Sinfonia Varsovia - Stanisław Podemski

Stanisław Podemski Associate Principal

II violin in Sinfonia Varsovia since 2015

Stanisław Podemski began to play the violin at the age of seven. At the age of nine he continued his education under the tutelage of Mr Andrzej Woźnica, initially in the State Primary Music School in Oleśnica and then in the Karol Szymanowski General Secondary Music School in Wrocław. In 2008 he commenced studying with Professor Marcin Baranowski in the Prof. Jadwiga Kaliszewska General Secondary Music School in Poznań, moving on to the Academy of Music in Poznań, from which he graduated with honours in 2015.

Since a very early age Stanisław Podemski has been taking part and winning national and international competitions.

Stanisław Podemski also took part in music courses and workshops in Łańcut, Jelenia Góra, Szklarska Poręba, Busko Zdrój, Warsaw, Puławy, Poznań, Krzyżowa, Głuchołazy and in Goch (Germany), studying with Professor Walentyna Jakubowska, dr Georg Michel, Professor Marcin Baranowski, Professor Monika Urbaniak-Lisik, Professor Bartosz Bryła, Professor Tomasz Tomaszewski, Alona Bayeva, Evgeni Levin and Professor Zakhar Bron.

In 2011 he played in the European Union Youth Orchestra and in 2013/2014 he took part in the 2nd edition of the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy.

As soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician, Podemski has performed in most countries in Europe. He is a three-time recipient of scholarships from the Marshal of the Dolnośląskie Voivodship and a two-time recipient of scholarships of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. He has also received scholarships from the President of the City of Poznań, the Dolnośląskie Music Society and the Centre for Artistic Education.

He has been the acting of 2nd violins principal in the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra since 2015.


Prizes and Awards

  • distinction in the Janina Garścia National Violin Competition in Stalowa Wola (2002)
  • distinction in the Grażyna Bacewicz National Violin Competition in Wrocław (2004)
  • 2nd prize in the International Chamber Music Festival in Oleśnica (2005)
  • 3rd prize in the Stanisław Hajzer National Competition in Zielona Góra (2006)
  • Special Prize – a scholarship from the Marshal of the Dolnośląskie Voivodship in the “Young Paganini” National Violin Competition in Legnica (2007)
  • distinction at the Karol Szymanowski and Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst International Violin Competition in Wrocław (2007)
  • 3rd prize in the National Auditions of Secondary Music School Students in Elbląg (2008)
  • 3rd prize in the National Chamber Ensemble Auditions in Warsaw (2009)
  • 1st prize in the Citta di Padova International Violin Competition – Italy 2010
  • 2nd prize in the Premio Virtuosite Padova International Violin Competition – Italy (2010)
  • prize in the recital competition during the Summer Music Academy in Żagań (2011)
  • 2nd prize in the 8th St. Serwaczyński National Young Violinists’ Competition in Lublin (2011)
  • 5th prize in the 12th Karol Lipiński and Henryk Wieniawski Young Violinists’ Competition in Lublin (2012)
  • 2nd prize in the 7th Michał Spisak International Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza (2013)
  • 1st prize in the 9th “Musica Insieme” San Dona di Piave International Violin Competition in Venice