CHRISTIAN WOJTOWICZTo study with Professor Andre Navarra at Paris Conservatorium and to take masterclasses under other distinguished cellists - France, Switzerland, Russia
Christian’s extensive orchestral experience in Australia includes principal cello of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and guest principal in most Australian orchestras, most recently the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist he has made concerto appearances and recordings with all the Symphony Australia orchestras, in addition to his intensive recital activity in centres all over the country.
Christian Wojtowicz studied cello with Sela Trau and chamber music with Jan Sedivka before being awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study with Pierre Fournier in Zurich and Andre Navarra at the Paris Conservatoire.
After a period of extensive freelancing in symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras and chamber music in France and the United Kingdom (including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Christian Wojtowicz was invited to return to Australia to take up the principal cello position in the Melbourne Elizabethan Trust Orchestra (now the State Orchestra of Victoria). Shortly afterwards he was appointed to the Canberra School of Music and has since held similar fulltime positions at the University of Queensland and Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. He has given master-classes and lecture demonstrations in many prominent institutions at home and abroad.
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In addition to his activities as recitalist broadcasting for ABC Classic FM, Christian Wojtowicz appears as a major artist on CD on the ABC Classics, NMA Publications, and Vox Australis labels.
As an eminent teacher of cello and chamber music, Christian Wojtowicz has held positions at the Canberra School of Music ANU, Queensland Conservatorium and Queensland University, and the Victorian College of the Arts. He continued his association with the Melbourne University Conservatorium where students of his were members of both the major prize-winning groups in the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, and the Banff (Canada) International Chamber Music Competition 2007. He has taught at the Tasmanian Conservatorium since 1981, until 2007 was Head of Strings and Classical Music, and in 1998/99 was Acting Director there.