Zdzisław Stolarczyk is a graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music. Karol Szymanowski in Katowice in the trombone class of prof. Roman Siwek.

Since 1979, he has been working as a bass trombonist in the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, at the same time working with many orchestras and music groups in Poland and abroad, such as: National Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonietta Cracovia, "Capellae Cracoviensis", Radio Chamber Orchestra from Hilversum (Netherlands).

The orchestral musician's output includes over 1,500 concerts, 115 foreign tours, 62 TV programs ¬visual, over 11,000 minutes of archival music recordings and 45 CDs. In addition to his full-time job as an orchestra musician, he performs as a soloist, chamber musician and lecturer during international and nationwide symposiums, scientific sessions and seminars.

He is a well-known and respected teacher who started teaching in 1986 at the Primary and Secondary State General Music School in Bielsko-Biała, then in 1997 at the Academy of Music in Kraków, and from 2015 at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. The culmination of his career is receiving in February 2017 the title of professor of music arts from the President of the Republic of Poland.

His students and pupils are multiple winners of the highest places at international and nationwide competitions ¬ courses. Graduates work in foreign and leading Polish orchestras and music groups.

He is a consultant to the Center for Artistic Education in Warsaw and an expert of the Ministry of National Education in commissions for teachers' professional promotions, he regularly participates or in the juries of international and nationwide competitions. In 2005, he was a co-founder, and then for two terms, the president of the Polish Association of Trombonists and Tubists. He is a co-organizer of ten editions of the International Interpretative Brasswind Instruments Competition Brno (Czech Republic).

He received a number of awards and distinctions for his artistic, scientific and didactic achievements.