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Duo Artus- leading professional flute and guitar duo , was founded by Polish-born Krzysztof Kaczka (flute) and German-born Perry Schack (guitar) in 2003 and has since won numerous international awards including IBLA Grand Prize , NFA Chamber Music Competition in Pitsburgh . In 2008, Duo Artus gave their debut in New York's Carnegie Hall. Their repertoire spans virtuosic music literature for flute and concert guitar and ranges from Bach's flute sonatas over Bizet's Carmen Fantasie to Piazzola's "Histoire du Tango". Krzysztof Kaczka and Perry Schack have performed on five continents e.g . Carnegie Hall , Wellington Town Hall , Munich's Herkulessaal . Krzysztof Kaczka , newly appointed principal flutist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and First Prize winner at the 2009 Australian Flute Festival Flute Competiton in Adelaide , was born in Torun , Poland . After graduating with highest honours from the Musikhochschule Munich, where his teacher was Marianne Henkel-Adorjan he made his New York solo debut at Carnegie Recital Hall as IBLA Grand Prize winner . Postgraduate studies with Irena Grafenauer at the Mozarteum Salzburg and Wolfgang Schulz at the University of Music in Vienna. He also studied on European Union's Erasmus Scholarship with Pierre Yves Artaud at the Conservatoire de Paris (cnsmdp). Masterclasses with Andras Adorjan ,William Bennett , Philippe Bernold , Janos Balint , Julius Baker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Peter Lukas Graf , Patrick Gallois , Paul Meisen , Marina Piccinini , Felix Renggli , Carol Wincenc , Anne Diener Zentner . Resident artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada in 2006. Performances with Joel Smirnoff (Juilliard SQ) , Barry Shiffman (St. Lawrence SQ) , Pedja Muzijevic, Chen Halevi , Eliot Fisk and musicians of the Munich Philharmonic , Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra , RSO Stockholm and Warsaw Philharmonic among others . Participant in international competitions including Kobe , IBLA Grand Prize ( 1st Prize -Most Distinguished Artist Prize and Piazzolla Award ) , Padova (4th prize) , Sydney Flute Festival ( final) , the NFA Competition in Pittsburgh (2nd prize), the Tansman Competition of Musical Personalities (final), Concorso Internazionale "Citta di Barletta" ( 1st Prize and Gold Medals as solist and chamber musician ) .Scholarships by the Foundation of Culture in Warsaw, DAAD, Lions Club International , Yehudi Menuhin LMN Munich, Dartington Arts Center, Top Wind London . Krzysztof has taken part in numerous music festivals eg. Sarasota, Hot Springs , Warsaw and has performed in concerts organized by Polish and German Embassies and Consulates in Washington D.C , NYC, Boston , Tokyo , Kuala Lumpur , Hong Kong , Sydney , Canberra , Howard, Wellington , Paris , Munich and Rome ... 2007 debut at the Herkulessaal in Munich for 1500 people . Laureate of the prestigious “Young Poland” Award of the Minister of Culture of the Rupublic of Poland . Member of the DuoArtus with German guitarist Peyrry Schack . He released three CD´s for ActePrealable Lable in Warsaw including Jolivet's Concerto conducted by Henri Bonamy and appeared on Bayerischer Rundfunk and Polish Radio . Former principal flutist of the Filharmonia Sudecka in Poland and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in China .Since 2009 prinicpal flutist of the Guangzhou Symphony - top chinese orchestra working uwith Long Yu , Pinchas Zukerman , Charles Dutoit , Jiri Belohlavek , Lang Lang , Itzhak Perlman , Anne Sophie Mutter , Mischa Maisky among others. Perry Schack was born in Munich in 1977. He studied with Franz Halasz at the Hochschule für Musik Augsburg, graduating with honors (“Summa cum Laude”) in 2001. Beginning in that same year, he began studies at University Mozarteum Salzburg, where his teachers included Eliot Fisk, Ricardo Gallen and Augustin Wiedemann. In 2001 Perry Schack was the first European to win a major prize at the International Giutar Competition in Boston, MA, where he was also awarded the first ever prize for an Outstanding Interpretation of Contemporary Music. His additional accolades include a special prize for cultural activities awarded by the Dr. Faltlhauser, Bavarian Minister of Finance (Kulturförderpreis 2003) as well as the second prize of the National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition in Pittsburg, USA (2006). In 2007 Perry Schack was the first prize winner of the 17. International Music Competition “Citta di Barletta” in Italy. He also received the prestigious Erasmus Foundation Scholarship in 2004 together with Alex Garrobe at Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona and also the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Scholarship (2001-2007). Perry Schack’s concerts have been broadcast on the radio (SWR and B5) and on television (ZDF). He played with such vivid stage personalities as guitarist Eliot Fisk Schloss Mirabell, Salzburg) and radio legend Enrico de Paruta (Residenz München, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg). Schack frequently performed, both as a soloist and chamber musician , in New York (Carnegie Hall), Washington DC, Sydney, Rome, Paris, Vienna, and Munich( Gasteig, Nymphenburg , Herkulessaal).
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