Biography

Ola Sendecki has been highly involved in all aspects of the chamber music scene ever since completing her studies, from baroque and classical through to jazz and new music. She is a founding member of the Sherazade Ensemble, which takes selected historical themes as inspiration and the Kubus Quartet, which performs almost exclusively contemporary works. She has led chamber music ensembles in both classical and contemporary music at many venues in Europe and beyond, including the Lucerne Festival, Yellow Lounge Berlin, Szenenwechsel Luzern, the Baden-Baden Autumn Festival and the Darmstadt and Donaueschingen Festival. She is a member of Nik Bärtsch's Mobile-Extended group

 (Album Continuum by ECM Manfred Eicher).

 

She has broadened her expertise through collaboration with musicians such as Uli Fussenegger and Graeme Jennings, and composers Wolfgang Rihm and Georg Friedrich Haas. She has also premièred solo and chamber works by several composers .

Her regular chamber music partners include Kristian Nyquist

(Pianoforte and Harpsichord) , Guido Larisch (Cello).

Since completing her studies Ola Sendecki has performed regularly with renowned orchestras including Festival Strings Lucerne, Orchestra of Europe,Camerata Schweiz.  Working with children and young adults is very important to her. Since 2011 she has held a post at the music school in Binningen-Bottmingen, and she teaches in chamber music courses in Switzerland, Kosovo and France.

 

Ola Sendecki was born to Polish parents in Basel. While still at the Rudolf Steiner School she gained a place in the advanced class of Antonio Pellegrini.

After completing her school studies she studied with Alexander van Wijnkoop, and in 2007 received her teaching diploma with distinction. In 2012, studying with Prof. Sebastian Hamann, she also passed her Master of Performance with distinction. Her studies also took her abroad to London, where she was taught by David Takeno and Detlef Hahn. She has taken masterclasses with Hansheinz Schneeberger, Ida Bieler, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Ariane Mathäus and Guya Stuller, among others.

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