PIOTR SZEWCZYK (pyo-ter shef-chick) Polish-born violinist/composer is a violinist in the Jacksonville Symphony in Florida (www.jaxsymphony.org), creator of Violin Futura Project (www.violinfutura.com) and founding member of Bold City Contemporary Ensemble (www.boldcity.org). As a composer, Szewczyk has received awards from The American Prize, Project Trio Competition, Flute New Music Consortium Competition, Shuffle Concert Competition, American Modern Ensemble, Rapido! Composition Contest, Third Millennium Ensemble, American Composers Forum, and others. His music was featured on NPR Performance Today, the CBS Early Show, and has been performed by Atlanta Chamber Players, Trio Solis, Alias Ensemble, Dover Quartet, Carpe Diem String Quartet, Vega Quartet, Sybarite 5, Juventas Ensemble, New Music Raleigh, New World Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, FSU and UNF Orchestras and at Eastern Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Colorado Music Festival, St. Augustine Music Festival, and others. He was the Composer-In-Residence at the Florida Chamber Music Project in 2013-14, and received commissions from the St. Augustine Music Festival, University of North Florida, University of Florida, Michigan State University, Atlanta Chamber Players, Jacksonville Symphony, and others. As a violinist, he is the winner of FSU Doctoral Concerto Competition, the New World Symphony Concerto Competition, and other awards and has completed a three-year fellowship at the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas where he served as rotating concertmaster. As a soloist and chamber musician, he performed at the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Spoleto Festival USA, Colorado Music Festival, Santa Fe New Music, and others. Dr. Szewczyk holds the degrees of D.M. from Florida State University, B.M. and double M.M. in violin and composition from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He studied violin with Piotr Milewski, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Dorothy DeLay and Corinne Stillwell, and composition with Joel Hoffman, Michael Fiday, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Henry Gwiazda and Darrel Handel.
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