MARTA GIDASZEWSKA was born on 30.10.1998. She started playing the violin at the age of 6. She studied with dr Karina Gidaszewska in POSM Mieczyslaw Karlowicz Music High School in Poznan. Currently she is a student of I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznan, class of Bartosz Bryła and Jarosław Nadrzycki. Now she is 19 years old. Despite her young age she participated in 89 violin competitions winning 65 awards including first places (among others at International Music Competitions in Japan, Sweden, England, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland). Marta actively participates in many international music courses. She had contact with the world’s celebrities and prominent violin pedagogues such as Zakhar Bron, Bartosz Bryła, Krzysztof Węgrzyn, Wanda Wiłkomirska, Jadwiga Kaliszewska. She plays recordings on the radio and performs on television programs. She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in the country and abroad – Świętokrzyska Philharmonic, Polish Radio Orchestra, Sinfonia Baltica, Accademia dell’Arco, Poznan’s Strings, Sudeck Philharmonic, Krakow Philharmonic, The Ukrainian Symphony Orchestra and many others. In 2016, she was honored to be a part of the „Youth Jury” at XV International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań. In 2016 also, she became the finalist of the national competition “Young Musician of the Year”, which is a Polish qualification for the Eurovision for Young Musicians, organized by the Polish Television. She had the opportunity to present her skills twice with the orchestra live on TV. In 2014, violinist Paul Wojtowicz published a collection of etudes and caprices dedicated to talented young Polish violinists who win awards at national and international competitions. One of the caprices was dedicated to Marta Gidaszewska.