Martyna Pastuszka

Martyna Pastuszka was born in 1980 in Upper Silesia. Raised in a musical family, she received traditional music education: she studied violin at the Academy of Music in Katowice, which she graduated from in 2004. In 2017, she defended her doctoral thesis and currently serves as a lecturer at her alma mater.

Martyna’s early interest in historically informed performance practices led to a long-standing cooperation with Arte dei Suonatori, one of Poland’s leading early music ensembles. At the same time, Martyna cooperated with Le Parlement de Musique in Strasbourg and Capella Cracoviensis as a concertmaster.

For over a decade now, Martyna has cooperated with many ensembles, who invite her to participate in their concerts as a chamber musician, soloist and guest concertmaster. These include: Hofkapelle München, Le Concert de la Loge (Paris), Collegium Marianum (Prague), Diletto (Białystok), Collegium 1704 (Prague), Le Cercle de l’Harmonie (Paris), BAFM (Bratislava).

In 2012, together with the manager Artur Malke, she established the Katowice-based {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, which she has lead ever since. The performances of the ensemble, as well as Martyna’s herself, have been hailed by critics as “the biggest discovery of recent years!” (Adam Rozlach, Polish Radio).