Monday, February 27, 2023

Dariusz Samol

     Teaching Languages : English, Polish

Dariusz Samol graduated from the Lemmens Instituute in Leuven, Belgium, where he studied under the supervision of Prof. Ed Bogaard.  He completed Doctoral Degree at the Academy of Music in Wroclaw under Prof. Mieczyslaw Stachura. In 2019 from he received Titular Professor of Musical Arts.

Prof. Samol has performed concerts in Poland and abroad, including at the 13th World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis, USA, 16th World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scottland, the Contemporary Music Forum, Warsaw, Poland; the Karol Szmanowski Festival, Zakopane, Poland; the Witold Lutoslawski Contemporary Music Festival, Szczecin, Poland; and the Laboratory of Contemporary Music, Warsaw, Poland, Saxophone Days in Hattiesburg (USA), ASEAN Festival (China). He performs solo recitals and chamber music as well as concert pieces with orchestra. 

As a soloist he has performed with the Pomorska Philharmonic, the Dolnoslaska Philharmonic, the Tarnow Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Nova, the Orchestra of the Opera of the Castle in Szczecin, the Torun Symphony Orchestra, the Lomza Chamber Orchestra, Baltic Neopolis Orchestra and the Olomouc Philharmonic (Czech Republic). 

Many composers wrote pieces for him: Artur Cieślak, Alicja Gronau, Marek Jasiński, Jaromir Gajewski, Janusz Stalmierski, Piotr Grella-Możejko, Alicja Gronau-Osinska, Georg Andrix, Andreas van Zoelen, Zhong Juncheng, Vladimir Runchak and Say Brandon are among others.

Dariusz Samol is actively involved in conducting saxophone master classes and clinics in Poland and abroad including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Florida State University, University of Texas Pan-Am, University of Southern Mississippi, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Ithaca College, Bowling Green University, State University of New York (USA) and gave many concerts and master classes in China (Beijing, Nanning, Zhaoqing, Shenyang, Ningbo, Lanzhou, Liuzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kanton, Lanzhou) and Europe.

Prof. Dariusz Samol is teaching saxophone and chamber ensembles at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, Poland, and served the teaching saxophone as a Guest Professor at the Zhaoqing University, China. His students have won many competitions, including International Music Competition in Milano (Italy), Concorso Musicale Europeo Citta di Filadelfia (Italy), International Wind Competition in Ostrava (Czech Republic), International Music Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Dariusz Samol recorded two CDs with Polish saxophone music and published three books: „Muzyka saksofonowa w twórczości polskich kompozytorów. Dzieła wybrane”. (On history of Polish music for saxophone), also translated to English, 2014/2016

„Muzyka saksofonowa w twórczości kompozytorów amerykańskich polskiego pochodzenia” (On American composers with Polish roots who are writing music for saxophone), 2016, “Adolphe Sax i muzyka saksofonowa XIX wieku” (Adolphe Sax and saxophone music of XIX century), 2020.

He was award by Instytut Mickiewicza to the program Polish Culture Abroad (2003, 2009, 2014), and received the Grant from The Kosciuszko Foundation from New York (2015).

Prof. Samol is the founder of the International Saxophone Festival in Szczecin, Poland and International Festival for Winds Instruments “Etiuda.”

He is concertizing as chamber musician with the ensembles: The ArtSax Duo, Impression Saxophone Ensemble and Inventia Trio. Dariusz Samol is a member of North American Saxophone Aliance.

Web site of Dariusz Samol is:


Some reviews:

„His performances are marked by a beautiful tone, flawless technical control, and a wonderful sense of musicality“.

Steven Mauk, Ithaca College, USA


„An extraordinary saxophonist and musician“.

Jan Krzywicki, composer, Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA


„I have observed number of traits common to all of his students: good, basic saxophone playing fundamentals, a rich quality of tone, intelligent,  imaginative phrase awareness...“

Patrick Meighan

School of Music, Florida State University, USA