Christian Danowicz was born in 1983 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the age of four, he moved with his family to France. His father was his first violin teacher. He is a graduate of the Conservatory in Toulouse where he studied with Gilles Colliard. He completed his Master’s studies at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, under the tutelage of Julia and Krzysztof Jakowicz, in 2010. The same year, he completed a Bachelor’s Degree from the opera and symphonic conducting class of Antoni Wit. He now studies conducting under the direction of prof. Tomasz Bugaj, at Fryderyk Chopin University. He is also pursuing doctoral studies at the Wroclaw Academy of Music under violin professor Jaroslaw Pietrzak. Danowicz is a laureate of the Tadeusz Wronski International Solo Violin Concourse in Warsaw and received first prize in the chamber music competition of the Duxbury Music Festival, in 2010. Since 2010, he has held the position of concertmaster of the Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, in Wroclaw. He performs regularly as a soloist and conductor with the ensemble, and as a member of the Leopoldinum Soloists Trio, he has received a scholarship to study for one year at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sophia in Madrid, in the chamber class of G. Pichler.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s 'Brandenburg' Concertos were written between 1708-1721 for Christian Ludwig, the Margrave of Brandenburg and brother of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia. Bach composed them while he was Kapellmeister in the small town of Cöthen, the composer gave them the unofficial title of ‘Six concertos for several instruments’. The variety of instrumental combinations they employ set them apart from any other collection of 18th-century concertos and they were the first written in a style in which the musicians play both leading and supporting roles in a constantly changing pattern of give and take.
Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator