Second Prize - 10,000 euros

Photo by Piotr Droździk
Photo by Piotr Droździk

Ãtma Quartet

Special prizes:

Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin – invitation to a concert at the Chamber Music Hall during the artistic season 2020/2021

Polish Institute in Sofia – invitation to a concert

Magazyn Presto – prize of year-long media support 

Ãtma Quartet

Katarzyna Gluza – violin

Paulina Marcisz – violin

Karalina Orsik-Sauter – viola

Dominika Szczypka – cello

Comprising graduates of Polish academies of music, the quartet was formed in 2016 as the New Music Quartet (the name was changed after two years). The ensemble won the First Prize and three special prizes at the Karol Szymanowski International String Quartet Competition in Katowice in 2017, the Förderpreis and the Bärenreiter Urtext Preis at the International Chamber Music Competition ‘Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne’ in Graz in 2018 and the Third Prize at the Karol Szymanowski International Competition in Katowice in 2018.

The Ãtma Quartet have been invited to festivals in Switzerland, France, the Netherlands , Spain and Poland. Since 2018, the quartet have taken part in a project called Le Dimore del Quartetto, which popularises Polish music in Italy, and in the French programme ProQuartet.


Stanisław Moniuszko: String Quartet No. 1 in D minor