Jacek Muzyk

Instructor of Horn

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Biography

Jacek Muzyk born in Poland, began to study French horn at the age of 18, and graduated with a master’s degree from the Academy of Music in Krakow. Mr. Muzyk earned his second master’s degree at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. He continued his education at the Juilliard School of Music and at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Then, Mr. Muzyk returned to Poland and worked full time with the best Polish orchestras, including Sinfonia Varsovia, the National Philharmonic of Warsaw, Polish Radio Orchestra, and the Krakow Philharmonic.

In 1999, he was nominated the Principal Horn for Krystian Zimerman’s Polish Festival Orchestra, the elite group of Poland’s finest musicians that toured Europe and the United States with over 40 performances of Chopin’s concertos. In 2002, Mr. Muzyk moved to the United States where he played with the Houston Grand Opera and the Dallas Symphony before being appointed the Principal Horn with the Buffalo Philharmonic. He made guest appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and as a principal horn with  the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and other orchestras in the USA, Asia, Europe, and South America, often performing as a guest soloist.

He has given numerous master classes and recitals throughout all habitable continents and has made solo recordings. Currently, there are three CD recordings of Mr. Muzyk’s performances: Mozart’s Concertos (including all concertos), Bach Music for French Horn (Cello Suites #1, 2, and 3) Horn Constellation (French horn played in various configurations from solo to trios with various instruments).

In 2016 Mr. Muzyk earned a doctorate in music.