Anna Szmatola

photo by Jacek Boruta.jpg was born on 8 November 1988 in Katowice. She is a graduate of the Jadwiga Kaliszewska Upper Level School of Music in Poznan (Poznan School of Talents). She completed the Bachelor’s studies at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan (prof. Stanislaw Pokorski and D.A. Tomasz Lisiecki cello class). She continued the 2nd cycle studies at the Felix Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where at the class Prof. Andrzej Bauer and D.A. Bartosz Koziak she obtained the Master’s degree in cello studies.

She is a laureate of 1st and 2nd prizes at international solo and chamber competitions among others in Kiev (2011), Montalto Ligure (2011), Warsaw (2011), Neapol (2010), San Bartolomeo al Mare (2009).

            She has improved her skills at master music courses in Zagan, Lancut, Kudowa-Zdroj, Szamotuly, Kolobrzeg, Opole, Radziejowice, having an opportunity of working with such professors as: Kazimierz Michalik, Andrzej Bauer, Bartosz Koziak, Pawel Glombik, Paola Mosca, Barbara Marcinkowska.

            She is a scholarship holder of the “Young Poland” programme, Witold Lutoslawki Association and Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding achievements in science and artistic successes.

            She has performed solo and with chamber groups at festivals in Europe and Asia.

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