Kinga Janiszewski, Double Bass

Double bassist Kinga Janiszewski lives in Melbourne after growing up in QLD and ACT. She studied under Max McBride from 2011-2013 and is now in her 2nd year at the Australian National Academy of Music, under the guidance of Damien Eckersley since 2014. Kinga started her musical journey on violin from the influence of her brother and switched to double bass when the local youth orchestra was in need of more bass players.  Kinga has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, The Musician Project and has been part of the Australian Youth Orchestra since 2010, leading the National Music Camp in 2014 and 2016 and was Principal Bass of the Australian Youth Orchestra’s February season in 2016. Kinga appeared in the inaugural concert of the Bruckner Orchestra Sydney (now known as The Musician Project) and in 2014 was a Sprogis Woods Smith Young Artist at the Canberra International Music Festival.  Besides double bass, Kinga is very passionate about coffee, photography and cooking.

What do you like about playing in an orchestra?

The feeling you get when surrounded by 100 other musicians. It is a spine tingling sensation.

What are you most looking forward to on the 2016 International Tour?

Summer!

What is your favourite AYO memory?

The standing ovation at my first National Music Camp in 2010. It was in Canberra and we had just finished playing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. The sound of the applause was electric!

What’s your favourite piece to play?

Schoenberg Arrangement of Brahms Piano Quartet for Orchestra.