ALICJA PILARCZYK

is a Polish violinist living in Basel, Switzerland. Fascinated by contemporary art and interdisciplinarity of it, she has always pursued the way to fascinate people and connect with them through music.  

She is the founder and the member of Concept Store Quartet and works as a freelance violinist with Ensemble Modern Orchestra, Basel Sinfonietta, Ensemble Proton, Ensemble Neuverband or Hashtag Ensemble (PL). In 2019-2020 she was a guest 1st violin of Ligeti Quartet. Since 2015 she has been an assistant at the Academy of Arts in Szczecin (PL).

Having studied with prof. Tadeusz Gadzina, dr Patrycja Piekutowska or Bartłomiej Nizioł she holds diplomas of the music academies and universities in Szczecin, Warsaw and Bern. Between 2014 and 2015 she was a participant of International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankurt am Main. Recently she has graduated from Contemporary Music Program at the Music Academy in Basel under support of Mike Svoboda. 

Her love to theatre, dance and visual arts shows in several projects she has been involved in. In the season 2017-18 she was a part of performance NOMOZART, premiered at Lucerne Festival, with which she has successfully toured around Europe. In 2019 she was invited to a project with Berlin-based Japanese artist Leiko Ikemura, dancer Clea Onori and accordionist Nejc Grm at the Kunstmuseum Basel. She collaborates with Cezary Rucki, photographer. In Academy of Arts in Szczecin she was co-leading with prof. Robert Knuth the course "Experimental Music and Art in Public Space".  

As a soloist, guest musicians and memeber of several ensembles she took part in festivals such as Warsaw Autumn, Lucerne Festival, Barnes Festival in Philadelphia or Darmstadt Summer Course. As the member of International Ensemble Modern Academy she performed on festivals such as Wittener Musitage fur Neue Kammermusik (Witten, Germany), Ruhrtriennale (Ruhr district, Germany), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, the Netherlands), ManiFest (Paris, France), cresc..! Festival (Frankfurt, Germany), Acht Bruecken Festival (Cologne, Germany) or GLOBALE in ZKM_Kubus (Karlsruhe, Germany). 

Beside performing and promoting music of XX and XXI century she finds her balance in classical world. In May 2019 she became the member of Zürcher Symphoniker. She also frequently performs with L’ochestre Musique des Lumières or Sinfonietta Basel.

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