For the third time  in Bialystok in the Complex Music Schools will be holding “WOW” – Winter Orchestra Workshop. Taking place 7-14 February 2017, the aim of the workshop is to promote wind and percussion instruments in an orchestral setting in Bialystok and Podlaskie province.

Conductor Andrea Loss from Italy will be directing throughout the workshop, in cooperation with the best professors from Bialystok.

Young musicians will experience 7 days of extensive personal training where they will hone their skills to a professional level in preparation for the final concert. The 100 person concert band will perform on 13rd and 14th February 2017 at Philharmonic Hall located at Podleśna street.

Participation in workshop is free of costs!


1. Saverio Mercadante – Omaggio a Bellini

2. Luciano Feliciani – Old Folk Songs from Iceland

3. Franco Cesarini – Variations on a French Folk Song

4. Lloyd Webber – Upiór w operze

5. Bond… James Bond

6. Arturo Márquez – Danzón nr 2

7. Hardy Mertens – Take a Walk



Check out our videos from WOW 2016:








Regulations of WOW 2017



Photographer: Krzysztof Borowski


Conductor :


lossAndrea Loss – graduated at the Conservatory in Udine (Clarinet) and studied conducting with Jan Cober (NL), Ronald Johnson (USA), Felix Hauswirth (CH) , Isaac Karabtchevsky (BR), Diego Dini Ciacci (I) orchestration , harmony , composition and singing.

He conducted several wind orchestra in Italy, Europe, and USA. He is the principal conductor of the “Orchestra di fiati Rosmini ” from Rovereto (I), Orchestra di Fiati della Provincia di Vicenza (I) , Banda cittadina Peschiera del Garda (I), Corpo bandistico di Lizzana (I) and he is teacher and artistic director of ISEB (Wind Band European Institute ).

Leading artists:




WojciechWojciech Dunaj Dunaj

Clarinet. Graduated at Music Academy of Frederic Chopin in Warsaw clarinet class of prof. Benjamin Przeździęk. Doctoral degree at the Academy of Music. K. Lipinski in Wrocław. He is the winner of the XXVI National Competition for Young Instrumentalists in Włoszakowice.

He performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Clarinetist in Podlasie Opera and Philarmonic in Bialystok, Poland , recorded CD, Has concerts in Europe and Asia. Especially appreciates the cooperation with Kevin Kenner, which performed chamber music of Romantic composers. In its activities goes  beyond the stage . For several years worked with the Theatre “Wierszalin”, with which he has performed in Poland and abroad (UK, USA, Canada).

For more than 20 years of experience in the teaching of music. He is an assistant professor at the University of Music Frideric  Chopin and teaches clarinet at the Complex Music Schools  in Bialystok. Share knowledge and experience to th young people on music courses.













T.WitekTomasz Witek

Graduated at Music Academy of Frederic Chopin in Warsaw 1993-1995 (trumpet) and Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw,  / 1995-1998 instrumental-pedagogical faculty, class trumpet.

Works in the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic from 1995 first trumpet. Since 1996, trumpet teacher in Music Schools. IJPaderewski in Bialystok .In 2005, the founder and leader of Big-Band ZSM in Białystok. From 2006 proffesor on chamber ensembles Big Band at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music filia in Białystok . In 2007 the show-band trumpeter in the ship-Oceania Cruises Insignia.

He has concerts and participated in various musical projects-stage / Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, China, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina … /

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Anna Bieganska

 Anna Biegańska

Flute. Graduated the Warsaw  Academy of Music flute class – Hanna Tawrel-Szablewski. Improved skills on  lectures and seminars conducted by E. Gajewska, J. Mrozik, B. Goldberg, J. Balint, P. Bernold, F.Karimi Djafar Zadeh, A. Igras, G. McLearnon. Since 1981teacher in the Complex Music Schools  in Bialystok. Her students have won several prizes in national and international competitions.. I 1982-2006 – flutist in orchestra Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic,  performed in Poland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Russia, Lithuania and the US . Recorded for Polish Radio Bialystok. For many years engaged in concerts activities in Bialystok and the region of Podlasie, organized by the Concert Office Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic and Arte-Muse. Currently performing with the Orchestra  “Podlaską Orkiestrą Salonową” and the chamber ensemble Trio Aclassico.












foto Luca  Neccia

Luca Neccia

Oboe.Born in Italy, graduate at the Conservatory „L. Refice” in Frosinone. After that, he improved his skills under  the guide of  A. Loppi at the Academy „Santa Cecilia” in Rome, and A. Negroni  (principal oboe at the „Scala” theater, Milan).

