Stefan Plewniak received his initial violin training in is hometown, Krakow, where he studied with professor Barbara Śliwicka-Wysocka at the Krakow Academy of Music. He continued his studies under professor R. Szreder at Maastricht Conservatory in the Netherlands and professor F. Fernandez at Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris. His interest in playing the baroque violin was sparked during collaboration with Les Gôuts Reunis ensemble. Subsequently, he has performed in many significant ensembles and orchestras, such as Cappella Cracoviensis, Warsaw Polish Radio Orchestra, Krakow Philharmonic, Kammeroper Köln and Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra. He has participated in numerous music festivals: Baroque Musique Festival d’Auvergne, Wildwood Festival, UM Maastricht Festival and Baroque Musique Festival d’Auberville, as well as Bach Festivals and Oude Muzik Festival Utrecht.
He collaborates with many renowned ensembles as a concertmaster, including Contrasto Armonico in the Hague, Marguerite Louise Ensemble in Paris and Orchestra 1756 in Salzburg. He also performs in other leading orchestras in Europe such as William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants in Paris and Jordi Savall’s Le Concert des Nations in Barcelona.
He is the founder and leader of the Cantate.fr ensemble in Paris, Il Giardino d’Amore orchestra in Vienna, Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pieta in Venice, and The FeelHaromony.
Stefan Plewniak is supported by the Meyer Foundation, Gouvernement Francais and Société Générale de Paris. During 2013 he recorded with Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations, Marco Vitale & Contrasto Armonico, as well as with his orchestras Il Giardino d’Amore and Cappella
dell’Ospedale della Pieta.
He performed as a soloist and leader in many important festivals in Europe and USA, among others the Bach Festival (Cracow), Oude Muzik Festival (Utrecht), Bach Festival (Vienna), Tartini Festival (Pirano), Styriarte Festival (Graz), Early Music Celebration (New
York), Mozarteum Salzburg and making his Carnegie Hall Debut in November 2014 with Il Giardino d’Amore. Stefan Plewniak regularly presents Masterclasses in Oslo, Norway as well as at the University of South California in L.A. and San Diego.
Living in Vienna he is conducting opera and ballet productions with which he is touring around Europe.