The Final of the 2022 ERSO Soloist of the Year was an amazing afternoon which saw us working with four hugely talented young soloists. The orchestra had a wonderful time playing with such impressive musicians and our decision to pick only one was the hardest yet.
We’re thrilled to announce that Izabela Stocka is our winner and will perform the epic Brahms Violin Concerto in our Beauty of Brahms concert.
Izabela is a 25 year old violinist who is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded Distinction during her Master of Arts studies, and currently works as a freelance orchestra, chamber and solo violinist. She was born in Poland to an artistic family and began the violin at 7. One of her earliest memory is of a small violin hanging on a wall in her room which she carried around the house like a toy when she was tiny.