He partecipated in several courses, in 1995 in Austria with Martin Gabriel  (principal oboe at the „Wiener Philarmoniker), in 1997 in Poland with Ingo Goritzki for oboe and Aurele Nicolet for chamber music.

In 1998 joined the „Cyprus chamber orchestra”.

From 2001 principal oboe at the Podlasie Opera and Philarmonic in Bialystok, Poland.

In 2006 formed the ensemble „ orchestra di otto” with whom recorded a CD of Mozart’s Serenades for wind, celebrating the 300ht anniversary of Mozart’s birthday.








Łukasz ZamarykaZdjęcie zamaryka

Perkussion. Graduated Department of Percussion Music Academy in Poznan in Marian Rapczewski , Edward Iwickiego and Jacek Wota class . Perfected skills at master classes conducted by . John Beck, Katarzyna Myćka, David Friedman. During his studies he cooperated with Poznan Philharmony, Grand Theatre in Poznan, Poznan Musical Theatre, Kielce Philharmonic , Krakow Philharmonicy,  Silesian Philharmonic in Jelenia Gora. Has concerts in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Great Britain, Kuwait, Russia, Germany. Since 2008  drummer in Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok, percussion teacher at Music School in Bialystok.









Ewelina GóraEwelina Młynek

Percission. Finished  National School of Music II st. Im. J. Elsner in Warsaw at Bogdan Lauks percussion class. Graduated  Fryderyk Chopin University , Henryk Mikolajczyk percussion class. Continued musical education at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg in France in Emmanuel Sejourne class. Collaborated with. the Pan-European Philharmony, , Opera and Philharmony Podlasie, Suwalki Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Siedlce, ensemble “Diletto” .Participated in numerous percussion workshops led by: David Friedmann, T. Adam Blackstock, Victor Mendoza, Rainer Seegers, Franz Schindlbeck, Denis Riedinger, Stephan Fougeroux. Percussion teacher at Music School in Białystok.












Magda Pogorzelska

Magdalena Pogorzelska

Magdalena Pogorzelska is a successful oboist and  teacher. She graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Mr Sobola’s class.  She attended masterclasses held by i.e Stanisław Malikowski, Tomasz Miczka, Jerzy Kotyczka.

In the years 2005 – 2014 she performed as a first oboe in Lomza Chamber Philharmonic. She performed with such conductors as: Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jerzy Salwarowski, Marek Pijarowski, Krzysztof Urbański, Józef Wiłkomirski

Additionally she has cooperated with other symphonies and theaters: Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, South Florida Symphony, Aleksander Wegierka’s Theater of Drama

Since 2005, she has been running oboe classes in the (primary and secondary) Schools of Music in Bialystok. Her students have won several prizes in national and international competitions.











109434_magdalena_kania (1)  Magdalena Kania

Bassoon. Graduated Academy of Music. K. Szymanowski (class of prof. Z. Tlatlika).

Perfected his skills under the guidance of F. Essmann, M. Baranski, T. Miczki, W. Orawka.

In 1997-2004 first bassoon  in Polish National Song and Dance Ensemble “Śląsk”. Now a first bassoon Symphony Orchestra Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok. Teacher in Music School in Białystok










S Bielski

Sławomir Bielski

Saxophone. Graduated at the University of Music in Warsaw (clarinet).Postgraduate studies in saxophone at Music Academy. I. J. Paderewski in Poznan with dr. Darius Samolej. Perfected his studies with  Wildy Zumwalda and Patrick Meighan. He participated in courses and masterclasses led by Ed Bogard, Jean Marie Londeix, Joseph Wytko, Claude Delangle. He has concerts in Russia and Croatia, and Pomeranian Saxophone Festival in Szczecin, Nowa Sol, Korzuchowie. Since 1992 he teaches saxophone at the Music School in Białystok.









