Wedding musician biographies
Mr. Kazukiewicz is performing extensively as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and soloist with ensembles such as Portland Symphony, New England String Ensemble and Boston Landmarks Orchestra to name a few. He is the founder of Wolfeboro Chamber Ensemble which has been performing summer concert series since 2011. He has appeared as a guest soloist numerous times performing the Violin Concertos of Tchaikowsky, Mozart and Bruch as well as Ravel’s Tzigane and Meditation of Thais by Jules Massenet. Mr. Kazukiewicz was guest artist in the Ludwig Diehn Series held at Old Dominion University, where he premiered and recorded the Sonata for Violin & Piano by L. Diehn. His live performances have been broadcast via WBFO Buffalo 88.7 NPR Radio and WGBH Boston 89.7 Radio.
In addition to classical music freelancing, Mr. Kazukiewicz was the violinist for the Grammy Nominated J.L. Orchestra with whom he has recorded six albums. He also worked with Steven Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, in the revival production of Do I Hear a Waltz by Rogers and Hammerstein. Mr. Kazukiewicz performed for other Broadway hits such as The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Other performances include many popular performers of past and present such as Ray Charles, Smokie Robinson, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman and various others. Mr. Kazukiewicz has made an appearance performing the Schubert String Quintet in C Major for the movie “The Human Stain” starring Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman. He has served as the Director of Music over a period of 8 years in Christ Episcopal Church of Biddeford, ME & First Congreagtional Church of Wolfeboro.
Mr. Kazukiewicz began his violin studies at the age of 7 in Buffalo, NY with Nancy Ulrich Benz and continued with Frances Bagdol Kaye and Charles Haupt from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. By age 14, he was awarded City Proclamation award for “Highest Commitment to the Arts.” He continued his violin studies with Pamela Gearhart and Debra Moree, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from Ithaca College under full scholarship. Mr. Kazukiewicz became teaching assistant to Alan Bodman at the University of Akron, earning his Master’s Degree with a teaching and performing assistantship as the first violinist of the Marini String Quartet.
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