“An enormous talent! ...he is more than just a percussionist, but a true musician, ...an enthusiastic young advocate for the marimba and any contemporary chamber music involving percussion, ...making significant contributions to our art form...” – B. Bacanu / E. Beach
WOJCIECH HERZYK performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician on important European and American stages, emphasized by extraordinary musicality and superb technique. He has recently joined the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra) as first percussionist, and joined the faculty of the prestigious Karol Szymanowski Music Academy as a lecturer in his hometown Katowice, Poland.
In 2007, Mr. Herzyk was invited to join the class of Prof. Robert van Sice at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he received his Graduate Performance Diploma on a full scholarship. Mr. Herzyk also holds degrees from the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy of Katowice (MM/BM ‘07 with medal: Primus Inter Pares). In addition to Robert van Sice, his mentors include Keiko Abe, Stanislaw Proksa, Svet Stoyanov and Tom Freer. He is a prizewinner of major percussion competitions in Europe (including Linz AU, Plovdiv BG, St. Fermo IT, Warsaw, Wroclaw, and Katowice PL) as a soloist and as part of a percussion duo.
In addition to his heavy performing and teaching schedule in Katowice, Mr. Herzyk gives masterclasses regularly in his native Polish, and English.
Wojciech Herzyk is representing Adams Musical Instruments and Pro–Mark Drumsticks and Mallets Company.
Mr. Herzyk plays on ADAMS Artist Classic Custom Marimba.