Bio


Zofia Trystuła-Hovhannisyan

oboe, corno inglese, duduk, zurna, flute, vocal and composition

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Graduate of the Classical Department of Music Acadamy in Kraków, prof. Marek Mleczko’s oboe class (Master degree in Arts).
Zofia cooperated with many well known artists and conductors, such as : Krzysztof Penderecki, Zbigniew Preisner , Grzegorz Turnau, Diego Navarro, Hans Zimmer, Elliot Goldenthal, Jocelyn Pook, Dario Marianelli, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Ruben Hakhverdyan, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Modestas Pitrenas, Wolfgang Seeliger, Christian Schumann, Michael Maciaszczyk, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marek Moś, Adam Klocek.
She also cooperated or still cooperating with Armenian National Opera Orchestra of Yerevan, Youth Orchestra of Armenia , Karabakh Chamber Orchestra, Beethoven Academy Orchestra , Cracovia Codra, Krakow Chamber Orchestra, Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra, Krakow Old Town Orchestra.
However she finds her interests in playing many different music styles, from classical to jazz, klezmer, ethnic music or even sung poetry. She is a composer and wind instruments player for klezmer and ethnic-jazz group KlezzJezz.
Zofia took part in many musical competitions, festivals, tours and concerts, inter alia in Poland, Norway, Iceland, France, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, China, Slovenia, Portugal, Armenia, Republic of Nagorno- Karabakh.

Her additional achievements:
– 1st prize at VI School & Jazz Competition for Organic Noises (Lubaczow/ 2017)
-1st prize at International Competition ”Antonio Salieri” in Legnago (Italy/ 2015)
-2nd prize at ”eMuse” online music competition in Athens (Greece/ 2015 ) in chamber music category
-2nd prize at VII International Competition ”Giovani Musicisti – Citta di Treviso” (Italy/ 2015)
-1st prize at VII International Competition and Festival for Soloists and Chamber Music Groups SVIREL (Slovenia/2015 ) in Solo category
-2nd prize at International Competition ”Luigi Zanuccoli ” Sogliano al Rubicone (Italy/ 2014) -Scholarship of Erasmus program (study continuation in the oboe class of Prof. Jean-Michell Garetti in Portugal , 2013/2014)
-2nd prize at V International Competition and Festival for Soloists and Chamber Music Groups SVIREL (Slovenia/ 2013) in Chamber Music category
-Scholarship of foundation ProBonoPL and ‘Zwierciadlo’ group in Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra ( 2011)

Her passion about the Armenian traditional music started when she first time heard the sound of duduk. To discover deeply Armenian music and culture, she decided to live in Armenia for couple of months. During her stay in Yerevan she was learning Armenian traditional music, dance and Armenian language and also worked as an oboist in Armenian National Opera Orchestra of Yerevan and State Youth Orchestra of Armenia.

Joanna Chudyba

violin, electric violin, composition

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Student of Academy of Music in Katowice on Jazz Department, in Henryk Gembalski’s jazz violin class.
Violinist, composer and arranger of JJ5 Music Production group (cooperation with Szymon Piotrowski and Jan Rusin, composing and perform music for movies, video games, short videos etc.)
She finds her interst in jazz, fusion, progresive rock, film music.
Joanna has acheived 1st prize at VI School & Jazz Competition with Organic Noises  band (Lubaczow, 2017).
She performed with many polish and eurpean musicians. Plays jazz violin but also she used to play chamber music or perform with string orchestra. Joanna is open to cooperation with many musical groups resulting in play with modern rap group during their tour around Poland. Her musical inspirations and fascinations are divided into jazz, classical and ethnic music (especially roots of eastern european cultures). She lives in Kraków, Poland.

Karolina Wiercioch

piano, synthesizers, vocal, composition

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She graduated from 1st degree State Music School in piano class. Later, she attended Cracow School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. Also participated in several jazz workshops led by top european tutors.
She has cooperated with many musicians as a sideman (both studio recording and live performances), focusing primarily on jazz music, electronic music, soul music and pop. These days she’s working upon original project known as The Segue (released single and videoclip „Space Time Illusion”, 2016) and Organic Noises.
Karolina has acheived 
1st prize at VI School & Jazz Competition with Organic Noises and has also won individual award at VI School & Jazz Competition (Lubaczow, 2017).


