Jan Roszkowski

Jan Roszkowski

Cellist Jan Roszkowski draws attention for his charisma and passion for music whether presenting a classical concert or playing at the Jordanian Princesses’ dinner party. A recipient of various scholarships – Fulbright and Hans & Klara Bauer among others, Jan studied Cello with Prof. David Gaber and pursued Jazz Piano and Composition Program at Manhattan School of Music. He graduated in 2012 and received his Master of Art Degree. Born in Suwalki, Poland, Jan started to play cello at the age of five and received his formal music education at the Music Lyceum and at the Frederic Chopin University in Warsaw, where he was also awarded Master of Art Degree. His teacher was Prof. Kazimierz Michalik. He participated in several summer courses and music festivals like Viersen Music Summer and Il Internationale Cello Academie in Schlitz, Germany and Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, studying with Elias Ariscuren, Bonnie Hampton, Tobias Khune, Troels Svane, David Mueller-Schott, Andrzej Bauer and Tomasz Strahl. He was awarded several prizes: at Chamber Music Competition in Wroclaw, Warsaw Chamber Music Competition for Young Musicians, and Cello Competition in Elblag, Poland. He has an extensive concert career playing solo and chamber music in Poland, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Russia, China, and The United States. Jan has performed at various festivals like Mozartina Festival and Swietojanskie Swietowanie in Gdansk, 14th Festival of Baroque Music in Pasym and America Romantica versus Chopin in Opinogora. He also played gala concerts at Castle of Malbork, Poland-the largest castle in the world, Music Center in Brussels, Hotel des Invalides in Paris, Jay Heritage Center in Rye, XIII and XIV International Chopin & Friends Festival in New York. He has gained a lot of popularity in Poland performing piano and cello recitals with Nina Kuzma-Sapiejewska and violin and cello recitals with his brother Adam. Jan Roszkowski has recorded for the Polish Radio & TV, Radio BIS, Dux and Kayax.