Jaroslaw Augustyniak

Jaroslaw Augustyniak

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«"superb bassoonist"»
GRAMOPHONE April 2002 (2017)
«"superbly characterful solo bassoon"»
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit. Royal Festival Hall, London, March 31, 2012 Seen and Heard International (2017)
«"he is an inspiring talent, both in his spectacularly warm sound and his polished technical ability"»
July 27, 2013 Georgina Hastings. Bachtrack (2017)

Bio


Jaroslaw Augustyniak

Email: jaroslawaugustyniak@hotmail.com

www.jaroslawaugustyniak.com


Polish-born
Jarek Augustyniak has been playing the bassoon since the age of 12. In 1988, he
graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland with a
Master degrees in Bassoon and Chamber Music under Professor Stanislaw Sojka. A
year later he was a laureate in the XXI Competition of Young Instrumentalists
in Wloszakowice. Jarek furthered his studies under the guidance of Vincenzo
Menghini, RAI Turin.  
Jarek has had a highly successful career as principal bassoonist with a number of
European orchestras including Basque National Orchestra, Nova Filarmonia
Portuguesa, Lodz Opera Symphony Orchestra and the Warsaw National Philharmonic.
Since 2014 he has been the Principal
Bassoon of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Established in the
British music scene, he is being regularly invited to major ensembles as a
guest principal including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, BBC Philharmonic,
Philharmonia Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera
House Covent Garden and London Symphony Orchestra. 
Jarek has fostered an active solo career, playing throughout Europe with Basque National Orchestra, Sinfonietta Académica Navarra, BBC NOW, Surrey Mozart Players and Orchestra De Cymru.
His recordings include solo bassoon for the Anri Sala film „1395 Days Without Red
“ followed by solo appearance in Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and a CD
recording with Basque National Orchestra.
He was founding member of Spanish ensembles "Quinteto Barroco", the wind
quintet "Alize" and British ensembles BBC NOW Soloists and
"Quintillion Ensemble" recording a CD with the latter in 2006.
As a leading exponent of the bassoon in the United Kingdom and member of the
British Double Reed Society, Jarek gives masterclasses and recitals throughout
the country. He teaches at the University of Bristol, collaborating regularly
with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Between 2008-2016 Jarek
organized yearly summer woodwind courses in Poland. In February 2017 ha was
invited to participate as a special guest in the inauguration of â Bassoon
Workshop in Poznan, a major event of this kind in Poland and in June 2017 will
give master classes at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Tokyo.
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06/2017






Reviews
"High commendations in particular go to principal
bassoonist, Jaroslaw Augustyniak, who was splendid in the various solos he had
throughout the programme; he is an inspiring talent, both in his spectacularly
warm sound and his polished technical ability."

BBC
National Orchestra of Wales/Jac van Steen, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

July
27, 2013

Georgina
Hastings.  Bachtrack

 

"superbly characterful solo bassoon, Jaroslaw
Augustyniak"  

Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit. Royal Festival Hall, London,

March
31, 2012

Seen
and Heard International
 
"Their very best playing comes in Alborada, of
dry, nervous, springy humour, all muscle and no fat. You feel the orchestra is
on home ground here, even if the superb bassoonist (rightly credited in the
insert notes for his solo) is one Jaroslaw Augustyniak."

GRAMOPHONE
April 2002

 



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