Ania Filochowska

Graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s degree in 2018, and since then, she’s been continuing her graduate education at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin.

 

WHAT OBSTACLES HAVE YOU OVERCOME TO GET WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

My road has been filled with many twists and turns. I’ve lived in far too many places to name, and therefore, I had to learn to be flexible, as well as grounded wherever I am. I have encountered and learned from many wonderful teachers and violinists. At one point, I decided to move overseas to study with a renowned musician. The timing was unfortunate and the move was basically a waste of time for me. I was quite depressed back then, and I even considered quitting my music studies. Having had this experience and others like this one, I’ve learned not to take anything too seriously. A move is just a move, and sometimes things don’t work out perfectly or the way you hope they would. If that happens, you just have to look for the next best option.

My motto is to make the best out of life every single day, to enjoy small pleasures, to be kind and helpful to others, to spread positive energy, and to laugh often. Life can be so beautiful and full of miracles, if you create some good energy flow, tend to the important and kind people in your life, and work on projects that are true and meaningful to you.

 

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME OUTSIDE OF WORK?  WHAT WOULD YOU BE IF YOU WEREN’T A PROFESSION MUSICIAN?

In my free time, I like traveling, studying languages, jogging out in nature, seeing friends, and eating delicious foods like sushi and desserts.

If I were not a violinist, I would certainly like to pursue an acting career. I have a creative, artistic soul, and I think it would be a great match for me.

My friends say that I am extroverted, even though I believe I am an introvert. I think I have a sense of humor, and I like to share and give as much as I can.

 

WHAT CAREER SUCCESSES ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF HAVING ACCOMPLISHED? WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE THANKS TO? AND WHAT IS YOUR NEXT GOAL?

I’m proud of every moment I touch people with my playing. I’m proud of my collaborations with great artists. I’m proud of all the hard work that it has taken to get to this point in my development. I know that most of the work I had to do myself, however, I would definitely not be here without an ocean of incredible, talented, generous, and encouraging people and teachers in my life. I have received tremendous support thus far, and I am forever grateful for it.

My next goal is to take everything I have learned and to share it with the world. I would like to give people something that is unique, valuable, and inspiring. I would like to develop my arrangement and improvisation skills and to keep becoming a versatile and multi-faceted musician and artist.

 

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