Assistant Professor Agnieszka Marucha, DMus Hab.

Pho­to Bar­bara Piotrows­ka

Dr. Agniesz­ka Marucha – prizewin­ner in numer­ous com­pe­ti­tions, soloist, cham­ber musi­cian and teacher. She is an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor at the Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty in War­saw and guest pro­fe­sor in Keimyung Uni­ver­si­ty in Daegu (South Korea). A ver­sa­tile musi­cian per­form­ing a wide reper­toire from all peri­ods on both mod­ern and peri­ods instru­ments. In 2011–2017 she was a Leader of the Opi­um String Quar­tet. She reg­u­lar­ly per­forms with var­i­ous emi­nent cham­ber ensem­bles around Europe and teach­es at the annu­al music cours­es Bosa Anti­ca (Italy), Zenon Brzews­ki Inter­na­tion­al Music Cours­es (Łań­cut, Poland) and UMFC’s Cours­es Chopin-Górec­ki. Recent­ly Ms Marucha has giv­en mas­ter class­es in Brunei, Chi­na, Den­mark, Italy and Scot­land. In 2009 she was the Leader of the Dan­ish Cham­ber Play­ers and the Storstroms Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra (Den­mark). In 2011 she worked with the Roy­al Scot­tish Nation­al Orches­tra as the Leader of the 2nd Vio­lins. Ms Marucha is an active prop­a­ga­tor of Pol­ish and Swiss music, which led to record­ings on Dux, CdAc­cord and Acte Pre­al­able labels.

Ms Marucha comes from a fam­i­ly with strong musi­cal tra­di­tions. She is a grad­u­ate of the Chopin Music Uni­ver­si­ty in War­saw, Zuid Ned­er­lanse Hogeschool voor Musiek in Maas­trich and the Hochschule der Kün­ste in Bern where she stud­ied with Mirosław Ławrynow­icz, Robert Szred­er and Moni­ka Urba­ni­ak-Lisik respec­tive­ly. In 2008 she com­plet­ed the Doc­tor­ate Pro­gramme at the Chopin Music Uni­ver­si­ty under the men­tor­ship of Pro­fes­sor Jan Stanien­da. She also stud­ied baroque vio­lin with Chiara Ban­chi­ni at the Schola Can­to­rum Basilien­sis in Switzer­land.

Ms Marucha was award­ed the 3rd Prize at the 5th Inter­na­tion­al Szy­manows­ki Vio­lin Comep­ti­tion in Łódź, 1st Prize at the Nation­al Vio­lin Audi­tions in Elbląg and a Dis­tinc­tion as well as a Spe­cial Prize a the 4th Jahnke Vio­lin Com­pe­ti­tion in Poz­nań. For two years in a row she was the recip­i­ent of the Stu­di­en­preis at the Kiefer Hablitzel Foun­da­tion Com­pe­ti­tion in Bern. As a mem­ber of the Pol­ish Duo she was award­ed the 1st Prize as well as sev­er­al Spe­cial Prizes at the 1st Inter­na­tion­al Cham­ber Music Com­pe­ti­tion in Zakopane and the 2nd Prize, and the Gaudea­mus Foun­da­tion Prize at the Pen­derec­ki Con­tem­po­rary Music Com­pe­ti­tion in Cra­cow. Con­cert engage­ments have tak­en her to most Euro­pean coun­tries as well to Asia. She has tak­en part in many Fes­ti­vals across Europe and per­formed as a soloist with the Bern Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, Anglian Cham­ber Play­ers, Auro­ra Phil­har­mon­ic, Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra of the Chopin Music Uni­ver­si­ty, Łań­cut Inter­na­tion­al Fes­ti­val Orches­tra and var­i­ous oth­er sym­pho­ny orches­tras across Poland. As a mem­ber of the Ensem­ble Mod­ern she has per­formed in many major venues includ­ing the Phil­har­monie in Berlin, Baden-Baden Fes­tispiel­haus, Alte Oper in Frank­furt, Ams­ter­dam Con­cert­ge­bouw and Salle Pleyel in Paris. She has worked with such con­duc­tors as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eotvös and Paa­vo Järvi. Ms Marucha has made many record­ings for radio and tele­vi­sion sta­tions.

last modified: 13/03/2018