Robert Wiercioch

electric and acoustic guitar, composition

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Jazz and classical guitar player. Graduated Cracow School of Jazz. Bachelor degree in Arts of Jazz Ddepratment of Music Academy in Katowice. Student of the last year of Master degree in Arts of Jazz Department of Music Academy in Katowice.
He played with many polish and european musicians. Robert is a flexible musician, collaborated with jazz and pop musicians. He took part in many recording sessions with different bands and artists as a sideman. However he focus on his own music projects. Guitar player and composer for progressive fusion band Segue (released single and videoclip „Space Time Illusion”, 2016). Recording his own album with Segue at the time.
Robert has acheived 1st prize at VI School & Jazz Competition with Organic Noises (Lubaczow, 2017).
Robert is also an active guitar educator. He teaches classical guitar at music high school. He finds his influences in whole spectrum of jazz, modern rock and electronic music.

Jan Koźliński

bass

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Cracow born, bassplayer, session musician.
Student of Jazz Department of Academy of Music in Katowice. Graduate of Cracow School of Jazz Contemporary Music.
Took part in many music workshops with well know jazz and pop musicians.
He has acheived 1st prize at VI School & Jazz Competition with Organic Noises (Lubaczow, 2017).
Music he performs oscillate from pop music, through funk, jazz, to rock and even heavier progrogresive genres. Works with Sandra Mika’s band, OIA, Impro Band, Segue, Organic Noises and many more.
His hobby is music production.


Jan Rusin

drums, composition

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Student of Jazz Department of Academy of Music in Katowice
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He performed with many polish and european musicians (i.e.: in Amsterdam, Rome). He took part in many recording sessions as a session musician. Drums and percussion player, composer, midi programmer and arranger for JJ5 Music Production group (cooperation with Joanna Chudyba and Szymon Piotrowski, music for movies, video games, short videos, etc.)
Jan also played concerts during openings of art exhibitions (i.e.: at OPT Gardzienice Gallery, ‘U Warszawianek-Stolica’ – opening o Unknown Drawings of Tadeusz Kantor exhibition). He took part as a teacher and performer in several music workshops (most recent – Jazz for Children meetings 2017 organized by Cracow School of Jazz).
He has acheived 1st prize at VI School & Jazz Competition with Organic Noises (Lubaczow, 2017).
Jan also collaborated as a journalist with Radio Lublin and several newspapers. He made sound and text interviews, reportages etc. about art community of his hometown, Lublin. He lives in Kraków, Poland.


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Harutyun Chkolyan

duduk, zurna , shivi, pku, clarinet and ney flute

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Multi-instrumentalist specializing in Armenian folk wind instruments: duduk, zurna, shivi, pku, in addition to the clarinet and ney flute. He is graduate of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, where he studied under renowned duduk master Gevorg Dabaghyan. Considered a musical prodigy, he has initially began his studies on the shivi at the age of six.
Despite his relatively young age ( born in 1991 ) Harutyun is a seasoned professional who has performed extensively throughout the Unites States, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Germany, Jordan, Norway, Bulgaria, Georgia, Poland, Croatia, Artsakh Republic, and of course his native Armenia. In 2006, he had the honor of performing for Senator Edward Kennedy at the Massachusetts State House. In 2007, Harutyun was a featured guest of Marco Werman on
PRI’s The World in partnership with BBC and WGBH. In 2016 he relised solo debut album Armenian Soundscapes: Duduk. Zurna. Ney.
He is currently a member of State Folk Ensamble of Armenia and has performed with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, iCulture Orchestra, as well as other smaller ensambles.
In 2016, during his visit in Poland, he has started to cooperate with the Organic Noises as a traditional wind innstruments player and composer. For this group Harutyun is a ‘binder’ between Eastern European music tradition, modernity and the
rich tradition of Armenian music.

Additional achievements:
– 1st prize at I Duduk Competition, organized by UNESCO (2007)
– 1st prize in Republic Competition devoted to 140-th anniversary Komitas (2009)
-1st prize in International Competition „Renascence” (2009)
-1st prize in TV Project National Music (2010)
– the finalist in TV project New Elects of Duduk (2010)

Harutyun is an active teacher, educator, session musician and live performer. He lives in Yerevan, Armenia.