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Double Bass Players

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PostHeaderIcon Dr Szymon Guzowski

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Szymon Guzowski was born on 22 August 1975 in Poznań. He began his musical education at the Henryk Wieniawski Music Primary School in Poznań in the violin class. He continued his education in professor J. Marczyński’s contrabass class at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Music High School, which he completed with an ‘excellent’ mark. At the same time he was develop-ing his interest in jazz. In 1990 and 1992, the jazz band he played in was qualified to enter the Jazz Juniors competition in Kraków.

In 1994, he entered the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in the fifth position, where he studied in professor P. Czerwiński’s contrabass class. In 1997, he made it all the way to the A. B. Ciechanowski Contrabass Championship final, and was awarded a prize. The following years of his studying, he spent preparing for international competitions. He participated in Tunbridge Wells Young International Concert Artists in Great Britain where he took the 4th place in the string instruments section. The same year, he was given a mark of respect in the 3rd International Contrabass Championship in Bern. In 1999, he was qualified for the second stage of the 34th International Contrabass Championship in Markneukirchen, Germany. In 2000, he was awarded a prize in the J. M. Sperger International Contrabass Championship, Germany.

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