Agata Szymczewska


The violinist Agata Szymczewska was born in 1985 in Gdańsk. She graduated from the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań under Professor Bartosz Bryła. Since 2004, she has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover with Professor Krzysztof Węgrzyn, and is currently conducting postgraduate studies there. In October 2010, she started working as an assistant at the Academy of Music in Poznań. In 2006 she won the first prize, the Gold Medal and the Audience Award at the TVP Kultura XIII International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań, and in 2009 she won the “London Music Masters” award.

In October 2009 she made her debut at the Wigmore Hall, which resulted in an invitation to participate in a concert at the Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Osmo Vänskä in autumn 2010. After this huge success, The Times of London wrote the following about her: “She plays with seriousness, mastery and musical wisdom beyond her years, sounding at times like a fiery young Ida Haendel”. In 2014 she joined the Szymanowski Quartet – one of the most renowned string quartets in the world. She has performed in famous concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Théatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, and also in China, Japan, Korea, Canada and Israel.