• 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. His students, notably Desautels alumnus Nolan Powell, have also won on the national level. Tyborowski’s student James Graham won first place in 2016 at the Montreal International Guitar Competition. Graham was also the finalist in the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition Junior Division.  

In the faculty


Performance highlights

Tyborowski is very well known across Canada for his music video Hora by Stepan Rak recorded by Bravo TV.  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 Milošević (the piece was premiered in May 2005 in Belgrade).

Ongoing research and creative works

Tyborowski was president of the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society for many years. 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 album, Homage a Chopin, has been described as a "magnificent recording.” His album Pearls and Yarn (April 2005) with the Milan Milošević Trio was awarded five stars out of five by the Winnipeg Free Press. His fourth CD, called Sefarad, with music composed by Sid Robinovitch, featured guitar with different chamber settings, and was nominated for a JUNO award. Richard’s fifth album was Memories. He is also featured on Richard Gilles’s Devotion
In addition to his work with the University of Manitoba, Tyborowski also hosted 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.
Tyborowski is the author of Walking in Harmony, a comprehensive method book for guitar in schools. 
He also works with younger generations as a music/guitar educator at the West St. Paul School where his gr. 3/4 kids’ Guitar Orchestra WON the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society David Bellan Trophy. Previously, every winner had been high school senior level.