Anna Maria Staśkiewicz
Graduate of the Music Academy in Poznan, in the class of Professor Marcin Baranowski, subsequently obtained her Diploma with Merit in 2007. Anna was awarded, amongst the others, third prize in the 13th Henryk Wieniawski International Contest in Poznan (in 2006 she was presented with the prize for the best performance of a Mozart concerto and the Polish Radio 2 audience award for the best participant of the contest). She was given the first prize and the special award in the 5th Karol Szymanowski International Contest in Lodz (2001). In 2000 she was presented with the first prize of the 16th National Bach Contest in Zielona Gora, Poland.
Anna toured and performed in Albania, Bulgaria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine and many towns in Poland. She cooperated with the majority of the Polish national philharmonic orchestras (from such towns as Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Lublin, Łódź, Poznań, Toruń, Warszawa), furthermore, she performed with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra, Leopoldinum Orchestra, Wratislavia Orchestra, Sinfonia Iuventus and Sinfonia Varsovia. There is a number of foreign orchestras which she had cooperated with, amongst them there are Königsberg and Zurich Chamber Orchestras as well as Symphonic Orchestras of Göttingen, Tirana and Sao Paulo.
The artist herself was awarded several scholarships by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe followed by ‘Mloda Polska’ scholarship programme.