Janusz Widzyk | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Zywiec, Poland
Member since 01.09.2001


Janusz Widzyk has been playing the double bass since the age of 13. He initially studied at the Academy of Music and the European Mozart Academy in Krakow and from 1996 at the Academy of Music in Cologne. In 1998, he won first prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva.

In 1997, the Beethovenhalle Orchestra in Bonn engaged him as principal double bass, and three years later Janusz Widzyk took up the same position with the NDR Symphony Orchestra (now the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra). He has been a member of the double bass section of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 2001. He also performs as a soloist and chamber musician. Janusz Widzyk, who was a member of the Philharmonic Camerata Berlin and the Philharmonic String Quintet for many years and has been performing with David Riniker as the Philharmonia Duo since 2018, teaches at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin and at the University of the Arts in Szczecin, Poland. Janusz Widzyk completed his doctorate at the Krakow University of Music in 2019.


First Prize, International Music Competition in Geneva (1998)

Ensembles of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Philharmonia Duo

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