Andrzej Rozbicki, Doctor of Musical Arts, Krakow Music Academy (Poland), Graduated from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where he earned two Master of Arts degrees in 1976 and 1977. Completed additional studies in Holland at Maastricht Conservatory with prof. Sef Pijpers and also in USA at Michigan State University. Mr. Rozbicki began his professional career as a conductor in 1977 in Warsaw. In 1981 Polish Orchestra directed by Mr. Rozbicki received second and third place in the World Musical Competitions in Kerkrade, Holland. In 1983 he received second prize on Janitsajarfestivalen in Hamar, Norway. In 1984 Mr. Rozbicki conducted Bremen Symphony Orchestra.
￼Mr. Rozbicki came to Canada in 1985. From that time to date he works for the education system. At present he is a teacher at Toronto’s Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton High School. Mr. Rozbicki organized the Brampton Symphony Orchestra and was their conductor for five years.
Since 1985 he successfully works with several choirs in Canada. At the present time Mr. Rozbicki works with a newly created choir “Polonia Singers” as well as with the professional group “Celebrity Symphony Orchestra.” These groups performed several musical spectacles such as “Ludzmierz Vespers” and “The Polish Tenors”, “Golden Voices”. In August 2000 he was a guest conductor at XXIX Jan Kiepura’s Festival Krynica in Poland.
In May 1998 during the forty-fifth convention and competitions of Polish Singers Alliance in America in Chicago, the Toronto’s choir “Polonia Singers”, under Mr. Rozbicki’s direction, won Three First Place Honors and he himself was recognized as the Best Choir Director. In that same year, he was named an honorary member of the Polish Singers Alliance of America, the oldest cultural organization of Polonia in North America.
￼For his long-term work, in the field of music and culture, Mr. Rozbicki received many citations. In 1991, he was awarded the “Merit to Polish Culture” medal. The Markowski Foundation in Canada recognized him in 1996 as “The Man of the Year” in Canada. In 1999 Mr. Rozbicki was awarded Senate of Canada “Award of Merit” and in 2000 Mayor’s Toronto Millenium Award. In 2001 Polish Combatants in Canada presented him with Gold Combatants Award and in 2003 he was awarded “Polish Community Entertainer of the Year”. In March 2006 A. Rozbicki was awarded by President Republic of Poland “Knight’s Order of Polonia Restituta” and Gold Honorary Award by Polish Congress in Canada. In May 2006 University of Toronto (OISE) Award “Outstanding Associate Teacher Award 2005-2006″ -Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) University of Toronto. 2007 – Award “Pro Memoria“. Andrzej Rozbicki was recently (October 2011) honoured with the silver medal “Gloria Artis” by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In October 24, 2015 A. Rozbicki was awarded by President Republic of Poland “Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta”
Andrzej enjoys a busy guest-conducting career, conducting the orchestras of Toronto, Chicago, New York and orchestras in Poland.
He continues to be an enthusiastic promoter of music education, as well as of Canadian composers and soloists. And frequently works as a clinician and teacher for youth orchestras and bands across the country. He now resides in Toronto with his wife Danuta, Doctor of Nathurophatic Medicine. Andrzej recent guest conducting experiences include the Teatr Muzyczny Orchestra, Lodz, Poland, Pomerania Philharmonic Orchestra Bydgoszcz, Poland, 2015 as well as Warminska Philharmonic Orchestra Olsztyn, Poland in May 2016 and Sudecka Philharmonic Orchestra Walbrzych, Poland in October 2016.