Cracow Wind Quintet PDF Print E-mail
It was created in the summer 1999. It consist of the Cracow Double Reed Trio and other two musicans: the only lady in the group, flutist - Katarzyna Kurowska-Mleczko and french horn player Tadeusz Tomaszewski.
The first major step we made at the International Festival "Music in Old Cracow " in 1999, performing with pianist Waldemar Malicki.
Since then we have played on many famous stages giving the Polish audience and ourselves as much  delight as we can... because we just love to do it. Yore we were performing in the same orchestra, now scattered around Poland, but still focused on a unique thing - the magic of chamber music ...
Flutist, graduated from the Academy of Music in Cracow in 1987 ( with prof. Zbigniew Kamionka) In 1989 she received a scholarship from the French government and continued her education in the postgraduate studies in Paris with prof. Ph.Pierlot. She graduated with I Prix (1990). She has participated also in master classes in Nice and Freiburg.
She is a prize winner of the Flute Competition in Włoszakowice (1987).
For her artistic activity she received a scholarship Mayor of Cracow and distinction - Silver Cross of Merit of the Polish President.
Tadeusz Tomaszewski was born in Katowice. As a high school student was honored in many wind competitions e.g. in Czestochowa and Opole. In 1992 he won with the wind quintet the second place at the International Chamber Music Competition in Wroclaw and in 1994 he won the third prize at the National Festival of Young Hornists in Lodz. In 1995 he was a participant of the music workshops at the International Horn Festival in Budapest. During his studies at the Academy of Music in Cracow (1995-2000) he took part in the International Bach Academy courses led by H. Rilling in Stuttgart as well as in workshops of the chamber and orchestral music in Lund, Sweden. In 1998 he won with the wind quintet the third prize at the K.Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition and the second prize at the Second National Festival of Young Hornists in Lodz. He was also a scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and Art. In 2000 he graduated from the Academy of Music in Cracow (with prof.K.Pamuła). He cooperated with Capella Cracoviensis, Sinfonietta Cracovia and Sinfonia Varsovia. Currently he is a first hornist in the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and a member of the Cracow Wind Quintet as well.