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Piotr Szewczyk, violinist and composer, is a violinist in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida since 2007, and is also the Winner of the 2008 Jacksonville Symphony Fresh Ink – Florida Composers’ Competition. In 2007 Mr. Szewczyk completed a 3-year fellowship at the new World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas where he served as a rotating concertmaster and was a winner of the NWS Concerto Competition.
As a composer, Mr. Szewczyk has received numerous awards including those from Rapido! Composition Contest, Third Millennium Ensemble, American Composers Forum, Society of Composers, Jacksonville Symphony, British Trombone Society, VoxNovus 60×60 Project, Fauxharmonic Adagio Contest, UPBEAT Hvar – Croatia and
ACCENT Competition at Music X Festival.
Mr. Szewczyk’s music has been performed by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Atlanta Chamber Players, Third Millennium Ensemble, Ensemble GREEN (Los Angeles), ALIAS Ensemble (Nashville), Sybarite Chamber Players (NYC), Juventas Ensemble (Boston), Atlanta Chamber Players, Trio Archetto (Poland), Degas Quartet, ACCORD Quartet, International Double Reed Conference, OWU/NOW Festival, Santa Fe New Music, Colorado Music Festival and many others, and was featured on NPR Performance Today and CBS Early Show.
Piotr Szewczyk holds a double Masters degree in violin and composition from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he studied violin with Kurt Sassmanshaus, Piotr Milewski and Dorothy Delay and composition with Joel Hoffman, Michael Fiday, Henry Gwiazda, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Darrell Handel. Piotr Szewczyk was born in Poland and attended music schools in Warsaw and the School of Talents in Poznan studying with Jadwiga Kaliszewska before moving to United States at age 15.