|KRYSTOF WITEK is active as a performer, arranger and
musical coordinator. Currently he holds a violin chair in
the Broadway production of The Lion King. Beginning
2003-04 season, he has been appointed
concertmaster of the Greenwich Symphony. In January,
2005 he performed with the Greenwich Symphony as
soloist in the Bruch Violin Concerto No.1. The winner of
the 1992 Artists International Auditions in New York, he
appeared in sold-out Recital Debut and Alumni
Concert Series at Carnegie's Weill Hall.
Born in Poland, he began to study violin at the age of
six. In 1987, he came to the US to study at the Juilliard
School in New York with Joseph Fuchs, where he
received his Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees.
Mr.Witek has appeared in solo and chamber music
concerts in Europe, Canada, Japan and US.
He has performed with the Met Opera Orchestra under
James Levine, Mostly Mozart Orchestra in New York
and Japan, and with the New York Pops led by Skitch
Henderson. He was a member of the New York
Chamber Symphony under Gerard Schwarz.
|"First chair man: Role as concertmaster is but one note
in virtuoso's busy score." Article by Mary Jo Heath,
Greenwich Time, 1/09/2005
|As the founding member of the Halcyon String Quartet, Mr. Witek won the 1993 Artists International Chamber Music
Auditions and appeared in their debut recital at Carnegie's Weill Hall. His solo CD on the Sanibel label features works of
Beethoven, Brahms and Lutoslawski.
He has performed in the Broadway productions of Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast, Candide, Swan Lake, Sound of
Music, Phantom of the Opera and Music Man.
He has toured with Andrea Bocelli on his 2002 US Sentimento Tour as principal second violin of the World Festival
Symphony led by Steven Mercurio. He has also recorded and performed with many popular artists including Dixie Chicks,
Sheryl Crow (2002 MTV Awards at Radio City), Diana Krall (2001 Carnegie Hall JVC Jazz Festival), Abbey Lincoln, Bjork,
Natalie Merchant, They Might Be Giants, Michael Bolton, Smokey Robinson and Dionne Warwick.
Mr. Witek has appeared as concertmaster of the Greenwich Symphony, Stamford Symphony, New Choral Society of
Westchester, Oratorio Society of New Jersey, Greenwich Choral Society, Jupiter Symphony, Manchester Festival Orchestra,
Bachanalia Chamber Orchestra, Juilliard School Orchestra and as principal player of the Westfield Symphony and
As chamber musician Mr. Witek has performed in concerts presented by the Lincoln Center Institute, Nashville Institute,
Greenwich Symphony Chamber Players, Goliard Chamber Ensemble, Szymanowski Foundation, Kosciuszko Foundation,
Juilliard School and Sanibel Music. He is a founding member of the Forest Hills Chamber Players (formed in 2004).
Since 1995, Mr. Witek has been touring Japan annually as concertmaster and soloist of the New York Symphonic
He is married to Tanya Dusevic Witek, flutist. His hobbies include gardening and home improvements. Mr. & Mrs. Witek
reside in Tappan, New York.
VIOLINIST AND ARRANGER