Kinga Wojdalska - Violist
Polish violist Kinga Wojdalska is an upcoming soloist and chamber musician with an emotional and lively personality. In 2022, she made a European premiere of John William's viola concerto with the Dohnanyi Budafok Orchestra, directed by Gabor Hollerung in Müpa Budapest. Her gained musical, and stage experience has resulted in success in 22 competition awards, including the 1st Prize in the Bach Solo Competition 2020 and the Karl Doctor Prize in the Lionel Tertis Competition 2019. She has been awarded several scholarships for her artistic achievements, including a Hattori Foundation award, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, and the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. As a proud Varsovian, she received early musical training there, graduating from the Zenon Brzewski Music School as a last student of the legendary Polish violist Stefan Kamasa. In 2021 she graduated with a bachelor's degree at the Royal College of Music under Nathan Braude's direction. Since then, she has studied for her Master's Soloist degree at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Lawrence Power's class.
Kinga has shared the stage playing chamber music with many fantastic musicians, including Ivan Monighetti, Miklós Perényi, and Máté Szűcs and performed on international stages, such as Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London and Tonhalle in Zurich. She has also appeared in many significant festivals, such as Encuentro de Santander, Verbier Festival, and Lerici Festival. Besides this, she regularly participates in music courses and viola masterclasses, where she can play for and learn from brilliant musicians such as Nobuko Imai, Maxim Rysanov and Miguel da Silva. At a very young age, in 2017, Kinga received a full scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Government of Canada and the Morningside Music Bridge Foundation to participate in a one-month music programme in Boston. She worked under the direction of Teng Li, Yu Jin, Ori Kam and Kim Kashkashian, which allowed her to develop her musical versatility.
Between 2020 - 2023 was a member of the award-winning Brompton Quartet, with which she made her Wigmore Hall debut. In 2016, she co-founded the Polish ensemble Kameralna N - Harmonia.
Kinga plays a modern viola by Jerzy Maslanka.
1 st Prize in the II International Competition ‘Music In The Vineyards’
Prize Winner in the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition
Study Grant from World Vision Music Contest
1st Prize in the King's Peak Music Competition
2nd Prize in the VI Odin International Music Online Competition
1st prize in the Bach Solo Competition, Poland
3rd Prize in the International Anton Rubinstein Viola Competition
Won an audition to an academy of Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Main Prize in the Tadeusz Gonet Viola Competition
Karl Doctor Prize in the XIII Lionel Tertis Viola Competition
1st Prize in the 2nd National Competition for Viola and Double Bass players in Gdansk
Two 1st prizes in the 2nd Chamber Competition in Bydgoszcz
2nd prize in the 7th National Competition of Young Violists in Wroclaw
Two Honourable Mentions in Nationwide Auditions of Chamber Music in Bialystok and Warsaw
2nd and 3rd prize, two special prizes in the 2nd Warsaw Forum of Chamber Music in Warsaw
Honourable Mention in Mieczyslaw Karlowicz 1st National Viola Competition in Poznan
1st prize in the 9th International Competition for Chamber Music in Rzeszow
3rd prize in the Dominik Rutkowski 2nd National Viola Competition in Szczecin
Honourable Mention in the III National Competition of Young Violists in Skierniewice
3rd prize in the Dominik Rutkowski 1st National Viola Competition in Szczecin