Bojanowicz, Magdalena

She graduated with honours from the cello class of Andrzej Bauer and Bartosz Koziak at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (2013) and from the class of Jens Peter Maintz at the University of Arts in Berlin. She also participated in numerous masterclasses with leading cellists including Julius Berger, David Geringas, Jens Peter Maintz, Kazimierz Michalik, Philippe Müller, Arto Noras, Claus Reichardt, and Victoria Yagling. 

In 2012, she was awarded the Politykaweekly Passport award for her “courage, risk-taking and consistency ... her concert creations, stimulating our imagination and her conviction.” Her other accolades include the 3rd Prize at the 1st Krzysztof Penderecki International Cello Competition in Cracow (2008), 2nd Prize and two special prizes for the best performance of Lutosławski works at the Witold Lutosławski International Competition in Warsaw (2011), 1st Prize at the Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade (2015), 2nd Prize at the International Ludwig van Beethoven Cello Competition in Hradec, an award at the Prague Spring Cello Competition, 2nd Prize at International Piano Duo Competition in Warsaw, and 1st Prize at International Piano Duo Competition in Częstochowa. She was also a finalist of the International Domnick Cello Competition of New Music in Stuttgart (2014). She received scholarships from the National Children Fund and Polish Minister of Culture and Arts. From 2016 she is supported by Thomastik-Infeld in Vienna. In 2009 she was awarded the Young Poland scholarship for a recording of contemporary music in duo with Maciej Frąckiewicz. 

She has performed as a soloist with leading conductors including Massimiliano Caldi, George Chichinadze, José Maria Florêncio, Michał Klauza, Jerzy Kosek, Ernst Kovacic, Benjamin Lack, Marek Moś, Michał Nesterowicz, Paweł Przytocki, Renato Rivolta, Wojciech Rodek, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach, Daniel Smith, and Tadeusz Wojciechowski, and with orchestras including Polish National Radio Symphony, NFM Leopoldinum, Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Sinfonietta Cracovia, AUKSO, Sinfonia Iuventus, and Belgrade Philharmonic. 

She has participated in leading festivals including Next Generation’s Music Connects Festival in Bad Ragaz, Gulangyu International Piano Art Festival in Xiamen, Musique au Leman in Thonon-les-Bains, Polish Music Festival in Moscow, Warsaw Autumn, Music on the Heights in Zakopane, Musica Moderna in Łódź, Musica Polonica Nova, Bronislaw Huberman Violin Festival in Częstochowa. She has performed in Zurich’s Tonhalle, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Belgrade’s Kolarac, Warsaw Philharmonic, and Berlin Philharmonic. 

She has premiered cello concertos written for her by Dariusz Przybylski (2012, performed with NOSPR and released by DUX) and Aleksander Nowak (Half-Full Journal for cello, percussion and strings, 2013 with AUKSO and NFM Leopoldinum). In 2018, she will give the first performance of Hanna Kulenty’s Double Cello Concerto with the Lviv Symphony Orchestra. Another scheduled premiere is for Paweł Szymański’s Cello Concerto. She is a member of Andrzej Bauer’s Cellonet group.