Konrad Wiszniewski

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Konrad Wiszniewski is a saxophonist, composer, and educator based in Glasgow, Scotland. He initially studied music at Strathclyde University, and after gaining much acclaim in his homeland, accepted a scholarship to study at the world famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

After Berklee, he moved back to Scotland and since has worked extensively with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra since 2001, working with a host of performers such as Joe Lovano, Gary Burton and John Scofield. He has been part of the renowned Scottish Brass Quartet ‘Brass Jaw’ since 2006, touring throughout the UK, United States and Europe, receiving the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Ensemble of the year 2011, Best Group and Best Album at the Scottish Jazz Awards.

Konrad was awarded an Edinburgh Jazz Festival commission in 2011 to compose a new work along with pianist Euan Stevenson entitled New Focus, which features the Glasgow String Quartet, in a project to be released on Whirlwind Recordings in NOV of 2012.

Konrad has appeared on BBC Television, ITV, Radio 3, Radio Scotland and most recently broadcast to Europe on a special BBC Radio 3 broadcast on New Years Day. Outside of Jazz Konrad has toured/recorded with the following artists/ensembles: The RSNO, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Brand New Heavies, The Peatbog Faeries, Deacon Blue , Hue and Cry, Martha Reeves , Aiden O Rourke, The Unusual Suspects to name a few.