Agata Szymczewska

One of Poland’s most eminent violinists, she is also a chamber musician and educator. Born in 1985 in Gdańsk, she graduated from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover.

Her success in the 13th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań brought her recognition, and she has given frequent performances in prestigious concert halls of Europe, Asia, and both Americas ever since.
She performs, apart from solo concertos, also chamber repertoire, sharing the stage with such musicians as Krystian Zimerman, Martha Argerich, Igor Levit, Gidon Kremer, Maxim Vengerov, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, and many others. She regularly gives concerts with Anne-Sophie Mutter and her ensemble Mutter’s Virtuosi. Since 2014 she has played the first violin in the Karol Szymanowski Quartet.

Her numerous accolades include, apart from the 1st prize, gold medal and audience award at the Wieniawski Competition, also the London Music Masters, the ‘Passport’ Award of the ‘Polityka’ weekly, TVP Kultura Award, and four Fryderyk Awards. She has recorded albums under such labels as Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Music, Decca, Hyperion Records, SWR Music, Universal Music, and CD Accord.

Szymczewska is presently a professor of violin at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
The artist plays a Nicolò Gagliano (1755) violin, on loan to her courtesy of Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Phot. Katarzyna Stańczyk
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