Penderecki Piano Trio
was created by three outstanding Polish musicians, for years closely associated with the legendary composer Krzysztof Penderecki and his work. Konrad Skolarski (piano), Jarosław Nadrzycki (violin), and Karol Marianowski (cello) are all acclaimed artists: laureates of many international music competitions with long histories of performing all over European and in North America, South America, and Asia. Both as soloists and chamber musicians, as well as members of the Meccore String Quartet, they have performed in many distinguished concert halls such as Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and Menuhin Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, BOZAR in Brussels, Frick Collection in New York, Pollack Hall in Montreal, National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Great Hall of the Conservatory in Moscow, Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Yerevan, and the Atheneum in Bucharest.
During their artistic career they have had the honor to cooperate with outstanding personalities from the world of chamber music such as Alfred Brendel, Günter Pichler, Gerhardt Schulz, Valentin Erben, Heime Müller, Pavel Gililov, and the Artemis Quartet. As soloists, they performed under the baton of eminent conductors, including Krzysztof Penderecki, Mikhail Jurowski, JoAnn Fallett, Łukasz Borowicz, Valery Giergiev, Maxim Vengerov, Kristjan Järvi, Giancarlo Guerrero, Sergey Smbatyan, Massimiliano Caldi and Paul Goodwin.
Members of the Trio are the winners of many prestigious international competitions, and also received a number of awards for their previous recordings, including the Supersonic Award of the German magazine Pizzicato, Diapason 5 of Diapason magazine and several nominations for the Fryderyk award. The Penderecki Trio musicians have performed with leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, MDR Sinfonieorchester, and the Simón Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela.
The artists are graduates of the Hochschule für Musik Köln, the Boston Conservatory, the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, where they currently conduct pedagogical activities. The Penderecki Piano Trio has the honor to bear the name of its mentor, Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the greatest Polish composers, and a man whose contribution to Polish culture and the history of 20th-century music cannot be overestimated.