Si-Yo Artist™ Roster
Our artists are aspiring and professional musicians from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Through their dedication to performances, education, and community service, they are our ambassadors of Western classical music. We provide our artists with international teaching and performance opportunities, an instrument lending program, and a support network of kindred souls who are diverse in talents and passions yet united in their love of music.
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Bio courtesy of Marta Lucjan
Marta Lucjan, born in Poland in 1996, is quickly building a career as a chamber musician and violinist. She studies at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice with prof. Jakub Jakowicz (violin class), prof. Szymon Krzeszowiec and prof. Maria Szwajger- Kułakowska (chamber music class). In 2017 she joined the first violin section of the European Union Youth Orchestra.
As a soloist she won 2nd Prize and 'Prize for Performance of work by 20th Century Composer' in International Competition 'Talents for Europe' in Dolny Kubin / Slovakia in 2016. She has been successful in many auditions to youth orchestras and orchestra academies. She participated in projects such as Britten Pears Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra, International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra, I'CULTURE Orchestra. During master classes she worked with Roland Baldini, Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay, Robert Kabara, Anna Gutowska, Bartosz Woroch, Dalibor Karvay. She participated in the ' Europa u bram' project which enabled her to have lessons with prof. Ingolf Turban. As a soloist she performed with Camerata Sariensis under the baton of Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk. In 2017/2018 she was a member of the Orchestra Academy of the National Forum of Music in Wrocław. She performed during festivals such as BBC Proms, Chopin and his Europe, Bolzano Festival Bozen, Young Euro Classic, Stresa Festival, MISA Festival in Shanghai. With orchestras she gave performances at venues like Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Chamber Hall, Dubai Opera, NFM Wroclaw, NOSPR Katowice.
Marta is a leader of the Al Pari Quartet in which, in 2018, she received scholarship by Hans und Eugenia Jütting Stiftung in Germany. They are currently studying at Accademia Walter Stauffer under the tutelage of Quartetto di Cremona in Italy. In 2018 her quartet has been invited to collaborate with 'Le Dimore del Quartetto' association. As first violin of APQ she has been playing recitals in Poland, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland and France. With APQ she was an artist of FIMU Festival in France. The ensemble was invited to perform at the National Radio Symphony Orchestra Chamber Hall in Katowice, during the Promising Young Musicians concert cycle in June 2018. APQ was one of the four quartets taking part in the Casa del Quartetto residency programme of I Teatri Foundation in Reggio Emilia in June 2019, working with Quatuor Béla, Quartetto di Cremona and Quartetto Maurice. Al Pari Quartet made a premiere of the piece ‘Clever Hans is introduced to Dr. Oskar Pfungst’ for four string quartets composed by Claudio Panariello. APQ was the ensemble in residence of the Ticino Musica Festival 2019. The quartet has been working in the production of Don Pasquale by Donizetti in the Opera Studio. During the Ticino Musica Festival they played numerous chamber music concerts sharing the stage with Alex Collard - horn, Ulrich Koella - piano, Gabor Meszaros - bassoon. In Switzerland they also started the collaboration with the composer Stephan Thelen, who wrote the piece called 'Silesia' for the Al Pari Quartet. In August 2019 they made the premiere of another quartet by Thelen - 'chaconne' during the Guimarães Classico Festival in Portugal.
Since October 2018 Marta has been playing Alessandra Pedota’s violin on a gratuitous loan from the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation .