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Marta Lemanska

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Wie ben ik?

For almost one year I'm playing this beautiful E. Sartory bow (Paris, 1930). It's very flexible but in the same time has a very good grip and articulates very well. The stream of the overtones of my violin got very reach - this quality gives a player an opportunity for finding more and more colours and shades of sound. Thanks to this bow I feel very comfortable and secure on stage and can enjoy playing my violin more and more.

Marta Lemanska is an active chamber musician who performs together with many artists including Dora Schwarzberg (Vienna), Youri Zhislin (London), Benzion Shamir (Daniel Quartet), Gil Sharon and Ron Ephrat (Amati Ensemble Holland), the members of the Szymanowski Quartet (Hannover), Indigo Piano Quartet (NL), Luz Leskovitz (Salzburger Solisten) and more.

This polish artist was born into a family of musicians. She started her violin lessons at the age of 5 and continued her musical education in Poland till her study years.

Marta is a graduate of the prestigious Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw. Afterwards she also completed her post-graduate course at the Maastricht Conservatorium of Music where she graduated in the class of prof. R. Szreder with special honors (Cum Laude). For 3 years, during her education time, she was under an intense private coaching by Liviu Prunaru. She also took regular lessons and masterclasses with: Herman Krebbers, Ida Haendel,  Yair Kless, Roman Totenberg (Boston University).

Marta won the first prize at the Polish Music Competition in 1995 and also won/got many scholarships and prices from cultural foundations (like the Rottary Club Poland, etc) and also from private sponsors. Since Marta was a child she was strongly encouraged by her father, professional jazz guitarist to learn improvisation. Using those skills she performed as a soloist a special piece composed for violin and symphony orchestra at the "Improvisation Music Festival in Maastricht" (2004).
Right now, being member of a chamber orchestra in Rotterdam (Sinfonia Rotterdam) she also finds time to play with many dutch and german symphonic orchestras, perform as a chamber musician and give recitals.

Marta plays on Johannes Cuypers (1808) violin and the Francois Xavier Tourte (1810) bow, on loan from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF), Amsterdam.