Wiśniewska, Krystyna

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born in 1996, she graduated from the class of Joanna Święs and later Andrzej Orkisz at the Fryderyk Chopin State Music Schools in Warsaw. In 2014–19, she studied with Andrzej Bauer at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, and since 2019, she has studied Baroque cello at the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music in Łódź. 

She has won prizes in nationwide and international competitions, including 1st Prize at the Concours Flame in Paris (2013), 1st and 3rd Prize in the 2nd Baltic String Duo Competition in Gdańsk (2016), and 2nd Prize in the Juliusz Zarębski International Music 

Competition in Łomianki (2016). She reached the semifinals of the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach (2015), Michał Spisak International Music Competition in Dąbrowa Górnicza (2016), and Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw (2018; special award for the best performance of the obligatory piece: Out by Dariusz Przybylski). She has performed at Chain XIII Witold Lutosławski Festival, Talentinum in Zlín, Princess Daisy International Ensemble Music Festival in Wałbrzych-Książ, and International Zermatt Festival Academy. She has taken part in the Summer Music Academy of the Scharoun Ensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker. 

Her scholarships include the John Paul II Scholarship of the Capital City of Warsaw, Vide Supra Foundation, Teresa Sahakian Foundation, Będę Kim Zechcę Foundation, as well as the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage. In 2014 she was awarded the Young Poland scholarship. In 2015/16 she took part in the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy. She is a member of Polish and international ensembles such as Warsaw Players, Uncover Soloist, EUYO, and the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra since since 2019.