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Marcin Murawski

Academy of Music, Poznan (Poland)
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between 2007-2013 was viola professor at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, and at present is viola professor at the Academy of Music in Poznan. His graduates are laureates of prestigious awards and prizes. He has given master classes and recitals throughout Europe, USA and in New Zealand. His extensive discography includes numerous premiere recordings, including a seven-CD set of music of Michael Kimber, two-CD set of Emile Ratez music for viola and piano, and two-CD set of René de Boisdeffre music for viola and piano - with premiere recordings of these works. During 44th International Viola Congress in Wellington, New Zealand he performed twice as soloist with Wellington Viola Congress Orchestra, gave lecture-recital about passacaglias in viola literature, taught on masterclasses, performed recital of polish music and conducted Massed Viola Orchestra during final concert, entitled "A tribute to Michael Kimber". Marcin Murawski plays D’Addario strings exclusively, uses Cremona in America rosins and Frirsz tailpieces. Murawski, has released a number of albums on the Acte Prealable classical music label, which specializes in Polish music, including the works of Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Michael Kimber.