Michał Jelonek (born May 30, 1971), also known as Jelonek, is an instrumental musician and composer. He specializes in violin.
He was born in Kielce, Poland. He learned to play the violin from Professor Andrzej Zuzański. He received his Diploma in 1989 when he performed Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major, accompanied by the Kielce Philharmonic Orchestra. Michal toured with the Symphonic Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the Kielce Philharmonic and later performed with the String Quintet Collegium Musicum from 1989 to 1994 and the Theatre Diaspora from 1992 to 1994.
Jelonek has performed with many Polish bands between 1992 and 2008 including Ankh, Closterkeller, De Press, Firebirds, Grejfrut, Hunter, Kasa, Lizar, Lzy, Mafia, Maybe-b, Orkiestra Dni Naszych, Perfect, Szwagierkolaska, Teatr Kobiet, Tosteer, T-Raperzy znad Wisły, and Wilki. He also performed with Maryla Rodowicz, Ilona Sojda, Wojciech Gąsowski, and Stan Borys.
Michal Jelonek has been featured on over 30 albums ranging from classical to pop, folk, rock and roll and heavy metal. He has performed over 1600 concerts in Poland, Brazil, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Mexico, Germany, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine. He has also recorded music for movies and commercials. He released his first solo album in 2007 titled Jelonek.
He has received several nominations for best Polish instrumentalist, in 1993 by Tylko Rock magazine and in 1994 by Siedlce Rock 94 among others.
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