Andrzej Smolik (Sanok, Poland) ANDRZEJ SMOLIK

Date of birth: 1952. Graduate: Academy of Music in Krakow and Lublin University Maria Sklodowska-Curie.

Accordion teacher for 40 years, since 1990 headmaster – The State School of Music I and II degree in Sanok. University lecturer: The State Higher Vocational School in Sanok.

His students were the laureates of over 200 international and national competitions including 77 winners for example in Poland, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Lithuania, and Spain.  In 2013, his student Gajda Seweryn became the absolute winner of INTERNET MUSIC COMPETITION – Belgrade, Serbia  in category “Accordion/Bayan.”

He participated in the jury in many competitions in Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Spain and Italy. He is an organizer and artistic director of the organized since 1988 the International Meetings of Accordionists.