Anta Paciorkiewicz

Antonina Paciorkiewicz-Dutkiewicz

Antonina Paciorkiewicz

Antonina Paciorkiewicz. Warsaw, 1965. /photo by Paweł Paciorkiewicz/

A daughter of Tadeusz and Zofia, she was born on August 29, 1943 in Warsaw. After she finished the State Music High School in Warsaw she went to study to the State Higher Music School in Warsaw in the piano group of Prof. Jerzy Lefeld and Prof. Lidia Kozubek. When she completed her education, she devoted her life to pedagogical work and chamber music. For many years, she taught the piano at the Fryderyk Chopin II Degree State Higher Music School and then at the Józef Elsner II Degree Music School Group. She used to be a general piano lecturer at the Musical Education Department and the Theory, Composition and Conducting Department of the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw.

Antonina Paciorkiewicz married Andrzej Dutkiewicz, a professional pianist and composer and professor and dean of the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. Their children are musically educated. The elder daughter Alicja is a violoncellist, and the son Krzysztof is a violinist.

Artur Paciorkiewicz

Artur Paciorkiewicz

Artur Paciorkiewicz

Artur Paciorkiewicz with his viola d’amore,

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.

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Paweł Paciorkiewicz

Pawe?‚ Paciorkiewicz

Paweł Paciorkiewicz with sons

Paweł Paciorkiewicz with sons on his yacht, Mazury Lake District, Poland 1990 /photo by wife Maria/

A son of Tadeusz and Zofia, he was born on January 3, 1947 in PÅ‚ock. After he finished the State Primary Music School No 1 in Warsaw in the violin group of Prof. Irena Dubiska, he continued his education at the Jose Marti General High School No XXII in Warsaw. Then he studied at the Machines and Vehicles Department of the Warsaw University of Technology from which he graduated in 1971. In his professional career he has dealt with many areas of technology, including the production, operation and repair of construction machines and equipment, processing of plastics, installation of “bioblock” biological waste treatment plants and manual and electrical tools. For several years, he worked with total quality management systems. His hobbies include DIY, maritime subjects and sailing. He is also the author of a number of publications in the field of photography, in which he deals mainly with the history of photographic cameras. From 1986 to 1998, he published more than 80 articles devoted to this subject in FOTO, FOTO-FORUM and the French CYCLOPE magazine.

Paweł Paciorkiewicz is married to Maria Mihułka, an agricultural and food processing engineer. They have two sons. Piotr graduated from the Geography Department of the Warsaw University, and Wojciech from the Faculty of Architecture at Warsaw University of Technology.

Zofia Paciorkiewicz

Zofia Paciorkiewicz nee Wiaczkis

Zofia Wiaczkis and Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz

Zofia Wiaczkis and Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz. Warsaw, 1937. /Unknown author/

The wife of Tadeusz, born on May 14, 1919 in Warsaw. She was the daughter of Józef Wiaczkis, who was shot by the Nazis in a street execution towards the end of August 1944, and of Zofia nee Zatorska, a former prisoner of the Ravensbrück concentration camp, rescued miraculously by the International and the Swedish Red Cross, who died in 1969 in Warsaw. Having completed Mrs Taniewska’s High School in Warsaw, Zofia went to study at the Botany Department of the Warsaw University in 1938. Her education was interrupted by the outbreak of the II world war.

Zofia Paciorkiewicz

Zofia Paciorkiewicz. PÅ‚ock, 1948. /Unknown author/

During the Nazi occupation, she studied harp at the Warsaw Conservatory, which the invaders had renamed as Staatliche Musikschule. At that time she also studied solo song. After the war, she performed as a soprano singer at various celebrations in PÅ‚ock where she lived with her husband from 1945 to 1949. After they left PÅ‚ock, Zofia devoted her life entirely to her family and the upbringing of her children. She passed away in Warsaw on 26 August 2012.