Born in 1985, Marzena Hodyr graduated with honours (2008) from Marek Marczyk’s viola class at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She attended many music interpretation classes, honing her craft under the tutelage of such outstanding musicians as Kim Kashkashian, Stefan Kamasa, Irena Albrecht, Jan Stanienda, and Wolfgang Klos.
As an Erasmus scholarship holder, she studied under Hartmut Rohde at the Universität der Künste Berlin. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has won prizes in numerous competitions, including the Wrocław Young Violist Competition (1st Prize, 2002) and the International Kiejstut Bacewicz Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (honorary mention, 2007). She has collaborated with the Junges Klangforum Mitte Europa youth symphony orchestra as part of the From Litomerice to Tokyo project. She has appeared at the Berlin Philharmonic with the Preußisches Kammerorchester. As part of the Chopin Quintet ensemble she recorded an album featuring the works by Juliusz Zarębski and Marcin Błażewicz, which in 2008 was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in the Chamber Music category. The artist has performed in numerous concert halls in Poland and abroad, including in Germany, Spain, the United States, Mexico, China and Japan. Marzena Hodyr is a soloist and lead viola with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a member of the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.