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JULIAN PAPROCKI started his music education at age of 5 years. He has been studied clarinet in Poland with Krzysztof Zbijowski and then with Arkadiusz Adamski. The most important time of his education he spent in France. He studied in the classes of clarinet (with Florent Héau), bass clarinet (Jean-Marc Volta) and chamber music (Philippe Ferro) at the Pôle Supérieur d'Enseignement Artistique in Paris and also in the musicology department of the Université Paris-Sorbonne.

He has developed his skills in clarinet with such masters as M. Arrignon, N. Baldeyrou, J. J. Bokun, J. Chabod, K. Dohnal, G. Feidman, I. Františák, S. Hue, P. Meyer, J. Montilla, St. Vermeersh.

As a soloist, he has performed with a number of orchestras: The Symphony Orchestra of the Holy Cross Philharmonic, the Lviv Philharmoniy Orchestra, the ‘Wirtuozi Lwowa' Chamber Orchestra of Lviv Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra Leopolis, Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal and Concerto Avenna.

He cooperates also with such orchestras as: Sinfonietta Cracovia, Polish Chamber Philharomie, Orchestra of the New Music, Orkiestra Miasta Tychy „Aukso” and Santander Orchestra.

He has performed i.a. at the Warsaw, Kraków, Łódź, Rzeszów and Lower Silesia philharmonics, the Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera, Royal Castle in Warsaw, NOSPR in Katowice, ICE Kraków Congress Centre and Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music and also abroad: in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary and Italy.

He took part in such festivals as: “Warsaw Autumn” in Warsaw, “Chopin and his Europe” in Warsaw, “Chain” in Warsaw, “De Musica” in Warsaw, “Music on the Heights” in Zakopane, “Sacrum Profanum” in Kraków, “NeoArte” in Gdańsk, “The Emanations” in Lusławice and also “Querceto International Piano Festival” in Italy and “Bridges” in Wien where he made his debut on the stage of Wiener Konzerthaus.

His musical achievements have been rewarded many times. He is a prize-winner of 37 national and international competitions in clarinet, organ, composition and chamber music. His achievements were honored with the scholarship of the National Center for Culture in program “Young Poland” (2017), the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2012), the National Children's Fund (2008-2012) and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (2010, ‘Polish Culture Abroad').

Together with the pianist Maciej Grzybowski, cellist Karol Marianowski and trombonist Tomasz Światczyński, he is a member of the “TRIARTET” ensemble, specializing in the contemporary music. Since 2016 he performed as member of “Chain Ensemble” which was established under the aegis of the Witold Lutosławski Society. He cooperates with the leading Paris music publisher “Gérard Billaudot Éditeur” and “La Fabrik’a Notes”.