Orchestras accompanying the participants of the competition:
Youth Warsaw Wind Orchestra
II stage of the Competition
The orchestra was founded in 2017 and includes students of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the most talented students of Warsaw’s second-grade music schools. Among the members of the orchestra there are also finalists and laureates of the prestigious Young Musician of the Year competition. The orchestra’s repertoire includes traditional American marches, as well as hits of classical, pop and film music. The ensemble performed in the Chamber Hall of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Częstochowa Philharmonic and numerous cultural centres in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. The artistic director of the orchestra is French horn player Dariusz Thieu Quang, and the conductor is Jarosław Praszczałek.
Warsaw University of Life Sciences Representative Orchestra
Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna Szkoły Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie
III stage of the Competition / Gala concert
Warsaw University of Life Sciences Representative Orchestra is an academic wind orchestra. It was founded in 2007 on the initiative of the students of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The orchestra consists of about 45 musicians. The core of the orchestra are students and graduates of WULS. A large group of the orchestra members consists of students from other Warsaw universities, as well as other musicians who sympathise with the ensemble. The rich sound of woodwind and brass instruments is complemented by electric and bass guitars, a drum section and a keyboard instrument.
The role of the Orchestra is to add splendour to the ceremonies taking place at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, as well as to represent the University outside. The orchestra can be heard during various cultural events and stage concerts in Warsaw and beyond. It has played, among others, in the Roma Theatre and the Polski Theatre during the gala of Fryderyk’s Music Awards in 2017. The orchestra also takes part in national and international music festivals. In 2016 and 2018 it participated in the International Youth Band Festival in Sindos, Greece. In 2013 and 2018 Orchestra won the Grand Prix at the Mazovian Wind Orchestra Festival held in Warsaw. The band willingly participates in interesting music projects and creates original artistic programmes.
Photo and descriptions sources:
header photo: SGGW / Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna SGGW / excerpt from the original
Youth Warsaw Wind Orchestra: photo and description of the Orchestra – Youth Warsaw Wind Orchestra
Orkiestra Reprezentacyjna SGGW: photo: Piotr Kapica / description of the Orchestra – Damian Kisielewski