ADA WITCZYK

BAROQUE | MODERN | TEACHING

 

ABOUT

The champion of contemporary music for 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 as a baroque violinist 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.

A new baroque
 

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. Since then, over 120 new pieces for period instruments have been created, submitted from every corner of the globe. As their prize, Ada transformed the winning pieces into exciting 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.

 
HEAR ME LIVE

Handel's Messiah

Academy of Ancient Music

16 December 2022
Barbican

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J S Bach, St Matthew Passion

Florilegium

2 April 2023
Southbank Centre

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Leading Consort of Twelve

14 May 2023

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English Haydn Festival

Double violin concert0

June 2023
Bridgnorth

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Leading Consort of Twelve

9 July 2023

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World premiere

Concerto for baroque violin

with the Consort of 12

month tbc 2024
Chichester

 

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