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Maciej Kulakowski
Maciej Kulakowski started playing the cello at the age of six with Jadwiga Ewald in Gdansk. He is currently studying at the Universitat der Kunste in Berlin under Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and at the Music Academy of Gdansk with Marcin Zdunig. In 2015, he won Second Prize at the TONALi Competition and First Prize and a special prize at the International Witold Lutosławski Competition. In 2011, he performed in the inaugural concert at the European Centre for Music in Lusławice, with Krzysztof Penderecki conducting. He has taken part in masterclasses given by renowned musicians such as Mischa Maisky, Franz Helmerson, Truls Mørk, Gary Hoffman, Philippe Muller, Jens Peter Maintz, and Ivan Monighetti. With the Clarinet Trio, Maciej Kułakowski won First Prize at the International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in 2015 in Gdansk.

Instrument : Charles Gaillard (1867), loaned by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben
  • 2014 Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt
  • 2014 Marcin Zdunik
  • 2016 Bachelor - Universitat der Kunst Berlin
  • 2014 Bachelor - Stanislaw Moniuszko Music Academy (Gdańsk)
  • 2016 Witold Lutosławski Festival, Witold Lutosławski Studio (Warszawa) - AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, Marek Moś (dir.)
  • 2016 Baltic Philharmony Concert Hall (Gdańsk) - Baltic Philharmony Orchestra, Marek Pijarowski (dir.)
  • 2015 Rutesheim Cello Academy - Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt (dir.)
  • 2015 TONALI Competition, Hamburger Laeiszhalle - Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Eivind Gullberg Jensen (dir.)
  • 2015 Landgraf von-Hessen Preis Concert, Kronberg Academy - Julia Okruashvilli (piano)
  • 2012 Radziejowice - Juventus Polish Symphony Orchestra -, Tadeusz Wojciechowski (dir.)
  • 2012 Heilbronn - Heilbronnen Sinfonie Orchester;Heilbronnen Sinfonie Orchester, Peter Braschkat (dir.)
  • 2011 European Center of Music (Lusławice) - Juventus Symphony Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki (dir.)
  • 2011 Mount Royal University (Calgary, Canada) - Calgary Philharmony Orchestra, Rolf Bertsch (dir.)
  • 2010 Stadthalle Northeim, Northeimer Konzertring - Kammerorchester Hannover, Adam Kostecki (dir.)
  • 2015 X Witold Lutosławski Cello Competition (Warsaw) - 1st Prize and additional prize
  • 2015 TONALI Competition - 2nd Prize
  • 2015 VII Johannes Brahms Chamber Competition in Gdańsk - 1st Prize
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Final 2017: Maciej KulakowskiSoloist
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Semi-final 2017: Maciej Kulakowski - recitalSoloist
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First round 2017 : Maciej KulakowskiSoloist
CELLO 2017Unranked laureate
Semi-final 2017 : Maciej Kulakowski - Concerto
Wednesday 17 May 2017 Flagey/Studio 4 Joseph Haydn : Concerto n. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb:2 Allegro moderato | Adagio | Allegro Soloist : Maciej Kulakowski Orchestra : Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie Conductor : Frank Braley
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Semi-final 2017: Maciej Kulakowski - recital
Saturday 20 May 2017 Flagey/Studio 4 Johann Sebastian Bach : Prelude (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Johann Sebastian Bach : Allemande (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Johann Sebastian Bach : Gigue (Suite n. 6 in D major BWV 1012) Annelies Van Parys : Chacun(e) sa chaconne Claude Debussy : Sonata in D minor Prologue | Sérénade | Finale Krzysztof Penderecki : Capriccio per Siegfried Palm Pablo de Sarasate : Zigeunerweisen op. 20 Soloist : Maciej Kulakowski Pianist accompanist : Keiko Tamura
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Final 2017: Maciej Kulakowski
Wednesday 31 May 2017 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Toshio Hosokawa : Sublimation Dmitry Shostakovich : Concerto n. 1 in E flat major op. 107 Allegretto | Moderato | Cadenza | Allegro con moto Soloist : Maciej Kulakowski Orchestra : Brussels Philharmonic Conductor : Stéphane Denève
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First round 2017 : Maciej Kulakowski
Semi-final 2017 : Maciej Kulakowski - Concerto
Semi-final 2017: Maciej Kulakowski - recital
Final 2017: Maciej Kulakowski
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