Biskupska & Wojciechowski Duo

Emilia Biskupska was born in Bydgoszcz (Poland) in 1996. She studied piano at the Feliks
Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in Prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń and Prof. Jerzy
Sulikowski’s class and graduated with the degree of Master of Music in 2020.
Currently she is improving her musical knowledge by studying on the second Master Studies in
Chamber Music in Doctor Radosław Kurek’s class in her alma mater.

Among her greatest achievements in solo playing are: the First Prize at the 20th International
Competition for Young Musicians Anemos in Rome, the Third Prize at the 18th National Piano
Competition in Konin, the Second Prize at the 4th International Piano Competition Piano Talents in
Milan and the Special Prize given by Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi at the 1st International Piano
Competition Beethoven Prize in Sondrio and the First Prize at the 2nd International Music
Competition „Iscart” in Lugano.
She has also received the awards in chamber music: the Second Prize in „Instrumenatal Duo”
Category at the Myron Poliyakin International Violin Competition in Cherkasy (Ukraine), the Third
Prize in „Ensemble” Category at the 1st International Moscow Music Competition and the Third
Prize in 1st International Online Instrumental Performance Competition in Category „Ensemble”.

She was awarded the Arthur Rubinstein’s Laurel for her artistic achievements.
Since 2018 she is related to the Department of Strings Instruments and Guitar in Feliks
Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where she accompanies in violin class.

Mikołaj Wojciechowski was born in Elbląg (Poland) in 1995. He then studied cello at the Feliks
Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in Prof. Andrzej Bauer, Doctor Bartosz Koziak and
Magdalena Bojanowicz-Koziak’s class. He finished his studies with merit in 2019.

He is a laureate of many international and national cello competitions. Among his greatest
achievements are: Grand Prix and Special Award at the Cello Competition in Olsztyn (2010), First
Prize at the National Youngsters String Instruments Competition in Elbląg (2011 and 2013),
Second Prize and the Center of Artistic Education Director’s Award at the National Auditions of

Center of Artistic Education in Warsaw (2012), First Prize and the Special Awards for the Best
Performance of Obligatory Piece at the 11th Kazimierz Wiłkomirski International Youngsters Cello
Competition in Poznan (2012), First Prize at the Zdzisława Wojciechowska National Cello
Confrontations in Bydgoszcz (2013) and I prize at the 3d Chamber Tournament in Bydgoszcz
(2016).

He has performed in the most remarkable places and concert halls in Poland, i.a. the Royal Castle
in Warsaw, the Ballroom in the Łańcut Castle, Karol Szymanowski’s Museum Willa Atma in
Zakopane and the Chamber Hall of the NOSPR (National Orchestra of the Polish Radio) in
Katowice.
Currently he works as Concertmaster in the Orchestra of Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz.

Biskupska & Wojciechowski Duo was formed in 2020. Emilia and Mikołaj crossed their paths
after graduating from the same Academy and started working together on chamber repertoire.
During the academic year they were chosen to represent the Academy on the 7th National
Intercollegiate Competition for Duets in Warsaw in which they were competing with instrumental
duets from the whole country.
Among their achievements so far there is the First Prize in the Music Competition „IMKA” in
Sarajevo and being finalists in „Cadenza Contest 2.0”, in where the chairman of the jury was
Shlomo Mintz.
They currently work on new programme and want to proceed in making music together.

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