Nazwisko/name: Smoczyński
Imię/first name: Mateusz

Mateusz Smoczyński graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in the class of Andrzej Gębski. He has performed at chief jazz stages and festivals nearly all over the world, and cooperated with the artists of the order of Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Gil Goldstein, Richie Beirach, Glen Moore, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Tomasz Stańko, Urszula Dudziak, Władysław “Adzik” Sendecki, Leszek Możdżer, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Natalia Kukulska, Anna Maria Jopek, Monika Borzym, Grzech Piotrowski, and Sebastian Karpiel Bułecka. Participated in the world premiere performance of Zbigniew Seifert’s jazz concerto, together with Joachim Kühn, Bronisław Suchanek, Janusz Stefański, and Bohdan Jarmołowicz. Leader of a quintet, member of the New Trio, and a founding member of the Atom String Quartet. In 2012–16 Mateusz Smoczyński was the first violin in the American Turtle Island Quartet (winner of two Grammy awards). In 2013, the band were invited to participate in the recording of Grammy-nominated After Blue album of Tierney Sutton.

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Calendar 2018

July  25
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
July 26
audition in Lusławice – semi-finals
July 27
audition in Lusławice – finals
July 28 – gala concert in Cracow

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Zbigniew Seifert (1946-1979) was one of the most eminent Polish jazz musicians and a man of incredible musical talent. His untimely death did not let him fully develop his musical abilities and interrupted a promising worldwide career.

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Regulations of the 3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition, Poland, July 25-28, 2018.

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10,000 EURO – 1st prize

5,000 EURO – 2nd prize

2,000 EURO – 3rd prize

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Marek Karewicz photos

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