Biography

Born in Poland, professor for violin at the Musikhochschule Hannover (Music University Hannover) and one of Boris Bielenki (chair David Oistrach) pupils at the famous Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory. Simultaneously, violin and musical stimulation from the likes of Isaac Stern, Henryk Szeryng, Nathan Milstein and Yehudi Menuhin contributed to his violinistic growth.

1967 Adam Kostecki began concertizing as a soloist and chamber musician, (he made his debut as a soloist in 1967, playing the violin concerto in f sharp minor by Henryk Wieniawski with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra), a performing career which has spanned some decades.

After finishing his studies in 1972 he moved to Germany where he worked for some years as the leader of several top German orchestras.

From 1983 - 1989 Adam Kostecki was assistant artistic director with the Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and since 1990 he has been director of the Kammerorchester Hannover.

In 1992 he was appointed as a professor of violin at the Music University Hannover.

Adam Kostecki's concert activities have taken him around the world. Concerts in Europe (Spain, French, Belgium, Netherland, Poland, Turkey and Germany), South America (Brasil, Urugway) and the Far East (Japan, Korea, China).

A diverse CD recording (Labels - Le Chant du Monde, Thorofon, Selene Records and Fox Records ), radio and television appearances ( Polish Television, Senado. Brazil), and critically-acclaimed performances :

  • "...A violinist among the greatest of the former students of David Oistrach..."
  • "...rousing soloist of outstanding ability..."
  • "...His interpretation turned this concert into an experience..."
  • "...striking violin playing with every breath..."

confirm Adam Kostecki standing as an eminent violinist and chamber musician (also as a member of Rubinstein-Trio and Paganini-Duo).

Common concerts with legendary Zakhar Bron was highly acclaimed like „Violin Duo of World Elite“ or „brillant and ingenious event“

During recent years, Adam Kostecki gave many international master classes in Holland, Switzerland, French, Poland, Germany, USA, South America, Japan, Korea and in last years repeatedly China (Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Hongkong, Quindao).

Adam Kostecki is in demand as a jury member such prestigious national and international chamber and violin competitions as Poznan, Hannover, Lodz, Bonn. Several times Kloster Schöntal, Gorizia (" Lipizer"), Novossibirsk („Z.Bron”), Chengdu (China). And last, September 2018 Lublin (Poland).

His students are members and leaders of foremost German orchestras and prize winner of national and international competitions.

First prizes in violin competitions: „Grumiaux“, „Lipizer“, „Chengdu“ „Prague Spring“ and prizes in „Postacchini“, „Hill“, „Kloster Schöntal“. August 2018 - second prize in famous „Shanghai Violin Competition“.

From November 2018 Adam Kostecki will be director of ZSM Hannover (Center of Language and Music Hannover). Young musicians from around the world will be there prepared for their exams and orchestra auditions.