Polish cellist Rafal Jezierski studied at Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music of New York, enjoying full scholarships. He was also chosen to perform in master classes with Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, János Starker and Lynn Harrell.
He is co-principal cellist and soloist with the Orquestra de la Comunidad Valenciana, where he plays regularly under the batons of maestros such as Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta.
As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras such as Orquestra de la Comunidad Valenciana (Lorin Maazel), Jeunesses Musicales (Robert Satanowski) and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony (George Manahan).
His experience in chamber music includes performances in some of the most important festivals worldwide, such as the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, the Due Mondi Festival in Spoleto, Festival del Mediterrani (Valencia), the Music Festival of the Hamptons or the Norfolk Festival.
He has performed together with artists such as Pinchas Zukerman, Lukas Foss, Isidore Cohen, Eugene Drucker, Mikhail Kopelman and Anne-Marie McDermott.
He also has collaborated with composers such as Lorin Maazel (The Giving Tree), Gian Carlo Menotti (Suite for two cellos and piano) and Ned Rorem (Spring Music for trio). He is a winner of the Lotos Club Foundation Prize in the Arts, 32nd Artists International Auditions, Eisenberg Concerto Competition, Interlochen Arts Academy and Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competitions.
Critics have spotlighted him on numerous occasions, confirming his excellence with reference to his performance of The Giving Tree by Maazel in Valencia, saying: “Special mention for the cellist Rafal Jeziersky (sic), who perfectly interpreted the musical notes which represent the tree in “The Giving Tree” (J. Guzmán: ABC, March 3, 2011).
His solos can be heard on the CDs “Recital of Erwin Schrott” (Decca) and “Voices of Tarik O’Reagan” (Collegium Records). Since 2007, Rafal Jezierski has been a visiting professor giving master classes at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música in Valencia (Seminario Internacional de Música de Valencia, SIM).
Since 2012, he has been part of a duet with pianist Carles Marín from Valencia.