Płociński, Dominik

Soloist and chamber musician, born in 1989 in Warsaw. He started playing the cello at the age of eight under Michał Nyżnyk, and was a student of Roman Hoffmann in 2005–8. He completed undergraduate studies with Andrzej Bauer and Bartosz Koziak at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, and graduate studies with Andrzej Bauer at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw (2013).

As a soloist, he has appeared notably with orchestras including the Warsaw Philharmonic, Polish Radio, Slovak Radio, Sinfonia Iuventus, and AUKSO under conductors such as Marek Pijarowski, Rastislav Štúr, Marek Moś, Wojciech Semerau-Siemianowski, and Rafał Janiak. He has participated in numerous masterclasses run notably by Andrzej Bauer, Kazimierz Michalik, Andrzej Orkisz, Stanisław Firlej, Claus Reichardt, Michael Flaksman, Alexander Neustroev.

He won the 2nd Prize and special prizes at the Witold Lutosławski Cello Competition in Warsaw (2013). In 2013, he received the Minister of Culture Prize for the best Polish music academy student at the Concert of the Year. He was also a finalist of EBU’s New Talent 2014.

In 2011–14, he actively performed in duo with pianist Paweł Arendt, and in 2013 founded the Herbert Piano Trio with Joanna Kreft (violin) and Bartłomiej Wezner (piano). He is also a member of the dynamic Hashtag Ensemble and CELLONET Warsaw group, which is regularly invited to leading music festivals including Premieres in Lviv, Codes in Lublin, the Bronisław Huberman Violin Festival, in Częstochowa, Artus Jazz Festival, in Toruń, and First Performances Festival in Katowice. CELLONET premieres many new works and cooperates with jazz artists.

Currently Dominik Płociński is the first cello of the Sinfonia Iuventus.