Adrian Sylveen (Mackiewicz) enjoys a performing career both in the US and in Europe. He serves as Artistic Director of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Lyric Opera, and the Classical Orchestra of Pila in Poland. An active soloist as well as conductor, he has performed concerts and recitals in Poland, Switzerland, Germany, former Soviet Union, and the United States. Mr. Sylveen graduated with distinction from the Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan, Poland, and holds Master and post-Master degrees from the Yale University School of Music. He is a winner of prizes and awards at competitions in Poland and in the United States, and had participated in several international Festivals such as Weimar, Lancut and others. Maestro Sylveen was awarded several prestigious scholarships and awards, including “Primus Inter Pares” Award given by the President of the Republic of Poland. He was awarded permanent US residence for “Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts”.