ADAM KLOCEK – conductor and cellist born in 1973 in Cracow, described by Krzysztof Penderecki as “one of most talented conductors of the younger generation”. His St. Petersburg debut with State Ermitage Symphony Orchestra was described by the main Russian newspaper Nezhavysymaya Gazeta as a “gift from heaven”.
Since 2012 Adam Klocek has been music director of the Huberman Philharmonic Orchestra in Czestochowa, Poland. One year earlier he assumed position of music director of Youth Polish Philharmonic – national youth symphony orchestra of Poland.
Adam Klocek has been playing Antonio Stradivari cello of 1717.
During his career as a conductor he has performed with all major Polish orchestras eg. Sinfonia Varsovia, National Philharmonic Warsaw, the Polish Chamber Orchestra, the Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the A. Rubinstein Philharmonic, the Baltic Philharmonic and many others.
Klocek performed with such artists as: Heinrich Schiff, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sophia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutosławski, Vadim Repin, Evelyn Glennie, Valery Afanassiev, Boris Pergamenschikow, Shlomo Mintz, Sophia Gubaidulina, Freddy Kempf, Sayaka Shoji, Randy Brecker, Johannes Moser, Yu Kosuge, Christian Bezhuidenhout, etc.
Klocek cooperates intensively with famous film music composer Zbigniew Preisner (film music recordings and concerts).
He recorded 7 CD’s (eg for SONY, Universal, DUX) which were highly appraised by critics and won numerous awards e.g. “Fryderyk” (Polish most important musical award) for the best contemporary music recording of 2002.
Along with developing his cello and conducting career, Adam Klocek also composes film, chamber and orchestral music. In 2007, in recognition of his skills as a composer, he was awarded the honorary membership of the Russian Composer’s Union and the membership of the Polish Phonographic Academy.