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MARGARET ZIEMNICKA
violin
Violinist Margaret Ziemnicka appears regularly at Lincoln Center with the
American Classical Orchestra, and has performed at the Kennedy Center and
the Washington National Cathedral. Ms. Ziemnicka performs baroque and
classical music on period instruments with ensembles Rebel, Concert Royal,
Early Music New York, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Sinfonia New York, and
Gotham Chamber Opera, and appears in numerous recordings as well as at
music festivals in the US and in Italy. Ms. Ziemnicka received education in
violin, piano, chamber music, orchestral and choral training at the Wieniawski
Music Lyceum in her native Lodz, Poland. With the Lyceum’s chamber choir
she toured Europe, winning major prizes at competitions in Spain and Italy.
While studying violin and sound recording at the F. Chopin Music Academy in
Warsaw, she became interested in baroque violin. After emigrating to the
United States, Margaret continued her studies, earning a Bachelor of Music
degree at DePaul University in Chicago and a master’s degree at McGill
University in Montreal. As a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra she
performed under Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, and Pierre Boulez. Since
moving to New York, Ms. Ziemnicka has been performing on modern and
baroque violin. She is a great fan of jazz and popular music of the 1920s. Ms.
Ziemnicka has been on the faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester
since 2000.