. Interchanging Idioms: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Dariusz Skoraczewski as Principal Cellist

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Dariusz Skoraczewski as Principal Cellist

After an extensive national audition, Music Director Marin Alsop and the BSO Principal Cello Audition Committee have appointed Dariusz Skoraczewski the principal cellist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Skoraczewski joined the Orchestra in 2000 and has held the post of assistant principal cellist since 2001. During his tenure with the BSO, he has performed on two European tours, one Japanese tour and participated in several BSO recordings. A native of Warsaw, Poland, Mr. Skoraczewski brings to this post a wide variety of performance experience. He gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 2005 and has performed as a soloist with orchestras throughout the world. He also has strong ties to Baltimore, having completed his higher education as a scholarship recipient at The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. He is also a member of the critically acclaimed Monument Piano Trio, a Baltimore-based ensemble which previously served as the artists-in-residence for the popular concert series “An Die Musik Live” in Baltimore. In May 2010, Analog Arts released Mr. Skoraczewski’s debut CD, Cello Populus, a compilation of newer works for cello, by composers ranging from Hindemith to Crumb to Penderecki. 

Dariusz Skoraczewski commented about his new post, “It has been an honor to perform with this fantastic Orchestra over the past 11 years. Baltimore has become a beloved home for my family and me and I could not be happier about continuing with the BSO in this new role.”

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