Polish violinist Kaja Nowak plays as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe. Having made her concerto debut with the Rzeszów Philharmonic
Orchestra in Poland at the age of thirteen, she has since performed with orchestras in Poland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. As a chamber
musician, Kaja has collaborated with artists such as Ivry Gitlis, Philippe Graffin, Jean-Marc Philips Varjabedian, Gary Hoffman, Nobuko Imai or
Christian Ivaldi among others, as well as with many exciting musicians of her generation. She has been invited to perform at many chamber music
festivals including Schiermonnikoog, Consonances, Musique de Chambre a Giverny, Resonances,
Midis-Minimes, Rome Chamber Music Festival; she has also participated in the Open Chamber Music sessions at IMS Prussia Cove in the UK. Kaja
has performed chamber music in venues such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Anton Philipszaal in The Hague, or Flagey in Brussels.
Kaja is a laureate of several Polish competitions in solo as well as chamber music disciplines, and the recipient of the Stage Personality prize,
awarded upon her graduation from the Master programme in the Royal Conservatory in The Hague for her original and expressive music-making.
She is also a member of award winning ensembles, the Karski Quartet (Grand Prix at the 4th International Music Competition „Triomphe de
l’Art” in Brussels) and the St. George Quintet, laureate of Supernova 2016 (competition co-organised by the Belgian classical music
radio station Klara), praised by The Strad for their „expressive fluency and phrasing”.
Kaja studied with Robert Naściszewski in Rzeszów, with Konstanty Andrzej Kulka in Warsaw and with Philippe Graffin in The Hague and Brussels.
She currently lives in Brussels and plays on a Carlo Antonio Tanegia violin. It is kindly loaned to her by Helen Brunner,
to whom Kaja was for several years interpreter and assistant during her classes at the yearly Zenon Brzewski International Music Courses in Łańcut (Poland).
© 2019 by Kaja Nowak. All photos on this website © Pierre Eyben.
Motto: "You are the music while the music lasts." ~ T.S. Eliot