Piotr Chrupek – viola
He is a graduate of the Academy of Music I. J. Paderewski in Poznań in the viola class of prof. Marcin Murawski, as well as the Academy of Music K. Lipiński in Wrocław in the baroque viola class of prof. Zbigniew Pilch. He participated in master classes under the supervision of prof. Piotr Reichert, Zbigniew Pilch, Jarosław Thiel, Sirkki-Lisa Kaakinen, Markus Möllenbeck. He is a co-founder and member of the string quartet “Musicarius” specializing in early music performance, with which he performs in Poland and abroad. He is a member of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra. He is also a part of the Academy of Early Music Foundation located in Szczecin. For many years he led the viola section in the ensemble of early instruments of the Warsaw Chamber Opera “Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense “. He also collaborated with The English Baroque Solists. Currently, he performs with the most important early music ensembles in Poland as a soloist, chamber musician, often also as a group leader. He participates in radio broadcasts and CD recordings. In 2019, he was awarded the Fryderyk Prize in category “chamber music”. He has performed together with Jane Rogers, Enrico Gatti, Kati Debretzeni, and Peter Hanson. He gained orchestral experience under the guidance of artists such as John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul McCreesh and Giovanni Antonini.