Assistant Professor of Musical Arts, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist,
composer and teacher. Professor of the Academy of Music in Cracow
and director of the Cross-Culture Warsaw Festival. As a student at
the Academy, she was granted scholarship to learn sarangi under the
guidance of maestros Ustad Sabir Khan and P.Ram Narayan in India.
Since 1984 she has studied the unique techniques of playing
European and Asian instruments. She has traveled to India, China,
Korea, Japan and the Middle East. In 1994 she worked with prof.
Ewa Dahlig and luthier Andrzej Kuczkowski on a successful
reconstruction of two Polish folk string instruments, which have not
been preserved to present times ? Biłgoraj suka and Płock fiddle.
The artist has given concerts all over the world for the past 30 years.
During her 5-year stay in Japan (1997-2002) she presented Polish
traditional and classical music in the biggest music venues. On
number of occasions she presented the reconstructed instruments
and Mazovian folk tunes and melodies at the Imperial Court of Japan.
She has composed and performed with world-famous artists: Yo-Yo
Ma, Boris Grebenshchikov, Ram Narayan, Fazal Qureshi, Gil
Goldstein, Gonzalo Rubelcaba, Branford Marsalis, and others. She has
released 23 solo albums, many of which have received international
awards. In 2010 she opened the first in Poland Faculty of Ethno-
music at the Academy of Music in Cracow. Since 2011 she has
created unique programmes featuring the Mazovian traditional music
performed with Egyptian, Ethiopian, Indonesian, Tunisian, Algerian,
Pakistani, Senegalese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Irani and Indian
musicians in Asia and Africa. In 2014 she published a
book Traditional Knee Fiddles with prof. E. Dahlig-Turek. In 2016 she
created band Reborn-voice of suka. very special formation using for
playing only reconstructed forgotten Polish knee position fiddles.Tis is
only existing band using such instruments in different sizes.Band was
created only 1 year ago but their CD "Voice of suka" immediately
found itself on prestigious British list-Top of the World typed by
Songlines (April 2017).
Most significant dinstinctions and awards: Gloria Artis Medal awarded
bt Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2010), The Award of the
Mazovia Province Marshall (2011), Silver Cross of Merit awarded by
teh President of the Republic of Poland.