Aleksandra

Panasik

Aleksandra graduated from the oboe class at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, in 2021, she received a doctorate in music performance from the same institution. She complemented her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart and then at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen, with Prof. Christian Hommel, an oboist of the renowned Ensemble Modern. Aleksandra participated in the International Ensemble Modern Academy in 2019.  Two years later, she was invited by Peter Veale, oboist of the celebrated Ensemble Musikfabrik, to participate in a six-month-long course in interpretation and performance of contemporary music.  Additionally, she took part in masterclasses given by several leading virtuosos such as Washington Barella, Jérôme Guichard, Diethelm Jonas, Tomasz Miczka, Fabien Thouand, David Walter, Henry Ward, Gregor Witt.

Classical contemporary music is Aleksandra’s main area of interest.  She has collaborated with a number of internationally recognised composers, including Katarzyna Arnhold (EU), Sungji Hong (USA), Ana Lara (Mexico), Maria Lord-Kniveton (USA), Iris Szeghy (EU), Mark Andre (EU), Piotr Grella-Możejko (Canada), Stefano Pierini (EU), Gwyn Pritchard (UK), Jack Vees (EU), and others. 

Aleksandra has made recordings of new compositions for oboe and electronics, an area to which she devotes much of her professional activities and research.  In collaboration with pianist Magdalena Ochlik-Jankowska, she recorded an album in 2019 with pieces for oboe by Eugène Bozza (selections available on YouTube).  The album features world premiere recordings of several titles from the composer’s Graphismes and Quatorze études sur des modes karnatiques pour hautbois. 

As a soloist and chamber musician, Aleksandra has given performances in Austria, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland during the following concert cycles and festivals: the Eurorchestries, Idealistic Festival, Klangspuren Schwaz, Music at Uphagen, Neoarte Festival, New Music in the Old Town Hall, New Waves Festival, Nikodemowicz – Time and Sound, to mention just a few.

A sought-after orchestral musician, Alexandra has collaborated with the Baltic Philharmonic, the Łomża Chamber Orchestra, the Sinfonia Baltica, the Słupsk Sinfonietta, the Szczecin Philharmonic.  As well, she participated in various award-winning orchestral recording projects including Kilar: Exodus, Angelus, Victoria (The Fryderyk Prize 2014) and C.P.E. Bach-Haydn-Beethoven, the latter with the Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of Music in Gdańsk under the baton of Maestro Sigiswald Kuijken.  In 2015, at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, she performed in the premiere of the Baroque opera by André Campra Les Fêtes vénitiennes.