Kayetan Cygański-Bolski

Born in 1998, Kayetan started playing the bassoon at the age of 13. He is currently in his final year of the bachelor's program at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in the class of Professor Artur Kasperek, the teacher he has been studying with since he began to play the instrument. Kayetan has won top prizes in competitions in Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic and Ukraine, both as soloist and as a chamber musician. He has participated in numerous masterclasses taught by world's finest bassoonists: Ole Kristian Dahl, Sebastian Stevensson, Matthias Racz, Roger Birnstingl, Audun Halvorsen and others. He frequently performs as a member of the NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra in Wrocław, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra in Bydgoszcz and the Sinfonietta Cracovia. In addition, he has played in national and international youth orchestras: Sinfonia Iuventus, Santander Orchestra, Lutosławski Youth Orchestra and I, CULTURE Orchestra. Kayetan has also appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Poland and abroad. In September 2016 he performed in the Czech Republic with the Praga Camerata during the Young Prague Festival. He also enjoys playing chamber music and would like to study conducting in the future.