Dr. Wieslaw Surulo
Wiesław Suruło graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow in 1995 – class of
Professor Kazimierz Moszyński. He improved his skills under the guidance of Prof. Meinhart Niedermayr at the Vienna Conservatory. Participant of the master classes conducted by Meinhart Niedermayr and Peter-Lukas Graf, of the BachAkademie Stuttgart. He took orchestral courses under the direction of Helmuth Rilling and of the International Orchesterkurs Attergau conducted by Sir Jehudi Menuhin. He was a laureate of the second prize at the 3rd National Flute Competition in 1995 (Krakow), of distinctions at the 4th National InterUniversity Chamber Music Competition in 1996 (Bydgoszcz) in the wind quintet category, and participant of the 2nd edition of the Aleksander Tansman International Festival and Competition of Musical Personalities in 1998 (Łódź).
He collaborates with the Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM), for which he recorded a selection of works for the flute by Polish composers. He made recordings for the Polish Radio and Polish Television. He is active as a concert soloist and chamber musician. He works full-time as teacher of music, conducting numerous courses and methodological workshops. He sits on the jury of many competitions, including those under the patronage of the Centre for Artistic Education. He took part in the following festivals: the International Festival of Chamber Music in Zakopane, the Baroque Festival in Spisz, Przemyska Jesień Muzyczna [Musical Autumn in Przemyśl], and the International Festival of Organ Music in the Pelplin Cathedral.
Since 1994, he has been working as a soloist in the Krakow Opera, and since 2007 – as a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Krakow. As a Haynes Artist and Ambassador Clinician, Wieslaw plays a 14K gold Custom Wm.S. Haynes Custom Flute.