At the age of 16 Jhe won the V International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań, Poland and graduated with distinction from The Higher State School of Music in Warsaw. He
studied in the class of Irena Dubiska and completed the five year program in one year (1969-1970). He also studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Ivan Galamian and
later at the Juilliard School of Music in New York under Galamian and Zino Francescatti.

Janowski studied at the Summer Masterclass in Montreux, Switzerland In 1974 at the invitation of Henryk Szeryng and Zino Francescatti, Janowski.  For the next three years he was a private
student at the  Jascha Heifetz at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Janowski played with the most prestigious orchestras in the United States and Europe: the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota
Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.  He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Slatkin,Eugene Ormandy, Erich Leinsdorf, Stanisław Wisłocki, Andrzej
Markowski, Bogusław Madey, Karol Stryja, William Smith and Walter Hendel.   A stellar list of musicians have accompanied him:  Mieczysław Horszowski, Arthur Balsam, Peter Serkin, Franco
Agostini, Wolfgang Plagge, Jerzy Lefeld, Maciej Paderewski, Jerzy Marchwiński, Zofia Vogtman, Paul Berkowitz, Cynthia Raim, Roman Markowicz, Steven Meyer, Golda Tetz and also his
wife, Joanna Maklakiewicz.  The violin he played was a 1722 Guarneri del Gesu.

He was a member of the New Arts Trio, participated in many music festivals (Marlboro, VT, Chautauqua, NY, Dimitrios and Warsaw Autumn). He also lectured at the Wisconsin Conservatory of
Music in Milwaukee, Eastman School of Music in Rochester, state New York and Barratt-Due Institutt in Oslo, Norway.  In addition, he lead masterclasses in Conservatorio di Bologna,
Thessaloniki Conservatory, Ohio State University, Columbus, Evenstone, The Oberlin College and Northwestern University.

He held dual citizenship of Poland and the United States of America and was awarded honorary citizen of Arkansas, USA and the city of Cognac, France.  He is buried at Powazki cemetery in
Warsaw



PRIZES

First Prize at Fifth International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, Poznań, Poland, 1967
First Prize at Philadelphia Orchestra Competition, Filadelfia, USA, 1972
First Prize at G. B. Dealy Competition, Dallas, USA, 1974
First Prize (together with New Arts Trio, consisted: Rebecca Penneys – piano, Steven Doane - cello) at The Walter W. Naumburg Competition, New York, USA, 1979
First Prize (together with New Arts Trio, consisted: Rebecca Penneys – piano, Steven Doane - cello) at The Walter W. Naumburg Competition, New York, USA, 1980

PERFORMANCES

1968, Warsaw, Poland – Marian Sawa Improvisazione for violin solo
1969, Warsaw, Poland – Grażyna Bacewicz VII Violin Concerto (Warsaw Autumn, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrzej Markowski - conductor)
1976, New York, USA – David Diamond III Violin Concerto (New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - conductor)
1980, Madison, USA – Yehuda Yannay Concertino for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
1980, Milwaukee, USA – Burt Levy Chamber Music for Violin Alone
1980, New York, USA – Robert Moevs Introduction and Presto for piano trio
1982, Rochester, USA – John Harbison Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
1982, New York, USA – Sidney Hodgkison Piano Trio
1983, New York USA – John Eaton In Mernoriam Mario Cristini - Trio
1991, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil – Emani Aguiar Meloritmas 44
1994, Oslo, Norway – Wolfgang Plagge Asteroide Suite for violin and piano
1994, Oslo, Norway – Wolfgang Plagge Rhapsody for violin solo
1997, Poznań, Poland – Wolfgang Plagge Sonata for violin and piano
1998, Oslo, Norway – Wolfgang Plagge Lucky Man House – chamber music with dancers

Recordings

W. A. Mozart Violin Concerto in D Major KV 218, K. Szymanowski I Violin Concerto op. 35 (Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanisław Wisłocki - conductor), 1969, Muza
J. Brahms 2 Sonatas for piano and violin in A Major op. 100 and in d minor op. 108 (Maciej Paderewski - piano), 1970, Muza
G. Bacewicz VII Violin Concerto (Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrzej Markowski - conductor), 1969, Muza
M. Ravel Piano Trio, G. Fauré Piano Trio (New Arts Trio), 1982, Pantheon
L. van Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat Major op. 97 ‘Archduke’ (New Arts Trio), 1983, Chamber Music Society of Rochester
F. Kreisler, F. Grieg, H. Wieniawski and others, Rose in the snow – Short pieces for violin and piano (Wolfgang Plagge - piano), 1997, Norske Gram
F. Busoni Sonatas for violin and piano (Franco Agostini - piano), 1998, Phoenix Classics
A. Hovhaness, C. Saint-Saëns, M. Ravel and others Garden of Adonis – compositions for violin and harp (Małgorzata Milewska-Sundberg - harp), 2000, Porsgrunn Museum
H. Wieniawski All works (Wolfgang Plagge – piano) – CD nr 1 (2000), CD nr 2 (2005), 2L Records (Aura)




source: Wikipedia
Piotr Janowski
Piotr Janowski was a renowned Polish violinist, and the first Polish winner of the prestigious Henryk Wieniawski
Violin Competition. He was born on February 5, 1951 in Grudziądz, Poland . He died December 6, 2008 in
London, United Kingdom.
Piotr Janowski  and David Radzynski
Prokofiev Sonata for Two Violins 2nd mvt (recorded live in 2002)
Piotr JANOWSKI - violin, Wieniawski Polonaise
Brillante in A major
Piotr JANOWSKI violin, Wieniawski "Pieśń polska" "Chanson
Polonaise"
Piotr Janowski - violin concerto no. 4 D-Dur W.A.Mozart KV 218
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