Highly praised for her freedom of expression and exciting yet tasteful interpretations, baroque cellist Agnieszka Oszanca, is one of the most accomplished Polish baroque musicians of her generation.
She studied historical cellos with Viola de Hoog in Utrecht Conservatoire, specializing in performance of solo and chamber music repertoire from early baroque to late romantic periods. After her studies, she was awarded scholarship by the foundation Academia Montis Regalis and joined its orchestral training scheme, where she had a pleasure to lead basso continuo section. She was a finalist of the International Young Artist Presentations and a recipient of the Second Prize at Mannheimer Musikfest.
She performs regularly with European orchestras and chamber music ensembles, playing in the most important concert venues and early music festivals. Her present professional engagements include regular appearances in role of principal cello with Ensemble Odyssee (NL), Ensemble Stile Galante (IT/NL) and guest principle cellist with Capella Cracoviensis (PL). She occasionally collaborates with Fabio Bonizzoni`s La Risonanza (IT).
She subsequently appears as a soloist in sonata as well as concerto repertoire (focusing on the compositions from the high baroque period) and Bach unaccompanied cello suites. She forms duos with brilliant harpsichordists Patrycja Domagalska (PL) and Fabio Bonizzoni (IT). In the coming season, she will collaborate with an Italian dancer Francesca La Cava on a project featuring music for violoncello solo by Bach and Biber.
Agnieszka has recorded for Decca, Sony, Glossa, Alpha, Pan Classics and Globe. Her solo recording of 6 cello sonatas of Salvatore Lanzetti’s Opus 1 has just been published by Challenge Records. In 2020, the following 6 sonatas will be recorded, completing the Opus 1 collection.
The upcoming months’ engagements include recordings with Ensemble Odyssee and Stile Galante and Ann Hallenberg, the European tour promoting the Lanzetti recording, and solo appearances during the Early Music Festival in Utrecht, Bach Festival in Swidnica, Itineraire Baroque en Perigord and more.
She teaches baroque cello and chamber music at La Risonanza Barocca International Summer Academy.
Agnieszka plays on the copy of an Italian baroque cello made especially for her by Jan Bobak in 2017.