Roksana Kwaśnikowska


Soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue. In 2018 she graduated with distinction from the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the class of her master, the legendary violinist Prof. Jan Stanienda, receiving the Magna Cum Laude medal. In 2023, she was awarded the Doctor of Arts degree and also won the Fryderyk Award in the “Solo Album” category for the album “Rode: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin”.


She has received numerous awards at prestigious national and international competitions, including the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition (Zion), 1st International Karol Szymanowski Music Competition (Katowice), International Ludwig van Beethoven Competition (Hradec), International Michał Spisak Music Competition (Dąbrowa Górnicza), International Tadeusz Wroński Solo Violin Competition (Warsaw).


Recognized as a soloist in many concerts in Europe (France, Estonia, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Austria), Asia (China, South Korea, Japan) and North America. She has twice performed in one of the world’s most famous concert halls – New York’s Carnegie Hall. As a soloist she has performed with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the Lemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Janáček Symphony Orchestra in Ostrava, the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic the and many others.


Apart from her solo career, she is very devoted to chamber music. She collaborates with excellent musicians in several chamber ensembles. As of 2019, she is the primarius of the Lutosławski Quartet. She also plays in the Chopin Piano Quintet, Chromatophonic Trio and Tansman Trio. She is a teaching assistant in the violin class at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.


She plays the violin by Johann Augustin Wagner from 2009.


photo: Anita Wąsik-Płocińska