Danuta Zawada (1st Violin)

She specializes in the interpretation and performance of early music on period instruments. She studied Baroque violin performance at the Akademii Muzycznej in Krakow under Zygmunt Kaczmarskieg and at the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Brussels in the class of Sigiswald and Sara Kuijken. She also participated in master classes focusing on the practice of early music, led by world-renowned specialists such as Monika Toth, Enrico Onofri, Olivia Centurioni, Ryo Terakado, Marinette Troost, Jacques Ogg, Paolo Pandolfo, Kenneth Weiss, Simon Standeage, and others. She is the co-founder of the ensemble Silva Rerum Arte and the Silva Rerum Foundation, which organizes a series of concert and educational cycles in Gdańsk in collaboration with prominent 17th and 18th century performing musicians from Poland and throughout Europe. She collaborates as a chamber and orchestral performer with many renowned ensembles in Europe and around the world, including Il Gardellino (Belgium), Il Fondamento (Belgium), Le Concert d’Anwers (Belgium), Collegium 1704 (Czech Republic), Hof-Musici (Czech Republic), Musica Perduta (Italy), La Grande Chapelle (Spain), Miszla Baroque Orchestra (Hungary), Neue Hofkapelle Graz (Austria), Jardin de voix (Belgium), Ex Tempore (Belgium), and Mannheimer Hofkapelle (Germany). She has recorded for the recording companies Accent, Brilliant Classic, Soliton, and others. Since 2014, she has lectured at the Stanisław Moniuszko Music Academy in Gdańsk. She also teaches Baroque violin, violin, and chamber performance at master courses.