Music without borders

Dominik POŁOŃSKI /cello/
Jerzy SWOBODA /conductor/
Torun Symphony Orchestra

The program includes:

W. Kilar - Orava for string orchestra
S. Kaczorowski - Cello Concerto - world premiere concert
L. van Beethoven - Eroica Symphony in E flat major, Op. 55

Dominik Połoński - an outstanding Polish cellist, 1st prize winner of the following competitions: The D. Danczowski Competition (the most prestigious cello competition in Poland), Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Competition (Grand Prix), The A. Tansman International Competition in Łódź (Grand Prix), The Eurofonia Competition in Bucharest (Grand Prix) and a prize winner of The W. Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw, International Chamber Music Competition in Lodz and The J. Brahms International Competition in Portschach (Austria). He has performed in Russia, the USA, Italy, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Slovakia, Spain, Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland presenting his skills in the biggest concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Music Festival in Salzburg, always receiving excellent reviews, both from critics and music fans.

In 1999, he recorded both concertos of Frederic Chopin in the 150th anniversary of composer's death, with Krystian Zimmerman for Deutsche Grammophon.

He has performed with artists such as: K. Zimerman, Lorin Maazel,dame Evelyn Glennie, Kirill Gerstein, Silesian Quartett, Beethoven Quartett, Agnieszka Duczmal, Gary Karr. He had the honour of working with Luciano Berio and being the performer of his works in Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. He has played with Cello Academy – an ensemble of twelve most eminent cellists of Europe, led by Hans Erik Deckert.

In the years 2003 - 2006 Dominik Połoński fight with cancer as a result of what is currently the only cellist in the world playing concerts with orchestras and recitals using only his right hand, playing pieces composed and dedicated to him by the great composers of contemporary music, such as Christopher Meyer and Arthur Zagajewski among other.