Wojciech Psiuk – saxophone
He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in Paweł Gusnar’s class. In the academic year 2011/2012 he was a holder of the Erasmus scholarship at the Konservatorium Wien Privatunversitat in Lars Mlekusch’s class and graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in Daniel Gauthier’s class.
Wojciech Psiuk performed at several festivals, including La Folle Journée, Festival of Contemporary Music “Warsaw Autumn”, Wratislavia Cantans, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Warsaw Music Encounters, Festival “In the Land of Chopin”, International Saxophone Festival in Przeworsk, Summer Concerts by Sinfonia Varsovia, Tempus Paschale Festival, Portraits of Composers (by Polish Composer’s Union), Space of Silence Festival, Animi Music Festival, International Festival of Young Winners of Music Competitions (by “Silesia” Intitution) and “Gardens of Talents” (by “Towards the Art” Association). He was also the guests of live radio broadcast “Five o’clock” hosted by Agata Kwiecińska in Polish Radio Program 2. He played as a soloist with Silesian Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He also cooperated with many orchestras such as Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw Philharmonic, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of Tychy, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus, Silesian Philharmonic, Płock Symphony Orchestra and Zabrze Philharmonic.
He is a founder of ensembles Morpheus Saxophone Quartet and Fluent Ensemble. He has won many awards as a soloist and chamber musician, including 2nd prize at the 7th National Wind Competition “Etiuda 2009” in Szczecin, 2nd prize at the National Wind Competition “Miniatura 2005” in Bydgoszcz, 4th prize at the 5th National Saxophone Festival in Przeworsk, 1st prize at the 5th International Accordion Competition in Giżycko, 1st prize at the Accordion Festival in Mława, 2nd prize at the International Accordion Competition in Klingenthal, 2nd prize at the 8th International Competition of Light Music in Sanok, 2nd prize at the 2nd Big Band Festival in Bydgoszcz and the 1st prize at the National Accordion Competition in Chełm. In 2012 he became a laureate of the scholarship “Young Poland” offered by Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
photo by Anita Wąsik-Płocińska