Summer Pop-Ups: Gaydamovich / Grzelazka

Ignacy Gaydamovich (cello) is an active soloist, recitalist, teacher, recording artist and chamber musician. Most recently he released a CD with unpublished music by Lukas Foss. He has performed in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the United States and is the winner of several international competitions, as well as the recipient of multiple awards from Austrian, American, and Polish institutions. A passionate teacher and organizer, Gaydamovich has been a frequent guest at the Conservatory Music in the Mountains in in Durango, Colorado and was invited to many festivals in the US and abroad and taught at several US universities. Gaydamovich has received degrees from F. Chopin Music Academy, Texas Christian University, Boston Conservatory, Longy School of Music and the University of Hartford. For more information, visit

Janusz Grzelazka (piano) studied at the Warsaw Academy of Music with Regina Smendzianka, and at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of prof. Victor Merzhanov. The artist received the Honorary Diplomas at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels, Belgium, and in Senigalia, Italy. He was the laureate of the 15th Polish pianistic Festival in Slupsk and won the Torneo di Musica - the international competition of chamber music with the piano trio Dell´Arte in Roma, Italy in 1995. Janusz Grzelazka is involved in concert activities as a soloist and chamber musician. He performed with dozens of symphonic orchestras. His concerts span France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Finland and Bulgaria. Records for the Radio and TV in Poland, France, Germany, Russia and Finland.