Praised for her “warm lyricism and flawless technique” by Le soir (Belgium) and for her “gripping performance of music by Grazyna Bacewicz” by The Washington Post, Polish-American violinist, Marta Szlubowska is a sought- after soloist, chamber musician, teacher and a concertmaster. Her concerts have taken her to over 15 countries throughout Europe and Americas. She is the former Concertmaster and Soloist of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in Jackson, MS (2005-2022). Ms. Szlubowska has been a recipient of the prestigious 2019/20 Artist Fellowship Award and the Project Grant in 2022/23 from the Mississippi Arts Commission to further her artistic career.
A winner of numerous awards, fellowships and prizes such as 1st Prizes at the Marbury and Yale Gordon Competitions and the 2nd Prize in the Bryan International String Competition, Ms. Szlubowska has appeared as a soloist with the Everett Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Bellevue Philharmonic, and many others. Since moving to the United States, Ms. Szlubowska has proudly represented Poland and US in the Queen Elizabeth, Sibelius, and Wieniawski International Violin Competitions. She has given numerous performances at Tanglewood, Meadowmount and Colorado Music Festivals. Ms. Szlubowska performed under the baton of Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa at Tanglewood, as well as Alexander Schneider at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts making her Carnegie Hall debut in 1984.
Her passion for solo and chamber music led Ms. Szlubowska to performances with various ensembles such as Szlubowska/Belsky Duo (violin and piano, who made an award-winning CD entitled “Myth and Romance”, music for violin and piano by Polish composers), Mississippi Fine Arts String Trio, Mississippi String Quartet, Inaugural Piano Trio, Tango Rendezvous Ensemble, Duo Vivace (with her daughter, violist, Julia Kirk) as well as Marta Szlubowska Ensemble, a vibrant and exciting strings and accordion ensemble that showcases light classical and popular music from around the world. Recent concert venues where Ms. Szlubowska has been featured include the Polish Museum of America and Sheridian Music Studio in Chicago, IL, St. Paul Concert Series in Meridian,MS, Arts and Lecture Series at Millsaps College, Old Capitol Museum and Mississippi Arts Museum in Jackson, MS and many more.
A recipient of the prestigious Joseph Maddy Scholarship, Ms. Szlubowska received her Bachelor’s in Violin Performance and Artist Diploma degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her teachers include Janusz Szok, Charles Libove, Berl Senofsky and Charles Treger.
You can find more information about Ms.Szlubowska’s concert activities as well as her recordings at: www.martaszlubowska.com.