Born in Kraków, Poland in 1986, Olga was first taught violin by Renata Sperka and later Piotr Tarcholik,
leader of National polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, at the Music lycée in Kraków, Poland. In 2005 Olga
won a scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has been studying there since under the
guidance of Krzysztof Smietana. She graduated with Bachelors of Music in 2009 and having again been
offered a scholarship continues her studies there at postgraduate level.
Recently becoming a member of the Southbank Sinfonia, Olga also frequently performs with many London
orchestras including the Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestras, and last year was also a member
of the European Union Youth Orchestra. She has performed at many prestigious venues in Europe and Asia
and worked with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Colin Davis and Vasily Petrenko.
Olga is also in demand as concertmaster having led the Krakow Young Philharmonic for many years and is
now often invited to lead both the Imperial College Choir Orchestra and the University of London Symphony
Orchestra. Later this season she is joining Nigel Kennedy’s Orchestra for Life on tour around Germany. She
also performs regularly in Poland as recitalist and chamber musician - most recently in Kolobrzeg during the
4th International Music Workshops this July as well as at the Princess Daisy International Chamber Arts
Festival in Ksiaz, together with violist Pierro Massa (principle in La Scala), and in concerto appearances in
Kraków including a performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante during the Kraków’s Spring Music
Festival. Olga is passionate about chamber music has very recently established a string trio with whom she
has taken part in Master classes and music courses with: Terje Moe Hansen, Belcea Quartet, Takacs Quartet.
Olga’s further studies are supported by the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers and the Worshipful
Company of Musicians.