«Anna Środecka was someone Mozart might have fallen in love with, and written a few concertos for. That she has a sense of humor to match made her dangerous indeed.»
Laurence Vittes, Huffington Post Arts Section, Gramophone and Strings
The violinist Anna Maria Środecka was born in 1993 in Poland. She completed with honors her master studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and at the University of the Arts in Bern in Monika Urbaniak Lisik‘s class and music mediation in Barbara Balba Weber’s class. Anna is currently playing with the chamber orchestra Musique des Lumierès and Sinfonietta de Lausanne. In 2019 she founded with Santiago Bernal Montaña In Luce Duo, which thanks to the support of the Alfred and Erica Egli-Salm Foundation, realized the music education project “How sounds Kirchlindach? “and plays their own compositions. The project captivates by the fact that the concerts take place in private houses and the music goes home to the people.
As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in Poland, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Sweden, and regularly participates in festivals including: Chamber Music Festival “Spaces of Music”, Tuns Contemporans – Biennial for New Music Graubunden , Rigi Literature Days, Festival of Contemporary Music in Poland, La folle Journée de Varsovie. She also performs with the Giraud Ensemble. In 2018 Anna recorded a CD with the Chamber Orchestra of the Bern University of the Arts under the direction of Graziella Contratto on the SRF radio. She has participated in music courses with various professors, e.g. Benjamin Schmid, Keiko Wataya, Yair Kless, Wolfgang Marschner, Igor Petrushevski.
She has already successfully participated in solo and chamber music competitions and was a laureate of international competitions: 3rd Prize at the International Competition in Jawor, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize at the International J. Zarębski Competition in Warsaw, 3rd Prize at the Polish Chamber Music Competition, 3rd prize at the Chamber Music Competition in Lodz, special prize for the best performance of works by Grażyna Bacewicz. In 2018, Anna won first prize in the Grand Prize Virtuoso competition in Roma and was a finalist at the International Anton Rubinstein Chamber Music Competition in Dusseldorf. She is a scholarship holder of the Rita Zimmermann Music Foundation and Foundation Pro Libertas et Humanitas Kazimierz Bartkowiak, and was supported by a scholarship from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute for the Promotion of Polish Culture in the World.