Karolina Szymanowska
ul. Oceaniczna 9
85-435 Bydgoszcz
tel. + 48 663-058-198

She was born on 24 August 1984 in Bydgoszcz. She started to learn the violin at the age of seven, at the A. Rubinstein State Music School in Bydgoszcz. She won Honourable Mention in 1996 and 3rd Prize in 2002 at the Young Instrumentalists Competition in Bydgoszcz. She graduated from the A. Rubinstein Secondary Music School in Bydgoszcz, where she had studied with H. Balaban. She continued her education at the Feliks Nowowiejski School of Music in Bydgoszcz, initially with H. Balaban and later with Prof. M. Baranowski.

She participated many times in the Solo Violin Courses in Bydgoszcz, Krzyzowa, Przemysl, Lanciano (Italy) and Elverum (Norway), with such teachers as P. Janowski, M. Baranowski and C. di Martini. She also participated in orchestra and chamber music courses in Bydgoszcz, Lanciano (Italy), Sangemini (Italy) and Elverum (Norway). She is a member of the early music ensemble Illo Tempore. She also performed with jazz musicians and recorded with The Woltaire. Her accompanist is Michal Szymanowski, with whom she performed in Budapest (Hungary) and Brno (Czech Republic) among other sites. She also cooperates with the Pomorska Philharmonic Orchestra in Bydgoszcz, Capella Bydgostiensis, Torun Symphony Orchestra, and Plock Symphony Orchestra.