The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Katarzyna Franczak

Katarzyna is a talented young musician and violin teacher. Her playing has been described as deeply expressive, conveying the music’s utter sincerity and meaning. Katarzyna performs in a highly outstanding manner, with conviction, originality, and solid technical control. She demonstrates an exceptional mastery of the violin and a love of the classical repertoire.

Katarzyna studied with John Crawford and Jan Schmolck at Trinity Laban, she graduated with a Master of Music degree with Distinction. Katarzyna continues to develop academically through a research degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and City, University of London, questioning if there is a possibility to enhance performance practice by deepening the understanding of the intricate interplay between the body and mind in music in her work titled: Embracing Simplicity: Enhancing Music Performance through Embodied Practice.

Katarzyna was fortunate to enrich her passion for teaching through involvement with the Benedetti Foundation. There, she had the privilege of being mentored by some of the most inspiring and dedicated music educators worldwide. As a Teaching Ambassador, she had the chance to foster a culture of excellence in the profession and later began a career as a Colourstrings Violin Teacher.

Katarzyna is truly grateful for the generous support of the Trinity College London Scholarship and the Ofenheim Scholarship. She plays a Turin School violin from c. 1720 kindly on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.