Kasia Zimińska started playing the violin at the age of seven and graduated with distinction from the class of Jerzy Hazuka at the Nowowiejski Music School in Gdansk, Poland in 2009. After she completed her Bachelor's degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from the violin class of Stephanie Gonley (English Chamber Orchestra) and viola class of Krzysztof Chorzelski (Belcea Quartet), Kasia is continuing her studies on a Master's level at the Royal College of Music with Maciej Rakowski as a recipient of the Orpheus Award kindly funded by Mrs Fiona and Mr Victor Dauppe. At the same time, she is studying at Accademia Santa Cecilia in Bergamo, with Pavel Vernikov and Svetlana Makarova.

Kasia is a prize winner of several music competitions and performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. Past recital venues include Polish Baltic Philharmony, Philharmony in Łódź, Polish Radio Witold Lutosławski Concert Hall in Warsaw, Musikverein in Vienna, Mozarteum in Salzburg, UNESCO Concert Hall in Paris, Philharmony in Luxembourg, and all major concert venues in London, such as Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre and St Martin-in-the-Fields. In 2009 she received an invitation to perform for the legendary Japanese violinist, Midori Goto, and in 2010 was selected to work as a part of London Symphony Orchestra within their Discovery project. In 2012 she played in a series of masterclasses with maestro Maxim Vengerov. Kasia received chamber music guidance from such acclaimed groups as the Belcea Quartet, Endellion Quartet, Allegri Quartet, Sacconi Quartet and the Chilingrian Quartet.

Kasia performed on Polish radio and television on numerous occasions, and her recent U.K. appearances include the BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' and the Euro Classical Online Festival streamed on classicalplannet.com. She has been invited by Airbnb to work on their guidebooks project and her London Classical Music Guidebook has just been released online.

In 2011 Kasia co-founded the Chagall Piano Quartet, the Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Prize winners and the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition finalists. She collaborates with the Silk Street Sinfonia, often as guest leader or soloist. Kasia takes keen interest in contemporary music, she had her debut performance in London's iconic experimental music series Kammer Klang in 2016 and since then has been invited to as a guest performer with acclaimed ensembles such as Distractfold Ensemble and Plus-Minus Ensemble. In 2017, she lead the orchestra for the UK premiere of Philip Glass opera 'The Juniper Tree'. Kasia's passion for the viola led to her joining the newly founded Salomé Quartet, as their viola player. The group, formed in 2016, has already won the Royal College of Music's String Quartet Competition, The Helen Just & Susan Cornell Prize and the Sacconi Quartet Prize, and are a quartet in residence at the Oundle School. Performing in a masterclass with the acclaimed baroque violinist, Rachel Podger, has inspired Kasia’s interest in historical performance, and she now learns baroque violin with Lucy Russell, the leader of the Fitzwilliam Quartet.

Kasia completed her education in Poland under the financial and artistic patronage of the J&S Pro Bono Poloniae Foundation and The Open Musical Safety Pin Philharmonic. Her Undergraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music were generously supported by the Guildhall School Trust, kindly funded by Professor Barry Ife, and The Yearley Trust.

Kasia plays a violin by François Lupot from 1782 and a viola by Michiel de Hoog from 1995.

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