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. Widzyk is active as a chamber player with colleagues from the orchestra in the Berlin Philharmonic Camerata. He also appears as a concert soloist in many countries.