“I have never heard such a joyful, resonant piccolo,

whose fully rounded tones were pure pleasure to listen to”

- Boston Musical Intelligencer

Weronika Balewski is a flutist, Dalcroze & Integrative educator, and arts leader. She is dedicated to creating engaging musical experiences which build connection, relationships, and community. She is the Flutist and Co-Founder of Marvento Duo and performs on both modern and Baroque flutes in various chamber, orchestra, and educational projects. Weronika is on the Flute and Musicianship Faculty at Concord Conservatory of Music and has a thriving private studio in the Boston area and online. She is Director of Development and Instructor at Integral Steps, an educational non-profit organization serving individuals, families, and communities through programs which integrate the mind, body, and emotions through interdisciplinary learning.

 

Weronika collaborates regularly with Multiverse Concert Series on community events combining musical performances, scientific lectures, and activities for children and families. In 2020, she co-founded the Virtual Dalcroze Meet-Up, an international community of music educators sharing strategies for online teaching and beyond. With Marvento Duo, Weronika was in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute and performed concerts in Poznań, Poland and at the Dalcroze Society of America 2020 National Conference.  

 

Weronika’s past chamber music collaborations include a fellowship at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; the Coffee Cantata Project at Longy, featured in Susan Rockefeller’s film Bach Star Café; and writing, producing, and performing in Volare Ensemble’s humorous musical play The Meaning of Life: A Musical Debate at the Boston Early Music Fringe Festival.

 

Weronika has performed as a guest artist with 208 Ensemble in Boise and Room to Spare in Roslindale, MA. She also co-founded Emissary Quartet and played with the ensemble for four seasons. With Emissary, she won grants from the Fromm Foundation at Harvard and NewMusicUSA, co-designed and executed an international Call for Scores competition, developed a Young Composers Project with composer Kaley Lane Eaton, and collaborated with composer Annika Socolofsky to commission, premiere, and record One wish, your honey lips.

 

Weronika is a certified teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a social, joyful, movement-based approach to learning music. She teaches music and movement musicianship classes for organizations including Floot Fire Boston, Colorado Suzuki Institute, the Suzuki Association of Colorado Fall Festival, and Old Town Suzuki. As a musicianship faculty member at the Suzuki School of Newton, Weronika rewrote and implemented a new musicianship curriculum and student workbooks, served as Musicianship Department Chair, and interviewed young musicians for the Suzuki Radio podcast. She has also been on faculty at Making Music Matters! in Boston Public Schools and Epstein Hillel School in Marblehead.

 

Weronika is a passionate supporter of new music. She frequently performs works by living composers, commissions new music for flute, and believes contemporary repertoire belongs in the curriculum of all music students, from the youngest to the oldest. At the Suzuki School of Newton, she created an annual group composition project for children and teens, with themes such as incidental music to Little Red Riding Hood and an exploration of extended instrumental techniques. Weronika has performed at the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes and premiered new works at New Music on the Point in Vermont.

 

Weronika has performed as a concerto soloist with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. She has been a section flutist with the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Brookline Symphony Orchestra, the Berry Collective Chamber Orchestra, Brevard Music Center Festival Orchestra, American Bach Soloists’ Orchestra, and the Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina in Brazil.

 

Weronika has served as Secretary of the Board of Integral Steps, and as interim President of the New England Chapter of the Dalcroze Society of America. She was honored with the 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Artistry from Longy. She is the 2011 winner of the Gindroz Prize for Travel and Study in Europe and a recipient of the 2010 Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership, prizes which funded study abroad in Germany and Peru.

 

Weronika holds a B.F.A. in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.M. in Flute Performance with a Teaching Artist Certificate from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She was the 2018-2019 Integrative Education Fellow at Integral Steps, focusing on education which balances the development of the mind, body, and emotions. She completed the Dalcroze Certificate in 2020. Weronika is indebted to her teachers Alberto Almarza, Emma Shubin, Jeanne Baxtresser, Marco Granados, and Na’ama Lion.

Weronika Balewski

"Her approach to learning, practice, musicianship, and flute mechanics is infused with a joy of learning. Our view on Weronika's teaching is that it focuses on expressing one's self, with diligent, focused work as a means to that expression."

-Parent of Former Student

“a creative thinker who is uniquely dedicated to

reaching audiences in rich and surprising ways”

-President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Artistry

“[the] performance was definitely a memorable one”

-SF Examiner