Ola Sendecki, Violin


Ola Sendecki has been highly involved in all aspects of the chamber music scene ever since completing her studies, from baroque and classical through to jazz and new music. She is a founding member of the Sherazade Ensemble, which takes selected historical themes as inspiration. She is also co-founder of the Helikon trio (Kristian Nyquist/Pianoforte, Guido Larisch/Cello), which appears in concert both in Germany and abroad, and the Kubus Quartet, which performs almost exclusively contemporary works. She has led chamber music ensembles in both classical and contemporary music at many venues in Europe and beyond, including the Lucerne

Festival, Szenenwechsel Luzern, the Baden-Baden Autumn Festival and the Darmstadt and Donaueschingen Festival. She is a member of Nik Bärtsch's Mobile-Extended group (Continuum/ECM).

She has broadened her expertise through collaboration with musicians such as Uli Fussenegger and Graeme Jennings, and composers Wolfgang Rihm and Georg Friedrich Haas. She has also premiered solo and chamber works by composers such as Joe Lake and Thüring Bräm. Michel Roth's solo violin piece "Lava" was dedicated to her.

Since completing her studies Ola Sendecki has performed regularly with renowned orchestras including Festival Strings Lucerne or Orchestra of Europe.

Working with children and young adults is very important to her.

Since 2011 she has held a post at the music school in Binningen-
Bottmingen, and she teaches in chamber music courses in
Switzerland, Kosovo and France.

Ola Sendecki was born to Polish parents in Basel. While still at the

Rudolf Steiner School she received violin lessons at the Basel music academy from Michèle Walther, and then gained a place in the advanced class of Antonio Pellegrini (Pellegrini Quartet).

After completing her school studies she studied with Alexander van Wijnkoop, and in 2007 received her teaching diploma with distinction. In 2012, studying with Prof. Sebastian Hamann, she also passed her Master of Performance with distinction. Her studies also took her abroad to London, where she was taught by David Takeno and Detlef Hahn. She has taken masterclasses with Hansheinz Schneeberger, Ida Bieler, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Ariane Mathäus and Guya Stuller, among many others.