Biography: Jacob Wielgosz
B.Mus. (Hons), Dip.Ed.
Jacob Wielgosz studied classical guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he obtained a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Performance. His teachers included Gregory Pikler, Aleksandr Tsiboulski, Marco Tamayo, and Raffaele Agostino.
In 2014, he founded the Penrith Classical Guitar Club. The club involves performance workshops, ensemble playing, and chamber-music performances of arrangements and newly-commissioned works.
Jacob has toured regionally and internationally with the Sydney Balalaika Orchestra, both as a domra player and a guitar soloist.
In addition to being a musician, Jacob is also a luthier, building classical guitars. Recent projects involve instruments built from Australian woods, designed to specifications which allow instruments to achieve the same standard as those built using traditional—now endangered—hardwoods.
Jacob is currently Music Director of Good Shepherd Parish, Plumpton, where he oversees the liturgical music of numerous choirs. He runs cantor training workshops, and conducts and arranges music for string, wind, and choral ensembles.
Jacob is registered with the AMEB.