Katarzyna Solecka

The Violin


Began her adventure with early music in 2005, attending chamber music classes of Make Caudle. In 2011 she graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow obtaining MA in performance in the baroque violin class of Zygmunt Kaczmarski. During her studies she started working with many early music ensembles such as: Capella Cracoviensis, Silva Rerum Arte, Consortium Sedinum, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Arianna Art Ensemble, Les Elements. With these groups she performed for many festivals, including Vratislavia Cantans, Music Ladyhawke Wood, Bach Festival in Swidnica, Cracovia Sacra, Gdańsk Music Festival, Bach Biennale Weimar, Imponderabilia, Gothic Festival, Bach Days, Ars Cameralis, XV Easter Festival of L. van Beethoven, Heinrich Schutz Days, Festival of Early Music in Innsbruck, Festival Milano in Turin and Opera Rara cycle. She worked with many experts in the field of early music performance, including J. ter Linden, A. Bernardini, A.Moccia, P. Goodwin, A. Parrott, A. Spering, E. Gatti, B. Timpanaro, M. Cordes, P. McCreesh, F. Bonizzoni, O. Centurioni, E. Onofri, A. de Marchi, V. Dumestre, Ch. Rousset, K. Junghänel, L. Mangiocavallo, A. Florio, P. Cartosio, E. Russo, E. Onofri, D. Sinkovsky, G. Sollima, F. Biondi. She has performed in Europe both as a soloist and as a part of various ensembles. She also made several recordings for the Polish Radio. In 2012, together with Silva Rerum Arte and in cooperation with ensemble Little Instruments she recorded the album “Little Vivaldi”, and with Capella Cracoviensis Handel arias (EMI).

In the same year she received a scholarship from the Mayor of the City of Krakow and the scholarship of the Italian orchestra I Giovani della Montis Regalis. She has been selected as a member of the Ambronay European Baroque Academy 2015 under the direction of Enrico Onofri. Between 2012 and 2016 she pursued the master studies in Baroque Violin at the Conservatory of Music Vincenzo Bellini in Palermo in the class of Enrico Onofri and in 2016 she graduted with honours. She regularly works with Academia Montis Regalis, Les Elements, Ensemble Scarlatti, Arianna Art Ensemble, Capella Cracoviensis, Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra, Associazione per la Musica Antica “Antonio Il Verso” and “Orchestra Barocca Siciliana”, Associazione “Musicamente”, Concerto Romano, Europa Galante, Divino Sospiro. With these groups she took part in many festivals: Kalendamaya, Almisonis Melos, Festwochen Der Alten Musik Innsbruck, Reate Festival, Musikfeste Brema, Festival Haendel Festspiele Halle, Misteria Paschalia, Valletta International Baroque Festival, Oude Music Festival, BRQ Vantaa Music Festival. She registered also with ensembles Silva Rerum Arte and Little Instruments under the direction of Maja Mirocha, the arias by N. Porpora with Franco Fagioli and Accademia Montis Regalis (Naïve); La Dramma per musica ”Adriano in Siria” by G.B Pergolesi (Decca Classics) with Capella Cracoviensis, pieces by G. Manna e F. Feo with Ensemble Pietà de’ Turchini (Brillant); Sonatas for cello, violin and b.c. by N. Porpora/G. B Costanzi (Brilliant) and the arias by G. F Handel con Sonya Yoncheva and l’Academia Montis Regalis (Sony Classics).