Barbara Dziewięcka-Data was born in Poland and came to study in London in 2006, having been awarded a full scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where her teacher was Krzysztof Śmietana. She completed the BMus (Hons) course and got a distinction for her principal study in 2010. In 2012, Barbara graduated from the Royal College of Music in London where she completed a master’s in Performance, studying with a renowned teacher Itzhak Rashkovsky. Apart from the Oxford Philharmonic, Barbara’s orchestral experience includes working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Nigel Kennedy’s Orchestra of Life. She has taken part in projects conducted by Valery Gergiev, Jiří Bělohlávek, Semyon Bychkov, Marin Alsop, Sakari Oramo, Francois-Xavier Roth, Vasily Petrenko, Sir John Elliot Gardiner and others. Barbara is also a member of Latin ensemble Classico Latino. The group regularly performs in Latin America, including the Teatro Mayor Julio Santo Domingo and Teatro Libre in Bogota, Colombia.