Marta Piórkowska (1989) — violin
In 2013 she finished The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in the class of professor Jan Stanienda. In the years 2000-2008 she was the laureate of a number of violin competitions – she received (amongst many others) the 2nd prize at G.P. Telemann International Violin competition in Poznań, 4th prize at S. Serwaczyński National Young Violinist Competition in Lublin, 2nd prize (1st was not issued) and prize for biggest artistic individuality at I. Dubiska National Competition of Violin Music Interpretation in Łódź, an award at the National Competition for Violin Players in Kraków (as the youngest attendee).
As a chamber musician, she got awarded with 1st prize at G. Bacewicz National Strings Chamber Ensembles in Łódź (together with cellist Marcel Markowski) and 2nd prize in National Chamber Ensembles Competition in Sierpc (together with pianist Konrad Wantrych).
She won a scholarship of National Committe for Kids (2005 – 2008), Ministry of Culture and National Legacy (2005) and Austrian Culture Forum (2008). She took part in masterclasses in Poland and abroad (Brussels, Bad Leonfelden [Austria], Nowy Sącz, Zakopane, Żagań). In the years 2004-2007, she attended Karol Szymanowski in Memoriam Summer Solo and Chamber Music Interpretation Course during which she cooperated with professor Wanda Wiłkomirska.
She gave solo concerts, chamber music concerts and also was part of an orchestra of (among many others) National Philharmonic, W. Lutosławski Polish Radio Studio, concert hall of The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Congress Hall and A. Rubinstein Philharmonic in Łódź.
In 2016 she joined Hashtag Ensemble. She is a member of the Sinfonia Viva orchestra and The Crew String Orchestra. With Nostadema String Quartet she played a lot of world premieres of polish composers – among many others, Paweł Łukaszewski, Bartosz Kowalski, Weronika Ratusińska-Zamuszko. The long-play she recorded together with Wojciech Świętoński with the instrumental records of Paweł Łukaszewski got promoted to the National Fryderyk Award.
On a regular basis, she cooperates with old-music ensembles – Ars Nova and Canor Anticus. At those ensembles, she plays baroque violin, Fidel and Viola D’amore. Since 2013 she is a teacher at Karol Szymanowski Music School in Warsaw.