Patryk Ćwikliński was born in 1993 in Czestochowa, where he graduated from the Marcin Józef Żebrowski State Music School in the saxophone class of Robert Gudai. He has continued his studies in the saxophone class of professor Jacek Delong at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź.
He is a laureate of many prestigious competitions, including the Silesian Brass Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza (2008, third place), the 4th International Brass Competition in Wrocław (2010, third place), the 9th National Saxophone Festival in Przeworsk (2010, two honors: categories of soloist and chamber music), and the competition for solo performances with the orchestra of the Academy of Music in Łódź (2016, winner). He has participated in many workshops and courses organized by the Center for Artistic Education, in musical events such as the Jazz Spring Festival in Częstochowa, Złota Tarka in Iława, International Festival of Sacral Music "Gaude Mater" in Częstochowa, All Corners of the World in Puławy and many others. He has performed in Germany, Belgium and Austria, and has played with the Częstochowa Philharmonic Orchestra and the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mikołaj Rykowski PhD
Musicologist and clarinetist, doctorate, and associate at the Department Music Theory at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. Author of a book and numerous articles devoted to the phenomenon of Harmoniemusik - the 18th-century practice of brass bands. Co-author of the scripts "Speaking concerts" and author of the spoken introductions to philharmonic concerts in Szczecin, Poznań, Bydgoszcz and Łódź.