Krysia Osostowicz

Krysia is one of the leading violinists of her generation, known both as a soloist and a chamber musician.  She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, at Cambridge University and in Salzburg with Sandor Vegh.  She has given concerto and recital performances throughout Europe and made a series of award-winning recordings.  Krysia was a founder member of the pioneering piano quartet Domus, which toured the world with its own portable concert hall.

In 1995 she founded the Dante String Quartet which is now recognised as one of Britain’s finest ensembles, winning a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2007 and a BBC Music Magazine Award in 2009. The quartet appears at major festivals and concert series in the UK, and has played in Holland, Germany,France, Spain, Switzerland, Poland and Finland. They are quartet-in-residence at King’s College, Cambridge, and also run the highly popular Dante Summer Music Festival in the Tamar Valley.

Krysia has recently played the whole cycle of ten Beethoven Sonatas with pianist Simon Crawford -Phillips. Her latest CD for Hyperion includes Ravel’s Violin Sonata together with the string quartets of Debussy and Ravel, played by the Dante Quartet. She has taught for many years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, has given master classes in Spain, Italy and Poland, and coaches chamber music every year at Cadenza International Summer School.

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