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Erlendis Quartet

Karol Mruk

Karol Mruk

Born in 1992, in Oleśnica, Karol began his studying guitar at the age of nine. He finished Fryderyk Chopin School of Music in Oleśnica and then Karol Szymanowski School of Music in Wroclaw where he was a pupil of renowned polish guitar teacher Marek Zieliński. In 2015 Karol graduated with distinction, after five years of studies with dr Lukasz Kuropaczewski at the I.J.Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. At the moment Karol continues his musical development with Erlendis Quartet, studying chamber music at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Karol received over ten prizes at national and international guitar competitions. The most important are:

  • 1st Prize at International Guitar Competition in Karpacz (Poland), 2006
  • 3rd Prize at International Guitar Competitions in Krynica Zdrój (Poland), 2007 / 2008
  • 1st Prize at International Guitar Competition in Trzęsacz (Poland), 2008
  • 3rd Prize at International Guitar Competition in Belgrad (Serbia), 2010
  • 3rd Prize at International Guitar Competition in Gorizia (Italy), 2011
  • 2nd Prize and Audience Award at International Guitar Competition in Poznań (Poland), 2012

Karol also received many scholarships — President of Wroclaw, Minister of Science and Higher Education and Minister of Culture of Poland Bogdan Zdrojewski. Karol was playing concerts in many cities around Poland, Ukraine, Latvia, Austria, Denmark and Serbia. In march of 2013 Karol was invited to play a private concert for President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski and his wife, with Lukasz Kuropaczewski in President Palace in Warsaw. He also took part in many guitar courses and workshops, he had a pleasure to work with such artists as: Manuel Barrueco, Marcin Dylla, Łukasz Kuropaczewski, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Zoran Dukić, Jeremy Jouve, Judicael Perroy and many others.