Dobrawa Czocher is a Polish cellist born into a musical family who started playing at the age of 7. She soon became inseparable from the cello and from there, it was a natural decision to dedicate her life to music.
Crocher is a graduate of two prestigious music universities: the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw as a student of Professor Piotr Hausenplas’s class, and Hochschule für Musik in Detmold in Germany under Professor Alexander Gebert. She is also the winner of several solo and chamber music competitions. She has participated in numerous international master classes and music festivals.
Between 2008 and 2010, Czocher was a scholar of the National Fund for Children. In 2017 Czocher became a member of Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and in September the same year she became principal cellist of the Neue Philharmonie Berlin . In 2018 she joined the Szczecin Symphony Orchestra as a solo cellist. Czocher has also performed in many prestigious concert halls in Poland and abroad including in Germany, Lebanon, Serbia, Austria, Turkey, Portugal, United Kingdom and many more.
As a musician Czocher loves to expand spectrum of cello sound, oscillating between classical and contemporary music. Her long career as an award-winning chamber and orchestra musician means she feels comfortable mixing philharmonic music with more alternative approaches. Her major talent is to combine perfect cello technique with limitless imagination and expression. For many years she has been collaborating with her good friend, pianist Hania Rani. In 2015, they released album Biala Flaga, featuring their arrangements of Polish rockstar Grzegorz Ciechowski’s music, giving them a taste of recording success and leading to the yet more ambitious Inner Symphonies released by the Deutsche Grammophon. She has also collaborated with friend Hior Chronik playing among others at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, Nederlands. Czocher’s motto is to never stop growing and in the last year she lived up to this once again as she started composing her own music. One of her pieces entitled “Timelines” was included in “Project XII” created and released by the legendary Deutsche Grammophon. Her debut solo album “Dreamscapes” was released in 27th January by BMG / Modern Recordings.