Dominika Dancewicz is a native of Poland. As an orchestra musician Ms. Dancewicz has performed on the world’s most prestigious concert stages including the Berlin Philharmonic, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the National Library in Vienna, Royal Festival Hall in London, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Throughout her career she has collaborated with artists of exceptional international prominence, such as Christoph Eschenbach, Krzysztof Penderecki, Krystian Zimerman, Tabea Zimmermann, Barry Douglas, Grigori Zhyslin, Ivan Monighetti, and many others. Her recording credits include the Dux and Deutsche Grammphon labels.
Ms. Dancewicz came to the United States after completing a Master of Music Degree in violin performance at the Krakow Music Academy in Poland. She has also received a Master’s Degree in violin performance from the Rice University Shepherd School of Music and an Artist Diploma from Denver University’s Lamont School of Music.
The professional career of Ms. Dancewicz spans through a number of prominent professional orchestras and ensembles in Poland and in the United States, several professional chamber music groups, solo performances, and notable teaching experiences.
In Poland Ms. Dancewicz served as an assistant concertmaster of Sinfonietta Cracovia, one of the best chamber orchestras in Europe. She was also selected to join the Polish Festival Orchestra led by the great pianist Krystian Zimerman. The PFO toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States performing Frederick Chopin’s two Piano Concertos with Krystian Zimerman as the soloist. Ms. Dancewicz participated in the recording of the Chopin concertos for the Deutsche Grammophon label.
Dominika Dancewicz is an avid chamber musician and performed in an array of chamber music groups in Europe, Asia and the United States. In Poland, alongside her parents and her brother–all professional string players–she was the member of the unique Dancewicz String Quartet. The family quartet’s performances were broadcast on national TV and radio stations. Ms. Dancewicz has also spent six months in Japan performing with the Polish String Quartet.
In Houston, she is the founder of two professional string quartets–the Meridian Ensemble and the Axiom Quartet. Both groups present adventurously programmed and widely attended concerts, praised as some of the most powerful art events in the city. The Axiom Quartet has been appointed the Quartet-in-Residence for the Music Preparatory School at University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. The group hosts regular concert series at the University’s Cullen Hall.
Ms. Dancewicz maintains a very active freelance schedule. She has served as principal second violin of Orchestra X and Houston Chamber Orchestra. She was also a member of Colorado’s Boulder Philharmonic and principal second violin of the Boulder Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Foundation for Modern Music, Opera in the Heights, Opera Vista, Masquerade Theater, Theater Under the Stars, and Musiqua Houston. She is a member of Houston Latin Philharmonic, and Cypress Symphony orchestras. She has been invited to perform with the New World Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, and repeatedly with the Victoria Bach Festival.
A highly accomplished and sought-after violin teacher, Ms. Dancewicz is also a recital artist and collaborates frequently with pianist Donald Doucet as The Dancewicz/Doucet Duo.