plays on the RZ Solo
He started his musical education on clarinet at the age of 10. He graduated with distinction
from Master’s Programme at Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (with
Arkadiusz Adamski). In the same year he started PhD studies at his alma mater. From 2019
he is a principal clarinetist of Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has gained recognition from a wide audience, performing as a soloist with such orchestras
as: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, Silesian
Philharmonic Orchestra, Zabrze Philharmonic Orchestra, Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra. He
was performing under the baton of such conductors as Krzysztof Penderecki, Tadeusz
Strugała, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Gabriel Chmura, Jose Maria Florencio, Antoni Wit, Marek Moś,
Bassem Akiki, Larry Livingston.
Bartek is a laureate of numerous clarinet and chamber music competitions such as Grand
Prize winner at 3rd Silverstein Clarinet Contest (2021, USA), Third Reward at 13th Michał
Spisak International Music Competition (2021, Poland), Third Prize at XVI International
Clarinet Competition “Saverio Mercadante” (2020, Italy), Third Prize at 51. Karol Kurpiński
National Competition for Young Clarinetists (2018, Poland), First Prize at V International
Chamber Music Competition in Bydgoszcz (2018, Poland).
He runs an active chamber and orchestral music activity taking part in many prestigious
festivals such as: Musikfestspiele Saar, World Music Days in Wrocław, Culture-Nature
Festival Katowice, Moravian Autumn, Ticino Musica Festival, ECA Clarinet Festivals,
Emanacje Festival, Beethoven Easter Festival Warsaw.
His devotion to chamber music can be seen also in promotion of polish music. In his
repertoire you can find works by Krzysztof Penderecki, Mieczysław Weinberg, Witold
Lutosławski, Stefan Kisielewski, Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz and many other polish composers.
Together with pianist Maciej Słapiński he was awarded a Distinction Diploma at prestigious
II Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music ( 2021 Rzeszów, Poland).
Bartek Dobrowolski was awarded the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship
for his outstanding achievements. He is also a Pro Team Artist for Silverstein Works
performing with Titanium and Hexa ligatures and Ambipoly Synthetic Reeds.