We were delighted to welcome Krysia Osostowicz (violinist) to Wells in April 2016.
Krysia is one of the leading violinists of her generation and founder of the Dante Quartet. She has given concerto and recital performances across Europe and made a series of award-winning recordings. From 1985-1995 she played with Domus, the pioneering piano quartet which toured with its own portable concert hall – a geodesic dome – winning a worldwide audience and two Gramophone awards.
Krysia has made over 30 CD recordings of solo, duo and ensemble repertoire, including the sonatas of Brahms, Fauré and Bartók for Hyperion. Her recordings of Edmund Rubbra’s violin sonatas are described as “performances of flawless integrity”. Krysia is also principal violinist of Endymion Ensemble, teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and gives masterclasses in England and France.
Born in London of a Polish family, Krysia studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Cambridge University and her teachers have included Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Lysy, Sándor Végh and Ferenc Rados.
The following specialist violinists took part in the masterclass:
Sam: Tchaikovsky – Violin concerto 1st mvt
Zuzannah: Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Gwyneth: Ysaye – Ballade
Edgar: Dvorak – Romance
Dan: Saint-Saens – Violin concerto No 3 1st mvt
Cristina: Sibelius – Violin concerto 1st mvt
Nellie: Haydn – Violin concerto in G 1st mvt
Ruben: Mendelssohn – Violin concerto 2nd mvt
Marianne: Bach – E Major Partita
Ella: Mozart – Concerto in G 2nd mvt
Grace: Mozart – Concerto in G 1st mvt
Yik: Sarasate – Introduction and Tarantella
Raphael: Barber – Violin concerto 1st mvt
Chere: Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto 1st mvt