artists

karolina beimcik

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Karolina Beimcik voice, violin

Grażyna Maria Grobelna visual arts

Karolina Beimcik was born in Poznań, Poland. She is trained as a classical violinist and jazz singer, drawing from many other influences, including Polish and Ukrainian folk music & poetry.

 

In addition to her Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance which she obtained at Queens College in New York City, Beimcik also earned her MA in Cultural Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz Univeristy in Poland.

 

Her awards and accolades include second prize at the New Tradition Festival with the project "Babooshki" (Warsaw, 2011), Grand Prix at The Niemen Non- Stop Festival (Slupsk, 2008), Polish Television Special Prize (2008), Marshall of Pomerania Prize (2008), second prize at The International Jazz Singers

Competition (Zamosc, 2007).

 

She recorded two albums: Kolędy i Szczedriwki in 2011 and Vesna in 2013.

In 2014 she received a Polish Society of Authors and Composers scholarship.

 

She currently resides in New York City.

Grażyna Grobelna is a musician, painter, and an author - she writes short stories and articles.

 

Grażyna graduated from the Academy of Music and the Department of Philosophy at the Adam Mickiewicz University, both in Poznan, Poland. She is a HMTM scholarship winner (Hannover, Germany).

 

Arts have always been unity for her. In 2012 she started expanding her expression as an artist also into other fields of visual arts. Her paintings are an individual, distinct and reserved artistic utterance. Her main focus are motifs of travelling, thinking, sense impressions, patience and waiting.

 

Grażyna Grobelna has been showing her works since 2012 in the solo exhibitions both in Poland and Germany.

 

Grażyna wrote and performed a monodrama entitled: ”Transparent” (2013). She is an author of short stories for children (in 2013 she published “Himmy, Hersy and the Two Ballons). She is a co-founder of the Atofri Theatre for children.