Barbara Pliszka

Barbara Pliszka was born in Olsztyn on December 19, 2003. She began learning to play the violin at the
age of 7 at the Fryderyk Chopin State Music School of the 1st and 2nd degree in Olsztyn. Currently, she
is a student of the 5th grade at the Mieczysław Karłowicz Poznań General Secondary Music School in
the class of prof. Izabela Gubańska. While studying, she actively participates in the artistic life of the
school and the city of Poznań. In recent years, Basia has taken part in over 80 competitions as a soloist
and chamber musician in various ensembles (from duet to nonet), winning numerous laurels and awards.
She improves her violin skills at music workshops and instrumental courses with outstanding teachers
such as: prof. Karina Gidaszewska, prof. Łukasz Błaszczyk, prof. Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, prof.
Magdalena Szczepanowska and prof. Małgorzata Skorupa.
The most important successes:
1st place – INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION – Belgrade, Serbia (2021)
1st place – INTERNATIONAL INTERNET MUSIC COMPETITION “IMKA” – Sarajevo, Bosnia and
Herzegovina (2021)
Grand Prix – Feliks Nowowiejski XV Festival “O Warmio, moja miła” – Quartet – Olsztyn (2019)
5th place – 23rd International Competition of Bohdan Warchal in playing the bow string instruments –
Dolny Kubin – Slovakia (2019)
1st place – INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION – Belgrade, Serbia (2019)
1st place – 5th Rome International Music Competition – Rome Italy (2018)
2nd place – 2nd National Violin Competition “Violin Talents”, Poznań (2018)
1st place – INTERNATIONAL INTERNET MUSIC COMPETITION “IMKA” – Sarajevo, Bosnia and
Herzegovina (2018)
1st place – INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION – Belgrade, Serbia (2018)
1st place – 4th Interschool Violin Competition Białystok (2018)
2nd National Violin Competition – Poznań (2017)
2nd place – 7th Regional Competition for Students of the Violin and Viola Classes of Secondary Music
Schools – Olsztyn (2017)
2nd place – 10th Warmian-Masurian Young Violinist Festival (2016)
2nd place – 18th Orunian Violin Competition – Gdańsk (2016)
2nd place – VARIATELLA Quartet– 5th National Chamber Music Competition BRODNICA ENSEMBLE –
Brodnica (2016)
2nd place – DUET – 14th Sochaczew Chamber Meetings – Sochaczew (2016)
2nd place – DUET – 18th Gdynia Competition for Children’s String Chamber Music, SM 1st and 2nd
degree Gdynia (2016)
2nd place – Anita Romanowska 5th Gdańsk Violin Competition – Gdańsk (2016)
1st place – Quartet – Autumn Confrontations of Chamber Ensembles – Inowrocław (2015)
Stage II – the 11th Polish National Violin Competition in Memory of Aleksandra Januszajtis. Gdansk
(2015)
2nd place – DUET – 8th National String Duo Competition. Kętrzyn (2015)
2nd place – DUET – XII Festival of Chamber Ensembles “Sierpc Chamber Autumn 2015”
4th place – 7th National Violin Competition “Oskar Rieding, Master of Children’s Literature”. Warsaw
(2015)
1st place – 6th Malbork Accordion Meetings “Competition of accordion chamber ensembles”. Malbork
(2015)
2nd place – 17th Orunian Violin Competition. Gdańsk (2015)
1st place – 10th Violin Competition. Grajewo (2015)
1st place – XI Festival of Chamber Ensembles – Sierpc (2014)
1st place – 16th Gdynia String Chamber Music Competition for Children (2014)
1st place – 6th National String Duo Competition Kętrzyn (2013)
In 2015 and 2017, she received a scholarship from the President of the City of Olsztyn, awarded to
people involved in artistic creation, dissemination and protection of cultural goods.
In 2016 and 2018, she received an artistic scholarship from the Marshal of the Warmian-Masurian
Voivodeship for people involved in artistic creation, promoting culture and taking care of monuments.
In 2019 and 2020, she received a Rotary Club scholarship for the most talented youth of the Warmia and
Mazury region.
In 2019, she received the ‘Talenty Olsztyn’ award from the Pro Culture and Art Association in Olsztyn.

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