Martyna Pastuszka

Since 2012 Martyna Pastuszka has been the concert master and the artistic director of {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, which she established together with a manager Artur Malke. In this ensemble she has gathered a group of outstanding passionate virtuoso-musicians around her, which, together with her original music imagination and the skill to shape the group’s work enabled {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna to develop, gain trust and receive the support of Polish music institutions and international festivals very quickly. As a concert master Martyna Pastuszka is also invited to collaborate with other ensembles such as Le Parlement de Musique (2009–2013), Capella Cracoviensis (since 2010) and Collegium Marianum. As a chamber musician she has collaborated with NeoBarock – an orchestra from Cologne, the Parisian orchestra Le Cercle de l’Harmonie and, most of all, since 2001, with a Polish ensemble Arte dei Suonatori. It was the cooperation with Arte dei Suonatori orchestra and its numerous guests, but also her studies at the Academy of Music in Katowice that shaped Pastuszka’s music taste and educated her as a violinist. She has encountered outstanding music personalities on her career path who are a continuous source of inspiration for her, such as Rachel Podger, Guliano Carmignola, Andrew Parrott, Julien Chauvin, Andreas Staier, Hidemi Suzuki, Barthold Kuijken, Dan Laurin and René Jacobs. Martyna also gains satisfaction by being active as a teacher. She is a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Katowice where she teaches the baroque violin and she also educates young violinists during various music courses.