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Marek Toporowski

Harpsichordist, organist, fortepianist and conductor. He teaches harpsichord at the Academies of Music in Kraków and Katowice, as well as harpsichord and organ at the Warsaw Chopin Conservatory of Music. He studied harpsichord under Leszek Kędracki, Aline Zylberajch and Bob van Asperen, as well as organ under Józef Serafin and Daniel Roth. Winner of the 1st Wanda Landowska National Harpsichord Competition (1985). In 1991, he founded baroque chamber ensemble Concerto Polacco. Together with the chamber choir Sine Nomine Marek Toporowski made numerous recordings of early Polish music. He did also the first-ever recording of Charles Noblet’s “Livre de clavecin” and participated in the documentary project “Orgeln in der Niederlausitz”. One of his recordings, Bach’s organ trio sonatas BWV 525-530 on the historical Joachim Wagner organ in Siedlce (a version with added continuo instruments) received Fryderyk prize, a prestigious prize of the Polish recording industry. In 2012, Marek founded Fortepianariuma unique space presenting his own collection of historic instruments, where they are exhibited and used for concert and teaching purposes.