Duda, Katarzyna

studied in the violin class of Tibor Varga at the École Supérieure de Musique in Sion, later graduating from the Music Academy in Warsaw in the class of Jan Stanienda. She is an award winner at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Sion and the Tadeusz Wroński Solo Violin Competition in Warsaw. 

She has appeared in concert with leading orchestras including the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orquesta Sinfónica de Veracruz, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Amadeus Polish Radio and TV Chamber Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hradec Králové Philharmonic, Polish Radio Orchestra, Lviv Philharmonic, Capella Sankt Petersburg, Warsaw Philharmonic, Janáček Chamber Orchestra, Neue Ruhr Kammerphilharmonie, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of renowned conductors such as Enrique Bátiz, Jesús López Cobos, Agnieszka Duczmal, Lavard Skou Larsen, Józef Wiłkomirski, Monika Wolińska, Jorge Mester, Dalia Atlas, Mykola Dyadyura, and Łukasz Borowicz. She has partnered soloists and ensembles such as Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Waldemar Malicki, Hanna Holeksa, Michał Urbaniak, Camerata Quartet, Jan Stanienda, Krzesimir Dębski, Katarzyna Budnik-Gałązka, Janusz Wawrowski, Marcin Zdunik, Piotr Pławner, Mariusz Patyra, Marek Bracha, and Jakub Jakowicz. 

She has played in venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Warsaw Philharmonic, Padua’s Rossini Hall, Tokyo’s Kawai Omotesando Hall, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Her performances have been broadcast notably by Radio Suisse Romande, Polish Radio and TV, TV stations in the Netherlands, Mexico, France, Germany, and Russia. She has commissioned (jointly with the Silesian Music Society and New Music Orchestra, OMN) two violin concertos by leading modern composers: Agata Zubel and Maciej Zieliński. 

She has been nominated for the Politykaweekly Passport Award, Polish Music Lovers’ Award for Classical Instrumentalist of the Year, and Fryderyk awards. She plays a nineteenth-century Italian violin.