Zofia Łodygowska

    Polish born Zofia Łodygowska is currently cellist with the internationally acclaimed Diverso String Quartet. As a soloist and chamber musician, she is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions across Europe which include the Ludwig van Beethoven International Chamber Music Competition (Poland), Karol Szymanowski International Competition for String Quartets (Poland), A. Prochazku International Cello Competition (Slovakia), Liezen International Cello Competition (Austria), John Webster Memorial Prize (UK), Hirsh Prize (UK), and finalist of the Sir John Barbirolli Cello Prize (UK). Zofia was Leverhulme Junior Fellow at Pro Corda International Chamber Music Academy between 2012 and 2014. That was followed by an invitation to join their group of staff.

    She has been invited to perform in international masterclasses with world leading cellists who include Ralph Kirshbaum, Gary Hoffman, Hannah Roberts and Reinhard Latzko. As a soloist, she has performed in Wrexham with the North East Wales Sinfonia, in Halifax with the
Orchestra of Square Chapel, in Austria as part of the Dachsberg Proms and regularly performs in solo and chamber music recitals across the United Kingdom, Poland and Germany. With a particular interest in both Baroque and Contemporary Music, Zofia performed basso continuo,
working with Roger Hamilton in the RNCM’s production of Haendel’s Xerxes and has given world premieres of works by John Manduell and Adam Gorb.

    Zofia attended the Mieczysław Karłowicz School of Music in Poznań, Poland where she was a prize winning scholar from the Polish Government in recognition of her outstanding educational achievements. In 2007, Zofia was awarded a scholarship to study with Karine
Georgian at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. where she completed the Master of Music Degree in Solo Performance with Distinction in 2012.

    Zofia plays cello made by a member of the Kloz Family in Mittenwald, c. 1830.