Kamil Staniczek

Kamil Staniczek (1987) — violin

Kamil Staniczek began playing the violin under the tutelage of his father, violinist and teacher Waldemar Staniczek.In September 2011 Staniczek graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in the class of the renowned teacher, soloist and chamber musician, Professor Jan Stanienda.

In 2009, together with the “Chopin Piano Quintet” chamber ensemble he became a finalist of the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award International Competition in Lugano (Switzerland).

He has participated many times in International Music Courses under the direction of famous teachers, including Marina Jashvili, Kazimierz Olechowski, Jan Stanienda, Bartosz Bryła, Tadeusz Gadzina, Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartett), Marta Gulyas, Avedis Kouyoumdjian and Peter Schumayer (Artis Quartett).

In April 2011 Staniczek qualified to participate in the I, Culture Orchestra project, organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute to commemorate the Polish Presidency of the European Union. Together with the I, Culture Orchestra, at the turn of October and November of 2011 he embarked on a concert tour of Europe, playing in such venues as the Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Royal Festival Hall in London, Teatro Real in Madrid, Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, the National Opera in Kiev and in the National Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw. The orchestra played under the direction of Paweł Kotla and the legendary Sir Neville Marriner.

Kamil Staniczek is a member of the Nostademastring quartet. Together with the pianist Wojciech Świętoński Nostadema has performed, among others, at the 47th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk (first performance of Paweł Łukaszewski’s piano quintet, dedicated to the ensemble), at the 5th Muzyka na Szczytach Festival in Zakopane, the 29th Musica Polonica Nova Festival in Wrocław (first performance of Adrian Foltyn’s Re-Dim Q-Int piano quintet) and for the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw.

Furthermore, they took part in the Great Quartets at the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, led by the Fine Arts Quartet. In 2010, Nostadema received the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music President’s Award. In 2012 the ensemble received a scholarship from the New Interpretationsprogramme from the Institute of Music and Dance. Apart from Nostadema, Staniczek is also a member of modern music group #Ensemble (Hashtag Ensemble).

Staniczek has performed as soloist with the Silesian Chamber Orchestra, the Gliwice Chamber Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

Currently, as the second violin leader of Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, Kamil Staniczek has played in many countries in Europe, as well as in Turkey, China, Japan and Oman, under the direction of famous conductors, including Jerzy Maksymiuk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Marc Minkowski, Alexander Vedernikov, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Hubert Soudant, Marek Janowski and together with soloists, including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Boris Berezovsky, Julian Rachlin and Augustin Dumay. Together with the concertmasters and leaders of this Orchestra, he creates the Sinfonia Varsovia String Quintet, which in 2019 recorded CD with music of D. Schostakovich, K. Penderecki, R. Panufnik and W. Lutoslawski. Moreover, he is a concermaster of Gliwice Chamber Orchestra.