Jadwiga Roguska (born in 1997 in Warsaw, Poland) has been appointed the cello group leader of the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester in May 2022. A month later she won the 2nd prize in the PRISMA International Festival Concerto Competition and performed the Robert Schumann Cello Concerto in a minor op. 129 with the PRISMA Orchestra in Canada twice.
Roguska is a student of Stefan Kropfitsch at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien in Vienna, where she studied with Maria Sellner before. In 2021 she graduated with distinction from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (class of cello of Tomasz Strahl and Mateusz Szmyt), whereas in 2019 she obtained a Bachelor's degree in German Studies from the University of Warsaw.
As a soloist, as well as a chamber musician, Roguska is a prizewinner of international competitions in i.a. Singapore, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, Greece, Russia or Bosnia and Hercegovina. A big part of the cellist's life is Cuore Piano Trio, with which she recorded several CDs for the DUX Recording Producers. The Trio appeared at the most prestigious concert halls in Poland (i.a. the National-, Kielce- and Olsztyn- Philharmonic Halls) and abroad. The ensemble belongs to the National Polish Music Agency and the Italian Le Dimore del Quartetto.
She performed in many renowned concert halls such as the Goldener-Saal of the Wiener Musikverein, Liszt Academy Hall in Budapest, UdK Concert Hall in Berlin or the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre and the Town Hall in Vilnius. Roguska is a distinguished orchestra musician as well. She has been a member of numerous international orchestras including the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester, The World Orchestra, Baltic Academies Orchestra, Animato Foundation Orchestra or the Ljubljana International Orchestra. With these ensembles, she performed in Poland, Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Canada, and the USA. She performed during many prestigious events, such as Ljubljana Festival (SLO), Lerici Music Festival, Mittelfest Festival (IT), Carintischer Sommer (A), Russian-Polish "Youth Academy of Arts" Festival (RU), Miami Music Festival (USA) and PRISMA Music Festival (CA).
The cellist is passionate about history and literature, which led her to devote her master's thesis to Gustaw Roguski (1839 - 1921), a Polish composer and theoretist who shared Roguska's surname and was a very important figure at the Polish music scene of the XIX and early XX century, as well as the teacher of other great Polish artists, Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Zygmunt Noskowski. As it turned out in the process of academic research, Roguski was one of the cellist's distant relatives. Bringing his forgotten music back to life has become Roguska's goal ever since and she aims to perpetuate the memory of him and his work.
Roguska regularly takes part in cello and chamber music masterclasses, including International Music Academy for Soloists in Bückeburg, Sommerliche Musikakademie in Hamburg, Kloster Schöntal Masterclasses or Stringtime Niederrhein in Goch (DE). She had the opportnity to work world-class cellists such as Jens Peter Maintz, Arto Noras, Claus Reichardt, Michael Flaksman, Reinhard Latzko, Claudio Bohórquez, Kirill Rodin, Denis Severin or Gotthard Popp.