Margot Zarzycka

Margot Zarzycka

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First season with the SO: 2000

Hometown: Szczecin, Poland, a city of north-western side of Poland, 50 miles from the Baltic Sea.

Degrees / Colleges:
Music Conservatory in Szczecin; Bachelor in Music from Music Academy in Poznan, Poland; Masters in Music, Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland; Performer Diploma, Indiana University

Proudest musical achievement: Graduating from Indiana University School of Music and winning the permanent violin position with Sarasota Orchestra. I'm also so proud of my father who was a musician and the dean of the music conservatory where I graduated, and my mother who is a mezzo-soprano and still sings actively and teaches voice.

Age began playing an instrument: I chose violin myself and started playing at the age of six. As a young child, I remember attending and enjoying classical music performances, operas and ballets with my parents.

Style and make of instrument: My violin was built in Gdansk, Poland by my very dear friend, a violin maker who put a special handwritten dedication inside.

Hobbies / Interests: I love traveling and I've seen lots of beautiful places in Europe. I also enjoy cycling and running. Yoga often helps me recover, if I over do it too much. Back in Poland I used to model and won the beauty pageant for my home region.

My dream is to: perform in a new performing arts hall designed for classical music in Sarasota. Our community deserves a facility that will allow the Sarasota Orchestra to really shine and grow.

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