Adela Skowronski is a first-generation Polish-American fully immersed in the world of music.
As a radio host, she spent two and a half years leading the Afternoon Drive on 103.1 WPNA FM: first alongside Peter Niceja, then alongside radio personality & journalist Magda Marczewska.
Adela stepped away from her position at WPNA in May of 2022 to work for Chicago's classical radio station - WFMT 98.7 FM. There, she works as a production assistant on various programs, writes articles, updates libraries, and run all sorts of nerdy music errands. Adela continues to enjoy the role of "radio personality" on The Underbelly Hours - a podcast that has been giving a voice to Chicagoland musicians since 2017 - and lends a hand to local festivals whenever she is able.
As a performer, Adela is primarily known for her work on the cello. She studied for many years under Jean Hatmaker, who taught her not only how to understand her instrument, but how to find her voice as a musician. Other aspects of Adela's music education included private piano lessons from a young age, teaching herself guitar, playing in the locally touring rock band They Found Us from 13-19 years old, booking shows for a variety of clients, and a strong tradition of open mic nights. She has appeared as a guest on over 25 albums in Chicago to date and performed everywhere from the House of Blues to Treadwell coffee! These days she is most often seen performing with Jory Avner, Dan Asio, or her friends in the classical group Chicago String Collective. Her sophomore album "Love Me" is scheduled to release on her wedding day in 2023. She graduated from Elmhurst University (2020) with a B.S in Music Business and a minor in French. Her favorite genres of music are classical, folk and anything that tells a beautiful story.