MARTA BEDKOWSKA BIO Described by New York Times as "artful", cellist Marta Bedkowska is a doctoral candidate at The City University of New York The Graduate Center. Marta has studied under Marcy Rosen, Rocco Filippini and Natalia Gutman. Marta studied contemporary music performance practice with Ursula Oppens. She participated in master-classes led by Joel Krosnick, Steven Doane, Nathaniel Rosen, David Soyer, Andre Emelianoff, as well as members of Orion and Manhattan string quartets. Marta is an active chamber music performer who has appeared in most major concerts halls in New York City, as well as in Italy, France, United Kingdom, Holland, Germany and Poland, playing with Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Slavic Arts Ensemble, The United Europe Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra dell' Accademia del Teatro della Scala and Orchestra Stabile Gaetano Donizetti. Marta holds a Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College of Music and post-master degrees from Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona, Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan and Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence. She completed her Master of Arts degree with distinctions at Fryderyk Chopin Music University in Warsaw. Marta Bedkowska is an adjunct lecturer at Queens College Arron Copland School of Music and a member of faculty at The Waldorf-Steiner School in New York.