Polish-born Concert Violinist Anna Orlik is a laureate of international and national competitions: 1st Prize and Special Prize at the 6th International Wolfgang Marschner Violin Competition in Germany; Solo Category Award and Ludwig Spohr Fundation Prize at the International Max Reger Competition in Sondershausen, Germany; International Festival Allegro Vivo Award, Austria; in Poland: Special Prize at the International Karol Szymanowski Competition, Łódź; 3nd Prize, Youngest Finalist Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of Karol Josef Lipiński’s work at the National Stanisław Serwaczyński Violin Competition, Lublin; Laureate of The Institute of Music and Dance Programme- ‘New Interpretations’.
As a laureate of Young Artist Program of the Rome Chamber Music Festival 2014, Anna was invited to perform at Palazzo Barberini in Rome, Italy.
Anna’s performing experience includes solo appearances with Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Lower Silesia Philharmonic Orchestra, Podkarpacka Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Zielona Góra, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra (Sopot), Łomża Chamber Orchestra, Z Brzewski Warsaw String Orchestra, Polish Land Armed Forces Orchestra, Loh- Orchester Sondershausen, Deutsche Spohr Philharmonie Freiburg, Deutsche Spohr Akademie Freiburg. The group of the conductors she has cooperated with includes names such as: Marek Pijarowski, Wojciech Rajski, Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk, Czeslaw Grabowski, Jacek Rogala,Hiroaki Masuda, Wolfgang Marschner, Alexander Stessin.
Since her teens Anna has performed recitals internationaly in England, Scotland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherland, and her native Poland, in various venues including the Tunisian Acropolium the Carthage and the Centre of Arabic Music, Palazzo Barberini- Salone Pietro da Cortona in Rome, the Royal Academy of Music in London, Polish Social and Cultural Association in London, The Wellingborough Castle, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock (Rostock University of Music and Drama), the Blue Hall at the Sondershausen Palace and The Octagonal House (Achteckhaus) in Thuringia, Stift Altenburg in Austria, Lviv Philharmonic, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Palace on the Island in the Royal Muzeum-Łazienki Królewskie in Warsaw, Polish Music Edition Centre (PWM), Warsaw Music Society (WTM), Philharmonics in Lublin, Gdańsk, Jelenia Góra, Rzeszów, Zielona Góra, Płock, Ball Hall of the Lancut Castle, the Radziejowice Art Center, Katarzyna Napiórkowska Art Gallery in Warsaw, Instituto Cervantes in Warsaw, College of Europe in Warsaw, the Warsaw University, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Małachowski Palace in Nałęczów, Villa Atma Museum- Karol Szymanowski’s House and Władysław Hasior Gallery in Zakopane.
She has appeared at numerous international festivals such as: prestigious Festspiele Mecklenburg- Vorpommern in Germany (as a soloist in J. Brahms Violin Concerto with Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Sopot and Wojciech Rajski), Octobre Musical de Carthage in Tunisia, Rome Chamber Music Festival, Ad Astra in Norway, Allegro Vivo in Horn, Austria, The Stars Promotes in Jelenia G. Philharmonic, Poland, Wolfgang Marschner Festival in Hinterzarten, Germany, Bach Reger Tage in Bad Lngensalza, Germany, Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften in Berlin, Youth Festival in Kharkov, Ukraine, Summer Festival in Dziekanka -Warsaw, Festival Music Floralia in BotanicGarden of Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw; International Music Festival in Moszna- Poland, the Great Talents cycle of Prof. Regina Smendzianka in Warsaw; Organ Festival in Łódź/ Łagiewniki Poland, and many others.
Anna is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she has just completed first year of postgraduate study under the guidance of Maurice Hasson, and following his retirement will continue education with Mateja Marinkovic. She is supported by the Leverhulme Trust, has also been awarded the Jenkins Scholarship and the Royal Academy of Music- Entrance Scholarship Award. Anna is also winner of the Tillett Trust Postgraduate Bursary Award 2015 - in association with the Colin Keer Trust.
Since September 2014, Anna started to learn also viola with James Sleigh. She debuted as a viola player in February 2015 during Calleva Strings Recital at the Royal Academy of Music, Duke’s Hall.
Prior to this she studied at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, and was awarded scholarships for outstanding young artists: the Ministry of Culture and Young Poland Scholarships, and participated in the Polish Children Found Scholarship Programme.
Anna has received lessons and performed in masterclasses with the world’s most respected musicians and pedagogues including Maxim Vengerov, György Pauk, Zakhar Bron, Wolfgang Marschner, Grigory Zhislin, Mirosław Ławrynowicz, Petru Munteanu, Bartlomiej Nizioł, Marina Jaschwili, Ian Brown, Michael Dussek, Robert McDuffie, and Josef Luitz.
Anna has recorded for Acte Prealable, CD Accord, Austrian National Radio Broadcast, Polish National Radio Broadcast No.2 and Polish Television Kultura, Polish Radio Rzeszów, Tunisian Radio and Television Broadcast, and many others.
In recital, future appearances include a concert at the Southwark Cathedral in London and Lunchtime concert during ‘Music on Thursdays’ series at the Leatherhead Methodist Church.
Anna plays a modern Polish violin made by Wojciech Topa, and a French viola by Alexandre Cauche. This second instrument is kindly on loan from the Royal Academy of Music- Calleva Collection.