Born in Poland, Beata Halska has chosen France as her adoptive homeland. She has achieved a considerable international reputation in concerts and chamber music, and for her performances of rarely heard works and world premières. Her artistic development has been strongly influenced by the teachings of Yehudi Menuhin, Jurij Jankielewicz, Sándor Végh and Henryk Szeryng, among others. She was awarded first prize in Jean Fournier’s class at the CNSM in Paris, and was also a prizewinner in important international competitions in Naples (Curci International Violin Competition), Brescia, Vercelli and Freiburg. She has appeared as guest soloist at a number of major festivals in Menton, Paris and Reims, as well as at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Opéra Comique, the Salle Gaveau, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and major venues in Brescia, Milan, Lisbon, Warsaw and Tokyo. She has appeared with major orchestras in Salzburg, Milan, Porto, Bucharest, Kraków and Warsaw. She boasts an unusual and wide-ranging discography which has been well received by the international press (The Strad, Diapason, Le Monde de la Musique). Beata Halska is a member of The Academy of Sciences and Arts of Versailles and a laureate of the Fondation de France and the Menuhin Foundation.