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Oliwia Meiser

Oliwia Meiser, a cellist born in Poland, discovered her instrument at the age of seven when she first heard a live performance of Ivan Monighetti. She is highly motivated both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Some of the most important highlights of her career are solo performances in Slovakia, Italy and Poland with orchestras such as Slovakian Chamber Orchestra, Capella Istroploitana, Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra and Francingena Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist she won numerous prizes on various competitions. The most important are: 1st prize at the 11th International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro, Croatia, 1st prize at the 23rd Polish Cello Confrontations by the name of Zdzisława Wojciechowska in Bydgoszcz, Poland and Golden Finalist title at the 8th International Music Competition and Festival for Soloists and Chamber Groups SVIREL - Slovenia. For three years Oliwia has been a member of a successful quartet ,,Sine Nomine”, winning multiple prizes and performing in various venues, among which is the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music. She has been also a leading cellist of the Polish Youth Symphony Orchestra. Oliwia took part in various master classes, with renowned professors from all over the world. She has taken advice from cellists such as Jens Peter Maintz, Philippe Muller, Frans Helmerson, Laurence Lesser, Timora Rosler and call herself alumni of Cello Akademie Rutesheim or Morningside Music Bridge.

www.oliwia.meiser.com.pl

Oliwia Meiser

Instrument: Cello

Birthday: May 23rd 1998

Place of birth: Poland

Awards

2017

  • Finalist and Laureat of the 10th National Polish Dezyderiusz Danczowski Competition mentored by the Wieniawski Association in Poznan, Poland
  • Semifinalist of the Thirteenth International Competition ,,Young Virtuosos”in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Scholarship of the Polish National Centre of Culture ,,Młoda Polska 2017”

2016

  • 1st prize at the 11th. International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro, Croatia
  • 1st prize (2nd not awarded) at the 23dr Polish Cello Confrontations by the name of Zdzisława Wojciechowska in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • 1st Prize and the Laureate title at the eMuse Online Music Competition, Grece
  • 2nd prize at the Polish Cello Competition of the Polish Center of Art Education in Warsaw
  • Golden Finalist title at the 8th International Music Competition and Festival for Soloists and Chamber Groups SVIREL - Slovenia
  • 1st prize at the 12th Forum of Youth Instrumentalists in Rybnik by the name of Karol and Antoni Szafranek
  • Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage awarded for artistic achievements in the school year 2015/2015
  • Scholarship by the The Silesian Voivodeship awarded for artistic achievements in the school year 2015/2016

2015

  • 1st prize at the 15th International Juliusz Zarębski Competition in Łomianki, Poland
  • 1st prize on the 3rd Polish Cello and Double Bass Tournament in Warsaw
  • 1st prize at the 17th International Chamber Music Competition in Jawor, Poland
  • 1st prize at the 1st Autumn Chamber Music Meetings for Music Schools in Zywiec, Poland
  • Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage awarded for artistic achievements in the school year 2014/2015
  • Wena 2015 - an award for youth in the field of cultural activities by the Major of the Bytom city
  • Scholarship by the The Silesian Voivodeship awarded for artistic achievements in the school year 2014/2015

2013

  • The Prize for Performance of Work by the 20th and 21st cent. Composer at the 18th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
  • 1st Prize at the 18th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
  • 2nd prize at the 39th Polish Bach Competition in Zielona Góra, Poland
  • 3rd prize at the 10th Young Cellists Competition in Wroclaw, Poland
  • 1st prize at the 17th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
  • Musica Arvenzis prize on the 17th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
  • 2nd prize at the 3rd Polish Youth String Instruments Competition in Elbląg, Poland

2012

  • 2nd prize at the 12th International Juliusz Zarębski Competition in Łomianki, Poland

2011

  • 1st prize at the 15th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
Education

Since 2017:

Student of the Universität der Künste Berlin in the class of prof. Konstantin Heidrich

Student of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of prof. Natalia Kurzac - Kotula

2016-2017:

Student of the Youth Academy at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of prof. Natalia Kurzac - Kotula 

2005-2017:

Student of the Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Muzyczna I i II stopnia im. Fryderyka Chopina w Bytomiu (Frederic Chopin School of Music in Bytom) in the class of prof. Natalia Kurzac - Kotula 

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