The KF Quarantine Jazz – Mateusz Smoczynski, Violin & Stephan Braun, Cello

Dear Friends, 

Today we are happy to release a new video featuring Mateusz Smoczynski, Violin & Stephan Braun, Cello promoting their new album Keep On Turnin’.

Mateusz Smoczynski is an internationally-acclaimed Polish jazz violinist and winner of numerous prizes at major competitions, including the Grand Prix of the Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Competition. He has performed at the most important jazz venues and festivals around the world. An active educator, since 2017 he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Jazz and World and is also considered one of the most multi-faceted Polish contemporary music composers.

Stephan studied classical cello and jazz cello at the universities in Hamburg and Berlin. In 2010 he won the 1st prize of the International Jazz Competition in Bucharest. He played at many famous festivals and concert halls, like Vienna Opera House, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris Olympia Theatre, Pori Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, New Directions Cello Festival, Cello Akademie Rutesheim, North Sea Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival and recorded as a sideman more than 20 CDs.

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This program is sponsored by the Krystyna Piorkowska Fund.

(225) The KF Quarantine Jazz – Mateusz Smoczynski, Violin & Stephan Braun, Cello – YouTube


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