Maria Wloszczowska, Violin

Photo: Fi Philips

Polish violinist Maria Wloszczowska enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, guest concertmaster and director. She is recognised for her versatile musicianship, having won the First Prize and Audience Prize at the XXI Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in 2018, as well as numerous prizes at the XV International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. In June 2021 she was appointed Leader of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

The 2021/22 season sees engagements that include leading the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia, a recital and chamber music concert at Wigmore Hall, as well as concertos by Korngold and Bruch in the UK.

Maria gave her debut recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2016. She regularly appears at chamber music festivals around Europe. Recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Emily Anderson Prize and the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, she based herself in the UK after studying at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, the Royal Academy of Music in London and completing her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with András Keller. She also worked extensively with Sophia Rahman, initially receiving coaching from her and eventually joining her in mentoring promising young players and chamber groups, both privately and as part of the University of Limerick Master of Music Department.

Maria plays a violin by Tomasso Balestrieri.