flutist from Poland- the motherland of Chopin and Lutoslawski, enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. Her career as a soloist bloomed with the performance of Ibert’s Concerto with Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000. She is currently the Principal Flutist of the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra), a position she has held since 2000. Chamber music has always played a major role in Alicja’s career and she has recently formed Flutiness, an exciting Duo featuring all kinds of flutes.
Alicja began music education at the age of 7. Later on, for seven years she was an outstanding student of prof. Marian Katarzynski. In 2000 she graduated with distinction from Music Academy in Katowice. She received a one-year-scholarship from Svenska Institutet to study in Malmo (Sweden) with prof. Anders Ljungar-Chapelon. In order to develop her musical abilities she took part in several masterclasses with such distinguished flutist as Goran Marcusson, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Peter Lloyd, Elena Duran and Alexa Still. She received special Meg Rivers Prize at the Albert Cooper Flute Competition in Stratford-upon-Avon (Great Britain).
In recent years, Alicja has focused on further developing her skills in contemporary techniques. Collaborating with aspiring composers she has commissioned and premiered several pieces written for Lorien Trio, consisting of flute, viola and harp. She has performed at international festivals of contemporary music, such as Warsaw Autumn, Melos-Ethos (Bratislava/Slovakia 2003), Beijing Modern Music Festival, Hindsgavl Music Festival (Denmark), Musica Polonica Nova (Wroclaw), Poznan Spring Festival. Her beloved flute took her to many different venues across Europe: Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Lithuania, Turkey, Denmark, and Sweden.
For some years the flutist has been collaborating with Japanese pianist Rinko Yoshino. They performed in Poland and Japan (Nagoya, Toyota, Tsu, Yokkaichi). Alicja taught also masterclasses for young Japanese flutists in Muramatsu Studio in Nagoya.
Throughout her career, Alicja has remained active as a flute teacher. She is currently serving as a head of woodwind and brass department in Music School in Jaworzno. She has as well developed a keen interest in introducing the music to the younger audience with no prior musical experience.