Jacek Muzyk was born and raised in Poland. He began playing piano at the age of 7. Although
he became a proficient jazz pianist by his late teens, he began to study French horn
intensively at the age of 18.
After graduation from the Academy of Music in Krakow, where Krzysztof Penderecki served as
rector, Mr. Muzyk completed another masters degree through a full scholarship at the Mannes
College of Music in New York studying with David Jolley, the famous soloist.
He received further education at the famous Juilliard School of Music also with a full
scholarship, then continued studying at Rice University in Houston (TX) with the reknowned
Following his studies Mr. Muzyk returned to Poland, working full time with the best polish
orchestras, namely, Sinfonia Varsovia, the National Philharmonic of Warsaw, the Krakow
Philharmonic among others.
In 1999 he was chosen as the principal horn for Krystian Zimerman`s Polish Festival
Orchestra, a select group of Poland`s finest musicians, which toured Europe and the United
States playing over 40 performances of Chopin`s concertos, while winning a Grammy Award.
In 2002, Mr. Muzyk moved to the United States where he played with the Houston Grand
Opera and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra before being appointed as the principal horn with
the Buffalo Philharmonic.
He has made guest appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Houston
Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and other orchestras in
the USA, Japan, South America and Europe and has appeared as guest soloist as well.
Mr. Muzyk has given numerous masterclasses and recitals throughout all continents and has
made several solo recordings under the Polish Radio label.
Recently he, as soloist, recorded a CD featuring all four Mozart concertos(recently released by
Naxos), and another CD with Bach cello suites in transcryption for French horn.