“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 is currently playing solo and chamber music concerts and performs regulary with the Musique des Lumierès, Berner Kammerorchester and Sinfonietta de Lausanne. In 2019 she founded 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. French, Polish, Russian and Japanese music has a special place in her repertoire, which consists of pieces from different epochs – from baroque to modern compositions.
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: Les Jardins Musicaux, Chamber Music Festival “Spaces of Music”, Tuns Contemporans – Biennial for New Music Graubunden, Rigi Literature Days, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, La folle Journée de Varsovie. She performed on live broadcasts for “Polish Radio” in Warsaw and for RTS in Switzerland. In 2018 Anna recorded a CD with the Chamber Orchestra 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, Wanda Wilkomirska, Pierre Colombet. Anna is a scholarship holder of The Music Academy of Villecroze, thanks to which she had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses with the outstanding Japanese violinist Kazuko Sawa. In 2019, she was a member of ProQuartet in Paris, where she had the pleasure of working with Isabel Charisius and Alasdair Tait.
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. Zarebski 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 Music Competition in Dusseldorf.
Anna 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.
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.