Boguslaw Furtok

Born in Katowice, Poland in 1967 Boguslaw began his studies of the double bass at the age of 9. In 1986 he entered the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice with Prof. Waldemar Tamowski and graduated with distinction in 1991. His post-graduate studies led him to study in Germany with Prof. G√ľnter Klaus at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. Upon graduation in 1995, Boguslaw was appointed Principal Double Bassist of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra where he has remained ever since.

Furtok has played as a soloist with many prominent orchestras in Poland and other countries including Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Together, he and pianist Ewa Warykiewicz, with whom he formed a duo in 1988, have given many recitals performing programs consisting of a wide range of works from the double-bass repertoire, as well as special transcriptions of works originally for cello and violin.