»His performance of the Chaconne is fascinating.«

– Al Kunze, Soundboard Magazine, USA

»Er zeigte das allerhöchste Niveau der Gitarrenkunst und riss die Konzertbesucher schon mit den ersten Klängen kongenial und gefühlvoll mit.«

– Kornelia Kolupajlo, Liechtensteinisches Volksblatt

»Der phantastisch gute Gitarrist Tomasz Zawierucha kann die zarten, aufregenden Farben zwischen kubanisch und fernöstlich ebenso konzentriert wie virtuos vermitteln. Mit atemloser Begeisterung lauscht das Publikum der Zugabe.«

– Monika Willer, Westfalen Post

»Tomasz Zawierucha, der mit seinem Spiel sogleich die Zuhörer verzauberte – ein Traum! «

– Oberbayerisches Volksblatt


Tomasz Zawierucha studied with Thomas Müller-Pering and Monika Rost. While still a student he won first prizes at prestigious international competitions such as Ville Antony – Paris, Dundee Scotland and the Tokyo International Guitar Contest.

Following his solo recital at Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall in Tokyo, Jun Sugawara from the Gendai Guitar magazine described him as »undoubtedly one of the most interesting guitarists of his generation«.

Tomasz Zawierucha was invited to perform at leading festivals like the Stuttgart International Classic Guitar Festival, Glasgow’s Big Guitar Weekend, Iserlohn Guitar Festival and the Rencontres de la Guitare in Paris. He has given masterclasses and served on the jury at many international guitar competitions.

Among the artists with whom he has appeared in chamber recitals are Grammy-winner John Dearman, Ricardo Gallen and Olaf Van Gonnissen.

© Vic Pooters

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He has made radio recordings in Germany (MDR and WDR), Italy (RT), Poland (PR2), Japan (NHK), France and Spain.

His CDs, »Zawierucha plays Bach« (Classic Clips Germany), »The Twilight Zone« (DGF UK) and »Un Tiempo fue Itálica famosa« (GG Japan), have been acclaimed by international reviewers in Soundboard, Classical Guitar Magazine, GuitarArt, The Times and The Record Geijutsu.

Tomasz Zawierucha has been teaching at the Franz Liszt University of Music Weimar and the Vorarlberg State Conservatoire, Austria. He is also a Visiting Artist at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. In 2014 Tomasz Zawierucha was appointed Professor for Guitar at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany.

Tomasz Zawierucha plays exclusively on D'Addario strings.


Concerts with orchestra (selection)

Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez
Fantasia para un Gentilhombre

Leo Brouwer
Concerto de Toronto

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Concerto pour Guitare et petit orchestre

Manuel Maria Ponce
Concierto del Sur

Guitar with string quartet

Luigi Boccherini
several Quintets

Astor Piazzolla
Five Tango Sensations

Selection of chamber music works
with instrumentalists or singers

Franz Schubert
Sonate Arpeggione D 821
Die schöne Müllerin D 795

Astor Piazzolla
several Tangos

Manuel de Falla
Siete Canciones Populares

Solo repertoire

available on request


Professor Tomasz Zawierucha teaches at the prestigious Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany.

folkwang university


Tomasz Zawierucha plays Tansman

Ars Produktion

Works by Alexandre Tansman

»(...) The CD is wonderful! You perfectly understood the way my father's guitar music must be played, with a great sensibility and of course a highest degree of musical technique. (...)«
– Mireille Tansman, Paris, France 2021

»(...) His music expression is amazingly beautiful (...) Mr. Zawierucha played wonderfully and he shows his great musical spirit.«
– Gendai Guitar Magazine, Tokyo, Japan 2021

»The fine pieces resound in all their melodic variety, but also show Tomasz Zawierucha as an inspired and creative performer who wants to get the maximum of communicativeness out of the pieces.«
– Remy Franck, Pizzicato Journal about Classical Music, Luxembourg, 2021

Un Tiempo fue Itálica famosa

Gendai Guitar Tokyo

recorded at »The Kunitachi Art Hall« Tokyo

Works by Mauro Giuliani, Agustin Barrios – Mangore, Joaquín Rodrigo, Hans Werner Henze, Stanislaw Mronski

»Special recommended«
– The Records Geijutsu Disc Review Tokyo

Tomasz Zawierucha plays Bach

Classic Clips Münster Germany

recorded at »The Holy Trinity Church« Weston, England

»His performance of the Chaconne is fascinating«
– Soundboard Magazine

The Twilight Zone

British Modern Music for Guitar

recorded at »The Holy Trinity Church« Weston, England

Works by Benjamin Britten, Malcolm Arnold, Peter Maxwell Davies, Lennox Berkeley und Gordon McPherson

»Excellent recording«
– Gendai Guitar Magazine Tokyo

»Five Stars«
– The Times London

© Melissa Kavanagh


Prof. Tomasz Zawierucha
Folkwang University of the Arts
Klemensborn 39
45239 Essen