© 2016 by Ada Maria Witczyk

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About Me

 

 

Since her solo debut at the age of eleven, Ada's career has seen her perform widely in her homes of London and Poland in a broad range of styles. She performs all music from baroque to contemporary and is no stranger to the modern or period violin having performed with the Gabrieli Consort, The English Concert, The Sixteen, St. James' Baroque and Florilegium to name a few. Since then she has performed in such venues as Buckingham Palace, the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall, Windsor Castle, the Royal Albert Hall, Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi and the Royal Opera House, amongst others.

Polish-British violinist Ada Witczyk has won several prizes at international violin competitions, including an Honourable Mention at the Greater Poland Music Competition and at the Polish Forum of Young Instrumentalists. Together with pianist Inna Montesclaros (appearing as 'Nox Duo') they won 3rd prize at the Rising Stars Grand Prix - International Music Competition in Berlin.

She was awarded the Star Award by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Margot MacGibbon Award, the Anthony Edward Brookes Award and the Belsize Leader Scholarship to lead and perform solo with the orchestra during artistic seasons 2016/2017 & 2017/2018.

She was also generously supported by the Henry Wood Trust, Stephen Bell Charitable Trust and Grabowski Foundation.

Ada has played at many prestigious festivals including recent performances of Sinfonia concertante by G.B. Viotti for 2 violins with Simon Standage during 26th English Haydn Festival and leading Ensemble OrQuesta during Grimeborn Opera Festival 2019.

Born in Poland in 1993 Ada studied at SM of T. Szeligowski in Gorzow Wlkp. with Joachim Wrobel and POSM of M. Karlowicz in Poznan with Wojciech Malinski before moving to UK for furher studies. Since then Ada’s teachers have included Itzhak Rashkovsky, Michal Cwizewicz and Catherine Martin at the Royal College of Music and Levon Chilingirian and Simon Standage at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Ada plays a 18th century Cremonese violin kindly on loan from the Harrison Frank Foundation and 1770 Nicolas Augustin Chappuy violin made in Paris.