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Erlendis Quartet
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Erlendis Quartet

Wojciech Jurkiewicz

Wojciech Jurkiewicz

Wojciech Jurkiewicz, born in 1991, graduated from Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznań with Master Degree in Arts at Łukasz Kuropaczewskis class. Before he completed his Bachelor studies with prof. Piotr Zaleski and Tomasz Kandulski. One of founding members of Erlendis Quartet.

Musical career started early for him, at the age of eight, back in his hometown – Zielona Góra ­ where he was studying with his first guitar teacher, Hanna Kowalik. Since then he has been awarded at several guitar competitions both nationwide and international (Krzyżowa, Sanok, Konin, Trzęsacz and many others). Already as primary school student he became a prizewinner at thirteen guitar competitions. In 2014 he won in International Music Competition in Musile di Piave, Italy. His achievements have been recognized and awarded with scholarships founded by President of Zielona Góra (repeatedly), Marshall of Lubuskie Voievodship, and even by Polish Ministry of Higher Education.

As a guitarist he made appearances in Poland, Germany, Latvia, Ukraine and Italy and the Netherlands. He also had performed with philharmonic orchestras (in Zielona Góra and Jelenia Góra), for example under baton of professor Tomasz Bugaj. He had been invited to work as a jury member in several music competitions in Poland (not exclusively guitar ones) in Poznań, Krosno Odrzańskie, Świebodzin. He is constantly expanding his musical vision by participating also individually in masterclasses conducted by most widely recognized musicians e.g. David Russell (UK), Pepe Romero (USA), Marcin Dylla (Poland), William Kanengiser (USA), and cellist ­ prof. Andrzej Bauer (Poland). Wojciech is fulfilling as well as a teacher, and co­organizer of artistic events (such as Guitar Academy Festival in Poznań and International Guitar Festival in Zielona Góra). He recorded his program several times for TV and radio stations. He is a member of Lubuskie Guitar Society.