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Mieczyslaw Szlezer

Violinist Mieczyslaw Szlezer was born July 26. 1955 in Krakow, Poland. He started his musical education at age of six under the tutorship of his father, renowned violinist and teacher himself. He was graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Krakow and continued his postgraduate studies at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana (USA) with Joseph Gingold and Tadeusz Wronski. Among his teachers were also such famous violinists like: Henryk Szeryng and Franco Gulli.

He is a prize holder and laureate of several international and national Violin competitions. As a soloist, member of various chamber ensembles and concertmaster of the orchestras Capella Cracoviensis (1978-87) and The State Philharmonic Orchestra K. Szymanowski (1987-2000) he has given more than two thousands performances in 28 countries on four continents. He did also numerous recordings for: PRiTV, RAI, Yugoton, France Musique, Equant, STEBO and Moderato. Since 1995 he is a founding member of the Piano Trio Artemus.

His teaching career started in 1978 at the Academy of Music in Krakow where he is now holding the titular professorship in Violin and the Chair of the Violin and Viola Department. Between 2002 and 2008 he was elected twice for the Deputy Rector (International relations and artistic promotion).