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Jan Straczynski

Name: Jan Straczynski
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Location: Glasgow
United Kingdom G2
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Additional Info: Though only in his mid-twenties, award winning performer Jan Straczynski has firmly established himself as one of the UK's leading classical guitarists.

Jan began playing the guitar at the age of 13 under the guidance of Ian Smith. A year later he was awarded 1st place in the Edinburgh competition festival. At the age of 17 Jan was awarded senior “young musician of the year” at Holy Rood High School Edinburgh and was regularly performing as a soloist in venues across Scotland including a solo debut concert at the Queens Hall Edinburgh.

In 2007 Jan Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with a Masters degree in Performance. Whilst studying Jan represented the RSAMD on a tour of the UK including solo concerts in London (Bolivar Hall), Liverpool (St. Georges Hall), Edinburgh (St. Marks) and Glasgow (Guinness room). Jan was awarded the RSAMD Chanterelle guitar prize and is a recipient of the RSAMD endowment trust scholarship for Postgraduate study. In 2006 Jan performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor and in 2007 performed Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Villa-Lobos in the Academy Concert Hall Glasgow.

Jan has performed live on BBC Radio Scotland and at arts festivals around the U.K including the Dundee Guitar Festival, Celtic Connections, the Bolivar Hall International Guitar Festival, The Edinburgh Festival and the Torphichen Summer Nights Festival.

In 2008 Jan performed in a concert tour of Florida (USA) where he demonstrated his expertise in solo and duo repertoire.
Additional Specialisms: Session Work, Solo Performance
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