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 Academy of Ancient Music, 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.
A graduate of the Royal College of Music, and a postgraduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Ada is an international prize-winning violinist. Recipient of the Henry Wood Award, Star Award by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Margot MacGibbon Award, the Anthony Edward Brookes Award, Ada has also received Honourable Mentions at both the Greater Poland Music Competition, Polish National Forum of Young Instrumentalists and 3rd prize-winner of the Rising Stars Grand Prix in Berlin amongst others.
Recent highlights include appearances at the BBC Proms and solo performances of Viotti’s Sinfonia Concertante with Simon Standage at the English Haydn Festival, solo recitals at Sweden’s Gothenburg Concert Hall, Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi in Italy, and the Philippine Consulate General in New York.
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.
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. Since then, her competition has inspired over 100 new pieces for period instruments. In 2021 alone she produced 5 winning #ruzickovacompetition pieces in the form of short films: Yellow, Ostinato in 7, The Spectre, Come bianca luce and Song and Dance.
Recently, Ada also appeared on Argentina Classic National Radio, Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) and Radio Soest in the Netherlands with her recordings of contemporary pieces for baroque violin.
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.
HOW TO SUPPORT MY MUSIC?
You can now join me on my journey and help support my work. From new music videos, new commissions and future instalments of my composition competition, there's plenty to get behind.
HEAR ME LIVE
Filming Ruzickova Composition Competition winning pieces
11&12 October 2022
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Academy of Ancient Music
16 December 2022
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J S Bach, St Matthew Passion
2 April 2023
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English Haydn Festival
Double violin concert0
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Concerto for baroque violin
with the Consort of 12
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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.