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Mikolaj Zgółka

Mikolaj Zgółka studied violin at music conservatories in Poland, Switzerland and Germany. As a soloist and chamber musician, he won prizes at national and international competitions. he takes a particular interest in historical performance practice, focusing on violin music at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, chamber music of the second half of the 18th century and early Romanticism. As a concertmaster and chamber musician he has collaborated with many early music ensembles such as Collegium Musicum Stuttgart, Berlin Baroque, Allegria Musicale, Collegium Marianum, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Consortium Sedinum and Orchestra of the Academy of Early Music Foundation in Szczecin. He is the First violininst and co-founder of the Musicarius quartet, as well as oncertmaster and initiator of the Polish-German ensemble Neue Pohlnische Capelle. He also performs as soloist with the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. Mikołaj Zgółka has taken part in several recordings for such labels as Polskie Radio, DUX, CD Accord, RecArt, and Deutsche Grammophon. He runs the Baroque violin class at the Academy of Music in Poznań and has taught master classes in Lidzbark Warmiński, Jarosław and Magdeburg. In addition he has managed different music festivals and events in Poland and was honored with different awards. Mikołaj Zgółka plays an Aegidius Kloz violin from 1793 and a copy of Giovanni Paolo Maggini's violin from 1629, made by Krzysztof Krupa.