MM, Academy of Music, Krakow
MM, Mannes College of Music
Jacek Muzyk, born in Krakow, Poland, began to study French horn at the age of 18 and graduated with a master's degree from the Academy of Music in Krakow. Mr. Muzyk earned his second master's degree at the Mannes College of Music in New York City studying under David Jolley. He continued his education at the Juilliard School of Music under William Purvis and at Rice University in Houston, Texas under William VerMeulen. Then, Mr. Muzyk returned to Poland and worked full time with the best polish orchestras, including Sinfonia Varsovia, the National Philharmonic of Warsaw, Polish Radio Orchestra, and the Krakow Philharmonic. In 1999, he was nominated the Principal Horn for Krystian Zimerman's Polish Festival Orchestra, the elite group of Poland's finest musicians that toured Europe and the United States with over 40 performances of Chopin's concertos; the tour won numerous accolades including Grammy Award. In 2002, Mr.Muzyk moved to the United States where he played with the Houston Grand Opera and the Dallas Symphony before being appointed the Principal Horn with the Buffalo Philharmonic. He made guest appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and other orchestras in the USA, Asia, Europe, and South America, often performing as a guest soloist. Mr. Muzyk has given numerous master classes and recitals throughout all habitable continents and has made solo recordings under the Polish Radio label. Currently, there are three CD recordings of Mr. Muzyk's performances: Mozart's Concertos (Including all concertos) Bach Music for French Horn (Cello Suites #1, 2, and 3) Horn Constellation (French horn played in various configurations from solo and duets with various instruments. Michal Muzyk, Mr. Muzyk's talented 12 year old son, plays first horn in a duet with his father in one of the selections.) After winning the Associate Principal Horn position with the Houston Symphony and performing there for a year, Mr. Music decided to go back to Buffalo and continues as Principal Horn for the Buffalo Philharmonic.