ARKADIUSZ ADAMSKI received his master degree from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the clarinet class run by Professor A. Janicki. While still a student, he won awards at numerous national and international music competitions, including First Prizes at the National Chamber Music Competition in 1983 (the duo category) and the 2nd Karol Kurpiński International Clarinet Competition (1985). He has attended international masterclasses in Germany, France and Poland and continued to improve his skills with Professor J. Schou in Denmark thanks to a Polish government grant. In 1985 he began to collaborate with the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra, two years later becoming a Principal of the Polish Chamber Philharmonic. He is now Principal Clarinet in the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (since 1993) as well as in Sinfonietta Cracovia (since 2000). He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician with numerous orchestras and ensembles including the National Polish Radio SO, The Hilliard Ensemble, the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, the Warsaw Chamber Opera, the Byelorussia National Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta Cracovia. He is also a member of The New Art Ensemble He has made many recordings for Polish Radio, Polish Television and the BBC. His CD record with Penderecki Clarinet Quartet was awarded by the musical journal “Pizzicato” with the prize Excellentia & Supersonic Awards in October 2011 and shortly after that – nominated to International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) – continuation of the prize Midem Classical Awards – in the category “chamber music”. In 2007 he was invited as a recitalist to the World Clarinetfest Symposium in Vancouver. At the Clarinetfest in Porto – 2009 he performed as a soloist and gave masterclasses. He has also given masterclasses in Ostrava and Madrit. He has been in charge of the clarinet class at the Music Academy in Katowice since 2001. From 2010 is a member of the board of the European Clarinet Association.