Woś-Gucik, Paulina

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A Cracow Academy of Music graduate, she plays the contemporary and Baroque violins as well as the viola. She focuses on early and contemporary chamber music. In 2019 she received the Young Poland scholarship for artistic achievements. 

One of her passions is discovering and performing early music in accordance with historical practice, which she does as a member of Quartetto Nero period instruments string quartet. The ensemble has won the 1st Prize and Special Award of the 2nd Chamber Music Forum in Poznań (2016) as well as reaching the finals of the Stanisław Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów (2019). It has performed throughout Europe at early music festivals, most importantly – at Utrecht’s Festival Oude Muziek, ECOS in Spain, and the Misteria Paschalia in Cracow. In 2019 the quartet released its first album, featuring music by Stanisław Moniuszko and Karol Kurpiński. 

Contemporary music occupies a special place in the artist’s repertoire. Woś-Gucik has taken part in the world premieres of many works. She also explores the classics of contemporary music and is involved in performance art projects. With Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble she has appeared at such international festivals as Warsaw Autumn, Sacrum Profanum, NeoArte – Synthesiser of Art, as well as Codes Festival of Traditional and Avant-Garde Music. The ensemble’s busy concert and outreach activity includes series such as Ars Moderna, Open Your Ears, Here and Now, and Workin’ Progress. In September 2018 Spółdzielnia Muzyczna took part in the Ensemble-Akademie courses taught by members of ensemble recherché in Freiburg im Breisgau. 

The artist also performs with several orchestras such as Capella Cracoviensis, Cornu Copiae, Lublin Philharmonic Early Music Ensemble, and Il Giardino d’Amore as their member, soloist and recording musician.