As Andréa says, “we learn so much about ourselves when we experience a brand new piece of music.” And we like to think that experiencing a new artist on stage is also a wonderful chance to learn. Andréa Tyniec makes her SSO debut on February 9th, and ever since the day we planned this concert we’ve been looking forward to this very special artist taking the stage to captivate our patrons.
Violinist Andréa Tyniec has created a versatile performance career as a soloist and as a collaborator with dance and theatre; and is recognized asa promoter of contemporary music, particularly of Canadian new works.
Acclaimed for her “exceptional musicality and intensity” (La Presse), she has performed as a soloist internationally and across Canada with orchestras such as l’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Calgary Symphony led by Eric Paetkau, the Münchener Kammerorchester (Germany), and I Virtuosi Italiani (Italy).
Andréa premiered and recorded violin concertos by André Ristic and Ana Sokolovic with the ECM+, led by Véronique Lacroix (ATMA). She released her “simply stunning” (The WholeNote) recording of the Six Sonatas for Solo Violin by Eugène Ysaÿe in 2015.
Her latest performances include the premiere of her meditation-concert “Forgiveness is Freedom”, a performance and healing ritual for brave audiences. Highlights of the 2018-2019 season include performances of Peteris Vasks violin concerto with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, and Christos Hatzis “Arabesque” violin concerto with Sinfonia Toronto.
Among the many awards and honors she has received, Andréa is the 1st Prize winner of Italy’s Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition 2008. Andréa performed her Debut recital at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in 2009, and has performed internationally in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Holland, Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, and in the USA.
Born to Polish and Bolivian parents and raised in Montreal, Canada, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Music Performance at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Sonia Jelinkova, followed by a master’s degree in Music Performance at Michigan State University. While she was based in Europe, Andréa completed her Solistendiplom at the
Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich and her Konzertexamen at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe with Josef Rissin. She also participated in masterclasses with Salvatore Accardo at the Fondazione Walter Stauffer in Cremona, Italy, and was greatly inspired by her studies with Ana Chumachenco. She is a graduate Fellow of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.