ABOUT THE INFINITY DUO

 

Inspired by the project, Natalia and Emmy started a duo also named “Infinity” in November 2017, playing together not only pieces inspired by circular breathing but also chamber works for flute and piano of various epochs.

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Natalia Jarząbek is currently Principal Flute of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra. She graduated with honours from the Music Academy in Krakow, where she studied the flute with Barbara Świątek-Żelazna. She continued her studies under the supervision of Wally Hase at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. She also earned a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. 

Prof. Barbara Świątek-Żelazna graduated from the State Higher School of Music in Krakow, gaining a diploma with honours in the flute class of Wacław Chudziak. She continued her studies with Gaston Crunelle at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. She is a prizewinner of several competitions in Poland (Katowice, Łódź) and abroad (Vienna, Helsinki, Utrecht). She was a member of the Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television in Krakow for many years, as a flautist-soloist. She was also a member of the Baroque Trio, the Warsaw Harp Trio and the MW2 Ensemble, as well as a soloist of the Krakow Chamber Orchestra. She appeared as a soloist with all of Poland’s symphony orchestras. 

Emmy Wils displayed an extraordinary musical talent while still a small child. She was nine when she started taking piano lessons from Johan Bossers, a teacher at a local music school in Tongeren, eastern Belgium. In 2012 she enrolled at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, where she studied with Piet Kuijken and Hans Ryckelynck. She obtained her M.A. degree in 2018 under the supervision of Boyan Vodenitcharov. She also developed her skills with Peter Waas at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. 

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