About Gilles Lenge
Get to know Gilles Lenge
Session Musiccian 2006-2018 LONDON UK / WARSAW PL
Sept 2002 - Aug 2006
Teacher of instrumental performance – percussion instruments – Karol Szymanowski State School of Music (1st and 2nd level) in Jelenia Góra, Poland.
Teaching instrumental performance (drum, timpani, vibraphone, jazz set)
I introduced new American rudimentary methods of membranophone playing and their applications for jazz set. My students frequently gave concerts to promote our school in the region, in other Polish towns and internationally (Germany). One of my students, Ewelina Kułakowska, was admitted into Emmanuel Sejourne’s class at the Strasbourg Conservatory of Music (France).
During my employment, I passed the qualifying examination for a contract teacher position.
Besides teaching, I cooperate with the Sound Designers Jazz band. The band consists of four highly talented and qualified musicians, who graduated from Jazz Academy in Katowice and Zielona Góra.
Jan 2002 – Aug 2005
Cooperation with the Philharmonic Hall of Lower Silesia
Contract performer – classical and modern music
Wind and percussion instruments section
Sept 1999 – Aug 2002
Music Production Manager for the Weekend, Weekend music programme of TV5 in Wrocław, Poland
The popular Weekend, Weekend music programme by Marek Obszarny is broadcast twice a week for the region of Lower Silesia. The music used in the programme was mostly composed by myself. In the studio, the Stefan Gasieniec Trio jazz band performed most of the music live.
Beside providing music for the programme, I was also employed as Music Programming Manager. I was responsible for selecting music for the programme, postproductions, edition and in part for music background to films used in the programme.
Recording the material for pop discs of Zbigniew Holdys (Maciej Winogrodzki), Piotr Lato, Sode Jazz, Andrzej Danek & Sode Jazz and Mietek Szczesniak at the music studios: S1 and Winicjusz Chrust Studio in Sulejówek.
Participation in eight Actors’ Song Festivals in Wrocław (Poland), where together with the band we were preparing music arrangements and performing live for the public TV channel TVP1.
MTV Classic Polska, Maciek Winogrodzki Rock Music
Sept 1995 – Sept 2005
Session performer – bands – cooperation
Psyche Tong, Conglomo, Idol Polska 2004(Ewelina Flinta), Idol Polska2005 (Piotr Lato), Maciek Winogrodzki, Cocon‘s Club, All Rhythm Project, Andre DanekR&B Project, Be 4
2000 – Founder of the Sound Designers Jazz Quartet
Concerts given at jazz festivals in Poland and in Germany
Jazz on the Oder – Wrocław, Poland
Jazz on the Bóbr – Zgorzelec, Poland
Meeting Jazz – Goerlitz, Germany
Work on musicals:
During university studies – teacher’s training at secondary school of music under the guidance of Prof. Jacek Wota
Composing music commissioned for commercial spots at private radio stations
June 2000 Master’s degree conferred by K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland
Title of diploma dissertation: Application of computer technology in music production
Oct 1995 – June 2000 One-tier course of study for master’s degree at K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland
May 1995 Matura [A-levels equivalent]
Sept 1991 – May 1995 Secondary School of Artistic Crafts in Jelenia Góra, Poland
Stream specialising in Wood Processing
July 1992 – 1996
- International Percussion Workshops in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Workshop leaders: Cezary Konrad, Tomasz Losowski, John Beck, Michał Dąbrówka
- Jazz and Percussion Workshops in Bydgoszcz and Warsaw, Poland
Work as a guide of a group of young participants, which provided me with experience in tutoring young people; that included enlarging the scope of their musical knowledge and improving their abilities to play percussive instruments
Workshop leaders: John Beck, Greg Bissonet, Cezary Konrad and Tomasz Losowski
- International Jazz Workshops in Chodzież and Puławy, Poland
Workshop leaders: Adam Makowicz, Marek Napiórkowski, Cezary Konrad, Darek Kaliszuk and Jacek Wota