DIRECTOR / VIOLIN
Representation: General Management
Polish violinist Maria Włoszczowska is recognised for her versatile musicianship, performing as soloist, director/concertmaster, and chamber musician.
Maria began the 2022/23 season with her solo debut at the BBC Proms performing Kaija Saariaho’s Vers toi qui es si loin with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Dinis Sousa. As Leader of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, she also directs a number of programmes; one of this season’s highlights includes directing and performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Further afield, Maria makes her Hong Kong debut at the Hong Kong Musicus Festival and joins the violin faculty at Yellow Barn, Vermont.
Last season, Maria gave her New York recital debut at 92NY with Jeremy Denk performing all six Bach Sonatas for violin and keyboard and they return together this season to the Lammermuir Festival.
She appears regularly at the Wigmore Hall and at international festivals such as Musikdorf Ernen in Switzerland, Lammermuir Festival and IMS Prussia Cove as well as a residency at Yellow Barn. Distinguished artists such as Jeremy Denk, Bengt Forsberg and Dinis Sousa have joined her in recital and other chamber music partners have included Thomas Adès, Alasdair Beatson, Philippe Graffin, Benjamin Grosvenor, Steven Isserlis, Steven Osborne, Hyeyoon Park, Timothy Ridout and the Doric String Quartet. This season also sees the launch of the Valo Quartet, which she leads; they make their debut appearance in Brussels under the auspices of the Festival Resonances.
Recent seasons have seen projects as a guest leader of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and solo appearances with UK and international ensembles, including symphonic and chamber orchestras in her home country of Poland. This season, Maria returns to Leipzig to appear as soloist with Reinhard Goebel and the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum at the Gewandhaus.
Recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Emily Anderson Prize, the Hattori Foundation Senior Award and Poland’s Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize, she based herself in the UK after completing her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Hungarian violinist and conductor András Keller. In 2018 she won both First Prize and Audience Prize at the XXI Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition.
Maria plays on a violin by Francesco Stradivari.
Artist website: www.mariawloszczowska.com
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Maria Włoszczowska plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
May 10th, 2023
This week, Maria Włoszczowska tours Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, play/directing the orchestra in three concerts throughout England’s north. The programme also includes the Cavatina from Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 130 and Bartók’s Divertimento. Next month in Gateshead, Maria joins Dinis Sousa in recital for a programme celebrating the Mendelssohns and the…Read more ›
Maria Włoszczowska returns to Leipzig
March 9th, 2023
In celebration of the 1st prize she won at the the 2018 Leipzig International Bach Competition, Maria Włoszczowska returns to Leipzig this week. On 11 March at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, Maria joins conductor Reinhard Goebel, fellow prize-winners Hed Yaron Meyerson and Maia Cabeza, and the Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, in a programme of concerti for…Read more ›
Maria Włoszczowska makes Hong Kong debut
November 25th, 2022
This Saturday 26 November, Maria Włoszczowska makes her Hong Kong debut at the Musicus Fest 10th Anniversary Concert directing the newly founded ensemble Musicus Soloists Hong Kong. She performs Vivaldi’s Concerto in G minor, RV 104, La Notte and directs works by Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Rameau in a programme which also features Mozart’s Piano Concerto…Read more ›
Maria Włoszczowska launches the Valo Quartet at Festival Resonances
August 31st, 2022
Leader Maria Włoszczowska is joined by Tim Crawford, Lilli Maijala and Amy Norrington to form the Valo Quartet. On 1st September at the Festival Resonances in Brussels, the Quartet performs Mozart’s String Quartet in D major “Hoffmeister” and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in A minor.
Maria Włoszczowska makes BBC Proms Debut
August 17th, 2022
Congratulations to Maria Włoszczowska who made her BBC Proms soloist debut last Sunday morning with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Dinis Sousa. Performing the London premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Vers toi qui es si loin, Maria ‘ventured through Saariaho’s soul-consuming extended lines with penetrating focus.’ (Claire Seymour, Seen and Heard International seenandheard-international.com)