Roxana Wisniewska | Picture: Stefan Höderath

Three string players have passed their probationary period with the Berliner Philharmoniker and are now members of the orchestra: Eva Rabchevska, Roxana Wisniewska and Harry Ward. We congratulate them! 

Roxana Wisniewska has been playing in the first violin section since March 2023. Born in Spain, the violinist comes from a family that has been making music professionally for four generations. She studied in Madrid at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska with Zohrab Tadevosyan and at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía with Ana Chumachenco as well as at the Dresden University of Music with Natascha Prischepenko. As member of the academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin and subsequently of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Karajan Academy, she gained her first experience of professional orchestral music.

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Like Roxana Wisniewska, the Australian Harry Ward also joined the first violin section in March 2023. He was also previously a member of the Karajan Academy. After studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Peter Zhang and Alice Waten, at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Boris Kuschnirand at the Robert McDuffie Centre for Strings with David Halen and Amy Moretti, he completed his training with Robin Wilson at the Australian National Academy of Music. His studies were supported by several scholarships, including the Musica Viva Australia Furturemaker and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.

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Eva Rabchevska, also a former member of the Karajan Academy, has played in the second violin section since January 2024. Born in Ukraine, she made her debut as a violinist at the age of eight with the Lviv Chamber Orchestra. After studying with Mariia Futorska, Yaroslava Rivnyak and Jozef Kopelman, she completed her undergraduate and Master’s degrees at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reine Sofia in Madrid with Zakhar Bron. She then attended Antje Weithaas' class at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. She has won numerous prizes, including the first prize of the Stuttgart International Violin Competition.

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