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  • date of birth: May 7, 1995
  • obtained her Masters in Performance and Bachelor of Music with Honours under the guidance of Prof. Maciej Rakowski at the Royal College of Music (London) where she is currently taking her Artist Diploma;
  • worked with many acclaimed musicians including Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Nicola Benedetti, Mats Zetterqvist, Alina Ibragimova, Ani Schnarch, Mariana Sîrbu;
  • had the pleasure of playing the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto under Maxim Vengerov’s baton for his masterclass at the Royal College of Music;
  • plays on a Giovanni Francesco Pressenda violin (Turin, 1843) and a James Tubbs bow kindly loaned from the Royal College of Music, London.

Prizes: The Royal Philharmonic Society Emily Anderson Prize for soloists


First Round

Bach Grave and Fugue from Sonata in A minor for Solo Violin

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216

Paganini Caprice No. 2

Second Round

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major Op. 12

Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28

Wieniawski Faust Fantasy Op. 20


Franck Violin Sonata in A major

Enescu Sonata No. 2 in F minor for Violin and Piano Op. 6

Wieniawski Polonaise de concert Op. 4


Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47