B i o g r a p h y

Agata Kawa-Cajler was born in 1991 in Cracow, Poland.  She started playing violin at age of 7. Agata obtained her bachelor and master degree at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden. Between 2012 and 2015 she was studying at the Santa Cecilia Academy of Music in Bergamo, class of Professors Pavel Vernikov and Igor Volochine. June 2017 Agata obtained master degree at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland, class of Svetlana Makarova and simultaneously postgraduate degree at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, class of Cecilia Zilliacus.

Agata is a prize winner of violin competitions, among others: 1st prize in Valsesia Musica Competition in Italy (2013), 1st prize in the Bach Violin Competition in Poland (2005), 3rd prize in the Kocian Violin Competition in Czech Republic (2005).

2012 she won a competition organized by the Royal College of Music in Stockholm which gave her a possibility to play as a soloist in P. I. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at the Royal Concert Hall in Stockholm.

Agata won as well the Scandinavian Final of Yamaha Music Foundation Europe (2016) and is a laureate of Saltsö Scholarship given by the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden (2016/2017).

 

2017 she was admitted to international Musethica program which gave her a possibility to play in concert series in Spain and Sweden as well as to work with outstanding musicans such as Avri Levitan, Agata Szymczewska and Alexander Rudin. Same year she was invited to participate in the prestigious course and festival Keshet Eilon in Israel (July/August) and masterclasses with Grigory Kalinovsky in Sankt Petersburg in Russia (September).

Recently she was a soloist in Felix Mendelssohn Double Concerto for Violin and Piano with the Royal College String Orchestra under the baton of Ola Karlsson (October 2017).

Agata is active as a soloist and chamber musician and performed in Sweden, Italy, Poland, Austria, Spain, Israel, Switzerland and Czech Republic. She played as a soloist with: the Gävle Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), the Royal College of Music String Orchestra, Sånga Symphony Orchestra (Sweden) and with the Podhalanska Youth Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Wojciech Czepiel.

 

She participated actively in festivals such as XIII Music meetings in Międzyborów in Poland (2012), Kom och Hör Festival in Sweden (2010-2014), Swedish Music Spring in Sweden (2017), V International Festival Musethica in Spain (2017), Classicalive in Sweden (2018).

She took part twice in Polish Music Publisher Company’s concerts promoting the newest scores’ edition (2003, 2007).

 

Agata received many scholarships for outstanding artistic achievements, among others from Little Poland voivodeship scholarship fund and the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden.

 

She participated in many violin courses in Poland, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Germany and France with renowned violinists and teachers, including Grigori Zhyslin, Henryk Kowalski, Wanda Wilkomirska, Yair Kless, Piotr Janowski, Federico Agostini, Susanne Gessner, Vadim Gluzman, Grigory Kalinovsky and Alena Baeva. 

 

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