Marta Kowalczyk

She rewarded by the jury of Polish and international competitions. Concerts in Europe, Asia and North America.


Marta-Kowalczyk-1-Anita-Wąsik-1024x1021Marta Kowalczyk has established herself as one of today's most highly regarded young violinists with a string of competition successes and an extensive concert experience. She performed around the world as a soloist and collaborated with musicians such as Salvatore Accardo, Barry Douglas, Arto Noras, Antoni Wit and Bruno Giuranna. Her recent performance of Penderecki’s Sonata No. 2 was described as ‘great performance of a great work, powerfully argued and animated with a breathtaking range of colour, tone and inflection’ by London ‘The Times’.

Born in Poland, she began her violin studies at the age of seven. After graduating from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Marta completed a Master of Arts with Distinction and the Advanced Diploma in Performance course from the Royal Academy where she studied with György Pauk. In 2017 she completed a course in the Stauffer Academy in Cremona as a student of Maestro Salvatore Accardo.

Recent achievements include the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, J&A Beare Bow Prize, and in September 2015 the Grand Prix with two Special Prizes at the Ludwig van Beethoven International Chamber Music Competition in Poland. She is also a winner of numerous prizes at international competitions, including the Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, and China International Violin Competition.

Marta’s recent appearances include her debut at Wigmore Hall premiering in the UK Krzysztof Penderecki’s ‘La Follia’ for solo violin, a Columbia Artists Management Inc. the USA tour performing Sibelius and Wieniawski concertos; appearances with Sinfonia Varsovia at the Beethoven Easter Music Festival performing Beethoven Triple Concerto with Arto Noras and Barry Douglas; concerts with the Polish National Philharmonic, Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus, the Polish Radio Orchestra; recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, Berlin Radial Hall, Bratislava Philharmonic and at the Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam.

Since 2017 Marta is a concertmaster of the Basel Symphony Orchestra.

Marta Kowalczyk is represented by Ludwig van Beethoven Association.

(Polski) 26. Wielkanocny Festiwal Ludwiga van Beethovena