Jaga Klimaszewska and Kasia Ziminska, leading musicians from Poland will take the audience on a fascinating musical journey from Bach to Jazz, encompassing the beautiful music of their homeland along the way.
Jaga Klimaszewska - Born in Gdansk, Poland Jaga Klimaszewska began studying violin at the
age of seven.
After graduating from the F.Nowowiejski Music School in Gdansk in 2009 she moved to London
to continue her musical studies.
She obtained her Bachelor of Music Diploma from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2013
where she studied with Krzysztof Smietana. Jaga completed a Master of Performance at the
Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski. She received the RCM Award
and G.D. Fahrenheit Educational Scholarship awarded by the Mayor of Gdansk.
Jaga has taken part in many Workshops and Music Festivals in Europe. She performed as a
soloist and as a chamber musician in Poland, France, Austria, Germany, Russia, Switzerland
and the UK in concert halls including Cadogan Hall, Elgar Room, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican
Centre, Musikverein in Vienna, Unesco Hall in Paris and Mozarteum in Salzburg.
She performed as a soloist with Cappella Gedanensis,Camerata Baltica and Silk Street
Jaga worked with many well known artists including Maxim Vengerov, Leonid Kerbel, Peter
Schuhmayer, Vasko Vassilev, Peter Herresthal, David Takeno, Barnabas Kelemen, Carole
Presland, Belcea Quartet, The Gould Piano Trio, Heath Quartet.
In 2019 together with pianist Mateusz Rettner she released her debut album featuring music by
Kasia Ziminska is a versatile violinist and violist committed to exploring repertoire ranging from
early to contemporary experimental music. She completed her Bachelor studies at the Guildhall
School of Music, London; received guidance from celebrated pedagogues Pavel Vernikov and
Svetlana Makarova at the Accademmia Santa Cecilia, Bergamo, and has recently completed
her Masters degree at the Royal College of Music, London. Kasia has performed in a series of
masterclasses for the legendary violinist Maxim Vengerov. Her recent solo highlights include
Vivaldi Four Seasons appearance with the Silk Street Sinfonia and a recital at Milton Court,
Barbican. Kasia is passionate about historical performance and classical improvisation and likes
to write her own concerto cadenzas. An avid chamber musician she is a founding member of
the prizewinning Salomé Quartet and Ensemble Kopernikus whose first disc was released last
year. Kasia’s debut in the iconic Kammer Klang new music series led to her collaboration with
acclaimed UK contemporary ensembles, the Distractfold and the Plus-Minus Ensemble, as well
as the Danish ensemble Scenatet. She has performed in concert halls in Europe and Asia and
her performances have been broadcasted on television and radio including BBC Radio 3,
WQXR New York, and Classical Planet.
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