School of Music

Bronek Suchanek

Artist Faculty in Double Bass
Bronek Suchanek


Corthell Hall

Contact Information

Phone: 207-780-5265

Trained at a conservatory in his native country of Poland, Bronek performed throughout Europe, including such venues as the Montreux and North Sea (Holland) jazz festivals. After studying at conservatories in Poland and Sweden, and performing with major American jazz artists such as Don Cherry, Thad Jones, Roland Hannah, Mel Lewis, and Mal Waldron, Bronek immigrated to America. Since his arrival in Boston, he has become one of the most sought-after bassists in New England.

Bronek recently participated in the Winter Jazz festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland where he was recognized as a member of the first professional jazz ensemble established there 45 years ago. He also performed this past winter with the Artie Shaw Orchestra on their Jazz Cruise from Barcelona to Miami, and locally with the Joe Hunt Trio

During the 2012-2013 season of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Bronek accompanied artists Katherine Chi, piano; Alexander Schimpf, piano; Diane McVey, soprano, and Michael Ludwig, violin. The orchestra performed music of John Corigliano, Edward Elgar, W. A. Mozart, L. van Beethoven, G. F. Handel, F. Schubert, and F. J. Haydn.

July 2013

Auditions for: Portland Youth Symphony Orchestras, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Choirs

USM Youth Ensembles

The USM Youth Ensembles invite young musicians and singers (ages 8-18) to audition for the following ensembles.

Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
Portland Youth Junior Orchestra
Portland Young Peoples String Consort
Southern Maine Youth Chorale
Southern Maine Children's Choir

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