Born in Krakow, Poland, Tomasz Rzeczycki began his music studies at the age of six. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in cello performance at the Music Academy in Kraków, he entered Shenandoah Conservatory, Winchester, VA, from which he received a Master of Music degree in cello in 1998. As an undergraduate he was already recognized as an outstanding chamber musician, orchestra musician and teacher, and was chosen to be a member of the Bach Academy in Krakow under Helmuth Rilling and the Pavarotti Orchestra’s South America Tour in 1995.
In 2003, Dr. Rzeczycki completed his D.M.A. in cello performance at The University of Texas at Austin under Professor Phyllis Young. During his studies in Texas, Dr. Rzeczycki was teaching assistant in Phyllis Young’s cello studio, a faculty member of the Austin Chamber Music Academy, a member of the Austin Symphony and assistant principal cellist of the Abilene Philharmonic. Dr. Rzeczycki enjoys teaching cello at the Westminster Conservatory and Princeton Day School, as well as performing in the tri-state area. He performs on a modern cello made by Jan Pawlikowski.