Anna Maria Staśkiewicz Concertmaster

I Violin in Sinfonia Varsovia since 2015

She graduated with honors from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań (Poland), where she pursued her Master Degree in the violin studio of Prof. Marcin Baranowski (2007). She perfected her violin  skills with Prof. Wanda Wiłkomirska and Tatiana Grindenko. Anna Maria Staśkiewicz has performed concerts as a soloist in Poland and abroad: Albania, Brazil, China, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden and Turkey.

She was invited to cooperate with Polish Radio National Symphonic Orchestra in Katowice, National Symphonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, “Amadeus” Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, “Leopoldinum” Chamber Orchestra, Toruń Chamber Orchestra. Her other symphonic collaboration includes: Bydgoszcz, Lublin, Lódz, Zielona Góra and Poznań. She cooperated with: Sinfonietta Cracovia, Sinfonia Viva, The Presidential Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, Gottingen Symphonic Orchestra (Germany), Chamber Orchestra in Zurich, Sinfonica Municipal in Sao Paulo and others.

As a soloist, she played under the baton of many distinguished conductors: Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk, Łukasz Borowicz, Massimiliano Caldi, Agnieszka Duczmal, José Maria Florencio, Robert Kabara, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Wojciech Michniewski, Marek Moś, Maxim Vengerov and others. As a soloist, she performed in many renowned concert halls; Municipal Theatre of Sao Paulo, Emperor ́s Hall, Kaisersaal in Franfurt am Main, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, and the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. Anna Maria Staśkiewicz is an active chamber player who has already cooperated with Jose Gallardo, Robert Kabara, Marcelo Nisinman, Olga Pasiecznik, Ewa Poblocka, Marcin Sikorski.

Her repertoire includes virtuosic pieces and vast range of solo violin literature, as well as chamber music works.

She was awarded six times of the Minister’s of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship. She received a musical distinction and award from Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship Marshall and the President of Torun. She was granted the Artistic Scholarship from Poznan (2002) and Mloda Polska (Young Poland) scholarship given by the Minister of Culture and Arts (2007). Anna Maria Staśkiewicz has been the concertmaster in the Sinfonia Varsovia since February 2015. She has been a lecturer of the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy, a project intended to refine the playing skills of orchestra musicians.

Prizes and Awards

  • 1st prize at the 16th National Bach Competition in Zielona Góra (2000)
  • 1st prize from the 5th International Karol Szymanowski Competition in Lódz (2001)
  • the semi-finalist from the Hannover International Violin Competition (2003)
  • the Recognition for the best performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto at the 22nd Valsesia Musica International Competition in Italy (2006)
  • 3rd prize and Special prize for the best performance of Mozart’sViolin Concerto from the Polish Radio Competition at the 13th International Henryk Wieniawski Competition in Poznań (2006)