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Romuald Gołębiowski


Romuald Gołębiowski comes from a family with music traditions. He graduated from the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw in 1979, where he studied under Professor Ryszard Sztajerwald. He also studied under an outstanding clarinettist  Alojz Szulc. In 1987 he started his teaching career at secondary music schools in Warsaw. Since 1993 he has been connected with the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. Currently, as Assistant Professor, he teaches the following subjects: clarinet, study of orchestra parts for clarinet and saxophone, chamber ensemble and methodics in woodwind instruments teaching.

Graduates from Romuald Gołębiowski’s class win places in orchestras in Poland or they continue studies under outstanding teachers abroad, e.g.: Philippe Cuper, Michel Lethiec (France), or Eduard Bruner  (Germany), and also at academies of music in Brussels, Berlin and New York. They participate in numerous competitions and festivals and win many awards as soloists and chamber musicians.

Apart from solving technical and musical problems, in his fork with students Romuald Gołębiowski focuses on teaching the genesis of outstanding pieces from clarinet literature (Mozart, Brahms, Lutosławski) in the context of the events in that period and in the composer’s life. He also taught students from Japan, Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Spain, and Scotland.

Romuald Gołębiowski teaches music courses and gives consultations at clarinet classes in many Polish cities. He sits on a jury of competitions, festivals, and solo and chamber auditions at different levels of education.

Assistant Professor Romuald Gołębiowski was connected with the Orchestra of the Polish Radio and Television from 1976. As a soloists he recorded with this ensemble concertos by Mozart, Stamitz, Weber, Lutosławski and others. He also performed and recorded numerous pieces by his contemporary composers.

After leaving the orchestra in 1994 he concentrated on solo and chamber playing, as well as teaching. He has performed concerts in almost all European countries, and also in: USA, Japan, China, Jordan, Bahrain and Canada.

While collaborating with leading Polish symphony orchestras – National Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia,  Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź — he also performed prominent parts playing bass clarinet or saxophones.

Currently he mainly focuses on chamber music playing. He often performs in a duo with Karol Gołębiowski (organ), in a duo with Robert Morawski (piano), a reed quartet ‘Arundo’ (which he founded in 1999) consisting of: Alina Mleczko, Tytus Wojnowicz and Leszek Wachnik, the international ‘Ensemble Fennica’ (Switzerland) and a wind octet.