Bio

fot. Klaudyna Schubert

Having earned a Master of Arts degree with distinction from the Academy of Music in Kraków in 2013, where he studied percussion with Prof. Jan Pilch, he is currently continuing his education with PhD studies at his alma mater. He is the laureate of top prizes in many competitions: national and international—in Poland, Slovenia, Greece and Ukraine, among other countries—as both a soloist and a chamber musician. He debuted as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków, he also performed with Hungarian orchestra Musica Sonora, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Opole Philharmonic, Regent Brass London, etc. As a concert chamber musician he has appeared at numerous festivals, including the International Percussion Festival Sources and Inspirations in Kraków, the international festival Music in Old Cracow (along the prominent cellist Ivan Monighetti), International Festival SWIK (Netherlands), Todays Art Festival (Netherlands) or International Festival ClarinetFest in Kansas (USA). As a contemporary music performer, he attended prestigious workshops during the 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt along with concerts during the International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, the Brand New Music Festival in Katowice, Poznan Musical Spring Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Unsound Festival and other. He cooperated with many composers, preparing pieces by Helmut Lachenmann (Trio Fluido), Agata Zubel (Percussion Store concerto), Cezary Duchnowski (Partiels), Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska (The Soul of Seul and Reflexion), Michał Jakub Papara (Intui), or Memoopera by Marta Śniady. Bartosz Sałdan create duo with clarinetist Barbara Borowicz, which perform many new pieces for clarinet and percussion by composers like Manuel Ruiz del Coral or Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska. He is also active orchestral musician, as percussionist and timpanist he works with many orchestras, including the Symphony Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra of the Royal Capital City of Krakow, Polish Orchestra of the 18th Century, Sinfonia Iuventus and many other. As a freelancer he cooperate with many early music and popular music ensembles, playing concerts and working as recording session artist. On the other side of his interests is latin music which results in cycle of workshops in cooperation with Sabrosa Dance Studio.