Agnieszka Olek is a Polish musician living in Belfast. She graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Music University in Katowice with a Master’s degree in violin performance. As an orchestra member, chamber musician and soloist, she took part in concerts and prestigious festivals across Europe, including the ‘Young Euro Classics’ in Berlin or the ‘Beethoven Festival’ in Warszawa, and participated in recordings of classical, contemporary and film music. Agnieszka was also a member of a popular Polish music show ‘Filharmonia Dowcipu’, a formation combining classical music and humour. She made numerous appearances on the National Polish TV and performed in Poland and abroad.
Agnieszka has 13 years of experience as a violin teacher and 6 as a Suzuki Method teacher. She is now completing her level 4 teacher training. Since becoming a Suzuki teacher, she worked at the London Suzuki Hub, she has also built and successfully run a Suzuki in Schools program at the Shoreditch Park Primary School. Agnieszka worked for the Southbank International School in London, teaching the Suzuki method between 2017-2021. As a teacher, her goal is to help growing a strong passion for music, with a focus on developing brilliant technique and creativity. Agnieszka’s students were successful candidates to the the Guildhall Junior Academy in London and were passing the ABRSM grades with distinction.
Agnieszka also works as an independent artist, she writes and performs music as Pinsleep.
Her music is inspired by Sci Fi literature, visual arts and music technology. She also works as a session musician, currently cooperating with some of the leading artists on the Northern Irish scene, including the Northern Irish Music Prize winner for 2020, the Arborist or the Laytha Duo.