ALEKSANDRA KWIATKOWSKA (1991) is a Polish violinist based in the Netherlands.
In 2021, she graduated with a masters in Baroque Violin studies with a distinction for the artistry under the direction of Kati Debretzeni and Walter Reiter from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. In 2015, she graduated her modern violin studies from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw under the direction of Julia Jakimowicz-Jakowicz, Jakub Jakowicz and Magdalena Szczepanowska.
As a violin soloist and chamber musician, she took part in a lot of concerts, festivals such as: Nuit Blanche (Brussels), OperaDagen (Rotterdam), Utrecht Early Music Festival, Biennale Festival (Amsterdam), Witold Lutoslawski Festival (Warsaw), Kurt Weill Fest (Dessau), Opera Rara (Kraków); across Europe, Indonesia and USA. In March 2020, she was a soloist in the Alfred Schnittke Moz-Art à la Haydn concerto together with the Eighteenth Century Orchestra and students of the Royal Conservatoire.
She has been playing for instance with: ‘Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century’, ‘Il Gardellino’, ‘Opera2Day’, ‘New Dutch Academy’, ‘Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment Academy’, ‘Collegium Vocale Academy’, ‘Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester’.
Aleksandra took part in many masterclasses with distinguished musicians and artists such us: Rebecca Huber, Shunske Sato, Robin Michael, Rachael Besleey, Monica Huggett, Richard Egarr, Robert Levin, Cynthia Roberts, Gordan Nikolić among others.
As a modern violin player, she successfully took part in many international solo and chamber music competitions. She was for instance a semi-finalist of the XXII Johannes Brahms Competition in the violin solo category in Pörtschach, won the third prize with her piano trio in the V International Academic Music Competition Chamber Music in Jurmala and was a finalist in the XVIII Kiejstut Bacewicz International Music Competition in Łódź together with her piano quintet.
She also gained theatrical experience by taking part in two major theatre and opera productions. In 2019, she was a violin orchestra member in the music theatre production Amadeus and toured across the whole of the Netherlands. In the years 2018-2020 she also took part as a string quartet member in the Opera Installation ‘Unknown, I live with you’ by Katarzyna Głowicka and performed in several European countries.
Aleksandra has released few solo and chamber music CDs so far. In March 2022 appeared her first solo album with Ivan Khandoshkin’s Violin Solo Sonatas op. 3 under Etcetera label. In July 2023 Aleksandra released another CD with Louise Farrenc violin-fortepiano music together with the pianist Anders Muskens thanks to the Adriana Jacoba Fonds and Canada Council for the Art support. In October 2023, another debut album ‘Intimate Sketches’ was released, recorded by the Agathe Ensemble and Aleksandra as the leading violinist of the group. The album contains piano miniatures by Béla Bartók, Dimitr Shostakovich and Leoš Janáček in string quartet and duo arrangments by the cellist of the Agathe Ensemble – Ivan Nogueira.
From 2022 Aleksandra has been playing on the Georg Klotz violin from 1796 and has been using baroque bow by Luis Emilio Rodriguez, courtesy of the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds in the Netherlands.