Agnieszka Podlucka

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Violist/Poland

Agnieszka was born in Łódź in 1994. She started her violin education at the age of seven and since, has been awarded First Prizes at numerous national and international violin, viola and chamber music competitions, including ARD International Music Competition in Munich (2018), Michał Spisak XI International Music Competition (2017), Intercollegiate Viola Competition (2017), II Baltic Competition for String Duos (2016), II Chamber Music Competition in students category (2015), XX International Johannes Brahms Viola Competition (2012, semifinal); IV Tadeusz Wroonski Young Solo Violin Competition.
She was awarded the “Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage” scholarship and continues her studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in violin and viola with professors Jan Stanienda and Piotr Reichert. Agnieszka has been a participant in many festivals as violinist, violist, chamber musician and orchestral player, including International Summer Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Musethica International Chamber Music Festival in Spain, Sweden and Germany, International Chamber Music Festival in Wałbrzych, International Chamber Music Festival “Quarto Mondi” in Poznan, Warsaw Festival, Summer Academy of Music from Berliner Philharmoniker, and in master classes worked with Tabea Zimmerman, Jerzy Kosamala, Wolfgang Boettcher, Jose Gallardo, and others. Agnieszka has performs extensively as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in her native Poland in as well as in Europe, Japan, South Korea, United States. She was a member of Sinfonia Varsovia Academy as a violist. Upon return to Poland from iPalpiti festival in 2019, Agnieszka accepted principal viola position in the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, joined the faculty of the viola class at the Fryderic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and founded new ensemble: string quartet “Splot.”
This is Agnieszka’s second season with iPalpiti. Just as she was recommended by iPalpiti alumni Maria Machowska (2004-2009) who is a Concertmistress of the Warsaw Philharmonic [Filhamonia Narodowa/Sinfonia Varsovia] since 2008, this season Agnieszka returns with her newly formed “Splot” quartet.