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24.–26.06 Fräiraim Festival | 3 Days, 6 Stages, 60 Concerts, 600 Musicians, more here

Martyna Kaszkowiak | LPOA

violin

Martyna Kaszkowiak was born in 1997. She started playing the violin at the age of six in the class of Janusz Gajownik. She finished her Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Cracow, where she studied with professor Wiesław Kwaśny. Throughout her education, she became a laureate of many national and international competitions, such as the National Violin Competition in Cieszyn 2016 (first prize), National Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Competition in Zielona Góra 2015 (third prize), International Violin Competition Young Paganini in Legnica 2015 (third prize), Chamber Competition for Instrumental and Vocal Duets in Katowice 2019 (second price). She attended several master classes taught by professors Zakhar Bron, Krzysztof Śmietana, Wanda Wiłkomirska, Remus Azoitei, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Ilya Kaler, Linus Roth, among others. In 2014 she was invited as a soloist by the Polish Foundation for Cultural Exchange Chopin to participate in concerts in China; she also performed in the USA, at The Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington DC. As a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (2017−2019) she worked under world-famous conductors, such as Gianandrea Noseda, Manfred Honeck and Vasily Petrenko, and performed in international festivals such as BBC Proms in London, Young Euro Classic in Berlin, Chopin and his Europe in Warsaw. She has collaborated with the Sinfonietta Cracovia and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra as a member of the NOSPR Academy (2020). She became a member of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra Academy in September 2021.