Cellist Ignacy Grzelązka is a winner of the Grand Prize, Best Solo Performance Prize and Best Chamber Music Performance Prize at the Allegro-Vivo Music Festival in Horn, Austria. His other awards include prizes at the International Kiejstut Bacewicz Chamber music competition in Łódź, Poland, the Robertson Violins Young Artist award in Durango, CO, and Faculty and Friends Chamber Music Series award at TCU, Fort Worth, TX. He is a scholarship recipient from the Ministry of Culture in Poland, Austrian Culture Forum in Warsaw, Poland and the Ministry of Culture in Vienna, Austria.
He appeared at several concert halls such as the National Philharmonic and the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, and the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall in Germany. He performed with orchestras in El Paso, TX and Durango, CO, as well as recorded three chamber music CDs. Mr. Grzelazka regularly teaches at the Conservatory Music in The Mountains.
Ignacy received his Master of Musical Arts degree at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw where he studied with Kazimierz Michalik and Andzej Bauer. He completed his Masters degree at the Texas Christian University where his was also a teaching assistant to Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi. Currently Mr. Grzelązka is studying with Ms. Rhonda Rider at the Boston Conservatory where he is on the Davi-Ellen and Bruce Chabner’s Scholarship