Bartek Nizioł

Bartek Nizioł - 10th International Wieniawski Competition 1991.

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 Professor 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.

Bartek Nizioł (Poland) - Nicolo Paganini - Caprice Op. 1 No. 5.mp3 2.32 MB

Bartek Nizioł (Poland) - Henryk Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No. 2 Op. 22, II. III. - Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Katlewicz.mp3 10.42 MB

Rec. competition presentations (1991).

Listen to Bartek Nizioł's interpretations of Henryk Wieniawski's pieces.

Photo Raphael Zubler

Bartek Nizioł has 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 Bartek 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. He is a Leader of the Stradivari Quartet, founded in 2007, the members of which play on a quartet of Stradivari instruments. In 2006 and 2011 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.