duo-ariesIn 2011 Jerzy Chwastyk formed a guitar duo with Agnieszka Chruszczynska, the “Duo Aries”.

As “Duo Aries” they have performed in Germany and Poland, among other festivals they were invited to play at the 4th Westfalian Guitar Spring in Erwitte in 2012.

The “Duo Aries” is characterized by great sensitivity and at the same time the temperament and expressiveness of the members of the duo. Their striving for homogeneity of sound, mutual understanding and similar conception of music contribute to a harmonious interplay and high musical quality.

Agnieszka Chruszczynska was born in 1985 in Wroclaw (Poland) and received her first guitar lesson at the age of 9 in Berlin. She studied guitar with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering at the Universität der Künste Berlin and with Susana Prieto at the Conservatoire de la Musique et de la Danse in Strasbourg. In 2011 she got her diploma and in 2014 she graduated with a Master degree in guitar from the Universität der Künste Berlin.

Agnieszka has won numerous international prizes in different competitions, among others, the 1st prize at Forum Gitarre Wien (2000), the 2nd prize at the Festival International de Guitare de l’Ile de Re, France (2002) and 2nd prizes at the Bundeswettbewerb Jugend Musiziert (2000 and 2006).

Masterclasses with renowned artists such as Zoran Dukic, Nora Buschmann, Marco Socias, Pavel Steidl, Carlo Marchione, Pepe Romero, Marcin Dylla, Jérémy Jouve and Judicaël Perroy have broadened her skills and knowledge.

Contact Duo Aries: duoaries@jerzychwastyk.com