2014 RPS Emily Anderson Prize winner
Violinist Maria Włoszczowska is currently finishing a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Maxim Vengerov, with whom she has studied for three years.
As First Prize winner of the 2013 Michail Elsky International Violin Competition, Minsk, and laureate of five special awards at the XIV International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, Warsaw, she has most recently performed as soloist in Poland, Belarus, Holland, Belgium and the UK.
Maria appears in recitals, concertos and international chamber music festivals, collaborating with such artists as Maxim Vengerov, Philippe Graffin, Nobuko Imai and Roger Chase. She has performed with most of Poland’s symphonic and chamber orchestras and in many of Europe's concert halls, supported by Poland's Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Her debut recording of Mozart's complete Church Sonatas for two violins and organ with Maxim Vengerov, released late 2013, was recently featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’.
Ricardo Castro: International pianist who established a flourishing youth music programme in Bahià, Brazil. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.
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