Alicja Smietana has gained the respect of a wide range of artists, bands and music producers which led her into exciting collaborations both as an instrumentalist and an arranger. She has been acclaimed for merging and crossing different genres of music and performing techniques. She has done multiple arrangements for jazz combos and string orchestra, violin and piano arrangements and arrangements for strings only along with those for dance ensembles with accompanying ensembles among many others. In her fresh approach to creative writing and arranging she has discovered a wide range of possibilities not often seen in an orchestral context.
She has collaborated with many artists and bands such as Coldplay, Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins and Damon Reece from Massive Attack, Extra Sounds Ensemble and many different artists in projects especially created for unique concerts and collaborations all over the world.