Maria Sławek was born in Gdańsk in 1988, where she started to play the violin at the age of four years old. In 2011, she graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Cracow where she studied violin with Wiesław Kwaśny. She honed her skills under the guidance of Dora Schwarzberg (postgraduate studies), Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis, Kolja Blacher and Wanda Wiłkomirska, among others. Maria Sławek is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Violin and Viola in the Academy of Music in Cracow. In 2015 she gained her PhD for thesis on Mieczysław Weinberg’s works for violin and piano.