Agnieszka Guz – Tarnowska

Agnieszka Guz-Tarnowska (1986) — violin

She studied with prof. Konstanty Andrzej Kulka at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (graduated with honors in 2009). 

As a soloist, she has won awards at many polish and international violin competitions such as: special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary piece at the X International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria (2003); 4th prize and special prize for the youngest finalist at the VII Zdzisław Jahnke National Violin Competition in Poznań (2004) and – in the same year 2nd prize at the National Audition of Violin and Viola High School Students; 2nd prize for the best interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto at the XIII Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań (2006); 3rd prize at the XXIII Valsesia Musica International Competition in Grignasco and also 3rd prize at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Fermo (Italy, 2007). She was awarded as well with 3rd prize at the II International Baltic Violin Competition in Gdańsk (2007). 

She participated in many master classes in Poland and abroad, polishing her skills with prof. Wolfgang Marschner, prof. Petru Munteanu, prof. Roland Baldini, prof. Igor Oistrach, prof. Tadeusz Gadzina, prof. Monika Urbaniak-Lisik, prof. Paweł Łosakiewicz, prof. Andrzej Bauer. In July 2004, as a stipendist of Ministry of Culture, she took part in the Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary (Canada). She received stipend from the Minister of Culture in the same year.

She is a member of Hashtag Ensemble since 2013, specialising in contemporary music performing. She has given premiere performances many of classical works of 20th century music (pieces by Mikołaj Górecki, Sławomir Kaczorowski, Zofia Dowgiałło-Zych, Mikołaj Majkusiak, Ignacy Zalewski, Dariusz Przybylski, Adam Porębski, Wojciech Błażejczyk, Paweł Malinowski, Miłosz Bebminow). She released with #Ensemble album #Network Music in 2018. She is engaged in musical education as well, often taking part in „Smykofonia” at Sinfonia Varsovia and „Smykowizje” at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw.

One of important areas of the her activity is chamber music – she was awarded with 2nd prize at the VI G. Bacewicz National Competition of Chamber String Ensembles in Łódź (as a violin duo, 1997) and 3rd prize at the XVI Kiejstut Bacewicz International Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (piano trio, 2007). She represented Poland at the VIII European Music Festival Malmö-Kopenhaga in 2004, as a member of string quartet. 

She established with Aleksandra Demowska-Madejska (viola) Duet Integro in 2011 (their debut was at the 58 Sesja Musica Moderna festival in Łódź). Since 2012, they cooperates with Ania Karpowicz (flute) as Trio In:te:gro. Together they have given concerts at many festivals in Poland (among other XIII Franciszek Wybrańczyk Festival „Sinfonia Varsovia Swojemu Miastu”, VI Jerzy Waldorff Summer Festival in Radziejowice, III Contemporary Music Festival “Nowe Fale” in Gdańsk). In:te:gro is only one in Poland trio consisting of violin, viola and flute, actively performing classical and contemporary music.

In 2008-2011 she was a member of Sinfonia Iuventus Polish Orchestra, also as deputy concertmaster. Since 2011, she is the member of Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra (from 2011 to 2013 she has been the acting of second violins principal).