Bartosz Sałdan

Bartosz Sałdan earned a Ph.D. degree with distinction from the Academy of Music in Kraków, where he studied percussion with Prof. Jan Pilch. He debuted as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Karol Szymanowski Philharmonic in Kraków, he also performed with the Hungarian orchestra Musica Sonora, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Opole Philharmonic, Regent Brass London, etc. As a contemporary music performer, he attended prestigious workshops during the 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt along with concerts during the International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn, the Brand New Music Festival in Katowice, Poznan Musical Spring Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Unsound Festival and other. He cooperated with many composers, preparing pieces by Helmut Lachenmann (Trio Fluido), Agata Zubel (Percussion Store concerto), Cezary Duchnowski (Partiels), Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska (The Soul of Seul and Reflexion). Bartosz Sałdan create a duo with clarinetist Barbara Borowicz, which perform many new pieces for clarinet and percussion by composers like Marcel Chyrzyński or Martyna Kosecka. He is an active orchestral musician, as percussionist and timpanist, he works with many orchestras, including the Krakow Philharmonic, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus, and many others. He received a “Young Poland” scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.