Classical Acoustic Guitar Teacher and Vocalist
Zbigniew Debowski was born in Poland. He received a Master of Economics degree from the University of Lodz, Poland. In addition, he holds his CPA (Chartered Public Accountant) diploma.
However, music was always his passion. As a high school pupil and then University student Zbigniew took part in a number of musical projects. His music ensemble “Bez Protekcji” took second prize in the Nationalwide Folksong Festival "Baja 1979" in City of Lodz, Poland
He studied classical music at the State Conservatory of Music in Szczecin, Poland (Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna im. F. Nowowiejskiego), and in 1988 he received his diploma in classical guitar. Zbigniew received professional vocal training when he was a member of one of the most acclaimed Polish choirs, CHAPS (Chor Akademicki Politechniki Szczecinskiej). He toured with the choir both in Europe and in North America.
In 1982 Zbigniew sang “Stabat Mater” by C. Penderecki at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia taking part in the international festival “Choruses of the World”.
When living in Germany Zbigniew worked as singer in Luebecker Stadttheater and as a singer and guitar player in Travemuende Liedertafel.
In Canada, Zbigniew performed classical music with the Mississauga Choral Society and then with the “Musica Antiqua” vocal ensemble under the direction of maestro Matthew Jaskiewicz.
In addition, he took part in few performances of the Salon Poetry, Music and Theatre in Toronto. Currently, he is an operetta singer of the Polish Music Theatre in Toronto.
Also, he is the leader of the well known “Debowski Family” music ensemble. The ensemble took first prize in the 2010 "Festival of Shanties and See Songs" in Mississauga.
Zbigniew teaches classical guitar, preparing students for RCM exams. Also, he teaches students how to play pop songs and rock music on acoustic and electric guitar.
Zbigniew favorite music includes: sung poetry /Wysocki, Okudzawa, WGB/ and, blues and smooth jazz standards.
Copyright © 2009 Zbigniew Dębowski, M.Mus.
Dębowski Family Music Ensemble
1221 Dundix Road, Unit 55, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3Y9, Canada