Janusz Widzyk

Born in Zywiec

Member since 2001-09-01


Winner of the Geneve International Music Competition (1998)

Janusz Widzyk first took piano lessons and was 13 when he began playing the double bass. He studied at the music academy in Kraków and in 1996 continued his training at the Cologne Musikhochschule. In 1997 the Bonn Beethovenhalle Orchestra engaged him as a principal bass, and three years later Janusz Widzyk took over the same position with the Hamburg Radio (NDR) Symphony Orchestra. Since 2001 he has been part of the double-bass section of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Janusz Widzyk, who was a member of the Philharmonic Camerata Berlin and the Philharmonic String Quintet for many years and has been performing in the Philharmonia Duo with David Riniker since 2018, teaches at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin and at the Szczecin Academy of Arts in Poland. In 2019, Janusz Widzyk received his doctorate from the Academy of Music in Kraków.