Barbara Pliszka, age 15, was born on December 19, 2003 in Olsztyn, Poland. She started learning to play the violin at the age of 6 using the Suzuki method with teacher Dorota Obijalska. She is currently a second year student of the 2nd degree of State Music School of F. Chopin in Olsztyn. Her teacher is Mrs. Olga Kłosowska.
Barbara participates in the artistic life of the school and the city of Olsztyn. In recent years, Barbara has taken part in more than 70 competitions as a soloist and chamber musician in a variety of group ensembles (from duet to nonet), winning numerous prizes and getting honourable mentions.
Additionally, she takes part in charity concerts for the local community.
In 2014, with the string group „Absolwent” Barbara performed during the event of the Olsztyn President’s Awards for special achievements in artistic creation. In 2015, in Olsztyn, she performed alongside Waldemar Malicki as part of the “Making music together” workshops.
She participated in concerts “From a student to a concertmaster” at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, where she had the honour of playing in a duet with a concertmaster – Bogdan Śnieżawski.
She continues to improve her skills at music workshops and instrumental courses with an outstanding teacher – Dr Karina Gidaszewska.
Barbara’s achievements include:
- 1st Prize in International Music Competition “IMKA”, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018
- 2nd Prize in 2nd National Violin Competition “Violin Talents”, Poznań, Poland, 2018
- 1st Prize in International Music Competition, Belgrade, Serbia, 2018
- 1st Prize in 4th Interschool Competition ‘Violin’, Białystok, Poland, 2018
- 2nd Prize in 8th Regional School Competition of Viola and Violin Classes of Secondary Music Schools, Olsztyn, Poland, 2017
- 2nd Prize in 10th Warmian-Masurian Youth Fiddler Festival, 2016
- 2nd Prize in 18th Violin Competition of the Orunia District, Gdańsk, Poland, 2016
- 2nd Prize in 5th Nationwide Chamber Music Competition ‘Brodnica Ensemble’, Brodnica, Poland, 2016
- 3rd Prize in duet and honorable mention solo in 20th International Competition Talents for Europe, Dolny Kubin, Slovakia, 2016
- 2nd Prize in duet and 3rd Prize in quartet in 15th Chamber Meeting of Sochaczew, Poland, 2016
- 2nd Prize in duet in18th Children’s Competition of String Chamber Music for Music Schools, Gdynia, Poland, 2016
- Honorable mention in 9th National Violin Meetings of the Music Schools, Płock, Poland, 2016
- 3rd Prize in 16th International Violin Competition “Janko Muzykant”, Sochaczew, Poland, 2016
- 2nd Prize in 5th Gdańsk Violin Competition of Anita Romanowska, Gdańsk, Poland, 2016
- 1st Prize in quartet in Autumn Confrontations of Chamber Ensembles, Inowrocław, Poland, 2015
- 2nd Prize in duet in 8th National Competition of String Duets, Kętrzyn, Poland, 2015
- 2nd Prize in duet and 3rd Prize in quartet in 12th Chamber Music Festival “Sierpc Autumn of Chamber Music 2015”, Sierpc, Poland, 2015
- 4th Prize in 7th National Violin Competition “Master of Children’s Literature – Oskar Rieding”, Warsaw, Poland, 2015
- 1st Prize in 6th Malbork Accordion Meeting “Competition of accordion chamber ensembles”, Malbork, Poland, 2015
- 2nd Prize in 17th Violin Competition of the Orunia District, Gdańsk, Poland, 2015
- 3rd Prize in 3rd edition of the “Little today, great tomorrow”, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic, Białystok, Poland, 2015
- 1st Prize in 10th Violin Competition, Grajewo, Poland, 2015
- 2nd Prize in 29th Starogard Gathering, Starogard Gdański, Poland, 2015
- 3rd Prize in 3rd National Violin Competition, Toruń, Poland, 2015
- 2nd Prize in International Violin Competition “Janko Muzykant” – Sochaczew, 2015
- 3rd Prize in 4th National Violin Competition “Intimate with piano”, Gdańsk, 2015
- 2nd Prize in 4th Gdańsk Violin Competition, Gdańsk, 2015
- 1st Prize in 11th Festival of Chamber Ensembles, Sierpc, Poland, 2014
- 3rd Prize in 9th Warmian-Masurian Youth Violin Festival, Olsztyn, Poland, 2014
- 3rd Prize in 4th National Chamber Music Competition “Brodnica Ensemble”, Brodnica, Poland, 2014
- 1st Prize in 16th Children’s Competition of String Chamber Music, Gdynia, Poland, 2014
- 1st Prize in duet in 6th National String Duets Competition, Kętrzyn, Poland, 2013
- 3rd Prize in 15th Children’s Competition of String Chamber Music, Gdynia, Poland, 2013
- 3rd Prize in 8th Warmian-Masurian Youth Violin Festival, Olsztyn, Poland, 2012