Born on November 11th, 1974 in Lublin,
Poland. He started his music education in his hometown. He graduated
from Joseph Elsner High School of Music in Warsaw where he completed a
Bassoon class led by Artur Kasperek. In 1994 and 1999 he studied at
Warsaw Academy of Music with Professor Bogumil Gadawski. In May 1999 he
won the First Place Award for Academic Bassoonist in Poland. The same
year, in August he left Poland to study at The Boston Conservatory,
where he got a full scholarship. During his time in Boston, Dariusz
Bator studied with Suzanne Nelson - Bassoon (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
and David Ohanian - Chamber Music (Boston Symphony Orchestra and
As a student of the third year at Warsaw Academy of Music he passed the
audition to the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw and for the next six
years worked as a Bassoonist and Contrabassoon-player there. From 1997
to 2002 he cooperated with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Sopot,
National Philharmonic in Warsaw and Chopin Academy Orchestra. In the
years 2002-2006 he was a member of Philharmonic of the Nations.
As an orchestral musician he has made a lot of recordings for Polish
Radio Co. He has worked with such important conductors as: Wojciech
Rajski, Grzegorz Nowak, Jacek Kaspszyk, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Agnieszka
Duczmal, Justus Frantz, Enio Morricone, Michel Camen, and Maurice Jarre.
He has had concerts with the following musicians: Alexander Bunin,
Nelson Goerner, Krzysztof Jakowicz, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Piotr
Paleczny, Isabelle Moretti, and Daniel Muller-Scott. He has played in
almost every important concert hall in Europe, including: Philharmonic
in Colon, Düsseldorf, Nuremberg, Barcelona, Stockholm, Copenhagen,
Istanbul, Athens, Ton Halle in Zurich, Schleswig-Holstein, Royal
Festival Hall in London, Birmingham, Dublin, Kiev, Vilnius.
Since October 2002 he has been playing for the Wroclaw Opera in Poland
as Solo- Bassoon-player.
Between 2003 and 2005 Dariusz Bator studied Master Class of Professor
Czeslaw Klonowski at The Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw.
Since October 2004 Dariusz Bator has been working as a Senior Lecturer
at The Wroclaw Academy of Music.
Since October 2017, Dariusz Bator has
been Deputy Dean of the Instrumental Department.