Wojciech Jeliński, graduated with honors from the Academy of Music. I. J. Paderewski in Poznań in the class of dr hab. Maciej Łakomy, prof. AMP and Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin in the class of the long-time trombonist of the Berlin Philharmonic, professor Christhard Gössling. In 2016-2018 he was a scholarship holder of the Karajan Akademie Der Berliner Philharmoniker in the class of prof. Olaf Otto. In 2016, he received an artistic scholarship from the City of Poznań. Wojciech Jeliński is an assistant at the Department of Brass Instruments
at the Academy of Music I. J. Paderewski in Poznań, and since 2019 he is the first trombonist of the Philharmonic T. Szeligowski in Poznań. In 2021, he received a PhD in Music Arts. He is the originator and artistic director of Tromboholizm – Poznań Trombone Music Festival.
He collaborates with such orchestras and ensembles as: Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatstheater Cottbus, Teatr Wielki im. S. Moniuszko in Poznań, Gorzów Philharmonic, Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus, Collegium F, l’Autumno, TrombQuartet, Sepia Ensemble, Ensemble Mini, Animatic, Spółdzielnia Muzyczna, Respiro d’Arte, Polish Brass Trio, Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemblekollektiv Berlin.
Wojciech Jeliński has performed numerous concerts at prestigious festivals and concerts in the country (including the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, the Poznań Music Spring International Festival of Contemporary Music, the Music in Old Krakow Festival, the concert of laureates of the 20th and 21st Century Music Competition at the W. Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw, the Witold Szalonek in memoriam concert in Katowice organized by Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne) and internationally (e.g. in the Czech Republic – Gramodka in Prague and Brno, in Germany – Mikromusik – Festival experimenteller musik und sound art in Berlin, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin or Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, Austria-Marathon V-Festival for young contemporary music in Vienna, Estonia-Estonian Music Days in Tallinn). He is a regular lecturer at the Żywieckie Suwakowanie Trombone Meetings and the Summer Academy of Brass Instruments in Kalisz.
The artist specializes in the performance of 20th and 21st-century music, premieres works by contemporary composers, incl. Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, Artur Kroschl, Zbigniew Kozub, Reinhard Karger, Marek Barden and Ann Cleare. Despite his young age, he has already released several albums and performances of works as a soloist with an orchestra, incl. with the accompaniment of the Poznań Philharmonic, the Lower Silesian Philharmonic in Jelenia Góra, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the Tutta Forza Orchestra from Gdańsk, the Symphony Orchestra and the Brass Orchestra of the Academy of Music. I. J. Paderewski from Poznań.
A trombone quartet, four trombonists, actually four friends. We played our first concert in 2012, but we had already played many rehearsals together, but only for pleasure and the desire to make music together. Since 2012, our trombone family has had two weddings and has grown to include 3 potential new trombonists. We have a lot of classical music in our repertoire. Thanks to excellent arrangements, we perform the most famous pieces of classical music, as well as jazz. We also made it a point of honor to promote Polish music. So far, we have performed and premiered works by, among others, Kazimierz Serocki, Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, Piotr Moss, Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska, Magdalena Cynk.
Contemporary music has become my passion from the moment I met my future wife, Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska - a wonderful composer who trusted my trombone skills from the very beginning of our relationship and in 2009 she composed a Suite for trombone and piano for me. This is how my adventure with newly written songs began. I think that thanks to this I was asked in 2012 by Artur Kroschel to join a new group performing contemporary music, which they created together with Rafał Zapała. As a result, we currently have an 11-person Sepia Ensemble, which specializes in performing new music. With Sepia, we have performed at least several dozen world premieres of works by composers from Poland and abroad. Currently, together with Ewa and Tomek Sośniak, we are creating the team's program board.
A trio consisting of a trumpet, French horn and a trombone, including the first trumpeter of the Poznań Philharmonic, the first horn player at the Görlitz theater and a modest trombone player. It would seem that such a line-up of musicians should, in the context of the repertoire, at least compete with a brass quintet. Unfortunately, the repertoire is quite limited and that is why we try to change it by ordering new pieces, not forgetting Polish music and Polish composers.
TromboSphere trombone octet is a group of trombonists from all over Poland. The musicians are associated with the most important cultural institutions, such as: NOSPR, NFM, Poznań Philharmonic, Baltic Philharmonic, Poznań Grand Theater and Silesian Philharmonic. Despite the fact that the ensemble is young, thanks to outstanding trombonists it quickly expands its repertoire and obtains an exceptional octet sound.