September 2015

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Marek visited the Academy of Music in Łódź (Akademia Muzyczna im. Grażyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczów w Łodzi) where he received his Bachelor’s degree in September. The Academy is currently under the renovation, but some of the old buildings have remained.

Marek enjoyed spending time with distinguished cello professor Stanisław Firlej– his mentor. Prof. Firlej showed photos of his string quartet working with composer Dmitri Shostakovich for his string quartets in his youth.

Students from the Academy, including a cello student from Prof. Firlej’s studio, came to the United States and studied at Azusa Pacific University in the past.

About the Academy of Music in Łódź:

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