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Pawel Cal

French Horn

Pawel Cal commenced his horn studies at the age of seven under the tutelage of Jacek Rybczyński in the School of Music of I. J. Paderewski in Konin. In the year 2019 he graduated with honors from the Music Academy in Kraków in the French horn class led by Tadeusz Tomaszewski, Ph.D. and prof. Will Sanders.


He is the winner of 27th Leos Janacek International Competition (Brno, 2021) and 12th International Musical Competition of Michał Spisak (Dąbrowa Górnicza 2019), as well as a laureate of many national and international competitions, including: 3rd Prize at the 70th International Musical Competition ”Prague Spring” (Prague 2018), 3rd Prize at the 8th International Wind Instruments Competition (Gdańsk 2017), 1st Prize at the 4th National Competition of Brass Wind Instruments (Katowice 2016), Honorable Mention at the XXII Musical Competition of Leoš Janáček, (Brno 2016),3th Prize at the 10th International Brass Instruments Competition (Brno 2015),2nd Prize at the 4th National French Horn Competition of Edwin Golnik (Łódź 2015).


As a soloist, he has performed with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, PKF- Prague Philharmonia, Czech Virtuosi Orchestra,Łódź Philharmonic, Poznań Philharmonic, Sinfonia Iuventus and Orchestra of New Music with which he made a Polish premiere of Richard Ayres „NONcerto” for french horn and orchestra.


He has collaborated with the following orchestras: Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Polish National Opera, Łódź Philharmonic, Kraków Philharmonic, Kalisz Philharmonic, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra Tychy and I Culture Orchestra.


He has honed his skills under the guidance of eminent musicians such as: Will Sanders, Stefan Dohr, Andrew Bain, Guido Corti, Jeff Bryant, Stefan de Leval Jezierski, Szabolcs Zempleni, Jindřich Petráš, Samuel Seidenberg and Jacek Muzyk.


He has been awarded the following scholarships:„Otwarta Filharmonia Agrafki Muzycznej”, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Grant and „Sapere Auso” Grant.


Since 2016 he has been principal horn of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. Since 2021 teacher at french horn class at Academy of Music in Cracow.

Pawel Cal

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