Marek Eneti - Violin
The founder and violinist of Eneti Strings has a performance career as diverse and broad as his playlist - a journey that’s echoed in the versatility and sophistication of the string ensemble’s melodic offerings.
Dallas has been a true musical adventure for European-born Eneti. He’s been a member of several symphony orchestras and ensembles from the outset. However, his ongoing work with the Light Crust Doughboys has truly been
one of those “Only in Texas” tales.
When Eneti was approached by Art Greenhaw, the leader of the band who offered him a fiddling position in 2013, he was quickly immersed in the world of cowboy hats and classic Western Swing music. Founded by the legendary Bob Wills in 1931, the Doughboys have been playing ever since. As a member of the world-famous band, Marek engages in regular fiddling duels on stage, swapping fierce violin licks with Jim Baker.
In addition to his work with the band, Eneti has taken his show: “Musical Journey”, featuring global music and sounds, worldwide. Other collaborations are just as diverse, finding him trading black tie for black leather on occasion. He’s a guest violinist for Polish country band Caroline and the Lucky Ones, as well as the fiddler for Dallas country-rock band Big City Outlaws. He also performs with the Texas Mosaix music organization.
Mr. Eneti’s personal portfolio as a songwriter, producer, and film music composer can be heard on Spotify and other platforms, as well as his live work. A concert at the UT Arlington’s planetarium featured Marek’s ensemble performing his original compositions in a special multimedia presentation.
Marek’s fateful path to Texas began with a scholarship to continue his musical studies in the U.S. after he graduated from the Warsaw Music Conservatory. Here, he attended Louisiana State University, studying viola performance under Jerzy Kosmala and music composition under Dinos Constantinides. The University of North Texas then beckoned, offering a Doctorate program in viola performance and motion picture scoring.
Before his time in the States, Eneti already had an extensive musical career and training. He received his Master’s in Viola Performance from Poland’s Warsaw Conservatory of Music, studying under his professor Piotr Reichert.
Early career work as a studio musician in Poland saw Eneti recording viola parts for several pop music artists. He is featured as a member of the string quartet in songs such as Tadeusz Woźniak’s “Zegarmistrz światła”, Edyta Geppert’s “Jaka róża, taki cierń”, and Ryszard Rynkowski’s “Natalie”. His European freelance career saw him performing in a variety of music ensembles, including the Warsaw Polish Radio Orchestra, Polish Operetta, and Mazowsze.