Agnieszka Bartoszewicz

Flutist, soloist of the Opera Nova Orchestra in Bydgoszcz, doctoral student and teacher at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

Born in Warsaw in 1985, graduated from Zenon Brzewski State Music High School in Warsaw (bestdiploma in 2004), completed uniform master’s studies and graduated with honours from Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with flute professor Elżbieta Dastych-Szwarc (2009).

Prize-winner at numerous instrumental competitions, i.a. 1st Prize Winner at the VIIth XX and XXI Century Music Competition for Young Performers in Warsaw (2007), 1st Place (twice) and Polish Flute Society President’s Special Award Winner at the Spring Flute Festival in Sochaczew (2002,2004). Awarded with scholarship by the Polish Minister of Culture, graduated from the Polish Children’s Fund scholarship programme, received Rector’s scholarship for best doctoral students at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

Active participant at flute masterclasses led by i.a. Philippe Bernold, Janos Balint, Meinhart Niedermayr or Michael Schmidt-Casdorff.

In the years 2008-2010 she was the principal flutist of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra (currently: Jerzy Semkow Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra), with which she had recorded eight CD albums (DUX, CD Accord, Albany Records). In 2009, as a result of all-European auditions she became a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and participated in Orchestra’s European tournée, performing i.a. at the Royal Albert Hall in London (BBC Proms), Musikverein Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam or at the Lucerne Festival.

She cooperated with many Polish orchestras, such as: Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonia Viva and, since 2013, the Orchestra of Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Toruń Symphony Orchestra, Military Orchestra in Bydgoszcz.

In the years 2010-2013 she was a flute teacher at the Primary Music School at the School Complex No. 74 in Warsaw. She continued her pedagogical work at the Primary Music School in Radziejów (2016-2019), receiving the Radziejów Staroste’s Award for special achievements in her didactic and educational work (2018), as well as the degree of appointed teacher (2019).

Agnieszka Bartoszewicz performs in concert as a soloist and chamber music player at Polish and international music festivals. In 2018 she represented the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz and the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship as a soloist at the concert during the 31. International Music Festival conducted by Maestro Mitsuyoshi Oikawa at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (invitation of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal and the Polish Institute in Tokyo). She also performed as a soloist with Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, Lutosławski Youth Orchestra, Toruń Symphony Orchestra, Oskar Kolberg Świętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra, Frederic Chopin University of Music Symphony Orchestra. She participated in chamber music concerts organised by e.g. Polish Composer’s Union or Polish Author’s Society (Polish contemporary music performance), Warsaw Philharmonic, Masovian Institute of Culture or Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz.

She made numerous musical recordings for E-learning materials within the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz competition projects granted by the Polish Ministry of National Education.

Since 2014 she is a soloist-musician at the Orchestra of Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz. She participates in Opera Nova’s repertoire spectacles, premieres, concerts, as well as DVD recordings (Rusalka – 2016, Halka – 2018).

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