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Alicja Pilarczyk


Alicja is a Polish violinist and interpreter of new music. She pursued her studies in Warsaw (UMFC), Bern (HKB), Frankfurt (IEMA) and, finally, Basel (FHNW) where she recently lives.

Her engagement in new music and collaboration with various ensembles has taken her to festivals such as Warsaw Autumn, Acht Brücken, Gaudeamus, Manifeste, Ruhrtiennale, Barns or Lucerne Festival.


As a soloist she has been involved in creative multidisciplinary projects with dance companies, choreographers and visual artists. Besides being the founding member of Concept Store Quartet she performs as a guest musician with Ensemble Proton, Le Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain, Ensemble Neuverband, Ensemble Modern Orchestra and Sinfonietta Basel. She is also a guest 1st violin of Ligeti Quartet.

Alicja is also active as an orchestra musician. She is a member of Zürcher Symphoniker and previously Berliner Symphoniker, Polish Orchestra Sinfonia Iuventus and Baltic Neopolis Orchestra, with which she has toured in Europe, South-East Asia and Japan. Between 2015 and 2019 she was an assistant at Academy of Arts in Szczecin, where she taught the violin and contemporary chamber music.

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