Szymon Marciniak

Szymon Marciniak (born 1983 in Poland) is recognized for his original approach to the double bass and his lively interpretations of classical bass-repertoire and transcriptions. Working with contemporary composers and constantly searching for new or little known repertoire has been one of his most important creative driving forces. It has allowed him to work with distinguished contemporary composers, such as Chiel Meijering, Frank Proto and Jürg Baur. In 2016, Szymon released his DVD+CD New Music for Double Bass (with Evan Mitchell on piano). Both discs include 4 major premiere works for bass and piano, including Frank Proto’s Sonata No. 3 (2015), dedicated to Szymon.

From 2007 to 2013, Szymon was the principal bassist of the Residentie Orkest (The Hague Philharmonic). He is frequently invited as guest principal bassist for inter- nationally renowned orchestras and ensembles such as The Philharmonia, BBC Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic Manchester, Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Münchener Kammerorchester, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Insomnio, New European Ensemble and Spira Mirabilis. Between 2013-2015, Szymon was a member of the Bass Monsters quartet performing rock and pop music on double basses.

Szymon Marciniak’s solo instrument was built by Charles Quenoil in 1945.

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