Ola Szmidt

Polish singer-songwriter, musician, classically trained flautist and producer based in York. The Steve Reid Award winner, funded by PRSF and has been mentored by Four Tet. As a multi-faceted musician, her work combines vocal and instrumental improvisations with live looping techniques and self-produced electronics. Ola’s music shifts between Scandinavian and Eastern Folk traditions with a jazz and contemporary classical influences. She is currently studying MA degree in “Improvised Music and Jazz” by Research at The University Of York. The goal is to develop a strong performance practice and new material towards debut album. Ola opened in the past for: Maja Ratkje, Hildur Gudnadottir and Braids.