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Jan Jakub Bokun - Acclaimed Soloist and Professor at the Wrocław Academy of Music in Poland and Artistic Director of the Clarimania Music Festival in Wroclaw, Poland




Polish clarinetist and conductor Jan Jakub Bokun has appeared in most European countries, USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Japan, China, Chile and Argentina. He studied the clarinet at the Wrocław Academy of Music and continued his studies with Guy Dangain at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. In May 2001, he received the Master of Music in Conducting degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He attended master classes given by outstanding artists such as Sergiu Celibidache, David Zinman, Kurt Masur, Philippe Cuper, Guy Deplus, Walter Boeykens, Michael Collins and Béla Kovàcs.

As a conductor, Jan Jakub Bokun has appeared with many Polish chamber and symphonic ensembles. In February 2010, Bokun made his debut with the Prague Philharmonia.

He has won prizes, as both soloist and chamber musician, at competitions in Wrocław, Włoszakowice, Enschede and Mt. Pleasant. He was a prizewinner at the Third WitoldLutoslawski Conducting Competition in Białystok, Poland, where he also received the Orchestra Award.

He has represented Poland in three World Clarinet Congress Clarinetfests held in Ostend, Stockholm and Tokyo. He has been invited to give master classes in Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico, and Serbia and at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels.

Mr. Bokun has recorded for Polish Radio and TV. He has released 10 solo albums with Koch Classics, JB Records and DUX, all received with great critical acclaim.

His honors include a prize from the Foundation of Polish Culture, the Jan Adolf Górecki Scholarship and grants from the Polish Ministry of Culture and the French Government.

Jan Jakub Bokun is on the faculty of the Wrocław Academy of Music where he teaches clarinet and chamber music.

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