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Moś Marek

Conductor and artistic director of the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra since its foundation; artistic director of the AUKSO Summer Philharmonic Festival; Polish violinist and chamber musician. He studied with Kazimierz Dębicki and Andrzej Grabiec in Bytom and Katowice. Founder and long-time concertmaster of the Silesian String Quartet, which quickly established itself as one of Europe’s finest ensembles. Together with the Quartet, Marek Moś has performed at important festivals and in prestigious venues in Europe and worldwide, such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw and Ijsbreker in Amsterdam, Vredenburg in Utrecht, the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Tivoli in Copenhagen, the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, De Singel in Antwerp, Merkin Hall in New York and Jordan Hall in Boston.

Also with the Silesian String Quartet, he has given 30 world premieres of contemporary works, some of them specially written for the ensemble.

Marek Moś has recorded for the Polish Radio and TV, as well as for record companies such as CD Accord, Olympia, Patridge, Thesis and Wergo, winning awards such as the 1995 Fryderyk of the Polish Phonographic Academy for their CD dedicated to the music of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, 1997 Fryderyk for a CD with the quartets of Karol Szymanowski and Witold Lutosławski (which also became Record of the Year of “Studio” music magazine). Marek Moś himself has received numerous individual awards, e.g. in the Contemporary Music Competition in Cracow (1979), at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (1984, 1988) and from the Polish Composers’ Union (1994, 2005). He also received the Silver Medal of Merit for Culture – Gloria Artis (2005), and the Silesian Voivodeship Marshal Award (2005), as well as being made an Honorary Citizen of the City of Tychy (2009).

Currently, alongside his intense concert activity, Marek Moś is also a professor at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice.