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OWCZAREK|ŁOBODA DUO is a duo of historical instruments - violin and harpsichord. It is created by Aleksandra Owczarek and Klaudia Łoboda, graduates of the Krakow Academy of Music. Krzysztof Penderecki. The ensemble focuses on baroque music, with particular emphasis on the repertoire of the second half of the 17th century. The artists successfully present compositions from all over Europe and specialize in works in the stylus fantasticus - a virtuoso and often improvised style from the middle Baroque period.


In a short time, the duo managed to charm the audience and critics by performing at home and abroad, and as part of the Fringe program, twice became part of the largest early music festival - Utrecht Early Music Festival. In 2023, at the HIF Biber International Competition in Sankt Florian (Austria), the artists received a special award from WDR 3 radio, 1st place in their category at the 3rd KraCamera International Chamber Music Competition and 1st place in the ENSEMBLE category at the 4th Stringed Instruments Competition. The duo had the opportunity to perform, among others: on the stage of WDR 3, the Young Early Music festival, as part of the Classics in Koszyki series in Warsaw. The artists constantly want to inspire new listeners with early music, entering the interiors of non-obvious spaces. The duo played at the Barakah theater, at the Altana na Planty during Wianki in Krakow, and also opened the exhibition "I don't have the strength anymore" in cooperation with All in UJ.



She is a graduate of master's studies at the Academy of Music. Krzysztof Penderecki in Krakow in the baroque violin class of prof. Sirkki-Liisy Kaakinen-Pilch and dr hab. Zbigniew Pilch. Currently, he is continuing his postgraduate studies. She trained in solo and chamber music under the supervision of, among others, Antoinette Lohmann, Bruno Cocset, Jorge Jimenez, Rychard Myron and Aureliusz Golinski. She had the opportunity to perform many times during the Bach Days as a soloist and chamber musician. In 2019, she performed with harpsichordist Klaudia Rogała at the Wanda Landowska Festival in Ruvo di Puglia (Italy) after winning the grand prix in the harpsichord duets category at the competition held as part of the festival. Since 2015, she has participated in Varmia Musica Academia four times, where she improved her solo and orchestral playing. During the 56th International Wratislavia Cantans Festival Andrzej Markowski performed in the festival band. Since 2019, he has been performing at concerts organized by the Early Music Academy Foundation. He collaborates with Elżbieta Stefańska both as a soloist and chamber musician. Together they performed at, among others: Festival in Old Krakow. She also had the opportunity to cooperate with Capella Cracoviensis, with whom she played concerts as part of Opera RARA, 6 weeks and others. In August 2022, she toured Europe as a member of the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra with John Malkovich's play "The Infernal Comedy. Since 2021, she has been a member of the Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense orchestra at the Warsaw Chamber Opera.



She completed her bachelor's studies in the harpsichord class of prof. Marek Toporowski at the Academy of Music
. Krzysztof Penderecki in Krakow. Currently, he is continuing his master's studies in the class of Dr. Aleksander Mock. She also started studying music theory. She is the founder and member of Baroque.Collective. For several years he has been co-organizing the Mid Europa Early Music Festival. She has won many awards as a soloist, including: 2nd prize in the solo category at the 7th Harpsichord Competition. Wanda Landowska in Ruvo di Puglia (Italy) and double 1st prize in a duet with Natalia Olczak during the same event. Currently, however, he is focusing on honing his skills in the field of basso continuo and chamber music. She trained with Aline Zylberajch, Mitzi Meyerson, Alfredo Bernardini, Nicholas Parle, Martin Gester and Ketil Haugsand.

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