Summer Music Academy Bern

Masterclasses & Concerts

4. - 18. August 2024

Amelia Maszonska

Amelia Maszonska is considered one of the best Polish violinists of the younger generation. At the age of 6 she began her violin education.

In 2008 she started studying at the “School of Talents” under Professor Jadwiga Kaliszewska. In 2017 she graduated from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan in the class of Professor Bartosz Bryla and in 2020 from the Hochschule der Künste Bern under Professor Monika Urbaniak Lisik. Currently she is continuing her postgraduate studies under Professor Corina Belcea and Bartek Niziol. She has also taken many master classes in music interpretation with Zakhar Bron, Pavel Vernikov, Benjamin Schimd or Augustin Hadelich. She has performed as a soloist with many orchestras in Poland and throughout Europe namely: Argovia Philharmony Orchester, Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn, Brno Philharmony Orchester, Gyor Symphony Orchestra, Staatstheater Cottbus Philharmonisches Orchester, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Poznan Philharmony and Leopoldinum Orchester. As a chamber musician she collaborated with great personalities such as Soyoung Yoon, Bartek Niziol, Dorota Siuda, Vladimir Bukac or Daniel Pezzotti.

In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Medal of Young Arts by Wielkopolski Glos. She was awarded many scholarships from foundations like Schenk Stiftung, Lyra Stiftung, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and Yamaha Foundation. She has recieved many awards at international competitons such as: • 1st prize at Kiefer Hablitzel/Gohner Music Preis (2019) • 3rd prize at the Rahn Musikpreis (2018) in Zurich, Switzerland • Semi-finalist of the XV Inertnational Henryk Wieniawski Competition and laureate of 5 Special prizes including the Wanda Wilkomirska’s prize for the best performing of K. Szymanowski’s work in Poznan, Poland • Grand Prix of Concert of the Year (2017) in Szczecin, Poland • Grand Prix at the International Music Festival & Masterclass in Pila, Poland • 1st place at the XIV International Juliusz Zarebski Music Competition in Poland • 2nd place and special prize at the 21th International Leos Janacek Violin Competition in Brno, Czech Republic • 2nd place and special prize for the best performing of K. Szymanowski at the III Violin Competition in Krakow, Poland • 3rd prize at the I International Grazyna Bacewicz Violin Competiton in Lodz, Poland • 3rd place at the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition in Hungary

Besides concert engagements, she is also active in the field of teaching: she is the assistant of Professor Monika Urbaniak Lisik at the Hochschule der Künste Bern. Since August 2021 she became a member of Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (Switzerland).

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