Mariusz Patyra is a violinist born on 21st November 1977 in Orzysz.
He started to learn violin aged seven, and later studied under the supervision of Antoni Hoffmann in Olsztyn, Janusz Kucharski in Warsaw (The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music), Krzysztof Węgrzyna and Ina Kertscher in Hannover (Hochschule für Musik und Theater), and Salvatore Accardo in Cremona (Accademia Walter Stauffer).
Patyra is a winner of Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, a finalist of the International Stradivarius Competition in Cremona (1998), a laureate of the 4th prize and the special honour prize at Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Odense (2000), and the first Polish winner of the award for best interpretation of Paganini's Caprices at the International Violin Competition in Genoa (2001), for which he was rewarded with a reproduction of Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’ violin.
Mariusz Patyra has played concerts and recitals in Europe (e.g. in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, and Austria), Japan, the United States, and Mexico. He has played with such orchestras as the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, the Rome Symphony Orchestra, the Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, the Piano Symphony Orchestra, the Branderburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, the Irving Symphony Orchestra, the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, the Kiev Symphony Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lower Silesia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the Wrocław Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum.
He has recorded radio programmes in Poland, Germany (NDR, WDR), Italy (RAI Tre), and France (Radio France).
DUX Recordings released his two albums: Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerts – Mariusz Patyra (2008) and Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Massenet (2008). Together with The National Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, he recorded Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons (Lipinski Royal Fidelity, 2008).
Mariusz Patyra plays on a reproduction of ‘Guarneri del Gesu’ from 1733 built by Christian Erichson (Hannover 2003) as well as on a reproduction of ‘Il Cannone’ from 1742 built by John B. Erwin (Dallas 2000).
More information about the artist is available on his website.
Author: Anna Iwanicka-Nijakowska, Polish Music Information Centre, Związek Kompozytorów Polskich, December 2006, up-date: Małgorzata Kosińska, Polish Music Information Centre, Związek Kompozytorów Polskich, June 2010, translated by AW, November 2016