Janusz Wawrowski is considered the leading Polish violinist in the world. Twice winner of the
Fryderyk Award, he has been decorated by the Polish Ministry of Culture and is one of the
youngest tenured professors in Europe, at the Chopin University of Music, Warsaw. As tribute to
his global efforts to promote Polish culture he has been loaned, indefinitely, the Antonio
Stradivari “Polonia” violin (1685), courtesy of Roman Ziemian.

His latest Warner Classics album ‘Phoenix’ (2021), with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under
Grzegorz Nowak, combines the Tchaikovsky violin concerto and the violin concerto by Ludomir
Różycki – this work was never performed in the composer’s lifetime, was buried, and later
rediscovered and reconstructed by Janusz himself. He proudly showcases this storied and
authentically modern Polish piece around the world. The album was hailed by the press and
received worldwide recognition including award nominations by Opus Klassik, ICMA and PdSK.
This 21/22 season, Janusz returns to Germany for concerts with the Pforzheim Chamber
Orchestra under Douglas Bostock as well a recital at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. He makes
his debut in Spain with the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia in Madrid under Grzegorz Nowak,
tours with the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and is re-invited to play at the Eufonie festival as well
as with the Opole, Silesian and Zielona Gora philharmonic orchestras amongst others.

He will also record, for the Naxos label, ‘Dedication for Violin and Orchestra’ by Ukrainian
composer Valentyn Silvestrov with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra in Vilnius.
Janusz is also organising a charity concert entitled ‘Sounds for Ukraine’ in Warsaw on 14 April
2022 where all proceeds will go to Polish Humanitarian Action.
Recent highlights include a major US tour under Giancarlo Guerrero, debuts at the Wigmore Hall
and the Elbphilharmonie with Hamburger Symphoniker, and a return to the Seoul Arts Centre in
South Korea.

In 2013, Janusz Wawrowski signed a multi-album contract with Warner Classics; he has
released six albums to date. Janusz is committed to supporting contemporary music and is
working closely with living composers, and has premiered violin concerti by each of Max Richter,
Tomasz Opałka, Dariusz Przybylski and Sukhi Kang. This interest culminated with his album
‘Sequenza’ (2016), which explores contemporary violin solo repertoire. ‘Sequenza’ received
outstanding recognition by the press and was featured in a live performance on BBC Radio 3.