Greg Torunski, Matthias A. Nowak Abstract
Applied Theory Combo
Exemplifying lesson content of an ATCombo and its relevance in performance.
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Greg Torunski Biography
Greg Torunski, has been already noticed with the huge success on the dutch/german/american music scene last years. He graduated from Conservatorium Maastricht and Hochschule fur Musik in Köln with the highest grade. Afterwards he finished his Masterstudies in New York, working together with Mr. David Binney.
During his career he has worked with different musicians including: Gino Vanelli, David Binney, Anouk, Marco Borsato. He played at numerous festivals in Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal opening his career widely and in a very promising way.
In 2011 he released his first debut CD "Changes". He was awarded with the prestigious "Hustinx Prijs" in 2012 and when he released his duo album "Moods" (Torunski Brothers) it was an instant hit (Break Thru New York Radio Awarded) in 2014.
2018 Best Instrumentalist Award at the Tremplin Jazz Festival in Avignon together with Torunski Brothers Quartet.
Matthias Akeo Nowak Biography
Matthias has studied orchestral music, jazz and popular music at Musikhochschule Mannheim, Germany and Queens College, New York. He participated in master classes with Charlie Haden, Drew Gress, Eric Harland and has played in classical orchestras, such as Young Austrian Philharmonic Orchestra and Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. After receiving the prestigious DAAD- scholarship in 2008, Matthias moved to New York to study at Aaron Copland School of Music, taking lessons with Antonio Hart, Michael Mossmann and David Berkman. Returning to Cologne, Germany, he found himself working in a variety of musical contexts, recording for Deutschlandfunk, WDR, HR, or Radio Bremen with his current bands Niels Klein Trio and Eos Chamberorchestra, Angelika Niesciers “ Sublim” and his own groups “ Koi- Trio” and „Common Ground“. Matthias is an intensly touring musician and has played on international festivals in over 40 countries, such as Jazz Utsav, New Dheli (IN), Eurojazz, Mexico City (MEX), or Jazzfestival Willisau, Willisau (CH).
He currently teaches Jazz Doublebass at Conservatorium Maastricht and Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany.