Ewa Anna Augustynowicz
Ewa Anna Augustynowicz, PhD, has always been a multitasking and creative personality. Beside her native Polish, she speaks fluent English, Italian and German and graduated from various international universities. She graduated from Cultural Sciences at the Europa Universität Viadrina in Germany, participated in the Socrates/Erasmus exchange program at the Tallaght Trinity College of Dublin in Ireland and studied Structural Fonds at the Warsaw School of Economics. In 2016 she received her PhD in Cultural and Music History of the XIX century at the European University Institute in Florence in Italy.
Music has always been her greatest passion to which she devoted the bigger part of her life. She started her adventure with the violin at the age of 7. After 12 years of studies, she received her diploma of Modern Violin at the Public Music Institute of Karol Szymanowski in Rzeszow in Poland. After moving to Italy in 2009 she became fascinated with the Baroque violin and studied it until recently at various musical institutions such as: Music Academy of Aquila, Santa Cecilia Music Academy in Rome (Bachelor degree), and the Music Academy of Vicenzo Bellini in Palermo (Master degree). Her main masters were Luigi Mangiocavallo, Enrico Gatti and for most of the time Enrico Onofri, with whom she has continued to mastering her skills since 2013.
She is very active as a violin teacher and gives regular violin and chamber music lessons as a member of the Cultural Association L’Archetto in Rome. She also teaches during the master classes at the festival “Festival dei Colli” in San Gemini in Umbria.
She participated in numerous master courses and festivals both in Italy and abroad and collaborated with renowned specialists of the baroque music performance both as a student and as a collaborator such as: E. Onofri, F. Biondi, A. Beyer, E. Gatti, O. Centurioni, L. Mangiocavallo, D. Sinkovsky, N. Robinson, G. Garrido, L. Pontecorvo, S. Scholz, A. Quarta, A. Florio, A. Ciccolini, E. Mascardi, S. Standage, A. Sapiecha, G. Morini, E. Citterio, Z. Pilch e A. Laflamme and M. Toth.
She has been collaborating with the following early music ensembles and institutions: Pietà de’ Turchini, Romabarocca ensemble, Baroque Quartett Costume di Grandi, Antonio il Verso, Ottaviano Alberti, Classical Quartett Antheia, Accademia Aquiliana, Cappella Musicale Campitelli, Arianna Art Ensemble, Orchestra Barocca Gli Invaghiti, Orchestra Nazionale Barocca dei Conservatori Italiani, Vertuosa Compagnia de’ Musici di Roma, Mvsica Perduta, Cappella “Enrico Stuart Duca di York” and Stradella Y-Project.
She is the founder and the artistic director of the ensemble Giardino di Delizie that regularly gives concerts in Italy and around Europe. Alongside the musical activity with the ensemble, she also conducts research in the field of musicology with particular regard to the Roman and Polish Baroque repertoire, rediscovering forgotten authors and trying to draw bridge between these two countries.
The most important places and festivals she performed at include: Roman concert and public institution such as Capo di Bove, Circolo delle Forze Armate, Palazzo Ludovisi, Palazzo della Cancelleria, Oratorio del Gonfalone, Chiesa di San Luca e Martino, Museo degli strumenti Musicali, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia etc. Among some of the most important festivals and venues she played at include Festival Grandezze&Meraviglie; Arezzo Summer Music Festival; Festival Barocco Viterbo; Camerata del Titano San Marino; Auditorium San Nicola in Chioggia, Musée de l’armée / Cathédrale Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris; Duomo of Strasbourg; Wilanow Castle, Festival Almisonis Melos e Kalendamaya; Kastély / Castle Magyary-Kossa, Utrecht Early Music Festival, Vantaa Early Music Festival, Schola Cantorum Poland, Barok na Spiszu, Sulle Orme del Cusanino, etc.
She recorded various CDs for IAEF Label, Bongiovanni and Brilliant Classics. For Brilliant Classics together with Giardino di Delizie she recorded the complete unedited Triosonatas by Carlo Ambrogio Lonatiego. CD should be ready within 2018. Currently, she is working on a new CD with Giardino di Delizie with Baroque strings duets.
She plays the Baroque Violin made by Marco Minozzi (Ravenna 2017). Since 2017 she has been member of Monde dell’Arte Foundation in Warsaw and the Artistic director of the Parnassus Early Music Academy and Festival.