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. He received numerous awards with international competitions like Wieniawski-, Paganini-, Mendelssohn Bartholdy-, and Szigeti- Competition.
From 1979 – 1982 Mr. Zienkowski was member of the Berlin Philharmonic and leader of the “Philharmonia Quartett Berlin”.
The next eight years he was first concertmaster of the WDR`s Symphony Orchestra in cologne, and from 1985 to 1999 first concertmaster of the orchestra of the “Bayreuther Festspiele”.
Additionally he was professor at the Music Academy of Cologne from 1984 to 1990.
Since 1992 Mr. Zienkowski ist professor of a concert violin class at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, jury member of numerous international competitions as well as president of the Henryk Wieniawski Music Society in Lublin, where Wieniawski was born.
He played 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 honors like the Austrian Ehrenkreuz for Science and Art , Merite Culturel and “Offiezierskreuz des polnischen Verdienstorders”.