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The master course will be held in English in the month of OCTOBER.


Development and the role of musical imagination in creating a musical narrative - examples of practical application

Service Description

Symphony of art 2022 – Masterclass PL

Date and time:

17. - 21. October 2022, in the mornings and afternoons as determined by the lecturer


Short description of the course:

Demonstrating the possibility of using musical imagination in selected elements of performing art.

These include:

a) maintaining and controlling freedom in the hand as a motor apparatus,

b) operating with time and maintaining pulsation,
c) associations relating to the spatial arrangement of the sound source as well as operating timbre (differentiating instrumentation),
d) creative use of imagination to a variety of exercise techniques, including finding ways to better strategy for remembering and interpreting,
e) "illustrating" the title and character of the composition by imagining a film adaptation (in the form of a film, fairy tale, computer game, theater, opera, etc.).

Each of the above-mentioned issues will be discussed in detail along with the use of practical techniques for their implementation.


DK Ružinov, Ružinovská 28, 82109 Bratislava.


Active participation:

20 students or pupils of accordion.


Passive participation:

the lecturer is not able to define the exact number. It depends on the capacity of the room where the masterclass will be held (number of seats in the audience).

Criteria for active participation:
the only criterion is that the active participants were accordion students or pupils of music schools (primary or secondary level).


Lecturers CV:

Piotr Chołołowicz

Born 1971 in Hajnówka / Poland / - Polish musician, accordionist, graduate and employee of the Accordion Department at the Academy of Music. Karol Szymanowski in Katowice (Poland).



In 1986-92 he studied at the State Secondary Music School IJ Paderewski in the accordion class of Jan Gorczyca and Jerzy Kozłowski. He continued his education at the Academy of Music. K. Szymanowski in Katowice under the supervision of prof. related dr hab. Joachim Pichur. He completed postgraduate studies at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien in the class of prof. Gertraud Winklbauer-Zourek. He has repeatedly participated in master classes in interpretation conducted by such teachers as: Mogens Ellegaard, Mie Miki, Matti Raantanen, Juan Jose Mosalini, and Volodymir Runczak.


Artistic activity

Participated, inter alia, at the International Accordion Festival in Pärnu (Estonia), the International Music Festival in Thorn (Netherlands), the International Accordion Festival in Vienna (Austria), the Summer Bach Festival in Leipzig (Germany), Lindower Sommermusik in Lindow (Germany), the Concerto di Primaestate Festival in Palermo (Italy), Guglielmo Caccia Festival in Moncalvo (Italy), Costigiole d'Asti in Asti (Italy), Crescentino Festival in Vercelli (Italy), International Accordion Festival in Limbaži (Latvia) , the International Accordion Festival Coupe Jeunesse in the Danube Zone (Slovakia), the Festival of One in Sopot, the Festival of Jan Kiepura in Krynica, the Stars Promote Festival in Jelenia Góra, the International Festival of Chamber and Organ Music in Trzebinia, the Festival of Premieres in Katowice, the Silesian Rostrum of Composers in Katowice,

In the years 2000-2007 he performed in the composition of the Viennese music group Burgtheater Wien.

Being a member of the following bands: Ars Harmonica, Button Hackers, Silesian Accordion Quintet, he has performed in Poland and abroad - in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Switzerland, Hungary and Italy.

As a soloist and chamber musician, he has collaborated with the following orchestras: NOSPR, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Płock Symphony Orchestra, Częstochowa Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Toruń Chamber Orchestra,

Co-author of music for the film by the Slovenian director Igor Sterek entitled Tuning, the film won the Grand Prix at the Mannheim International Film Festival (2005).

He was a member of the jury of national and international accordion competitions many times (Bratislava, Dunajska Streda, Klingenthal, Ostrava, Pärnu, Przemyśl, Sanok, Vilnius).


Didactic activity

As a researcher and teacher at the Accordion Department of the Academy of Music K. Szymanowski in Katowice educated many young accordionists who won the highest prizes in national and international competitions. Students were laureates of awards, incl. in the competition in Bratislava (Slovakia), Castelfidardo (Italy), Danube Strea (Slovakia), Fürstenfeld (Austria), Klingenthal (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Poprad (Slovakia), Pula (Croatia), Ostrava (Czech Republic ), Trossingen (Germany), Vilnius (Lithuania), Vienna (Austria), as well as competitions in Giżycko, Gorlice, Sanok, Przemyśl, Sanok, Solec and Wrocław.

In 2015, he received the honorary badge of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage "Meritorious for Polish Culture" for his teaching activities [1]

Currently, he is the Head of the Accordion Department at the Academy of Music. K. Szymanowski in Katowice.

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