Katarzyna Zdybel-Nam – bassoon

CD album – “Romantic works”

One of the most accomplished bassoonists of the young generation, began her bassoon education in 1998 studying with Jerzy Lisak at the State Music School in Zamość (Poland). From 2002 to 2007 she studied at the Academy of Music (currently Fryderyk Chopin University of Music) in Warsaw with Zbigniew Płużek. Three years later she completed her postgraduate studies (Solistenklasse) with honours degree in Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart where she studied with Marc Engelhardt. Since 2009 to 2013 she was a PhD student in Czesław Klonowski’s class at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław and gained the PhD degree in 2015. She participated in numerous masterclasses and private lessons with Sergio Azzolini, Klaus Thunemann, Milan Turkovic, Frantisek Hermann, Richard Galler, Frank Morelli, Tomas Frantis, David McGill. Since 2014 she’s lecturer in the bassoon class at Karol Lipinski University of Music in Wroclaw.

Katarzyna is a winner of numerous competition. The most important awards are: 2nd prize (1st not awarded) and the prize for the best performance of the new composition at the International Competition for Wind and Percussion Instruments held at Moscow Conservatory in 2009 1st prize at the G. Rossini International Bassoon Competition in Pesaro (Italy) and one month later 1st prize at the International Competition for Wind Instruments in Chieri (Italy) in 2010 1st prize at the Gillet-Fox International Bassoon Competition in Oxford (Ohio) in July 2012 and in September 2012 she won 2nd prize and a special prize at VI Michal Spisak International Music Competition in Dabrowa Gornicza.

As a soloist Katarzyna performed with numerous orchestras: Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, Stuttgarter Kammerochester, Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Symphony Orchestra of Music Academy in Warsaw, Symphony Orchestra of Music Academy in Lodz, K. Namysłowski Symphony Orchestra in Zamosc, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, Capella Cracoviensis. As a solo-bassoonist she cooperated with many orchestras: Opera in Copenhagen (Royal Danish Orchestra), Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Swedish National Symphony Orchestra in Goethenburg and the Goethenburg Opera season, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, SWR Saarbrucken-Kaiserslautern Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish Chamber Orchestra in Sopot, Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Krakow, Polish National Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw. Since 2007 she is a solo-bassoonist of the Wroclaw Symphony Orchestra (Poland).

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