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Les Titans - Szalone dni Muzyki 29.09 - 02-10.2010

Maria Machowska / skrzypce

"Her playing is filled with bravura, extraordinary temperament and emotion, with an enticing hint of the lyrical. Articulation, tone, precision, perfect phrasing, melodic development and musical expression are full of warmth and intensity, all imbued with a very personal touch. These merits have come to full bloom during her performance." Kazimierz Rozbicki


Maria Machowska is a laureate of the 13th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań (2006) and the daughter of famous Polish actor Ignacy Machowski, who passed away in 2001.

She has performed in Europe and around the world (United States, Japan, China and Israel) in many renowned venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, the Great Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and the Grosse Saal at the Salzburg Mozarteum. She has played with most Polish orchestras, directed by such renowned conductors as Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marc Minkowski, Enrique Batiz, Tadeusz Strugała, Łukasz Borowicz and others.


Machowska has performed with some of the most famous musicians in history, including Ida Haendel, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka and Vadim Brodski.

She made recordings for Polish, Japanese, German, French and Swiss television.

Roxana’s Song by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski performed by her in Calgary, Canada in 2003 was awarded a distinction and recorded to a souvenir CD for the Conservatory of Mount Royal College.

The artist boasts many successful appearances at violin competitions – in Augsburg (2006 – special prize), Wrocław (2004 – 1st place) and Lublin (2003 – 3rd prize).


Maria Machowska is currently in her graduation year at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, studying in the class of Professor Konstanty Andrzej Kulka.

She has held the post of concert master of the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra since 2008.

In 2007 she has received a “Young Poland” scholarship.

Maria Machowska is represented by the Artists’ Agency of the Ludwig van Beethoven Society.