• MPS Instructor, Desautels Faculty of Music

    150 Dafoe Road
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2


Guitarist Ryszard Tyborowski is celebrated across Canada and the United States for his skill as a classical guitarist, and is a dedicated music educator. His guitar students have gone on to win the Governor General's award at the Winnipeg Music Festival, the festival's highest honour.

In the faculty


Performance highlights

Tyborowski is very well known across Canada for his music video "Hora" by Stepan Rak recorded by Bravo TV. His first album, Romantico, has been praised by music critics in Canada and overseas. It was also singled out for its excellence on the CBC program Sound Advice. Tyborowski's second CD Homage a Chopin has been described as a "magnificent recording." His album Pearls and Yarn (April 2005) was awarded five stars out of five by the Winnipeg Free Press.

Tyborowski has performed numerous recitals throughout Canada and in Europe. He can frequently be heard on national CBC radio in Canada, as well as various classical music stations in the USA. Famed Canadian composer Sid Robinovitch dedicated his concerto Ports of Call to Tyborowski and clarinetist Milan Milosevic (the piece was premiered in May 2005 in Belgrade).

Ongoing research and creative works

Tyborowski is the president of the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society. In addition to his work with the University of Manitoba, Tyborowski also hosts Guitar Club at Margaret Park School in Winnipeg, teaching guitar to elementary school children. His work with the school during COVID-19 was praised by the Winnipeg Free Press.