20-year-old musicians, Budzyńska Ogryzek Duo from Poland, perform H. Wieniawski – Polonaise de concert in D major, Op. 4
About the artists
Zuzanna Budzyńska, violin
Zuzanna Małgorzata Budzyńska was born on September 11, 1997 in Radzyń Podlaski, Poland. She graduated with distinctions from the Zenon Brzewski School of Music in Warsaw in 2016, where she studied with prof. A. Gębski and D. Smolarski. In her senior year, she obtained a 5.86 GPA, including a 6.0 GPA from musical subjects, and two Excellent marks from both the final exams. Currently, she is a student of prof. A. Gębski and A. Szymczewska at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. She is also a student of chamber music classes of dr W. Koprowski (Meccore String Quartet) and prof. K. Makowska-Ławrynowicz.
She is a prize winner of many international and national solo and chamber music competitions, such as International Juliusz Zarębski Music Competition, International G. Ph. Telemann Violin Competition, International Chamber Tournament – string quartet, Bydgoszcz, “Violin Talents” Competition in Poznań, and more.
In 2017 Zuzanna became the winner of the Societe Generale Bank Scholarship, which allowed her to record her first CD, which contains the most beautiful polonaises for violin and piano in the output of polish composers.
Apart from that, Zuzanna is a Harvard Club of Poland member and the holder of the Main Prize of the prestigious 6. “Path to Harvard” competition, which allowed her to take classes at universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Yale University or Juilliard School (USA).
She is an active soloist and chamber musician. She gave concerts with Sinfonietta of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Płocka Symphonic Orchestra and the Zenon Brzewski Warsaw String Orchestra. She performed with many renowned polish artists. She is a member of the Warsaw String Players ensemble, which is led by Janusz Wawrowski.
Szymon Ogryzek, piano
Szymon Ogryzek was born on May 25,1996 in Mikołów, Poland. He graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Second Degree School of Music in Katowice, where he studied in the class of piano of professor Lubow Nawrocka. He is a laureate of many competitions, both, as a soloist and a chamber musician, such as:
International Juliusz Zarębski Music Competition in Warsaw 2017, as a duo with Zuzanna Budzyńska; National Chamber Music Competition in Katowice; National Chamber Music Auditions of Centre for Artistic Education in Warsaw; and A. Wesołowska and H. Wesołowska-Madetko Piano Competition in Katowice.
He took part in numerous piano courses, i.a.: 8. International Summer Music Course in Cieszyn or 5. International Piano Course in Katowice. As a pianist, he took part in the 43. Zenon Brzewski International Music Courses in Łańcut, in the class of professor Edward Zienkowski and Agata Szymczewska. He also worked with professors such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Fabio Bidini or Siegfried Mauser during the international “Europa u bram” project. He participated in numerous master classes organized by the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, with professors such as Krzyszof Jakowicz, Szymon Krzeszowiec or Jannis Maleckis.
Currently, he is a student of the piano class of professor Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and in the chamber music class of professor Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz.
He is the winner of the 10th Competition for Societe Generale Bank Scholarship. The scholarship allowed him to record his first CD with a violinist Zuzanna Budzyńska in August 2017. The CD contains the most beautiful polonaises for violin and piano in the output of Polish composers.
Szymon Ogryzek regularly performs in Warsaw (i.a.: Concert Hall of the FCUM, Great Hall in Royal Castle, Palace Museum in Wilanów, People’s Republic of China Embassy or Palace in the Royal Łazienki Park), constantly broadening his repertoire.
He works at the Royal Castle in Warsaw as an educator, having museum lessons.