Ela Stopa-Zbikowska

VIOLINIST

Biography

Music school - during piano lesson (age 5)

Born to a prominent musical family in Poland, Ela began playing the violin at the age of six. She first performed in concerts with her father Piotr, a pianist and music school principal. Ela was an exceptional student of primary and secondary music school in Zamosc (Poland) and represented her schools in many competitions and concerts.

At 16, Ela recorded as a member of a string quartet with the famous Polish rock group, Budka Suflera. Just before graduating from secondary music school, Ela began collaboration with distinguished European pedagogue, Antoni Cofalik (Cracov).

After graduating, Ela continued her education at the Academy of Music in Katowice, where she was taught by Professor Ryszard Fastnacht and Adam Mokrus. She completed her Masters degree in Violin performance at the Music Academy in Gdansk in the class of distinguished Professor Krystyna Jurecka and Anna Wandtke.

While studying, Ela performed as a soloist and orchestral musician in the Youth Symphony Orchestras and collaborated with famous conductors, composers and performers such as Krzysztof Penderecki, Gabriel Chmura, Anna Prabucka-Firley, Szymon Krzeszowiec and Aleksandra Mozgiel. She also performed as a member of the Youth Chamber Orchestra and a number of chamber ensembles and gave concerts in Poland, Switzerland and Germany.

Ela has held a full time position as a first violin musician in The Karol Namyslowski Symphony Orchestra (Poland), where she was a performer of solo parts in baroque concerts.

As a member of the symphony orchestra, she performed in a prestigious concert with Jon Lord (Deep Purple) during his tour in Warsaw.

Ela also worked as a teacher of violin performance in a private Christian Music School 'MissioMusica' (Warsaw, Poland) and gave private tuition. In May 2014, Ela moved to Sydney and started performing as a violinist of The Metropolitan Orchestra and Sydney String Duo.

Since then she's played in prestigious events such as BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular (Quantas Credit Union Arena), John Farnham & Olivia Newton John - Two Strong Hearts Tour (Quantas Credit Union Arena, Tempus Two Winery). As a memeber of the orchestra she recorded for ABC Classic FM. Ela is also working with schools in Sydney to improve the musical curriculum for talented students.

Ela plays on a 1870 German copy of a Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin.

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Violin lessons

Ela is experienced violin teacher and currently accepting new students.
She prepares students for all exams (AMEB, Trinity College etc.)

For all enquiries please call 0449 999 232
or email: contact@elastopazbikowska.com

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Events:

UPCOMING EVENTS:

THE INSPIRED
Saturday 12 November, 8pm - The Metropolitan Orchestra, violin

Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Surry Hills
MENDELSSOHN, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
KATS-CHERNIN, Ornamental Air for Basset Clarinet and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN, Symphony no 7
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
Basset Clarinet: Andrew Doyle (Principal Clarinet, TMO)

SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS
Saturday 19 November, 7pm - The Metropolitan Orchestra, violin

Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains
MENDELSSOHN, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
KATS-CHERNIN, Ornamental Air for Basset Clarinet and Orchestra
BEETHOVEN, Symphony no 7
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
Basset Clarinet: Andrew Doyle (Principal Clarinet, TMO)


RECENT EVENTS:

OPERA IN THE VINEYARDS
Saturday 8 October 2016, The Metropolitan Orchestra, violin

Roche Estate Winery, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
The programme will feature all the greatest hits of opera

WED 5th OCTOBER 2016 6.00PM - Sydney String Duo, violin
Ashfield Town Hall
American music recital

THE GREAT
Saturday 20 August, 8pm - The Metropolitan Orchestra, violin

Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Surry Hills
BEETHOVEN, Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT, Symphony no 9 The Great
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
Violin: Glenn Christensen (Australian Chamber Orchestra)

COMPOSER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Friday 22 July - The Metropolitan Orchestra, violin

Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Surry Hills

THU 8th SEP 2016 6.00PM - Sydney String Duo, violin
Ashfield Town Hall
French music recital

TUE 26th JULY 6.30PM - Sydney String Duo, violin
Ashfield Town Hall
Recital for violin and viola

THU 30th JUNE 6.30PM - Sydney String Duo, violin
Ashfield Town Hall
Recital for two violins

SUN 26th JUNE 12.00PM - Sydney String Duo, violin
3 Weeds Hotel, Rozelle
Lizzie's Lunch, Recital for two violins

WINTER BALL
Saturday 18 June, 7pm - The Metropolitan Orchestra, violin

Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains
O’BOYLE, Fantasy on a Theme of Mendelssohn
STRAUSS, Horn Concerto no 1
BEETHOVEN, Coriolan Overture
MENDELSSOHN, Symphony no 4 Italian
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
Horn: Michael Wray (Principal Horn, TMO)

THE RUSSIAN
Saturday 16 April, 8pm - The Metropolitan Orchestra, violin

Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Surry Hills
TCHAIKOVSKY, Piano Concerto no 1
SHOSTAKOVICH, Symphony no 10
Conductor: Sarah-Grace Williams
Piano: Benjamin Kopp (Streeton Trio)

Cushion concert #1 - Fun at the Orchestra
Saturday 19 March, 11am & 1pm, 8pm - The Metropolitan Orchestra, violin
Sunday 20 March, 11am & 1pm

Balmain Town Hall
Presented by Leichhardt Council
Narrated by Tyran Parke

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Contact

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