Michal Kaznowski

  • Cello

Michal is one the UK’s leading cellists. Michal was principal cello in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Simon Rattle. Before this Michal was principal cello of the Sadlers Wells Royal ballet and associate principal position in the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra.

As a member of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet, Michal has played throughout Europe, North America and the Far East. With the Quartet he has recorded over thirty five discs of twentieth-century British string quartet repertoire, including the cycle of ten ’Naxos’ quartets by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies winning the Gramophone Award and the Diapason d’Or.

He performs outside the quartet as soloist with many orchestras, as a broadcast recitalist, as deputy cellist with many quartets, as well as chamber music concerts with other artists including Peter Donohoe.

Michal has taught for many years at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music and also at the Purcell School. He was appointed an ARAM in 1991 for his work in the Quartet, and is also an Honorary Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University and Brunel University.