Bio

Earnest, clever, and possessed of a boundless curiosity – that’s the violinist Malwina Sosnowski. The classical and jazz violinist Benjamin Schmid has called her “one of the most talented, most profound young violinists in Switzerland”.


Malwina Sosnowski has performed as a soloist at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Zurich Tonhalle and the Shanghai Opera House, and has played on board the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s Classic Express concert bus, with dancers at the Festspielhaus Hellerau and Pierre Boulez’s
“Anthemes 2” with large-scale live electronics.


At the age of 18, she toured China with the Sinfonieorchester Basel as a Soloist. Her chamber music highlights include concerts at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Série Jeunes étoiles), the Verbier Festival as a fellow of its academy, and a live concert at the Festival de Radio France Montpellier. She has performed with members of the Vogler Quartett, Graziella Contratto, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, Geneviève Strosser, Bettina Boller, Nicholas Altstaedt, Benjamin Schmid, Linus Roth, and is a well-received guest soloist with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the German Chamber Orchestra of Berlin, with youth orchestras and the Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt.


She completed her studies at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and distinguished herself in the class of the Austrian soloist Benjamin Schmid; an assistantship followed at the University of the Arts Bern. Ana Chumachenco, Graziella Contratto, Hillary Hahn, Rainer Schmidt, András Schiff and Krzysztof Penderecki have given her further artistic inspiration.


In addition, she recorded the violin parts for the motion pictures Shana – The Wolfsmusic (2014) and 972 Breadowns (2020). Malwina Sosnowski experiments with different art forms; the synthesis of these with music in its more traditional guise is a challenge she particularly enjoys.