Edward Zienkowski studied violin with Oskar Ruppel, Stefan Herman, Andre Gertler (Lublin, Gdansk, Hannover, Brussels) who were students of such famous virtuosos like Eugene Ysaye, Bronislaw Huberman, and Jeno Hubay.
From 1979 to 1982 Mr. Zienkowski was a member of the Berlin Philharmonic and leader of the “Philharmonia Quartett Berlin”. The next eight years, he was the first concertmaster of the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, and from 1985 to 1999 the first concertmaster of the orchestra of the “Bayreuther Festspiele”.
Alongside his career as a concertmaster, he worked as a professor at the Music Academy of Cologne from 1984 to 1990. Since 1992 Mr. Zienkowski is teaching at the University of Music and Performing Art in Vienna. He is also a jury member of numerous international competitions as well as president of the Henryk Wieniawski Music Society in Lublin, where Wieniawski was born.
As a soloist, he played many concerts all over Europe, the US, Korea, and Japan with famous orchestras like Berliner Philharmoniker, KBS Symphony Orchestra Seoul, Halle Symphony Orchestra Manchester, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and the National- Philharmonie Warsaw.
Edward Zienkowski received numerous awards like the Austrian Ehrenkreuz for Science and Art, Merite Culturel and “Offiezierskreuz des polnischen Verdienstorders”.