A son of Tadeusz and Zofia, he was born on March 27, 1945 in Ursus. After he finished the State Music High School in Warsaw in the violin group of Prof. Irena Dubiska, he went to study at the State Higher Music School in Warsaw in the alto viola group of Docent Stefan Kamasa. Afterwards, he studied chamber music in Siena where he graduated with a distinction. He also participated in the masters courses by Pal Lukacs (Weimar, DDR), Ulrich Koch (Freiburg, Germany) and Raphael Hillyer (New Heaven, USA). From 1969 to 1989, he was a docent at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw where he taught an alto viola group and chaired the Chamber Music Department.
From 1969 to 1971, he was a member of the Stanisław Barcewicz Quartet. Before 1971, he also performed with the Chamber Orchestra of the National Philharmonic Society, at that time managed by Karol Teutsch. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the Wilanów Quartet, and from 1977 to 1989, he performed with the Varsovia String Quartet which he had co-founded. Today, he is a member of the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra.
Artur Paciorkiewicz has won many awards in international music competitions. As a soloist, he won the bronze medal in the International Music Competition in Geneva (1972). As a chamber musician, he won the second award in Vienna (1970), the silver medal in Bordeaux (1972) and the third award in Munich (1973). Artur Paciorkiewicz has a rich repertoire, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. It includes classical and contemporary works for the alto viola and viola d’amore. He has made numerous recordings for the radio, television and phonographic companies (Chant du Monde, DUX, EMI, Olympia, Pavane, Polskie Nagrania, RCA and others).
Artur Paciorkiewicz is married to Maria Paradowska, a professional alto violist. Their only daughter Katarzyna became a violinist.
You can read more about Artur on his website: www.artur.paciorkiewicz.pl