I am an enthusiastic teacher ready to give lessons for students of any levels, from the beginner to a professional.
I tailor the format of the lessons based on the individual needs of the student. I like to create the right balance between technical exercises, singing and sight-reading exercises and the classical cello repertoire.
I am a polish-born cellist, graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Master of Performance. Currently I hold a position of a Jr Fellow at GSMD. I'm a prizewinner of many international cello competitions, as well as a frequent participant of many international festivals. I am a keen orchestra and chamber musician, collaborating with many orchestras in UK and Europe, as well as with the London based Knox Quartet.
I have been a private cello tutor in Poland during my first-degree studies as well as in London during my postgraduate studies. My main focus is to teach my students how to practice on their own and help them develop an individual way of working and thinking about the music. I strongly believe enjoying the music is the main purpose of learning the instrument, therefore I try my best to help my students put all the obstacles (such as technical problems) away, in order to be satisfied and enjoy the music-making.
Guildhall School of Music & Drama Master of Music, Master of Performance 2018-2020
Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra Academy Certificate of Completion 2017-2018
Hochschule fur Music Detmold Erasmus+ 2016-2017
Frederic Chopin University of Music Bachelor of Music 2012-2016
Cello Masterclasses with: Jens Peter Maintz, Jérôme Pernoo, Romain Garioud, Alexander Neustroyev, Ivan Monighetti, Emil Rovner, Peter Bruns
D. Danczowski National Cello Competition 2nd Prize 2017
M.Spisak International Music Competition 1st Prize 2016
Concurso Internacional De Musica A.Aponte 2nd Prize 2016
I.J. Paderewski Center Festival Critic’s Prize 2016
Pila Music Festival & Masterclass Special Award 2016
Southwark Cathedral Solo recital 2019
Zielona Gora Philharmonic Solo Recital 2018
Zielona Gora Philharmonic Haydn D Major Concerto 2017
National Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio Solo Recital w/piano 2017
Chopin University Orchestra Shostakovich Concerto, no1 2017
Koszalin Philharmonic Haydn C Major Concerto 2017
Alicja is fantastic - she has outstanding technical and musical faculties on the cello, and a brilliant work ethic.
As a professional cellist and colleague of Alicja’s, I regularly ask her advice and opinions as I prepare for concerts and auditions, and I find her thoughts to be a massive help! She explains things so well, and has a vast knowledge to back up what she says.
A brillant musician! Highly recommend to any student or parent!
I have been working and collaborating alongside Alicja for several years and I always look forward to performing with her. Alicja's passion, energy, and commitment to music allow her to be at her best at all times and give her full attention to the task at hand, whether that be sharing the joy of music with a pupil or performing at a high level. It is my opinion that she would be an excellent tutor for learners both young and old.
I know Alicja couple years and can honestly say that she is an amazing and really experienced cellist. She is also very nice, reliable and responsible person. I recommend her as cello teacher very highly!
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