Express yourself through the language of music.
Anna Kuk BMus MMus
Music is such a great and natural way to communicate with the people. It is like an extra language which is universal and can be understood by all nations. I feel extremely privileged to share a passion and knowledge of making music and help other people express themselves through the sound.
Anna Kuk is a Polish violinist; born into a musical family. She graduated with distinction from the Music High School in Białystok, Poland, where she studied with her father Stanisław Kuk- concertmaster of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic. During her studies at the Music Academy in Katowice she was involved with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles. In 2015/2016 she attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, working with professor Krzysztof Śmietana.
During her studies at Guildhall, she had a chance to take part in repertoire sessions in stand with London Symphony Orchestra members or workshops with St Martin in the Fields Orchestra. Anna has taken part in many concerts and international festivals: BBC Proms, Aix-en-Provance Festival, Miami Summer Music Festival, Windsor Festival, Film Music Festival (Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej) in Kraków, Poland. She has worked under the direction of prominent conductors, including Simon Rattle, Takuo Yuasa, Michail Jurovski, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Krzysztof Penderecki, Bernard Haitink, and Vasilly Petrenko. She has performed in such venues as Royal Albert Hall and Barbican Theatre, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, National Forum of Music (Wrocław), Konzerthaus Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, and New World Center (Miami). Since 2014 Anna Kuk has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra.
A part from orchestral playing she is very active in chamber music. In duet with pianist Jarred Dunn has played recitals in Canada and US (Julliard School of Music- New York City). In December 2016 they won Second Prize at the International Competition in Castellana Grotte (Italy). Anna is also a member and a founder of the Dixit String Quartet in London, which was invited to collaborate with Wigmore Hall in the 2016-2017 season of the Chamber Tots programme. During the studies at Guildhall she was involved in education project Future Band led by Detta Danford and Natasha Zielazinsky from Creative Learning Department.