The Oboe Class - AM Katowice
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Oboe Teachers

prof. Tomasz Miczka

Professor Tomasz Miczka graduated from the K. Szymanowski Music Academy of Katowice, from the oboe class of prof. Edward Mandera. Right after having finished his studies, he became oboist of the Polish Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra (nowadays: The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra).

As a member of this ensemble, he gave concerts in many countries of Europe, Asia, North and South America. He performed under the baton of such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Jan Krenz, Witold Lutosławski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Antoni Wit or Gabriel Chmura.

Apart from his symphony orchestra career, prof. Miczka is successful as a soloist and in the field of chamber music as well. He was a member of the Polish Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra’s wind trio, now he performs with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra’s wind quintet. He performed also on many CD and archival recordings.

Professor Miczka started to teach in 1981, in the K. Szymanowski Music High School of Katowice. As a result of the registration and conferment, he obtained a doctoral degree in 1993 and then he habilitated, in 1999.
Since 2002 he has been Music Academy of Katowice’s professor, where he performed the function of Department of Wind Instruments and Percussion’s director. In 2005, he was appointed to the post of the vice-rector of the Academy of Music, and between 2008 and 2016, he was its rector.

Many of his students won prizes in musical contests. Prof. Miczka is also the music director of the Oboe & Bassoon Master Classes in Rycerka.


adt dr hab. Piotr Pyc
Oboe Teacher
He graduated from the Academy of Music in Kraków, where he was in Professor Jerzy Kotyczka′s class, with distinction. He then started to work as first oboe in the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice. Since the 2004, he has been an first oboist and a soloist (cor anglais) of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.

As an orchestral musician he took part in over 1500 concerts, working with many ensembles –  The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot and Sinfonietta Cracovia to name a few. He performed under the baton of such maestro conductors as Gabriel Chmura, Christian Eschenbach, Jacek Kaspszyk, Lorin Maazel, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jerzy Samkow, Krzysztof Penderecki, Antoni Wit.

He is very active in soloist and chamber ensemble fields. He took part in numerous music festivals, including Nordsee and Schwetzinger Festspiele in Germany, as well as Warszawska Jesień (Warsaw Autumn).

Teaching is an important part of his work. He conducted many oboe courses and was jury member in music competitions around the country. He is a university teacher at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where – as a result of receiving the degree of Doctor of Arts – he became an assistant professor in 2008. His students and pupils win laurels at many competitions both in Poland and abroad.
asyst. dr Lorena Mac
Oboe Teacher