Executive committee

Arkadiusz Kubica


Chamber violinist, teacher, organizer - graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in 1980 where he studied under professor Klemens Bortel. In 1978 he started working at the Polish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, where he remained till 1983. At the same time, he started playing in a string quartet, which was later given the name of Silesian String Quartet. He has been member of this quartet since 1979.

From 1978 to 2003 he was also a member of Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra in Warsaw, with which he went on a world tour with Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

As member of Silesian String Quartet he has made over 120 world premieres of pieces of Polish and foreign composers and he has obtained many awards and prizes. He has recorded for radio and television. He has played on the most important stages in Poland and abroad. He has recorded over 45 CDs, out of which three were awarded with “ Fryderyk” Award, and many were nominated.

In 1999 he received, from the President of Poland, the Gold Cross of Merit, and in 2008 ‘Gloris Artis’ – Medal for Merit to Culture.

From 1978 to 2003 he was the President of the Katowice Chapter of the Karol Szymanowski Music Society and since 2002 he has been the president of the Academy of Music Alumni Society. Since 2012 he has been the member of the Executive Committee of the Karol Szymanowski Music Society.

In 2006 he was appointed a member of the Programme Council of the Music Theater in Gliwice and he held this position till 2012.

He is an author and founder of cycles of stage concerts and International Chamber Music Festival ‘Silesian String Quartet and its Guests’ (this year will take place its 21st edition).

Since 25 years he has been teaching in high schools of Katowice. At this moment he is a teacher at the Karol Szymanowski State Music School in Katowice.

In 2012 he obtained his doctorate degree at the Academy of Music in Katowice. The title of his thesis was: ‘Performance Difficulties of Andrzej Krzanowski String Quartets’. He works as a lecturer at the Chamber Studies Department at the Academy of Music in Katowice and he teaches chamber literature there.