VIOLINIST & TEACHER
Mari holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Violin Performance) from the prestigious Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Poland and an MA in Music Education and Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, studying with Michael Bochmann. She graduated with distinction in 2018.Mari has played with many orchestras in Poland and London including the London Orchestra Project, Opera Prelude, King’s Chamber Orchestra, London Arts Orchestra, Vox Vanguard Orchestra, London International Sinfonia, Horton Chamber Orchestra, London Euphonia and Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra. She has given performances in LSO St Luke, Cadogan Hall and The Tower of London among others. She has also performed with Stormzy at the Wireless Festival 2018 as a part of the London Film Music Orchestra.Mari has traveled extensively all over Europe and as far afield as China, touring with orchestras and sharing her musicianship. She has attended violin masterclasses with Jiafeng Chen, Eszter Haffner, Alissa Margulis, Giacomo Tesini, Yuri Volguin, Łukasz Błaszczyk and Krzysztof Śmietana, as well as some chamber masterclasses with Carducci String Quartet and Linos Piano Trio. Mari also took part in orchestra masterclasses including Aurora Music Festival and MACH project (part of the Festival Musica Sull’Acqua) where she was a scholar.Mari was chosen to represent Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance when Ingles & Hayday asked for a student that could be videoed playing an Amati owned by Corbett (circa 1700).Apart from being a performer Mari is also very passionate about teaching and sharing her enthusiasm for music. She has been a dedicated teacher for many years, working with students of all ages and levels and having a successful record of preparing her students for ABRSM exams. She has collaborated as a violin teacher in educational projects run by London Symphony Orchestra, Animate Orchestra and has had a placement at the First String Experience course run by the Royal Academy of Music.Mari is currently reading for her Postgraduate Advanced Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under Ofer Falk and was awarded scholarships by Leverhulme Trust, Ashley Family Foundation and Peter Harris Trust; her studies were also generously supported by a grant from The Henry Wood Accommodation Trust Fund.Mari is very grateful for this crucial support which has enabled her to continue her education in London.
“I asked Lara (aged 6) for a testimonial and she said, ‘Mari is the best teacher in the world and I love her!’ I would also like to add, Mari is a wonderfully kind and patient teacher, and she also produces great results – she has given my daughter a real love for the violin and for musical performance.”
“Maria has been a fantastic teacher for the last few months taking me from complete novice on violin to someone who can actually play a tune rather quickly. Maria’s enthusiasm is infectious and I’m keen to keep up my homework each week to ensure our lessons are beneficial, which they always feel like they are. Recently, the Coronavirus looked set to curtail my practise yet Maria rose to the challenge and I’ve continued to progress well in a structured and fun way online. I can absolutely recommend Maria as a first class teacher.”
London Euphonia OrchestraSaturday 14th March 2020
St Paul’s Knightsbridge
32A Wilton Place SW1X 8SHSee website for details
London Orchestra ProjectSaturday 7th March 2020
LSO St Luke’s
161 Old St EC1V 9NGSee website for details
Please feel free to contact me about teaching & performance work.Thank you!