dr hab. Katarzyna Polonek

Wiolonczela /Cello

Language: English / German / Polish

Individual online lessons

Individual online lessons

100 €

Katarzyna Polonek – The cellist is one of the most interesting musical personalities of her generation. She is an assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Poznań. Her students are laureates of international cello competitions. Katarzyna Polonek is a board member of the Simon Goldberg.


– Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Vienna (Prof. Angelica May’s and Prof. Wolfgangs Aichinger’s clas)

Universität der Künste Berlin (Prof. Markus Nyikos class)

– Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover (Markus Becker ‘s chamber music class)

– other teachers: Mścisław Roztropowicz, Philipp Müller, Wolfgang Boettcher, Hatto Beyerle, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ferenc Rados, and Anner Bylsma.


– co-founder of the BERLIN PIANO TRIO, which is considered to be one of the leading piano trios of its generation

– cello player: Brahms Piano Quartet

– as a soloist, she has performed with many renowned orchestras

– as a chamber musician: she has participated in many important music festivals, performed in the most important European concert halls

– cooperation: Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Berlin, Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin

– cooperation with conductors: Daniel Barenboim, Bernhard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Michael Sanderling, Ivan Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle

– cello class teacher: Academy of Music in Poznań

– cello class teacher: master classes in Szamotuły and Opole (Poland)


– Grand Prix at the Kazimierz-Wiłkomirski-Competition, 

– the I Prize at the International Cello Competition in Liezen, Austria; 

– III Place at the International Johannes-Brahms-Competition in Pörtschach, Austria

– prestigious scholarship of the Herbert-von-Karajan-Center, Vienna

– the winner of the festival competition “Sommets Musicaux” in Gstaad, Switzerland (BERLIN PIANO TRIO)

– first prize and audience award of the European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe (BERLIN PIANO TRIO)

– I prize and interdisciplinary Grand Prix at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Chamber Music Competition in Poland (BERLIN PIANO TRIO)

– Esterhazy Foundation audience award at the international Józef Haydn in Vienna (BERLIN PIANO TRIO)

– first prizes in international competitions in Poland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (BERLIN PIANO TRIO)


– recordings for Polish, German, Swiss, Austrian and Japanese Radio and Television