The Chamber Orchestra "Amadeus" was founded in Poznań by Agnieszka
Duczmal in 1968. Initially it worked under the patronage of "Jeunesses
Musicales" and later of the Poznań Music Society.
In 1977 the Orchestra became a full-time employed group of the Polish
Radio and Television. Since 1988 the Orchestra has been conducted
by Agnieszka Duczmal as the Chamber Orchestra of the Polish Radio
"Amadeus". The breakthrough in the Orchestra's history was
winning the Herbert von Karajan Silver Medal at the International
Meeting of Young Orchestras in West Berlin in 1976.
The Orchestra co-operates with world famous soloists,
takes part in festivals, makes numerous tours
of Europe, both Americas, Asia and the Far East and performs in
the most famous concert
halls in the world (including e.g. La Scala).
The Orchestra regularly makes records
for the Polish Radio (over 8000 minutes of music covering repertoire
ranging from baroque to the contemporary times), also for foreign
radio and television channels, like e.g. BBC (London), CBC (Montreal),
NDR, WDR, SFD, the Mexican radio and more than 5 hours of music
for 1 Channel of French TV.
"Ensemble which must now rank
among the finest of its kind in the world, possessed of a distinctive
sound, an enviable legato and exceptional leader in Duczmal"
Jarosław Żołnierczyk - concertmaster
Bogdan Kapała - concertmaster
Iwona Kuczyńska - Zieleniak
Janusz D±browski - inspector
Eugeniusz Zboralski - concertmaster
Zygmunt Zieliński - concertmaster