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Biography

Łukasz Długosz is critically acclaimed as one of the most prominent flutists. He is the Polish flutist who has been awarded the greatest number of prizes in history. He is a graduate of soloist studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, as well as master studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris and the Yale University in New Haven.

Not only is he a prizewinner at all the Polish flute competitions but also claimed top prizes at several international ones, among them such prestigious contests as the 8th Jean Pierre Rampal Flute Competition in Paris, the 3rd Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense, the 1st Theobald Böhm International Flute Competition in Munich, and the 5th International Flute Competition Leonardo de Lorenzo in Viggiano.

He performs in concerts as a soloist and as a chamber musician both in Poland and abroad working with many renowned orchestras. As a soloist he played among others at the Musikverein Goldener Saal and the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Konzerthaus Berlin in Berlin, the Gasteig Carl Orff Saal and the Herkulessaal in Munich. He performed under such star conductors as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Mariss Jansons, Jerzy Maksymiuk or Jacek Kaspszyk. On multiple occasions, he has been invited by Krzysztof Penderecki himself to perform the flute concerto under the composer’s baton.

In 2010, Łukasz Długosz had his recording debut with the London Symphony Orchestra performing the flute concerto by Michael Colina. The artist has made many archival radio and TV recordings in Poland and abroad achieving an array of prizes that have been highly acclaimed by Polish and European critics including the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) prize.

Time and again, his concerts have been broadcast by the most important radio stations such as BBC Radio 3, NDR, SWR, BR4, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Polish Radio 2, Radio France, and RMF Classic.

He is credited with numerous first performances of Polish and foreign composers such as Enjott Schneider, Paweł Mykietyn, Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil, Piotr Moss, Michael Colina and many others. It was developed in cooperation with many institutions and festivals. Following more than a decade of active artistic output, almost 60 new compositions are the result – for the flute and two flutes, from chamber music to solo pieces, written by almost 40 different composers. In order to enable Polish and foreign flutists to learn this literature, Łukasz Długosz has been implementing the Flautoforte project since 2019, which consists in recording commissioned compositions and making them available free of charge on the Internet together with interviews with composers, presentations of contemporary performance techniques and music sheets.

He is a juror at many Polish and international flute competitions, teaches numerous master programmes all over the world, and represents Poland at international flute conventions.

Łukasz Długosz has been nominated twice for Paszport Polityki (Polityka’s Passport) and Gwarancja Kultury by TVP Kultura (the Guarantee of Culture Award). For his artistic achievements, he received many prizes and scholarships, among others, the Gasteig Musikpreis, Zeit-Preis, Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, and the Polish Minister of Culture and Heritage Award. Łukasz Długosz was awarded the Medal Zasłużony Kulturze Gloria Artis (Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis) for his outstanding cultural activity and promotion of the Polish culture.

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