mgr Dariusz Bator
Born on November 11th, 1974 in Lublin, Poland. He started his music education in his hometown. He graduated from Joseph Elsner High School of Music in Warsaw where he completed a Bassoon class led by Artur Kasperek. In 1994 and 1999 he studied at Warsaw Academy of Music with Professor Bogumil Gadawski. In May 1999 he won the First Place Award for Academic Bassoonist in Poland. The same year, in August he left Poland to study at The Boston Conservatory, where he got a full scholarship. During his time in Boston, Dariusz Bator studied with Suzanne Nelson - Bassoon (Boston Symphony Orchestra) and David Ohanian - Chamber Music (Boston Symphony Orchestra and Canadian Brass).
As a student of the third year at Warsaw Academy of Music he passed the audition to the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw and for the next six years worked as a Bassoonist and Contrabassoon-player there. From 1997 to 2002 he cooperated with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Sopot, National Philharmonic in Warsaw and Chopin Academy Orchestra. In the years 2002-2006 he was a member of Philharmonic of the Nations.
As an orchestral musician he has made a lot of recordings for Polish Radio Co. He has worked with such important conductors as: Wojciech Rajski, Grzegorz Nowak, Jacek Kaspszyk, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Agnieszka Duczmal, Justus Frantz, Enio Morricone, Michel Camen, and Maurice Jarre. He has had concerts with the following musicians: Alexander Bunin, Nelson Goerner, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Piotr Paleczny, Isabelle Moretti, and Daniel Muller-Scott. He has played in almost every important concert hall in Europe, including: Philharmonic in Colon, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg, Barcelona, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Athens, Ton Halle in Zurich, Schleswig-Holstein, Royal Festival Hall in London, Birmingham, Dublin, Kiev, Vilnius.
Since October 2002 he has been playing for the Wroclaw Opera in Poland as Solo- Bassoon-player.
Between 2003 and 2005 Dariusz Bator studied Master Class of Professor Czeslaw Klonowski at The Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw.
Since 2002 Dariusz Bator has been working as a Principal Bassoonist at the Wroclaw Opera Orchestra, and since 2004 he has been working as a Senior Lecturer at The Wroclaw Academy of Music.
Since 2017 till 2019, Dariusz Bator has been Deputy Dean of the Instrumental Department at The Wroclaw Academy of Music.
Since September 2019 r. Dariusz Bator has got PhD Degree. His Dissertation Work Thema is: Similarities and differences in German System Bassoon and Contrabassoon playing techniques.