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’.
Armand Diangienda, RPS Honorary Member and former pilot who founded a symphony orchestra in one of the poorest cities on earth; Kinshasa, DR of the Congo.
DID YOU KNOW?
An early Philharmonic superstar was the virtuoso double bassist Domenico Dragonetti. He brought his dog Carlo to performances, and commanded higher fees than almost any other player.