Kristina Winiarski


Renowned Swedish cellist Kristina Winiarski stands as a dynamic force in the world of classical music. Beyond her multifaceted role as a soloist, chamber musician and ensemble leader, she has earned recognition for her captivating focus, maturity, and imaginative musical presence.

Winiarski made her professional solo debut at the age of 16 with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington DC, USA. Since then, she has performed on stages alongside internationally acclaimed ensembles, including recent debuts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Gävle Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded for the BIS label, and her performances have been broadcast on, Radio France, and the Swedish Radio P2. From an early stage in her musical journey, she has cultivated profound relationships with orchestras, instrumentalists, conductors, and composers worldwide.


Acknowledged for her outstanding talent, Winiarski has claimed prestigious prizes, including the Nicholas A. Firmenich Prize at the Verbier Festival and the Anders Wall Giresta Scholarship. She emerged as a laureate at the esteemed "Classe de excellence de violoncelle" in Paris, mentored by renowned cellist Gautier Capuçon during the 2017/2018 season. Since 2020, Winiarski is performing on the Lynn Harrell cello, crafted by David Tecchler in Rome in 1711, entrusted to her by the Järnåker Foundation.