Violinist Andréa Tyniec has created a versatile performance career as a soloist and as a collaborator with dance and theatre and is recognized as a 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 the Niagara Symphony led by Bradley Thatchuk, l'Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne led by Jean-Philippe Tremblay, l’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Calgary Symphony led by Eric Paetkau, the Münchener Kammerorchester (Germany), I Virtuosi Italiani (Italy), and the Akbank Chamber Orchestra led my Cem Mansur (Turkey). Andréa premiered and recorded André Ristic’s violin Concerto with the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal+, led by Véronique Lacroix (ATMA), and recently toured Canada with the ECM+ to premiere Alec Hall’s violin concerto.
Highlights of this season include the recent loan of the Baumgartner Stradivari (1689) by the Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the arts, and the release of her recording of the Six Sonatas for Solo Violin by Eugène Ysaÿe in October 2015.
Since she moved to Toronto in 2011, Andréa has been focused on expanding the ways music is expressed and presented by creating innovative programming, and by collaborating with other art forms. This has led to the creation of the show Lily with In’trinzik Dance Project, in which Andréa performed her own improvisations and the music of Eugène Ysaÿe; and also resulted in 44 performances as part of the cast in Infinity, a theatre play written by Hannah Moscovitch and directed by Ross Manson (Volcano Theatre).
Among the many awards and honors she has received, Andréa was First Prize winner of Italy’s Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in 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 Professor 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 Professor 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 Professor Ana Chumachenco. She is a graduate Fellow of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
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