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Marta Gidaszewska (Poznan, Poland)

Assistant at the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan and M. Karlowicz High Music School in Poznan, Poland

 

Despite her young age she is the winner of the top prizes at 135 violin competitions, including the winner of the 103 first places (among others at International Music Competitions in Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Estonia, Switzerland, France, Italy, England, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Poland).

She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the country and abroad – Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Świętokrzyska Philharmonic, Polish Radio Orchestra, Kalisz Philharmonic, Sinfonia Baltica, Accademia dell’Arco, Sudeten Philharmonic, Cracow Philharmonic, W. Lutoslawski Chamber Philharmonic in Łomża, “Progress” Chamber Orchestra, S. Moniuszko in Poznań, the Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Poznań, the Ukrainian Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Soloists String Orchestra, Poznań Strings and many others.

Marta actively participates in many international music courses. She had contact with the world’s celebrities and prominent violin pedagogues such as Zakhar Bron, Bartosz Bryła, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Xiaoming Wang, Krzysztof Węgrzyn, Wanda Wiłkomirska, Jadwiga Kaliszewska.

She makes recordings on the radio and performs on television programs. Since 2019, together with Robert Łaguniak, she has been creating the Polish Violin Duo, with which she has performed in the USA, Europe and Asia. In cooperation with the DUX recording label, the duo recorded two albums – with works by 20th century Polish composers and the world premiere of Duets for two violins by a forgotten Polish composer – Joachim Kaczkowski. Polish Violin Duo also recorded their third album with music by Czech and Hungarian composers, which will be released in 2024. The ensemble has performed many premieres – among others Concerto for two violins and symphony orchestra “Reflections” by Anna Rocławska-Musiałczyk, “Agnus” by Dariusz Tabisz, “Fantasia” for two violins and piano by Sławomir Kaczorowski, “Dance for Apollo” for two violins by Aaron Alter, “Canto a due” by Olga Hans, „Attra” for two violins by Michał Janocha… (all dedicated to the Polish Violin Duo).

In 2021, Marta Gidaszewska received the “Student of the Year” award from the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań.

In 2016, Marta was honored to be a part of the „Youth Jury” at XV International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań. In 2016 also, she became the finalist of the national competition “Young Musician of the Year”, which is a Polish qualification for the Eurovision for Young Musicians, organized by the Polish Television. She had the opportunity to present her skills twice with the orchestra live on TV.

In 2014, violinist Paul Wojtowicz published a collection of etudes and
caprices dedicated to talented young Polish violinists who win awards at national and international competitions. One of the caprices was dedicated to Marta Gidaszewska.

In 2016 and 2019, Marta Gidaszewska was the absolute winner in the violin category and the Masters Final at the WORLD OPEN MUSIC COMPETITION (that is, the absolute winner of the entire competition).