Michal Rosiak : Associate Artist
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Artist website: http://www.mrflute.com.au
Michal Rosiak was born in Poland in 1977 and now lives in Brisbane, Australia. He received his graduate degree in music performance from Academy of Music in Katowice/Poland. A recent inductee into the Australian music scene, he has spent most of his career to date in Europe where he has won many accolades for his performance, compositions and teaching, as well as being principal flautist with Opole Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland, member of ESPRIT Flute Trio and a flute teacher in Chopin State School of Music in Opole.
Michal Rosiak has been a prize winner of various competitions including the International Festival for Young Musicians in Neerpelt, Belgium (1st Prize summa cum laude), the Polish Contest for Chamber Music in Wroclaw, Poland, the 2nd and 3rd National Contest for Young Composers in Tarnow, Poland, the scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture, and All Flutes Plus London scholarship.
At the age of 19, Rosiak performed his own composition Adagio & Scherzo for flute and orchestra with the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Katowice/Poland.
He has also performed as a soloist with Capella Cracoviensis, Heidelberger Kammerorchester and Chamber Philharmonia Cologne.
Michal Rosiak performed at the Sydney Flute Festival in 2007, Australian Flute Festival in Adelaide in 2009 as well as the Australian Flute Festival in Canberra in 2011 where his music has also been presented. His composition Scherzo for five flutes has been a set piece for the ensemble competition at the Australian Flute Festival in Adelaide.
In 2011 Rosiak composed Scenes from Childhood for clarinet ensemble. The piece was comissioned by the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga Wagga (NSW) and premiered by Clarinessance.
Since 2009 he has been cooperating with Fisenden Flute Ensemble, comissioning a number of compositions including Valse giocoso and Australian Suite - Great Barrier Reef.
Rosiak is also working closely with the low flutes expert Peter Sheridan.
As a result of above cooperations the following recordings have been produced: Telegraphed by Fisenden Flute Ensemble, containing Rosiak's Scherzo and Valse giocoso, and Monologues & Dialogues by Peter Sheridan, presenting Rosiak's Quasi Latino for low flutes quartet.
Michal Rosiak has arranged a number of compositions for the ANZAC concert performed by the Queensland Orchestra.
His music has been performed in Poland, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, United States, New Zealand and Australia and has also been broadcast by ABC Classic Australia.
Michal Rosiak — current to March 2012