Conductor and teacher. Born October 20, 1948, in Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland.
Conductor and teacher; he has won a number of awards for his long-term musical and cultural contributions.
Rozbicki got his doctorate in Musical Arts from the Cracow Music Academy, and earned two Master of Arts degrees from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (1976 and 1977). He also went on to study in Holland at the Maastricht Conservatory and at Michigan State University in the United States.
He began his professional career in 1977 as a conductor in Warsaw. In 1981, a Polish orchestra he was conducting won second and third place at the World Musical Competition in Kerkrade, Holland, and two years later he came in second place at the Janitsajarfestivalen in Hamar, Norway. In 1984 he conducted the Bremen Symphony Orchestra.
In 1985 Rozbicki moved to Canada, where he went to work for the education system. He is currently a teacher at Toronto's Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton High School, although he also organized the Brampton Symphony Orchestra and served as its conductor for five years.
Since 1985 he has successfully collaborated with several choirs in Canada, and is now working with the Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. These groups have participated in a variety of musical spectacles, including Ludźmierz Vespers, The Polish Tenors, Golden Voices and Chopin and Friends. Celebrity Symphony Orchestra gives all its concerts in the prestigious Living Arts Centre concert hall in Mississauga. In August 2000, Rozbicki was invited to be a guest conductor at the 29th Jan Kiepura Festival in Krynica, Poland.
In May 1998, Rozbicki led a Toronto choir, the Polonia Singers, to three top awards in Chicago during the competition of the 45th Polish Singers Alliance US convention. He himself was named Best Choir Director.
Rozbicki has won a number of awards for his long-term musical and cultural contributions. These include: the "Knight's Order of Polonia Restituta" awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland in March 2006; the Gold Honorary Award of the Polish Congress in Canada; the University of Toronto (OISE) Award for "Outstanding Associate Teacher 2005-2006"; and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) "Pro Memoria" award in 2007.
Source: Press release