Piotr Buczek was a founding member of the Penderecki String Quartet, the quartet- in- residence at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). Mr. Buczek received an artist diploma with special distinction from the Szymanowski Academy of Music. From 1986-88 he was an assistant to Ralph Evans of the Fine Arts Quartet at the Chamber Music Institute in Milwaukee, where he received his Master’s Degree. At the University of Maryland, he studied with members of the Guarneri Quartet.
He has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas with the Penderecki Quartet and as a soloist and chamber musician. His discography includes eleven CD’s with the Penderecki Quartet. In 1995 he appeared as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra during the Takefu Music Festival in Japan. He has performed with Sinfonia Calcania of Boston, Handel and Haydn Society. He taught violin at Wilfrid Laurier University and chamber music as an artist-in-residence at Trenton College, Furman University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and many clinics and festivals throughout Canada and USA. Presently Piotr is completing his DMA in violin performance at Boston University.
Book: Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s La Sombra del Viento (The Shadow of the Wind)
Movie: “Out of Africa”
A piece of music to listen to: Stravinsky's “Rite of Spring”
Event: Soccer Games
Place to visit: Vienna