Highly praised for her freedom of expression and exciting yet tasteful interpretations, baroque cellist AGNIESZKA OSZANCA, is one of the most accomplished Polish baroque musicians of generation.
She studied historical cellos with Viola de Hoog in Utrecht Conservatoire, specializing in the performance of solo and chamber repertoire from early baroque to late romantic music.
After her studies she was was awarded scholarship by the foundation Academia Montis Regalis and joined its orchestral training scheme, where she had a pleasure to lead basso continuo section. She was a finalist of the International Young Artist Presentations and a recipient of the Second Prize at Mannheimer Musiekfest.
She performs regularly with European orchestras and chamber music ensembles, playing in the most important concert venues and Early Music festivals. Her present professional engagements include regular appearances in the role of Principal Cello with Ensemble Odyssee (NL), Ensemble Stile Galante (IT/NL) and Capella Cracoviensis (PL). She occasionally collaborates with Fabio Bonizzoni`s La Risonanza (IT). She subsequently appears as a soloist in sonata as well heras concerto repertoire (focusing on the compositions from the high baroque period) and Bach unaccompanied cello suites. She forms duos with brilliant harpsichordists Patrycja Domagalska (PL) and Fabio Bonizzoni (IT). In the coming season she will collaborate with an Italian dancer Francesca La Cava on a project featuring music for violoncello solo by Bach and Biber.
Agnieszka has recorded for Decca, Sony, Glossa, Alpha, Pan Classics and Globe.
Her solo recording of 6 cello sonatas from Salvatore Lanzetti's opus 1 will be published by Challenge Records in May 2019. A year later the following 6 sonatas will be recorded, completing the opus 1 collection.
The upcoming months' engagements include recordings with Europa Galante, Ensemble Odyssee and Stile Galante with Ann Hallenberg, the European tour promoting the Lanzetti recording, and solo appearances during the Early Music Festival in Utrecht, Bach Festival in Swidnica, Itineraire Baroque en Perigord and more.
Agnieszka plays on the copy of an Italian baroque cello made specially for her by Jan Bobak in 2017.
She teaches baroque cello and chamber music at La Risonanza Barocca International Summer Academy.
In her spare time she loves to experiment in the kitchen and to get lost in the mountains.
AGNIESZKA OSZANCA (baroque cello)
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On tour with Ensemble Odyssee and La Risonanza.
New releases with Ensemble Odyssee, Capella Cracoviensis and Stile Galante.