BIOGRAPHY

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Biography

Wojciech Sokołowski is a Polish clarinetist born in 1991. He started playing the clarinet at the age of 10. Wojciech made his solo debut with an orchestra when he was 15 years old, performing Karol Kurpiński Clarinet Concerto. He graduated his masters diploma with honors at the Academy of Music in Łódź. He continued his musical education in doctoral studies with Hermann Stefansson, and he completed his education at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he studied with Andreas Sunden and Emil Jonason.

His musical training has also included performing in a number of masterclasses given by prominent clarinetists and pedagogues, including: Martin Fröst and Yehuda Gilad.

As a clarinetist he has appeared widely as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra member throughout Europe in such venues as Musikverein in Vienna, Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, Harpa International Concert Hall and Coference Center in Reykjavik, as well as in Karol Szymanowski Pilharmonic Hall in Kraków.

Wojciech Sokołowski has played all the most representative clarinet concertos by Jean Francaix, Carl Nielsen and Anders Hillborg (which contains movement).

He performed at festivals: Aurora Music Festival, LjudOljud Festival, Classicalive Music Festival, 29. International Festival of Cracow Composers, Clarimania and others.

Wojciech Sokołowski is a laureate of several music competitions and festivals as a soloist and chamber musician.

In 2018 he recorded with Martin Fröst for Buffet Crampon a Paris, same year Wojciech performed as solist with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

He is also a beneficiary of multiple scholarships including: Foundation AAA (Sweden), Harpa International Academy 2017 (Iceland), Academy of Music in Łódź (2016/2017, 2017/2018), Royal College of Music Stockholm 2018 (Sweden).

Wojciech Sokołowski also been invited to give lectures, master-classes and seminars in Europe and China – currently teaching at Academy of Music in Łódź.

He is a founder member of the chamber ensemble Mazel Tov Clarinet Quartet.