About us

Maria Gmyrek (Academy of Music in Cracow)  and Wojciech Trefon (Academy of Music in Katowice), have been performing together since 2012 as a saxophone and harp duet. In their first year together, they won the Grand Prix at the 22nd National Chamber Group Competition in Bystrzyca Kłodzka, and 1st prize at the 5th National Harp Duet Competiton in Cieszyn. In 2014, they won 1st prize at the Warsaw Chamber Music Forum, despite being the youngest participants. In 2015, Maria and Wojciech became winners of two prestigious musical events: the 36th National Music School Chamber Groups Competition in Wrocław, and the 6th International Harp Duet Competition in Cieszyn. In 2016, the duet won the Grand Prix at the International Harp Competition in Lvov. In 2014, Polish national television invited them to take part in the music film Behind the harp strings...years later directed by Violetta Rotter-Kozera. In the same year, their first professional recording, in the Polish Radio Concert Studio in Katowice, was chosen to represent Poland at the European Union Broadcasters Radio Competition ‘Concertino Praga’. In 2015, Maria received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, preceded by a ‘Young Poland’ scholarship a year earlier. Wojciech, meanwhile, received a scholarship for exceptional artistic achievement from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the years 2013, 2015 and 2016, also receiving a ‘Young Poland’ scholarship in 2017.

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