The violinist Marianna Oczkowska was born in Warsaw in 1983 and studied at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, graduating with distinction.
She is an internationally active and much sought-after performer of new music. She is a founder member of the Platypus ensemble for new music that, besides frequent concert engagements, has also made several recordings and held numerous workshops. In addition to this, she also plays with the ensemble “die reihe”, ensemble xx. jahrhundert, Ensemble Kontrapunkte, the ensemble Wiener Collage, the Schallfeld Ensemble and Studio Dan. She is a regular collaborator with composers, who have dedicated several works to her. She performs at prestigious international festivals of new music as a soloist and chamber musician (e.g. Festival Wien Modern, Festival Klangspuren in Schwaz, Meridian Festival in Bucharest). She is a member of the Hans Rott Quartett and an instructor for the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester and at Camp Styria, the international orchestra camp for 9- to 16-year-olds.
A winner of numerous prizes and scholarships (including the honorary prize of Vienna Music University, Ossiach orchestra academy) she has also been a member of leading youth orchestras (such as the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra).
She has been principal second violin with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2011.