Voytek Proniewicz is a violin virtuoso who performs at major concert halls around the world.
Voytek Proniewicz made his solo debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005. Since then he has appeared with the orchestras of the Wrocław Philharmonic, the Szczecin Philharmonic, the Rzeszów Philharmonic, and the Kielce Philharmonic as well as Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva Orchestra and many youth orchestras. He has performed under the batons of Jan Krenz, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Tomasz Radziwonowicz, and Ewa Strusińska and played violin concertos by Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, and Bruch, as well as different works by Sarasate, Wieniawski, Kreisler, Lutosławski, and Piazzolla. The violinist has performed at the concert halls of Rudolfinum Philharmonic in Prague, Kraków Philharmonic, Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk, Poznań Philharmonic, Lublin Philharmonic, Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice and in many other Polish cities as well as around the world – Vienna, Paris, Madrid, St. Petersburg, Munich, Brussels, Vilnius, Palermo, Singapore, Hanoi, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
Voytek Proniewicz recorded two CDs for the NAXOS record label – Pupils of Chopin with pianist Alexander Jakobidze-Gitman (2011) and Ferenc Liszt Works for Violin and Piano with pianist Wojciech Waleczek (2014). The artist recorded music for the movie Chopin – The Space Concert. The film was awarded the main prize at the 2012 International Film Festival in Monaco. As a member of the Camerata Vistula music ensemble, he took part in recording the works of Apolinary Szeluto for the DUX music label (nominated to a Fryderyk Award in 2009).
In May 2009, Voytek Proniewicz, together with Sinfonia Viva Orchestra, gave the world premiere performance of Krzesimir Dębski’s composition Dos Lid Far Jidisze Fidl for violin and string orchestra. In 2010, as a duo with Janusz Olejniczak, he played at a prestigious music festival Veranos de la Villa in Madrid. In 2010, as a member of Camerata Vistula ensemble, he gave concerts in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Caracas.
The artist has performed during the Strefa Ciszy Royal Łazienki Music Festival in Warsaw, Jerzy Waldorff Summer Festival in Radziejowice, the Mozartiana Mozart Festival in Gdańsk, and the European Music Festival in Vietnam.
The violinist won 3rd prize at the Ludwig van Beethoven International Competition in Hradec nad Moravici, the Czech Republic (1998), 2nd prize at the Stanisław Serwaczyński National Violin Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin (2002), and 3rd prize at the 15th Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Contest in Łódź (2004), and received a distinction at the Karol Szymanowski International Competition in Łódź (2005).
Voytek Proniewicz graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the class of Prof. Mirosław Ławrynowicz in 2005. In 1998, the Polish Television produced and broadcast a film entitled Violin Impression which was devoted entirely to the young violinist. He was a long-term scholarship holder of the Polish Children’s Fund. He was also granted a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2001, the scholarship by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Młoda Polska in 2009 and an award from the President of City Gliwice for Excellence in Arts and Culture in 2013.
Source: press materials, ed.GS, June 2016
Artist's website: proniewicz.com