M.D., The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music
38 years of teaching violin private and group lessons, all ages
Elzbieta Winnicki has been teaching violin at Wharton's Performing Arts School for over fifteen years. Many of her students have received awards at violin competitions. Elzbieta teaches privately, group, and coaches chamber ensembles. Since 1988, she has served as an active chamber and orchestral coach for the New Jersey Youth Orchestra. Elzbieta’s past teaching experience includes the Hudson School for the Gifted, the Mustard Seed School in Hoboken, and nearly a quarter-century of private studio teaching. She holds a degree in Violin Performance and Music Education from the Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland. She continued violin studies in the United States with Masako Yanagita, Oscar Ravina of the New York Philharmonic, and Burton Kaplan. She has attended several teaching workshops and seminars at the Hartt School of Music, Juilliard School of Music, the Starling-DeLay Symposium, and the American String Teachers Association Conference. Her professional engagements include concerts as a soloist and chamber musician at Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the Polish Cultural Foundation. Her orchestral experiences include Riverside Symphonia, New Jersey Philharmonic, St. Peters by the Sea Orchestra, Montclair Chamber Orchestra, Szczecin Symphony Orchestra in Poland, among others. She has performed in major concert halls in New York and New Jersey including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and NJPAC. She has toured Italy, Germany, and South Korea and has performed at the Spoleto Festival in Italy as well as the Bedford Spring Festival in Pennsylvania.