Bartek Duś is a polish saxophonist of the young generation, international soloist, chamber musician and teacher of saxophone class in Academy of Music in Katowice. He was awarded the "Primus Inter Pares" medal. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice, Conservatory in Versailles and Paris Conservatory in a class managed by Professor Claude Delangle.
Bartek Duś has won many prestigious awards during international competitions. His most important achievements include: Third Prize and Public Prize in International Competition Aeolus in Düsseldorf (2012), First Prize in International Competition Hülsta Woodwinds in Münster (2011), Second Prize in Internatioanl Saxophone Competition in Slovenia (2011), First Prize and Gold Medal in III International Michał Spisak Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza (2009).
As a student at the Academy of Music in Katowice, he participated in the Concert of the Year 2012, where a jury consisting of rectors of Polish music academies awarded him the first place and prize of the Minister of Culture. In 2009 and 2013 Bartek Duś won the "Młoda Polska" Scholarship Program of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and he was awarded a scholarship of the Minister of Culture for artistic achievements. In 2012 he received a scholarship from the French Government.
As a soloist, Bartek Duś, has played to the accompaniment of such orchestras as Dusseldorf Symphoniker, Rhenische Philharmonie, Silesian Philharmonic, Chamber orchestra AUKSO, New Music Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician he gave concerts at international festivals, e.g. in Warsaw Autumn, Vienna SaxFest, Summerwinds Münsterland, Mlada Praha, Festisax, Jeunesse Musicales, St Petersburg International Festival.
Bartek Duś is strongly involved in developing new saxophone repertoire especially in polish area. He already ordered and commissioned several pieces for saxophone. The most important are concertos for saxophone by Aleksander Nowak, Maciej Jabłoński, Marcel Chyrzyński and Tomasz Opałka.
As a chamber musician Bartek Duś performs with pianist Magdalena Duś with whom they perform as the MagDus Duo. They won Second Prize in International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (2013), and also Second Prize in International Chamber Music Competition Salieri-Zinetti in Verona (2014). In 2012 its debut record Malinconico (CLCL 123), with works of the French composers of the 20th century, was published by the Classic Clips publishing house.
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