Meet the musicians

Dariusz Wisniewski

Double basses
Dariusz Wisniewski

Born in 1968 in Katowice, Poland, Dariusz Wisniewski studied piano, trumpet, horn, double bass and conducting, graduating with distinction from Liceum Muzyczne in Katowice.

After two years studying at the Warsaw Academy of Music, in 1989, he won an international competition and was accepted to attend Eastern Music Festival. During the festival, he was awarded a scholarship by Yale School of Music to study at Yale University. Later, while undertaking doctoral studies at State University of New York, he taught chamber music, double bass and worked as a sound engineer and conductor. He played chamber music concerts with Izaak Stern and Alexander Schneider, a member of the Budapest String Quartet, with whom Dariusz Wisniewski performed in the Carnegie, Avery Fisher Hall and John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

While in the US, he became solo bassist in the New England Symphony Orchestra. He performed in Yale Contemporary Ensemble, National Orchestral Institute, New York String Orchestra, Red Sea Music Festival in Israel and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

Returning to Europe, he worked as solo/assistant solo bassist with Malmö Opera, Kammerphilharmonie Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and Philharmonia Orchestra, London. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Luxembourg Philharmonic. 

Upon graduating from the Liege Royal Conservatoire in Belgium with conducting diploma, he also completed his US Doctoral Degree. He has led orchestras in Germany, Hungary, Belgium, United States, Australia, New Zealand and Poland.

Dariusz Wisniewski recently completed a post-graduate degree in Arts Management at the Warsaw School of Economics.

©: Sebastien Grebille