Mariusz Pędziałek

He studied in Edward Szcześniak oboe class (graduated in 1979) at the State Higher School of Music in Krakow. He honed his skills at the championship course under the direction of Lothar Koch in Sion, Switzerland.

He is a founding member of the “Muzyka Centrum” art society a member of the The Woodwind Quintet of Cracow Philharmonics, concertmaster of the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, a member of the Grzegorz Turnau band. He concerts in the country and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician. He performed at the festivals: "Warsaw Autumn" Mixer-Media Festival in Brussels, "Poznan Musical Spring", "Aspekte" in Salzburg, and World Music Days in Warsaw. He has played under the baton of many distinguished conductors including: Agnieszka Duczmal, Jan Krenz, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Tadeusz Strugała, with the violinist Nigel Kennedy and pianist Kevin Kenner and orchestras, "Amadeus", National Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, and Polish Radio Orchestra.

He has recorded for Polish Radio, Radio France, Magyar Radio and record companies: Polish Recordings, Wergo, and Acte Préalable (Grażyna Bacewicz’s "Chamber works for Oboe"). In 2001 was nominated for a "Frederick" award for recording (together with Anna Sikorzak-Olek) Witold Lutoslawski’s “Concerto for oboe and harp”. He also records music for theater and film composers such as Zygmunt Konieczny, Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz, and Zbigniew Preisner. He has performed in theater productions at the Theatre Stu and the Old Theatre in Krakow (as a performer and composer in the performance of Jerzy Sthur “Contrabassist”) and Rampa Theatre in Warsaw.