Dominik Płociński (1989) — cello
Soloist and chamber musician, winner of the Second Prize and Special Prizes at the IX W. Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw, winner of the Prize of the Minister of Culture, scholar of the “Young Poland 2016” programme. Currently he is a principal cellist in Polish Radio Orchestra.
The cellist was born on 24.05.1989 in Warsaw. He started playing cello at the age of 8 under the guidance of prof. Michał Nyżnyk; in 2005-2008 was a disciple of prof. Roman Hoffmann. In 2011 Płociński graduated with honors from Felix Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in prof. Andrzej Bauer and as. Bartosz Koziak class, and since June 2013 holds Master’s Degree, graduating with honors from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class of prof. A. Bauer. He has participated in many music courses conducted by professors such as Andrzej Bauer, Kazimierz Michalik, Andrzej Orkisz, Stanisław Firlej, Claus Reichardt, Michael Flaksman, Alexander Neustroev.
As a soloist he has performed with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Polish Radio Orchestra, Slovak Radio Orchestra, Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Tychy AUKSO under the baton of such conductors as Michał Klauza, Marek Pijarowski, Rastislav Štúr, Marek Moś, Wojciech Semerau-Siemianowski, Rafał Janiak playing the greatest works of cello literature. In 2014 Płociński was the finalist of European Broadcast Union competition “New Talent” in Bratislava. He`s a laureate of many national and international competitions, including IX W. Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw, IV D. Popper Cello Competition in Varpalota, K. Wiłkomirski Youth Cello Competition in Poznan, Bach Competition in Zielona Gora. In 2013 he took part in the Concert of the Year Competition, along with the best students from Music Academies in Poland and was awarded the Prize of the Minister of Culture.
Płociński is also very active chamber musician. In years 2011-2014 played in a duo with the remarkable pianist Paweł Arendt gaining much acclaim from the audience and critics. In 2013 he formed Herbert Piano Trio (with Joanna Kreft – violin and Bartłomiej Wezner- piano) which was semi-finalist of major chamber competitions (Weimar, Trieste). The Trio performed Triple Concerto by L. van Beethoven with Opole Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Kai Bumann. He also plays in Warsaw Group CELLONET and #ENSEMBLE – these are significant ensembles popularising most of all contemporary music, which makes up very important part of Płocińskis activity. They are regularly invited to major music festivals such as “Afekt” in Tallin, “Premiere” in Lviv, “Codes” in Lublin, Artus Jazz Festival, Poznań Spring, Festival of Premieres in Katowice, Warsaw Autumn. The ensembles made a number of world premieres of works written especially for them and recorded several CD`s.