP poll – „Ale Sztuka”, Grand Prix Jazz Melomani 2011 in the Jazz Hope category and Grand Prix Jazz Melomani 2012 as Artist of the Year. Adam is the award-winner of Cultural Lubuskie Marshal for the promotion of the region in Poland and abroad and also almost every major jazz competitions in Poland. Adam was also nominated for the FRYDERYK Prize in 2013 as an Artist of The Year in Jazz.

Paweł Kaczmarczyk

Listening to the way Paweł Kaczmarczyk gets sounds out of the keys, we can understand what full-blooded, completely engaged jazz piano playing is all about.
Howard Reich/Chicago Tribune

Paweł KaczmarczykThe artist’s third album „Complexity in Simplicity”, issued by the prestigious label ACT Music, opened the door to an international career for the pianist. The album was recognized as “Album of The Year”, and Paweł Kaczmarczyk named “Pianist of The Year” (JAZZ FORUM).

Winner of the “Gazeta Wyborcza’s Cultural Flights” award, in the “Artist of The Year 2009” category, and recipient of the Jazz Music Lovers’ Grand Prix “Jazz Oscars” in the New Hope, Artist and Album of The Year categories.
Twice nominated for a “FRYDERYK” award, in the Jazz Musician of The Year and Phonographic Debut of The Year categories.

Actively performs in every part of the world, including Europe, the USA, India, Africa, Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. Has appeared and worked with many world-renowned artists, including Lee Konitz, Jon Christensen, Mino Cinelu, Emil Mangelsdorff, Poogie Bell, Hadrien Feraud, Eivind Aarset, Arild Andersen, Theodosii Spassov, Janusz Muniak, Piotr Wojtasik, Adam Pierończyk, and Zbigniew Namysłowski, among others.