Weronika Partyka, born in Szczecinek, is a Polish saxophonist and singer. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznan and the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, from the class of Matjaž Drevenšek. She is a laureate of numerous Music Competitions.  She completed the certified "Music Production" programme at the SAE Institute. She developed her skills during many master classes with

prominent musicians, such as Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle, Paweł Gusnar, Jean-Denis Michat, Pauline Olivieros, Gordan Tudor, Evan Ziporyn.

Weronika is very active on the music scene. She has premiered and recorded numerous of new compositions written for her. She has performed with the ROYA Quartet, Vidlunnia, Barbari, SOS Saxophone Orchestra and many others. She also maintains an ongoing collaboration UCHOKO with a graphic-design artist Martyna Rzepecka. Weronika has performed at numerous experimental music venues, new media festivals, art exhibitions, and fashion shows in Europe, USA and China. She has collaborated with the Poznań Philharmonic, Dolnośląska (lower Silesian) Philharmonic, SNG Opera and Balet Ljubljana, and Slovenian National Philharmonic. As a soloist, Weronika has performed the concert of Henri Tomasi for alto saxophone with the Slovenian Radio Orchestra RTV and she has performed the main role of "Szeptucha" in the composition "Erysipelas" by Anna Maria Huszcza.

This young saxophonist is the artistic director of International Saxophone Workshops in Szczecinek (Poland) and a member of the organisation desk of AS Festival, dedicated to saxophone music, based in Bled (Slovenia).

From 2016, she has been invited to work as a mentor for SOS Junior Saxophone Orchestra, which brings together young saxophonists from Slovenia. She has also been invited to juries of various saxophone competitions, as well as a lecturer during summer saxophone courses (Podsreda, Kranjska Gora).

She was selected as the representative musician from Poland to attend OneBeat, a program funded by the ECA grant to Bang on a Can, a music organisation based in Brooklyn, New York.

Weronika was awarded the scholarship of Szczecinek Governor for outstanding artistic achievements. In 2017, she received the prestigious scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage "Młoda Polska".

At present, she teaches the saxophone at the music school of Franc Šturm in Ljubljana.

Except saxophone, Weronika plays ethnic instruments, such as duduk, fujara and ocarina, and sings traditional songs from Eastern Europe.

 

 

 

"Marrying eclectic instrumentation and the quivering “white voice” technique with modern electro-acoustic manipulation, Weronika Partyka invokes a place of longing. Her music gestures to the ancestral rites of an Eastern European folk tradition that is spectral and unearthly, reinterpreting rural Polish music across space and time.

With a sense of deep connection to her Polish roots, Weronika updates the traditional song structures of her country with dashes of musique concrète. A gifted improviser with a rare touch for the saxophone".

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