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Marek Moś

Marek Moś



Marek Moś

Outstanding Polish conductor, violinist and chamber musician. Founder and artistic director of the AUKSO chamber orchestra , artistic director of the “Letnia Filharmonia AUKSO” [AUKSO Summer Philharmonic] Festival in Wigry.

Moś studied in Bytom and in Katowice under the tutelage of Kazimierz Dębicki and Andrzej Grabiec. He is the founder and long-term first violinist of the Silesian Quartet – an ensemble that quickly became one of the greatest string quartets in Europe. With the Quartet, Moś has performed at prestigious festivals and in some of the greatest venues in the world, including the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw and IJsbreker in Amsterdam, Vredenburg in Utrecht, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Tivoli in Copenhagen, Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, deSingel in Antwerp, Merkin Hall in New York and Jordan Hall in Boston.

Together with the Silesian Quartet, Marek Moś has made some 30 first performances of Polish and foreign works, of which most were dedicated to the ensemble. The artist has made numerous recordings for Polish Radio and Television and for various labels, including CD Accord, Olympia, Partridge, Thesis and Wergo. Many of these have received awards: the album of chamber music by H.M. Górecki won the “Fryderyk” award in 1995. Another “Fryderyk” (1997) went to the album of string quartets by K. Szymanowski and W. Lutosławski. Marek Moś has also won many prizes: at the Competition of Contemporary Music in Cracow (1979), The International UNESCO Rostrum in Paris (1984, 1988), from the Polish Composers’ Union (1994, 2005), a Gloria Artis Silver Medal of Cultural Merit (2005) and the Silesian Voivodship Marshal’s Award (2005). In 2009 Marek Moś became an honorary citizen of the city of Tychy.
Apart from an intensive concert and recording career, Marek Moś also lectures in the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.