Patrycja Mynarska

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Violin

Location: Guildhall School of Music and Drama


Born in Pabianice, Poland, Patrycja Mynarska is a London-based concert violinist. She is currently studying as an undergraduate at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Prof. Krzysztof Śmietana, generously supported by a scholarship from the Guildhall School.

Patrycja Mynarska is a laureate of numerous international competitions: winner of the Max & Peggy Morgan Award in 2015, 2nd prize at the American Protégé Strings and Piano Competition in New York in 2014, finalist of the Eastbourne Soloist Competition in 2014, 2nd prize at National Violin Competition in Poland in 2010, 2nd prize at Januszjtis Violin Competition in Gdańsk in 2009, 3rd place at International Georg Philipp Telemann Competition in Poznań in 2009, 2nd prize at Serwaczyński National Competition in Lublin in 2008, 1st prize at International Young Violinists’ Meetings in Płock in 2005.

As soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, she has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, St Martin-in-The-Fields, the Great Assembly Hall in the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Łódź Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the Rzeszów Philharmonic, among many others.

Patrycja participated in many academies and masterclasses, such as the full-scholarship programme at Music Academy of the West in 2015, Keshet Eilon Summer Course in 2016 as a scholarship student, Aurora Chamber Music Festival in 2014, Soloist Academy in Bückeburg in 2011, Zakhar Bron Masterclass in Bielsko-Biała in 2011, Morningside Music Bridge in 2010, Marschner Festival and Competition in Hinterzarten in 2005. She was privileged to study with such musicians as Midori Goto, Philip Setzer, Krzysztof Węgrzyn, Philippe Graffin, Zakhar Bron, Ani Schnarch, Paul Roczek, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Wolfgang Marschner, Glenn Dicterow or Jerome Lowenthal.

Some of Patrycja’s accomplishments in the chamber music field include first place with a piano trio in the National Chamber Music Competition in Warsaw in 2009 or a performance with a piano quintet during the Summer Piano Festival at the Royal Academy of Music in 2016.

Patrycja’s orchestral experience includes projects with Sir Simon Rattle, Christoph von Dohnányi, Alan Gilbert, Nicholas McGegan, Osmo Vänskä, Jeremy Denk, Takuo Yuasa, Larry Rachleff and Courtney Lewis.

Patrycja is a recipient of numerous scholarships from the Polish government, including the Ministry of Culture Grant and the Young Poland Grant. She was a National Children Trust and Karol Nicze Trust fellow and was kindly supported by We love Pabianice Foundation. She is also a recipient of The Stella Currie Award and Help Musicians UK Award.