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Łukasz Długosz

ŁUKASZ DŁUGOSZ hailed by international critics as one of the most prominent flautists. He’s also the most awarded Polish flautist in history. After the release of his Flute Stories, Luxembourgish PIZZICATO called Długosz one the greatest flautists in the world.
The artist released 56 albums featuring mostly Polish music, which were highly acclaimed by Polish and European critics and for which he received numerous prestigious international music awards including the International Classical Music Award (ICMA), the Pizzicato Supersonic Award and the Fryderyk awards.
He obtained his soloist degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München and completed master’s courses at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris as well as at Yale University in New Haven. He won more than ten international competitions including the most prestigious ones in Paris, Odense, München, and Viggiano. He tours Poland and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He cooperates with numerous renowned orchestras. He performed as a soloist at: Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein Goldener Saal and the Konzerthauswe in Vienna, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Gasteig Carl Orff Saal and the Herkulessaal in München, the Poly Theatre in Beijing, the Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou, the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Opera House in Qatar, the Shin Kobe Oriental Hall in Kobe, and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, among others. He played under the direction of stars such as: Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Jesús López Cobos, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jan Krenz, Jerzy Semkow, Jacek Kaspszyk, Gabriel Chmura, Agnieszka Duczmal. On numerous occasions, he was invited to perform the flute concerto composed by Krzysztof Penderecki under his direction. He played the concerto in New York, Beijing, Doha, Berlin, Paris, London, Riga, Koblenz, and Helsinki.
In 2010, Łukasz Długosz had his record debut with the London Symphony Orchestra, with which he recorded an album featuring Michael Colin’s flute concerto. He made numerous archival, radio, and television recordings. On many occasions, his concerts were broadcast by the most important radio stations, among others: BBC Radio 3, NDR, SWR, BR4, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Polskie Radio 2, Radio France, RMF Classic. To this day, there have been 174 pieces dedicated to him and his wife Agata Kielar-Długosz. Most of them are symphonic pieces that after the pre-performance are still promoted and recorded. The Main Board of the Polish Musicians' Association awarded him the Orfeusz 2016 prize for outstanding achievements in the performance of flute music, including pieces by Polish composers. The Presidium of the Main Board of the Polish Composers' Union granted him this year’s Honorary Award of the Polish Composers' Union for outstanding achievements in the promotion of Polish music and development of the contemporary flute repertoire, but also for stimulating composition efforts and promotion of new Polish music worldwide. 
Łukasz Długosz is a recipient of the Order of Polonia Restituta and the medal Zasłużony Kulturze Gloria Artis for his outstanding cultural activity and promotion of Polish culture. In 2019, he received the title of professor of arts from the President of the Republic of Poland.