Photo Filip Błażejowski / NIMiT

Dobrowolski / Słapiński Duo

Bartłomiej Dobrowolski – klarnet / clarinet
Maciej Słapiński – fortepian / piano

Bartłomiej Dobrowolski and Maciej Słapiński have close links with the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where they have been doctoral course participants since 2018. Their acquaintance started in 2012 during the Young Music Academy event held in Katowice. Bartłomiej Dobrowolski is a clarinettist of the Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra in the city of Kalisz. He has won a number of solo and chamber music competitions, e.g. in Győr (2018) and Noci (2020). He has been a holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage scholarship as part of the Young Poland programme. In 2019, he recorded Concerto Grosso no. 2 per 5 clarinetti ed orchestra by Krzysztof Penderecki, which appeared on the Fryderyk Music Award-nominated CD album Penderecki: Concertos, Vol. 7, released by the DUX label. As part of the Erasmus programme, Maciej Słapiński perfected his instrumental skills at Mozarteum University Salzburg. He has won laurels at multiple solo and chamber music competitions, e.g. in Frascati (2012), Legnago (2015), Würzburg (2016) and Łódź (2019). He has attended the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, where he was trained by Lilya Zilberstein, and in 2020 he took part in the Tanglewood Music Center courses in Tanglewood, where he worked with such artists as Emanuel Ax and Kirill Gerstein. Apart from their collaboration in the chamber duo, both musicians also perform together alongside the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra). They have both been granted scholarships for the best graduate and doctoral students by the vice-chancellor of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.


First Stage

·   Tadeusz Baird 

Two Caprices for clarinet and piano

I. Poco vivace, grazioso

II. Con moto

·    Stefan Kisielewski 

Little Rhapsody for clarinet and piano

·    Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński 

Duo for clarinet and piano, Op. 47

I. Agitato

II. Adagio doloroso e molto espressivo

III. Allegretto mosso e animato



·    Stefan Kisielewski 

Sonata for clarinet and piano

I. Recitativo giusto. Allegro vivace

II. Tempo di menuetto

III. Allegro vivo

·    Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz

Four Caprices (Quasi una sonata) for clarinet and piano

I. Lento grazioso

II. Allegro scherzando

III. Andante con moto

IV. Allegro con fuoco

·    Witold Lutosławski

Dance Preludes for clarinet and piano

I. Allegro molto

II. Andantino

III. Allegro giocoso

IV. Andante

V. Allegro molto