Lilianna Zofia Wosko is a Chicago-based classically trained cellist with primary focus on solo and chamber music performance. Lilianna received her Masters in Music in Cello Performance from Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts Music Conservatory, where she studied with Natalia Khoma, Barbara Haffner and Gary Stucka, and took master classes with John Sharp and Stephen Balderston.
Lilianna has appeared with classical, jazz, new music and international music ensembles in the Chicago area and abroad. She has performed with the Illinois Philharmonic, The Paderewski Symphony Orchestra, and Lira Ensemble, and was a principal cellist of The New North Shore Chamber Orchestra. In her commitment to expanding her repertoire, Lilianna incorporates elements of different musical genres into her style and has been a part of Alma de Tango Ensemble, Tangata Ensable, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, and Dolce String Quartet.
Often asked to perform for various cultural and music events, Lilianna has been a part of MusicNow concert series at the Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, The Rose of Stambul production at Chopin Theatre with Chicago Folks Operatta, Chris Preissing’s Thunder Perfect Mind production with NON:op, and XX All Souls Jazz Festival - Zaduszki Jazzowe. She has played with Borderbend Arts Collective at the Baha'i Temple as part of Devotions with Music series and was selected to be a part of 2019 CFA Media Mixer.
Actively involved in the Chicago music community, Lilianna has worked and performed with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Frank Rosaly, Paul Giallorenzo, Matt Ulery, Mike Reed, Tim Daisy, Joel Styzens, Eric Leonardson, Christopher Preissing, Ben LaMar, Renee Baker, Quinlan Kirchner, Kahil El Zabar, and Theaster Gates.
Lilianna has recorded music for commercials at Earhole Studios, performed and recorded with Grazyna Auguscik , and released four of her own CDs : My Christmas, Edited to form, Episodes 1-12, and ‘Lilianna Zofia Wosko’. She can often be heard playing at Zhou B Art Center, Hungry Brain, Constellation, Elastic Arts, The Bridgeport Art Center, Metro Chicago, The Empty Bottle, The Hideout Inn, Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Beat Kitchen, and Experimental Sound Studio.