about me

A cello player, a soloist and a chamber musician, the cello concertmaster of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. A graduate of the Academy of Music in Katowice.

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  Participated in numerous masters’ lessons given by Peter Wispelwey, Tsuyoshi Tsu-Tsumi, Heidi Litschauer and Enrico Bronzi.  Four times a winner of the scholarship granted by the Minister of Art and Culture, the President of the City of Katowice, the Hugo Kołłątaj Foundation, the Lions Club and the programme "Young Poland" of the National Culture Centre.

     Even as a young cellist he was awarded in competitions taking place in Dresden, Prague, Liezen, Elbląg and Poznań. In 2004 he won the 1st prize in the 1st Competition for Cello Solo in Katowice and in the same year he received the Yamaha Foundation Poland grant.

     He is also a winner of the 2nd prize of the D. Danczowski Competition in Poznań (2003). In 2005 he was given the best Polish artist award in the Lutosławski International Competition in Warsaw.

     As a soloist he performed with such orchestras as the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in Katowice, the Philharmonic Orchestra in Zielona Góra, Zabrze Philharmony, Aukso Chamber Orchestra, Kielce Philharmony, Rybnik Philharmony.

     His repertoire embraces the canon of cello music literature as well as 20th and 21st century’s works. In 2003 he was awarded in the Competition for Modern Music Interpretation in Radziejowice. He twice took part in the First Performance Festival in Katowice, Silesian Days of Modern Music, Poznan Spring Modern Music Festival, Intersonanze Music Festival in Potsdam and Unerhoerte Musik in Berlin. He premiered the works of many polish and foreign composers such as Roxanna Panufnik, Piotr Moss, Samuel Tramin, Jacek Domagala

     He is focused on the chamber music, playing together with his wife – the pianist Joanna Galon-Frant in the piano and cello duet “Frant Duo” and with the violinist Anna Szabelka in Adastra PianoTrio with which he recorded a an album 'Episodi' with works of Peteris Vasks, Rodon Schedrin, Paul Schoenfield and Henry Cowell 

     In 2004 together with the trio he won the 1st prize in Hradec (Czech Republic, 2004) at the 43rd L. van Beethoven International Competition, and in a duet with his wife he was the finalist of the 29th International Chamber Music Competition "Premio Vittorio Gui” in Florence in 2005. In May 2007 at the 10’ International Chamber Music Competition “Premio Trio do Trieste” the Frant Duo was awarded a special prize for the best ensemble from the Central Europe.

     In 2004 at the age of 22 Lukasz Frant has become the youngest principal cellist of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and has performed with world-famous conductors in prestigious concert halls throughout the world