Sebastian Kozub


Sebastian Kozub comes from a musical family, his father being a cellist and mother violinist. He started playing the cello when he was 5 years old, studied in The Purcell School of Music in London under Pal Banda and Sir Simon Rattle and completed his Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma at the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas under the tutelage of Andres Diaz. He is a prize winner of over 50 cello competitions on national and international level. The most important are: VIII. International cello Competition ‘Antonio Janigro’ (Croatia) – first prize, V.J. Dotzauer International cello Competition (Germany) – 2nd prize, International cello competition ‘Flame’ (Paris) – 1st prize, International cello Competition (Liezen – Austria) – 2nd prize, D. Popper International cello Competition ( Hungary) – 2nd Prize, International strings Competition ‘Bohdan Warchal’ (Slovakia) – Grand Prix. He has performed in many venues in the United Kingdom and around the world, including Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Goldsmiths Theatre, Royal Castle Hall in Warsaw, Concert Hall of Forbidden City (Beijing). The orchestras he performed with include BBC Symphony Orchestra, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Sinfonia Varsovia, National Orchestra of China, Kaunas Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Chamber Orchestra of Slovakia, Lublin Symphony Orchestra among many others. Sebastian is an active chamber musician having performed with artists such as Andres Cárdenes, Yuja Wang, Teng Li and Aaron Boyd, and is the newest member of The Julius Quartet.

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