JERZY SOJKA – graduated Secondary Music School in Gliwice with honours, taking flute classes by Stefan Makosch.
Next he continued to learn to play the flute studying at the Academy of Music in Katowice under the guidance of professor Marian Katarzyński and chamber music in class of professor Andrzej Janicki.
He is the First Prize Laureate of the Polish National Young Flutist Contest in Białystok in 1979.
He deepened his knowledge of playing the flute under the guidance of Milan Munclinger, Philippe Bernold and Raffaele Trevisani.
Between 1987-1990 he was the first flute-soloist in Wojciech Rajski Polish Chamber Philharmonic in Gdańsk, with which he went on many international tours (Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxemburg, China, the USA) and recorded many CDs.
Since 1990 he has been the principal flute-soloist in the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice, with which he performed in the majority of European countries as well as Japan and Taiwan.
As a flutist and vocalist he also participates in the artistic
projects created by his brother - Stanisław Soyka (www.soyka.pl).
He performed with key chamber and symphonic orchestras in Poland: Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Bielsko Festival Orchestra, Toruń Chamber Orchestra, Poznań Philharmonic and Olsztyn Philharmonic. He performs for Polish Radio and Television. He cooperates with Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw, Polish Chamber Philharmonic, Gorzów Philharmonic and Sinfonietta Cracovia.
He is a member and of the Polish Flutist Association and one of the founders of the Silesian Philharmonic Friends Association.
Between 1998-2008 he was a pedagogue in the flute class at the Karol Szymanowski High Music School in Katowice.