Dobrawa Czocher

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Dobrawa began studying the cello at the age of seven. A graduate of the General Music School of Feliks Nowowiejski in Gdańsk at Jadwiga Ewald’s cello class, she received her Bachelor and Master degrees at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and Master Solo Studies of the Hochschule fur Musik Detmold in Germany in prof. Alexander Gebert’s cello class.

Dobrawa is a winner of several solo and chamber music competitions, including: National Competition Luigi Boccherini in Zamość, National Student Cello Auditions I and II degree in Łódź, National Bach Competition in Zielona Góra, tournament for Cellists in Warsaw, National Chamber Auditions in Sochaczew, the International Music Competition Julius Zarebski in Lomianki; and in VI International Competition for Chamber of Johannes Brahms in Gdańsk with a trio (2012), with Sillage Piano Quintet at International Chamber Music Competition in Latvia and at the National Chamber Music Competition in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2014).  She has participated in numerous master classes with renowned cellists and with ensemble musicians, including prof. Thomas Herbut, prof. Jose Gallardo; while attending Festival Ensemble in Książ (Poland) for three seasons she has been collaborating with artists such as Kevin Kenner, Paul Gulda, Jakub Jakowicz. In 2008 – 2010 she was a scholar of the National Fund for Children On.  In 2017, Dobrawa joined Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and also became the principal cellist of the Neue Philharmonie Berlin (Germany). In 2018 she won an audition to Szczecin Symphony Orchestra as solo-cellist. Founding the duo “Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher” in 2012, the duo released their debut album “Biała flaga” in 2015, which was a bestseller in Poland.  Dobrawa performed in many prestigious concerts halls in Poland and abroad (Germany, Lebanon, Serbia, Austria, Turkey, Portugal). This is Dobrawa’s first season with iPalpiti.