Piotr Zielinski

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Classical Guitar, Piano

Polish guitarist Piotr Zielinski is a highly demanded teacher, lecturer and performer. In addition to his guitar career he is an accomplished pianist and piano teacher.

Piotr’s performances include concerts in New York City, Paris, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Austin, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Warsaw, Katowice,  with performances with the Peabody Camerata Orchestra in Baltimore, a recital at the Pulawy Festival in Poland, performances in Washington, D.C. Mexican Cultural Institute and tours of Japan and Canada, as well as solo recitals in other cities in Poland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the United States.  As a chamber musician, Piotr is a member of Aurora Guitar Quartet, a critically praised ensemble, with whom he released an album entilted ‘Valsa Negra” on the New Lake Records label.

Mr. Zielinski received a Graduate Performance Diploma and a Masters of Music Degree under the mentorship of world renowned Manuel Barrueco at Peabody Conservatory, where he also studied with Ray Chester. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Sydney-Friedberg Prize for outstanding musical contribution to Peabody.

Piotr was the first Polish citizen to be accepted at the Conservatoire National Superièur de Musique de Paris in classical guitar. He received the Prix de Guitare and DNESS Diploma from the Paris Conservatory, where he studied with Alexandre Lagoya and Olivier Chassain. He also served as faculty at the Academie Internationale de Musique in Paris. While living in France, Piotr collaborated with chamber music ensembles, such as Opus 20 and toured in a duo with his sister, guitarist Kasia Zielinska.

Piotr began playing guitar at the age of seven and made his concert debut in Poland at age sixteen, playing the Concierto de Aranjuez, and was broadcast on Polish television and radio.

Piotr plays a guitar made by master German luthier Matthias Dammann.

 

Just as stellar of a performer is Piotr Zielinski, another native of Poland who also studied with Manuel Barrueco at Peabody. Zielinski, a current member of the Aurora Guitar Quartet, demonstrated considerable professionalism and ease. His style with Bach Sonata was low key and unassuming, but his technical clarity and musicality on the Fuga and Presto made it clear he is a player of remarkable talent and the there was no question of this after his performance of Barrios’ La Catedral. Zielinski’s rendition of the Ginastera Sonata for Guitar, Op. 47 is the best I have heard in recent years.

Julia Crowe, Classical Guitar Magazine (UK)

Second part ending the [Pulawy International Guitar Festival] was a recital by master guitarist Piotr Zielinski. The title of the concert very well represented what happened that evening. Beautiful tone, precision, masterful control of the instrument, that’s how Piotr Zielinski played.

Lukasz Figiel, Swiat Gitary (World of Guitar Magazine), Poland

 

Delia Zielinski

Voice, Guitar

Lyric coloratura soprano Delia Zielinski is a versatile performer of opera, art song, music theatre, and jazz.  She has performed with Annapolis Opera, Riverbend Opera Company, Center Stage Opera (PA), Loudoun Lyric Opera, Studio Theatre (u/s), Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, the Capital Fringe Festival, Montgomery Playhouse, OutoftheBlackBox Theatre Co., and DC Playwright’s Forum. In oratorio she has performed solos in Faure’s Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Gloria. In concert she was a featured performer at the Johnny Mercer Music Festival in Savannah, GA, and in recital with the Washington Flute Society, the Kunen Theatre at Levine School of Music, the Barns at Rose Hill, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Concert Series. In January 2013, Delia released her first solo album, “Boston Two,” featuring songs by Amy Beach and Arthur Foote.

In addition to performing, Ms. Zielinski is a passionate educator of the arts. She is a Teaching Artist with ArtStream, an organization which brings arts to kids and adults with special needs and disabilities. A member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Ms. Zielinski has studied voice with internationally acclaimed tenor Anastasios Vrenios and has pursued musical studies at Rhodes College (as a high school student), Trinity University, the Oxenfoord International School in Scotland, and l’Academie Internationale de Musique de Paris. In addition to her classical background, she is a certified Level II instructor of Somatic Voicework (c) The Lovetri Method (at Shenandoah University), which is a functional pedagogical approach to teaching Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM).  She is additionally a trained actor and graduate of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in DC.

Ms. Zielinski is also an experienced performer of acoustic and classical guitar.  Taking up the instrument at the age of 13 to accompany her singing, Ms. Zielinski began with the classical technique and developed her skills both solo and as accompaniment in her studies at Rhodes College, Trinity University, and the Academie Internationale de Paris in France.  While living in Paris, she performed American classic jazz and folk music in Parisian clubs.

You can find more examples of Delia singing here