“A virtuoso with the deep-souled tone of a poet” (Huffington Post), playing with “a bulletproof technique that yields countless insights and beauties” (Strings), highly esteemed for his “utmost artistry and musical conviction” (The Strad), recognized as “Meritorious for Polish Culture”.
Janusz Wawrowski is a Polish violin virtuoso and Warner Classics artist. He graduated from the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he studied under professor Mirosław Ławrynowicz. Later he mastered his skills under Yair Kless and Salvatore Accardo.
Wawrowski has performed at the Berliner Philharmonie, Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Conservatory in Moscow, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Grosser Saal of Mozarteum in Salzburg, De Doelen Concertgebouw in Rotterdam, Tel Aviv Music Center, Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas and others. He has also participated in many reputable festivals, such as Salzburger Festspiele, Bebersee Festival and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Chopin and His Europe Festival, Polish Music Festival and Transatlantyk Festival. working with Conrad van Alphen, Łukasz Borowicz, Gabriel Chmura, Mykola Diadiura, Agnieszka Duczmal, Michał Dworzyński, Arthur Fagen, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Tomáš Netopil, Vladimir Ponkin and Antoni Wit, Janusz Wawrowski has appeared with Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice (NOSPR), Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (POR), Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela and many other orchestras in Poland, Czech Republic and Ukraine.
Janusz Wawrowski has premiered several contemporary violin concertos: Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter (Polish premiere), The Four Seasons by Sukhi Kang (Polish premiere), L.A. Concerto by Tomasz Jakub Opałka (world premiere performance) and Óneiros concerto by Dariusz Przybylski (world premiere recording).
Collaborating with Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Wawrowski premiered and recorded music for Hollywood films – Evening (directed by Lajos Koltai) and Get Low (directed by Aaron Schneider).