Described as “a violinist for whom nothing seems too difficult” Polish-born Kinga Augustyn made her New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie hall in March of 2008. Having distinguished herself as both a virtuoso and scholar of the instrument during the early part of her career, she earned her Bachelor and Master degrees at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Cho Liang Lin, Naoko Tanaka, and Dorothy DeLay. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she has worked with Philippe Graffin, Philip Setzer, and Pamela Frank.
Now based in New York, Ms. Augustyn’s many orchestral appearances include performances with the Magdeburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, and the American Academy of Conducting Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival. In addition to a list of distinguished performances throughout Europe, she has appeared as a soloist and a chamber musician in the United States at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C. A first prize winner of the 2009 Alexander & Buono International String Competition, she is also a first prize winner in the 2010 Ackerman Chamber Music Competition.
Ms. Augustyn has performed as a featured artist at music festivals such as the Paderewski Festival, the Sevenars Music Festival, and the Chopin & Friends Festival. Other recent collaborations include solo performances with The José Limón Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. Ms. Augustyn is also a member of pianist Jeffrey Biegel’s Trio 21, with cellist Robert deMaine. The ensemble recently recorded Glen Roven’s Runaway Bunny CD for GPR Records, with Catherine Zeta- Jones as narrator. Her latest recordings include “Falling Trio” with Trio21, written especially for them by Kenneth Fuchs, and an album of Polish violin music that includes world premiere recordings of the complete violin and piano works by Alexander Zarzycki. Both CDs are being released later this year under the Naxos label.
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