Krzysztof Polonek today completed his probationary period as concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic.
His father, the violist Zdzisław Polonek, was also a member of the orchestra and his son’s first teacher.
Krzysztof Polonek joined the Berlin Philharmonic in 2009 after spells as concertmaster at Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Dresden Philharmonie and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. In February 2019, he won the audition to succeed Andreas Buschatz as concertmaster. He has now won early confirmation.