Praised for her virtuosity and versatility, violinist/violist Katarzyna Bryla was born into a family of musicians and has gone on to earn more than two dozen prizes and awards in the United States, France and her native Poland. Bryla regularly works with orchestras, in chamber groups, and as a soloist in a flourishing career that has already taken her across three continents.
Bryla’s orchestral work in the United States currently includes regular appearances with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York and, most recently, as Principal Second Violin of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Bryla performed “Fall” and “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in April 2013, was soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in their tour of China in 2010, and was soloist for the noted Maazel/Vilar Conducting Competition in 2001. Bryla is a member of the Tallis String Quartet as well as the Lunar Ensemble, and has frequently been a guest member of the Monument Piano Trio, Midnight Moon Ensemble, Baltimore Symphony Chamber Music Groups.
Katarzyna Bryla has performed in numerous renowned music festivals including Music@Menlo, the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, TX, Bach Dancing and Dynamite in Madison, WI, the Singapore Sun Music Festival, the Las Palmas Music Festival in Grand Canary Island, Spain, the Darlowo International Music Festival in Poland and numerous festivals in Poland. Among the outstanding musicians with whom she has performed are Martin Chalifour, Ellen dePasquale, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, Carmit Zori, Anthony Ross, Beth Rapier Ross, and Fred Edelen.
Studying under full scholarship, Katarzyna Bryla has received three degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University – a Graduate Performance Diploma in 2005, a Graduate Performance Diploma in Chamber Music in 2008, and an Artists Diploma in 2011, having previously earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Poznan, Poland. Her teachers have included Herbert Greenberg, Christian Tetzlaff, David Cerutti, Bartosz Bryla and Jadwiga Kaliszewska.