Julia Chojnacka – Biography of a Violinist
Julia Chojnacka was born on the 22nd of February 2007 in Koszalin, Poland. She began playing the violin when she was 7 years old at the State Music School in Koszalin under the supervision of Olga Borkowska, MA.
She has represented her school in competitions and concerts as one of the youngest, most talented violinists.
In her first year of playing, she took part in the XVI Sopot Violin Contest in which she took 2nd place depite her competitors being a year older.
Subsequently she won prizes in many contests including laureate of the IV prize at the VII M. Ławrynowicz International Meeting of Young Violinists, which she won as a 9 year old competing in a group of 13 year olds.
In the IX International Music Competition 2018 Belgrade, she received the Grand Prix, taking 1st place in the violin secion with the highest score of 99.66/100. She also received the title of Internet Music Champion of The World, beating 76 other violinists from different countries (from 6 to 25 years old).
As part of the Grand Prix, she received an invitation to the Cap Ferret Music Festival and Academie Internationale Cap Ferret Music Festival in France. During that festival she was invited to take part in a concert full of famous musicians: Nicolas Koeckert, Olivia Gay and Aoko Soga. Then she performed a solo recital in Chapelle de I’Hebre-Gratuit and later the Finale Gala of de I’ Academie.
She performed during European Winter Music Workshops in Kołobrzeg and in the European Centre of Music of Krzysztof Paderecki at the end of the Winter Music Academy in Lusławice.
Julia systematically develops her skills as a solo artist as well as a member of a band. She constantly takes part in violin workshops. She also took part in master class with dr.Agata Szymczewska, prof. Bartosz Bryła, prof. Sławomir Tomasik, Nicolas Koeckert
She confirmed her high level in many national and international contests including,eg:
– 1st Prize, Special Prize Natasha Korsakova and Manrico Padovani, special Diploma, winner of the age category „Muse 2019” International Music Competition, Athens, Greece
– Laureate of the 1st Prize X International Music Competition, Belgrade, Serbia
– 1st prize IV Paris Inernational Music Competition, Paris, France
– 1st prize III National Competition, Violin Talents 2018, Poznań
– Special distinction VIII Prof. Mirosław Ławrynowicz International Meeting of Young Violinists, Płock, Poland
– 1st prize VII National Sonat Contest, Szczecin
– 1st prize V National Violin Competition, Toruń
– 1st prize III Jadwiga Kaliszewska National Violin Competition, Poznań
– 2nd Prize Winner III North International Music Competition, Stockholm, Sweden
– Grand Prize Helene Berger and Cap Ferret Music Festival, section violin laureate of the 1st Prize, title Internet Music Champion of The Word IX International Music Competition 2018 Belgrade, Serbia
– 2nd prize VII Janina Garść International Competition, Stalowa Wola, Poland
– 1st Prize and Special Award for Brilliant Technique in II National Competition Violin Talents 2018, Poznań
– 1st Prize for the best performance of a piece by Polish composer – XIV K. and A. Szafranek National Forum of Young Instrumentalists, Rybnik
– 1st Prize and Special Prize for best participant (100/100 points), I National Violin Contest Violin Talents, Poznań
– 4th Prize VII Prof. Mirosław Ławrynowicz International Meeting of Young Violinists, Płock, Poland
– 1st XVIII National Sopot Violin Competition and Spezial Prize for the best performance of the concert, Sopot
– 2nd prize III Jadwiga Kaliszewska National Violin Competition, Poznań
– 2nd prize V National Violin Competition, Toruń
-3rd Prize IX Prof. Mirosław Ławrynowicz International Meeting of Young Violinists, Płock
– Ist Prize XVII National Sopot Violin Competition, Sopot
– 2nd Prize XVI National Sopot Violin Competition, Sopot