Patrycja Likos

Patrycja Likos

Patrycja Likos performs solo and with various groups in the United States and internationally each season. She has performed solo in cello master classes led by outstanding cellists such as Yo-Yo Ma, G. Gnocchi, J. Pegis, A. Bauer, M. Flaksman, J. Reuling, and P. Uyterlinde. As a chamber musician, she took part in chamber music master classes in the United States, France, Poland and Italy with artists: I. Golan, I. Gitlis, G. Quartet, and P. Quartet. From 2012 to 2014, Patrycja was a regular member of Civic Orchestra in Chicago, and had opportunities to play with extraordinary conductors such as R. Muti, C. M. Prieto, M. Tilson Thomas, and J. van Zweden. In the Spring of 2018 Patrycja was featured at the Dame Myra Hess concert series with her solo recital which was broadcasted live on Radio WFMT 98.7 FM. In June 2018 as a member of the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra Patrycja performed at Carnegie Hall, NYC.

Patrycja is currently an assistant principal cellist of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, as well as a member of Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago, Heartland Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Arts Orchestra, and Chicago Folk Operetta. Patrycja began her cello studies at the age of eight at the I. J. Paderewski School of Music in Krosno, Poland. She earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees under A. Orkisz from the G. and K. Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. Patrycja then went on to receive an Artist Diploma in cello performance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the studio of Brandon Vamos.

Patrycja has won many prizes in cello competitions in the United States and abroad. In 2011, Patrycja won the first prize in the Krannert Center Debut Artist Competition at Urbana-Champaign. She earned the third prize at the International Cello Competition in Kosice, Slovak Republic, and the first prize at the Chamber Music Competition in Stalowa Wola, Poland.

Patrycja has more than 10 years of experience in teaching. She currently serves as a cello instructor at the Northeastern University and Solo Classic School in Buffalo Grove. Patrycjaʼs private studio serves the northern suburbs of Chicago.