“Aleksandra Myslek (Piano) and Patrycja Mynarska (Violin) met in London whilst Aleksandra was at the Royal Academy of Music, and Patrycja was at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Their classical repertoire includes most major works Mozart up to Szymanowski and Gershwin, and they are now working on expanding their boundaries towards modern music as well as the folk genre. The duo has been praised for its communicative and spontaneous music-making combining passion, liveliness and a sense of responsibility towards the music and the audience. Both musicians have a large, international concert experience as well as a portfolio of prizes won in major solo and chamber music competitions.
Aleksandra Myslek began her musical education in Warsaw, Poland. At the age of 16 she won the III International Chopin Competition in Budapest and was invited to perform in France, Poland and Hungary. In 2010 Aleksandra received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Since she moved to UK, she has played recitals, chamber music and concerto performances and regularly works with singers on both song and opera repertoire. She was winner of the prestigious Brenda Webb Accompanist Prize in association with the Richard Lewis Award 2014.
In addition to her Academy chamber music professors Michael Dussek and Ian Brown, she received advice on ensemble playing from Maxim Vengerov, Michael Beroff, and many others.
Patrycja Mynarska has recently graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she winner of the Max & Peggy Morgan Award in 2015.
As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, she has performed in such venues as Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, St Martin-in-The-Fields, the Warsaw Philharmonic, among many others. Patrycja’s orchestral experience includes projects with Sir Simon Rattle, Christoph von Dohnányi, Osmo Vänskä, Tadaaki Otaka, and Pinchas Zuckerman. She regularly works with top UK orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.”