Jakub Waszczeniuk

Jakub Waszczeniuk

Jakub Waszczeniuk was born in Dębno. He graduated with honours from the Secondary Music School in Gorzów in the trumpet class of Włodzimierz Kozłowski. He went on to graduate with honours from the Wrocław Academy of Music in the trumpet class of Professor Igor Cecocho. In 2005 as a 4th year student, Waszczeniuk commenced work in the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra as trumpet soloist. Since then, he has played several hundred concerts with the Orchestra, performing at the most renowned concert halls in the world. He has also appeared many times as soloist with, among others, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra and with the Poznań, Łódź and Lower Silesian Philharmonic Orchestras

In July 2006 Waszczeniuk performed as soloist at the inaugural concert of the Chopin and his Europe Festival. Together with Martha Argerich and with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra under the direction of Alexander Rabinovitch-Barakovsky he played Shostakovich’s Concerto No.2 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings Op.35.

Waszczeniuk plays mostly as principal trumpeter with the following orchestras: Sinfonia Varsovia, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Leopoldinum, the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.

Since 2016, Jakub Waszczeniuk is teacher at Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, member of Polish Brass Quintet and Sinfonia Varsovia Brass, and also teaches at many masterclass in Poland. Apart from classical music, Waszczeniuk also performs pop music, working together with Zygmunt Kukla’s and Tomek Szymuś’ pop orchestras and playing lead trumpet in many TV live concerts and shows, including Dancing With The Stars (Polish edition). He has performed with such musicians as Zbigniew Namysłowski, Ania Szarmach, Frank McComb, Ryszard Rynkowski, Adam Sztaba, Grażyna Łobaszewska and Lora Szafran.

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