BIO

Antonina Styczeń is a freelance flute player, soloist, explorer of modern musical currents and a winner of Astral’s Artist 2018 National Auditions and National Flute Association Young Artist Competition 2019.  Currently studying Flute Performance Artist Diploma at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, US in the studio of Sarah Brady. Member of Alara Ensemble the BCB Honors Ensemble for 2017-2018 season. Graduated with distinction from both the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the prestigious conservatory Royal College of Music in Madrid. Laureate of numerous music competitions (e.x. International Music Competition in Bukarest) and beneficiary of various scholarships (e.x. Fundación Albeniz in Spain, Scholarship of the Minister of Culture of Poland “Young Poland”, twice Prize for Artistic Achievements of the Minister of Culture of Poland, three times winner of “Open Philharmonic of Music ‘Safety Pin’” (prestigious Polish foundation for young musicians).

Benefited from master class guidance from respected pedagogues such as Jim Walker, Denis Buriakov, Nadine Asin, Andras Adorjan, Walter Auer, Samuel Coles, David Dolan, Carsten Eckert, Pierre Ives-Artaud and Andrea Lieberknecht.

PROJECTS

Alara Ensemble

Alara Ensemble is a combination of three extraordinary personalities – Polish flutist Antonina Styczeń, Romanian pianist – Eliza Puchianu and American cellist – William Laney. Their music is bringing excellence, passion, and inspiration.  The repertoire of the trio is as diverse as they are – from classical and romantic period to contemporary music. Trio Alara was chosen as an Honors Ensemble of Boston Conservatory at Berklee for 2017-2018 artistic season.

Hussars – flute dubstep

Hussars – the flute dubstep is Antonina’s original project, combining electronic music with flute improvisation. An inspiration for this music was “Bogurodzica” -the oldest anthem of Poland and equestrian – the biggest Antonina’s passion (of course except for the music). This piece is the effect of collaborations with Norwegian producer, Oliver Getz.

Project Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Works for flute

Mieczysław Wajnberg: Works for flute is an album produced by the German label TACET Musikproduktion. It features the new-generation flautist Antonina Styczeń together with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Wojciech Rajski, and distinguished young chamber musicians Zuzanna Fedorowicz and Paweł Czarny. The album includes four catalogued pieces for flute composed by the Polish-Jewish composer – Mieczysław Wajnberg (later often spelt Weinberg)

ASAK

Meeting of classical music performers active in Warsaw – Antonina Styczeń and Andrzej Karałow – experimenting with a combination of largely distinct musical styles, classical, improvised, and electronic, to create a combustive mix of what they like to call “romantic electro”.

WITKACY

Project loosely bsased on the autobiographical novel by the Polish 20th century eccentric writer Witkacy “622 Downfalls of Bungo or The Demonic Woman”, describing the love affair of the young Witkiewicz (Bungo) with the actor Irena Solska (opera singer, Akne Montecalfi).