Podulka, Anna International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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She studied with Piotr Tarcholik at the Cracow Academy of Music and with Hermann Kienzl at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. She developed her performance skills at numerous masterclasses. In 2007 she received an honourable mention in the 1st International Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst and Karol Szymanowski Violin Competition in Wrocław as well as the Award of the President of Katowice. With Maciej Zimka (as Cord AniMa duo) she won the 1st Prizes in international competitions: the 47th Accordion Competition in Klingenthal, the 14th Gorlice Accordion Confrontations, and International Accordion Competition in Poprad. In 2012 Podulka won the 1st Prize and the Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in the chamber ensembles competition held as part of the Youth Art Festival in Poznań. She performed at the Karol Szymanowski Music Days Festival at Atma (Zakopane) and during the 13th Silesian Days of Contemporary Music. She also took part in the European Chamber Music Academy in Vilnius and in the Sinfonia Varsovia Academy training project. She was a member of the International Youth Symphony and World Youth Orchestras, second violins leader and later concertmaster of the Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra (2012–16). Since 2016 she has performed in the Polish Art Philharmonic, of which she is now concertmaster. In December 2016 she appeared with Michał Maciaszczyk at Vienna’s Musikverein. As an orchestral musician she has played under eminent conductors and with outstanding soloists at numerous prestigious festivals. Podulka is the concertmaster of the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra as well as a keen chamber musician; since 2019 she has played the first violin in the DankArt Quartet.