ADA WITCZYK

BAROQUE | MODERN | TEACHING

 

ABOUT

From baroque to contemporary, Ada is no stranger to the modern or baroque violin.

Since her solo debut at the age of eleven, Ada's career has seen her perform widely throughout her two home countries of Poland and the United Kingdom. Appearing with the Gabrieli Consort, The English Concert, The Sixteen, St James' Baroque and Florilegium she has performed at many of the UK’s most prestigious venues and festivals including Buckingham Palace, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal Opera House.

 

Recent highlights include solo performances of Viotti’s Sinfonia Concertante with Simon Standage at the English Haydn Festival and leading Ensemble OrQuesta during the 2019 Grimeborn Opera Festival.

Having first studied with Joachim Wrobel and Wojciech Malinski, Ada moved to London to gain her undergraduate degree at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Itzhak Rashkovsky, Michal Cwizewicz and Catherine Martin, and her Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Levon Chilingirian and Simon Standage.


Ada has won several international prizes, including an Honourable Mention at both the Greater Poland Music Competition and the Polish National Forum of Young Instrumentalists. Partnered by pianist Inna Montesclaros they won 3rd prize at the Rising Stars Grand Prix in Berlin. The recipient of the Star Award by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Margot MacGibbon Award, the Anthony Edward Brookes Award and the Belsize Baroque Leader Scholarship during the 2016 – 2018 seasons, Ada was also generously supported by the Henry Wood Trust, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust and Grabowski Foundation.

 

To inspire composers during the 2020 pandemic and championing new music for the baroque violin, Ada launched the first instalment of her annual composition competition, receiving entries from countries around the globe.

Committed to engaging audiences of the 21st century in fresh and inspiring ways, she began recording filmed productions showcasing the expressive power of the baroque violin, starting with Biber’s Rosary Sonata No.1 ‘Annunciation’ in 2019.

Ada plays a Parisian violin from 1770 by Nicolas Chappuy and is extremely grateful for the generous loan of an 18th century Cremonese violin from the Harrison Frank Foundation.

 
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CONCERTS

27&28 March 2021

St Matthew Passion with Bach Choir

Florilegium

More information here

Composition Competition 2021 Tour

Dates to be announced soon

 
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LESSONS

As an experienced teacher of both children and adults, Ada enjoys sharing her passion for music with the next generation of violinists.
Whether you are a complete beginner, advanced student, or simply wishing to refresh your skills, Ada tailors her approach to the
individual. Lessons can be arranged either at Ada’s studio in London or in your own home through Zoom.

 

To find out more and to discuss your requirements, please complete the enquiry form.

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