Bartek Nizioł

Photo Raphael Zubler


Bartek Nizioł
was born in Szczecin Poland in 1974 and started taking violin lessons at the age of 5. He graduated with honors from the Music Academy in Poznań, where he studied under the guidance of Prof. Jadwiga Kaliszewska. He won first prize at international violin competiitons in Lublin, Poznań, Adelaide, Pretoria, Brussels and Paris. He has twice won the Fryderyk award, presented by the polish phonographic academy for recordings of works by Henryk Wieniawski and Grażyna Bacewicz.

Mr. Niziołhas performed as soloist with some of the world's finest orchestras, including: The Orchestra of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice, the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, the SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony, and Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich. Prestigious venues in which he has performed include: The Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Barbican Centre in London, the Berlin Philharmonie, Tokyo Suntory Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Since 1995 Bartłomiej Nizioł has lived in Switzerland. Between 1997 and 2003 he was concertmaster of the Zurich Opera Orchestra. He was appointed Professor of Violin at the Bern University of the Arts in September 2008. Mr. Nizioł is Leader of the Stradivari Quartet, founded in 2007, the members of which play on a quartet of Stradivari instruments. In 2006 he was a member of the jury in the renowned International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

He plays a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù from 1727.