Two members of the world famous Penderecki Quartet will be joining the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra on February 28 for a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for violin and viola.
Jerzy Kaplanek , violinist, member of the Penderecki String Quartet, was born in Poland in 1965. His music schooling started at the age of six on piano and at the age of ten he commenced his violin studies. In 1984, he received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatory in Bytom. Six years later, in 1990, graduated with a Master’s Degree in Musical Arts from the prestigious Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. There, he studied with the distinguished teachers Janusz Skramlik, Stanislaw Lewandowski, and Aureli Blaszczok.
Jerzy Kaplanek is presently an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he has been teaching violin and chamber music since 1991. In addition to his duties at the WLU, he is in great demand as a soloist, adjudicator and teacher at international competitions and summer festivals, and master classes given in Canada and abroad. He plays a 1680 Antonio Casini violin made in Modena, Italy