Misiukiewicz Paweł 

pawel misiukiewicz

Trumpet. Graduated in 2003 at the University of Music in Warsaw in trumpet class of Mariusza Niepiekło.

Paul Misiukiewicz since 2001 collaborates with the Philharmonic in Białystok, Lublin, Olsztyn and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano, Switzerland). His repertoire includes both classical  and folk music.











photo artur nowickiArtur Nowicki

French Horn. Graduated  Music Academy. Frederic Chopin in Warsaw . Certified teacher with many years of experience teaching. He teaches horn at the School of Music in Bialystok.  Constantly improving their professional skills by participating in numerous courses, seminars and workshops organized in the country and abroad. Co-organizer and organizer of numerous seminars (flute, oboe, bassoons, Trumpet,’s Horn, percussion ). Section Manager woodwind, brass and percussion. French horn player Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok.

OiFP The orchestra has performed in most European countries and China.



Tomasz Czekała

 Tomasz Czekała. 

French Horn.Graduated in 1991 Academy of Music. Karol Szymanowski in Katowice, prof. Mieczyslaw Korcza . First horn player in the orchestra of the Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok, with which he has performed as a soloist, and has made many recordings. In 1987 he was awarded the National Competition of Wind Instruments High School in Koszalin. For many years, along with the wind quintet “Senza Battuta” toured Polish scenes .Perfomed with National India Symfonic Orchestra, Filharmonia Slaska, Lublin Philharmonic, Philharmonic Olsztyn, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra and many others on stages in Poland and abroad. Since 1992. Horn teacher  at the School of Music in Bialystok and the University of Music Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw,   Instrumental – Pedagogical Department in Bialystok.






Ewa Łoś  Ewa Łoś.

Cello. Graduated in 1983 Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw -. Prof. Andrzej Zielinski. Improved skills in the summer courses in Salzburg with Prof. Daniel Szafran.

35 years -cellist in the orchestra Bialystok Philharmonic currently Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic. 32 years teaching in the Complex Music schools in Bialystok.







Ryszard WolickiRyszard Wolicki

Double bass. The first bassist Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, since 1986 he has been the manager of the basses.  30 years teacher at the School of Music in Bialystok.His students w were successful and were winners of national and macro-regional competitions and auditions double bass, on leading positions. For many years he worked as a assistant at theFryderyk Chopin University of Music Deaprtment in Bialystok leading bass class and classes from orchestral and chamber music.






Wojciech Rolek tuba 

Tuba tuba, trombone, euphonium, saxhorn.

Wojciech Rolek. He graduated with honors  Academy of Music in Cracow in the tuba classJacob Urbańczyk. He studied (program Socrates – Erasmus)  at the Hochschule für Musik and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main in the class Siegfried Jung. He has been awarded the scholarship program of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage “Young Poland”. Since 2007, a tuba player Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok. Teacher of tuba and sakshorn in Complex Music Schools. I. J. Paderewski in Bialystok and the Suwalki State Music School . From 2013 he collaborates with the University of Music of Frederic Chopin, the Department of Instrumental – Pedagogy in Bialystok, teaching  the tuba and chamber ensembles.




Aldona Poczwardowska Harfa

Aldona Poczwardowska. She graduated with honors from the Academy of Music. I. J. Paderewski in Poznań and postgraduate studies at the  Music University Frederic Chopin  atended numerous harp courses.

Became the first harpist Poznan Philharmonic, and since 1999 works as a first harpist in the Symphony Orchestra of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic.

Colaborates with the majority of Polish philharmonic orchestras and opera as well as with the National Philharmonic of Lithuania.

She performs as a soloist and chamber musician.

Since 2000. She teaches harp and chamber music at the School of Music in Bialystok.





Zdjęcie kotowiczOrgans – Jozef Kotowicz

Organist and teacher – at the School of Music in Bialystok class organ and organ improvisation. The assistant professor at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Department  in Białystok.

He participates in numerous national organ festivals, and abroad:  performed at prestigious organ festivals in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Slovakia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Belarus. Four tornee concert  in the USA.

He is the President of Bialystok Association Musica Sacra and the artistic manager of Cathedral Organ Concerts.