Dobrawa Czocher

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Cellist/Poland

Dobrawa began studying the cello at the age of seven. A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, both in Bachelor and Master Studies, in 2018, Dobrawa won an audition to Szczecin Symphony Orchestra and started her tenure as solo cellist. She also completed Master Solo Studies of the Hochschule fur Musik Detmold (Germany) in Prof. Alexander Gebert’s cello class. During her time in Germany, Dobrawa was a member of Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and principal cellist of the Neue Philharmonie Berlin (Germany). Winner of eight national solo music competitions in Poland, she has won in several chamber music competitions, including the 2nd prize in National Chamber Auditions in Sochaczew, 1st prize at the International Music Competition Julius Zarebski in Lomianki, finalist of the VI International Competition for Chamber of Johannes Brahms in Gdańsk, and a 2nd prize in 2014 as a member of Sillage Piano Quintet at International Chamber Music Competition in Jurmala (Latvia), winning distinction with the same ensemble in National Chamber Music Competition in Bydgoszcz (Poland). Dobrawa has participated in numerous master classes with renowned cellists and participated in chamber music festivals, collaborating with artists such as Kevin Kenner, Paul Gulda, Jakub Jakowicz. During 2008 – 2010 she was a scholar of the National Fund for Children On. Since 2012 she is a member of duo “Hania Rani & Dobrawa Czocher” where she combines her interest in classical and contemporary music. The Duo’s debut album “Biała flaga,” released in 2015, was a bestseller in Poland. Dobrawa performed in many prestigious concerts halls in Poland and abroad (Germany, Lebanon, Serbia, Austria, Turkey, Portugal). She joins iPalpiti festival as member of the new “Splot” string quartet with iPalpiti’s violist Agnieszka Podłucka.