Karol Marianowski is today ranked among the most outstanding cellists of his generation world widely and laureate of list of many international competitions. An exceptionally gifted and sensitive instrumentalist took his education in most respectable music schools: Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, The Boston Conservatory, Universität der Künste in Berlin, Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia and Chapelle Musicale Reine Elizabeth in Brussels. He received an excellent skills from such recognized cello mentors as Ivan Monighetti, Tobias Kühne, Daniil Shafran, Milos Sadlo, Sergiej Roldugin, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Andrew Mark, Kazimierz Michalik and Andrzej Bauer. During his education he was influenced by outstanding personalities from many different instrumental disciplines and musical directions just to mention names such as Alfred Brendel, Günter Pichler, Cuarteto Casals and Artemis Quartett.
For more than a decade he was a member of Meccore String Quartet and since 2018 he have continue chamber music activities with Boarte Piano Trio. As a soloist and quartet / trio musician he performed in most prestigious concert halls and festivals all over the world including the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Wigmore Hall in London, Bozar in Brussels, Musikverein in Vienna, Pollack Hall in Montreal, Frick Collection in New York, Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, L. van Beethoven Easter Festival, Budapest Spring Festival, Heidelberg Frühling Musikfestival, Kissinger Sommer Musikfestival, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Bregenzer Festspiele.
He discovered his passion to pedagogical activity and have teached cello class in Fryderyk Chopin School of Music in Warsaw (since 2007) and I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań (2015-2017). In 2018 he opened cello solo and chamber music class in Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
Karol Marianowski have accomplished numerous TV and radio recordings for Mezzo, Bayerischer Rundfunk, BBC Radio 3, Rai3, Radio Clásica RTVE, Radio Stephansdom, Radio Merkury, NDR Kultur, ZDF, Phoenix, WQXR, TVP Kultura, Polish Radio 2. Also his quartet CD recordings (for Warner Music Poland and MDG Germany) were granted the “Supersonic Award” by classical music magazine “Pizzicato” , Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and received three nominations for the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry music award “Fryderyk”.
The artist perform on master piece cello: Johann Christian Schönfelder (a.d. 1743).
(photo: Bruno Fidrych)