Biography

Lech Antonio Uszynski has emerged as one of the most promising violists of his generation. He is an exceptionally dedicated and gifted performer whose passionate artistry has been heard and embraced around the world. 

He appeared as soloist at venues such as Tonhalle Zurich, Konzerthaus Berlin, Herkulessaal Munich Laieszhalle Hamburg, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Konzerthaus Wien, Szczecin Philharmony and many more. Chamber music is an important element of his work and life. Lech Antonio is the violist of the Stradivari Quartet, which successfully performs on major stages around the globe such as Kioi Hall Tokyo, Wigmore Hall London and NCPA Beijing. 2010 he founded the "Duo Cremona" with the young pianist Andriy Dragan, which is prizewinner of the ORPHEUS competition 2011.

Lech Antonio's new solo album “Progetto Gibson” which he recorded at the Warsaw Philharmonic will come on the market in 2017. In June 2011 Lech Antonio recorded Steve Reich's string quartets "Different Trains" & "Triple quartet" for EMI Classics. The same year his new recording with the Stradivari Quartet featuring Mozart’s “Prussian” quartets was released in October. In march 2017 his quartet will record the complete Schumann quartets which will be released by SONY Classical .

He appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician at international festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Interlaken Classics, Stradivari Festival Cremona, “Contrast” Festival in Lviv, NCPA Beijing concert series. He has performed as chamber musician with artists such as Vilde Frang, Antoine Tamestit, Dmitri Siktovetsky, Thomas Demenga, Sabine Toutain, Ingolf Turban Maximilian Hornung, Lars Vogt, Mayuko Kamio, Zakhar Bron, Sasha Sitkovetsky, Julian Rachlin, Soyoung Yoon, Eric le Sage, Gerard Wyss, Anna Fedorova, Danjulo Ishizaka, Linus Roth, Benedict Klöckner, Yulianna Avdeeva, Marc Bouchkov, Caroline Goulding, Christian Poltera and others. In the past years he is regularly invited as Guest Professor to Festivals and Conservatories where he can fulfill his passion for teaching.

Lech Antonio Uszynski was born 1986 in Padova, Italy as the son of a Polish family of musicians. He grew up in Switzerland where he studied violin under Professor Ana Chumachenco and Professor Zakhar Bron in Zurich. There he achieved his Master with distinction in 2007. He also completed a chamber music diploma with distinction under Prof. Gerard Wyss. He drew inspiration for viola performance from Rudolf Barshai and finished his studies with Prof. Michel Rouilly at the ZHdK in Zurich. Lech Antonio is prizewinner of numerous national and international awards and competitions.

Lech Antonio Uszynski is fortunate to be playing on two exceptional Violas. One of the 9 remaining Stradivari violas, the "Gibson" 1734 on loan from the "Stradivari Foundation Habisreutinger" and a rare Viola by H. Willems from 1690.

Lech Antonio Uszynski is an Thomastik-Infeld Exclusive Artist and is playing on Vision Solo strings.