Violinist unveiled as first Artist-in-Residence

Following her dazzling live performance on the Mumford Theatre final October, which was a part of Anglia Ruskin’s lunchtime live performance collection, Alicja will likely be presenting additional public live shows, visitor talks and workshops over the subsequent 9 months.

Paul Jackson, Director of Music and Performance, stated: “We are thrilled to welcome Alicja to Anglia Ruskin.  It is the first time we have initiated something like this, and I know that what Alicja has planned will be hugely beneficial to our students and our local community.”

Born in Poland in 1983, Alicja studied on the Krakow Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Kronberg Academy, and has grow to be a famend and revered practitioner throughout a number of disciplines, successful a number of awards and prizes alongside the way in which.

Described by BBC Music Magazine as “a powerful player with bagfuls of personality who takes admirable risks”, Alicja has carried out as a soloist and chamber musician with such world-famous musicians as Gidon Kremer, Nigel Kennedy, Ivan Monighetti, Yuri Bashmet, Martha Argerich, Simon Rattle, Gustav Dudamel and Boris Pergamenshikov.

In addition to her work as each a classical and jazz violinist, Alicja is equally lively as a bandleader, arranger and composer.  It is that this multi-disciplinary strategy to music making and performing that Alicja says “makes this whole project so much more interesting”.

She added: “I’m very excited about the new artistic residency at the Anglia Ruskin University. Over the last few years I have learned that it is an institution with a very progressive approach to music and art, which is so promising for our cooperation.”

Alicja plans to offer workshops demonstrating and creating baroque traditions, as properly as her distinctive strategy to free improvisation and experimental music.  She will even be benefiting from the college’s state-of-the-art Digital Performance Laboratory and encompass sound-equipped live performance corridor to current works for violin and electronics, and to research with college students the significance of lighting, visuals and staging when performing modern works.

Her first efficiency will likely be with the Smietana Ensemble on Friday, 13 April within the Music Recital Hall at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus, in a programme that includes Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Vivaldi’s La Follia, and Philip Glass’ String Quartet No. 2

Further particulars and reserving info may be discovered at www.anglia.ac.uk/mpaevents

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