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Paulina Cha, (Mazurkiewicz) born July 1st 1987 in Krakow, Poland

Musical background and education

I started playing violin when I was 7 and after 6 years I decided to play viola
- for me the sound was much nicer and instrument was more rare.
I attended to Music School and later to Music High School in my home town - Krakow, Poland

Education background of the university

2012-2013 Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Master of Performance graduated in July 2013
May 2013 Masterclass with Roberto Diaz
2011-2012 Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Master of Music,viola performance, orchestral training,
teachers: David Takeno, Matthew Jones, violin elective
2011-2013 GSMD Symphony Orchestra
2010-2011 Academy of Music in Poznan, viola performance, prof. Piotr Reichert, Masters degree training
2007-2010 Academy of Music in Cracow, viola performance, prof.Janusz Pisarski, Bachelor degree
graduated with honours

Awards and competition

Semi finalist at International Beethoven Viola Competition in Hradec, June 2012
Guildhall School of Music & Drama full scholarship award 2011
Special award at IV International Michal Spisak Music Competition in Dabrowa Gornicza 2010
Special award at III National Viola Competition in Wrocaw, April 2007
First prize at II Young Viola Players Competition in Wroclaw,Poland in 2005,
First prize at National Viola Audition in Warsaw,Poland February 2004
Special award at I National Viola Competition in Wrocaw,Poland April 2003
Second prize at I National Viola Competition in Duszniki Zdroj, February 2003
Receiver of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage scholarship 2004, 2005, 2010
Member of Polish Viola Society since 2010

Working experiences (Orchestra and others) and concert experiences

2013-2015 Principal Violist at Shen Yun Performing Arts & Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra based in New York,
viola teacher at Fei Tian College of Music,
2012/2013 London Symphony Orchestra,String Experience Scheme,concerts with LSO
2011-2013 Performing Solo for Polish Society in London

Oct 2013 Recorded Bach Inventions transc. for 2 violas in Notthing Hill,London
Dec 2012 Orchestra Musica Romantica,debut in Cadogan Hall
2011/2012 Wigmore Hall Concerts with Orpheus Trio (with flute and harp)
Dec 2011 Highgate Philharmonia, principal violist,concert Music for Life
Oct 2011 Royal Theatre Stratford,duo performances with pianist Krzysztof Moskalewicz
May 2011 Gorzow Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Openning Concert
Dec 2010 June 2011 lAutunno Chamber Orchestra,Poznan
Sep 2010 Performed Solo with Orchestra during International Music Competition in Dabrowa Gornicza
2007-2010 Cracow Academy Symphony Orchestra
2009 Cracow Chamber Opera principal viola
2008 Concerts with Krzysztof Penderecki

I am optymistic person, practicing meditation, married to Korean-American.
My goal is to be better person every day and I believe that whenever I am sending good energy
it's always coming back to me.