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British-Polish violinist Michał Ćwiżewicz has given concerts across Europe, the Middle-East and USA and his playing has been broadcast on BBC television and Radio and Polish national television.  He performs frequently in the violin duo Cwizewicz Brothers, the acclaimed Minerva Piano Trio and is also concertmaster and co-director of the Górecki Chamber Orchestra and director of the Ognisko Chamber Ensemble. Numerous prizes and awards enabled his studies at the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Paris Conservatoire, the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid and with celebrated musicians Krzysztof Śmietana, Itzhak Rashkovsky and members of the Alban Berg, Arpeggione and Ysaÿe quartets.   He was recently presented to Her Majesty the Queen at the Young Artists Reception at Buckingham Palace. He performs on a 1731 Niccola Gagliano violin kindly on loan from a private collection.

Other passions include the folk music of Eastern Europe (in particular, of the Carpathian Mountains which he has been playing since early childhood - taught by legendary violinists of the Podhale, Eugenius Wilczek and Władysław Trebunia-Tutka) and the music of Javanese Gamelan which he performed throughout his youth as a member of the Southbank Gamelan Players. 

Also fanatical about all things that fly, in 2007 he received his Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College.

His understanding of the many moods and the ever changing direction of the music was masterly; in lyrical music he gave the fullest voice but was unafraid to attack the instrument in the many bravura passages
— Music Web International

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