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began his impresario activity almost 40 years ago at the Polish Artistic Agency PAGART where he had the opportunity to work under the direction of such excellent impresarios as Anna Ostrowska or Stanisław Bromilski. At PAGART came into contact with the most outstanding Polish and foreign artists, which also allowed him to get to know the specifics of the work of impresario in depth. At the beginning of the nineties, together with Wojciech Nowak and Jerzy Salzman, he founded the first private artistic agency in Poland under the name of the National Philharmonic Artistic Agency and after its dissolution he continues his impresario activity in his own agency under the name SZWED Artists’ Management.

Cooperating in the organization of concerts with institutions such as

the International Wratislavia Cantans Festival, Music Festival in Łańcut, Polish Radio Music Festival, Krakow 2000 Festival, National Philharmonic, Krakow Philharmonic, Wrocław Philharmonic, Grand Theater - National Opera, Grand Theater in Łódź, Opera in Wroclaw , The Foundation for the Development of Cardiac Surgery ("Heart for Heart" concerts), the Warsaw Music Gardens Festival, the Bydgoszcz Music Festival, the International Festival Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis or the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan

Brought performances by such outstanding soloists as

June Anderson, Irina Archipova, Cecilia Bartoli, Teresa Berganza, Gwendolyn Bradley, Grace Bumbry, Montserrat Caballe, Michael Chance, David Daniels, Lynne Dawson, Paul Esswood, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Florez, Matthias Goerne, Barbara Hendricks, Gundula Janowitz, Sumi Jo, Cyprien Katsaris, Emma Kirkby, Angelika Kirschlager, Teresa Kubiak, Christa Ludwig, Michel Legrand, Eva Marton, Shlomo Mintz, Edda Moser, Jessye Norman, Elena Obraztsova, Dame Margaret Price, Derek Lee Ragin, Dorothea Roeschmann, Jordi Savall, Andreas Scholl, Renata Scotto, Cheryl Studer, Elżbieta Szmytka, Stefania Toczyska, Violetta Urmana, Teresa Żylis-Gara and many others,

Orchestras and ensembles like

Orchestra and Choir Teatro alla Scala, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Zurich, MDR Leipzig, NDR Hannover, BBC Manchester, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Ulster Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, La Chapelle Royale, La Stagione Frankfurt, Gabrieli Consort and Players, The King's Consort, Westminster Abbey Choir, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Europa Galante, Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company, Collegium Vocale Gent, Huelgas Ensemble, Ensemble L'Arpeggiata, Escolania de Montserrat

Under such conductors as

Riccardo Muti, Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Daniele Gati, Gary Bertini, David Shallon, Tadeusz Strugała, William Christie, Roy Goodman, Nicholas MsGegan, Philip Pickett.
One of his main professional interests was and is the promotion of young Polish singers. He helped in the development of careers of such outstanding international artists today as Elżbieta Ardam, Daniel Borowski, Andrzej Dobber, Wojtek Drabowicz, Zofia Kilanowicz, Joanna Kozłowska, Mariusz Kwiecień, Izabella Labuda, Barbara Mądra, Jadwiga Rappé, Artur Stefanowicz and Kacper Szelążek.
He is an observer and jury member of many national and international vocal competitions, including Edvard Grieg in Gdańsk, Ignacy Paderewski in Bydgoszcz, Ada Sari in Nowy Sącz, Les Victoires de la Musique (MIDEM Classique) in Cannes.

He is an honorary member of the European Association of Concert Agencies.