Jaga Klimaszewska

Born in Gdansk, Poland Jaga Klimaszewska began studying violin at the age of seven. After graduating from the F.Nowowiejski Music School in Gdansk in 2009 she moved to London to continue her musical studies. She obtained her Bachelor of Music Diploma from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2013 where she studied with Krzysztof Smietana. Jaga completed a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski. For her studies she received the RCM Award and G.D. Fahrenheit Educational Scholarship awarded by the Mayor of Gdansk.

She has taken part in many Workshops and Music Festivals in Europe. Joanna performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician in Poland, France, Austria, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the UK in concert halls including Cadogan Hall, Elgar Room, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Musikverein in Vienna, Unesco Hall in Paris and Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Jaga received the 3rd Prize in the Citta di Padova International Competition in June 2016.

She performed as a soloist with Cappella Gedanensis,Camerata Baltica and Silk Street Sinfonia.

Jaga worked with many well known artist including Maxim Vengerov, Leonid Kerbel, Philippe Graffin, Vasko Vassilev,Carole Presland, Belcea Quartet.

Jaga is the Deputy Leader of the Ernest Reading Symphony Orchestra.

As well as her versatile music career Jaga also enjoys organising. Together with her friend Romana Szczepaniak she started the st Johns Music Concert Series (www.stjohns-music.com) in Kensal Green, west London. She is also a part of the unconducted chamber orchestra Silk Street Sinfonia which she manages and performs with (www.silkstreetsinfonia.com).