Concert Bureau

Our pianists

Joanna Maria Ławrynowicz

Joanna Ławrynowicz belongs to the most eminent Polish pianists.
She was born in Warsaw into a family with long musical traditions. She started to play the piano at the age of four with Hanna Lachertowa and graduated with distinction from Frederic Chopin’s Academy of Music in Warsaw in the class of Prof Teresa Manasterska. After the academy, she continued her studies under Prof Halina Czerny-Stefańska until her death in 2001.
Joanna Ławrynowicz has been a prize-winner in numerous piano competitions worldwide, e.g. at Berlin’s Steinway and Sons Competition in 1990, Chopin Competition in Darmstadt in 1999, Halina Czerny-Stefańska Competition in Ajigasawa in 2000 – a Grand Prix and special prize for the best performance of Japanese music, or Art Livre Competition in São Paulo, Brazil in 2001.
For the last few years, she has led a very busy concert life as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Asia, South America, North America, and New Zealand.
She has a plethora of prestigious concerts to her credit, in Poland and abroad, with the accompaniment of some excellent orchestras and distinguished conductors.

Ławrynowicz has been more active in the record market than most other Polish pianists. She has exclusively cooperated with the Acte Préalable Publishing House since 2002, for which she has recorded a number of CDs. These include piano and chamber works by Romuald Twardowski, complete chamber pieces and piano concertos by Henryk Melcer, pieces for solo piano by Władysław Żeleński, complete chamber works by Józef Elsner, and chamber music by Zygmunt Stojowski, and works by Fryderyk Chopin. Many of them were world premieres.
Actually, the pianist is working as lecturer in the piano class at Frederic Chopin's University of Music in Warsaw.

 

Prof. Maria Korecka-Soszkowska

Maria Korecka-Soszkowska graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Krakow and the Academy of Music and Art in Vienna. She studied with such famous teachers as Professor Henryk Sztompka and Professor Dieter Weber. She has won awards in national and international competitions and festivals, among them first prize at St. Moritz in the "Moderne Klaviertechnik" contest; first prize in Santiago de Compostella for her interpretation of Spanish music in the Premio Jose Ruiz Morales event; and second place in the Ignacy Jan Paderewski music competition.
Maria Korecka-Soszkowska performs in concerts and makes recordings for radio and television in Poland and abroad. She appears in most European countries as a soloist and with symphony orchestras. She has also appeared in Africa, America and Asia.
As a teacher, from 1988 to 1990 she was professor of piano at the University of Bilkent, Turkey, and at present is a professor at the Academy of Music in Lodz, where she conducts a piano class. She participates as a juror in national and international competitions.
Her repertoire, from which she can generate twenty-five symphony concerts and more than a dozen recitals, includes a rich range of Polish, German, French, Spanish and Russian music of all periods, from baroque to modern.
The artist plays regularly at public concerts in Warsaw and Żelazowa Wola.

 

Marek Bracha

Marek Bracha was born in Warsaw, Poland and began playing the piano at the age of 7.
Marek attended the prestigious Z. Brzewski Music High School for talented students, studying with Teresa Manasterska.
In 2005 Marek began his piano studies at Frederick Chopin University of Music in Warsaw under the tutelage of Teresa Manasterska, Alicja Paleta-Bugaj and Joanna Ławrynowicz. He is currently working toward a master's degree in music at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Kevin Kenner, and is the recipient of a stipend from the St. Marylebone Educational Foundation in London.
The young pianist has performed in Poland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Albania, the USA, Japan, China and Ukraine. He has participated in many national and international music festivals, including the Musica Mundi Festival in Belgium (2003 and 2004). In 2000, he was invited to perform a series of recitals in Hanover, Germany in the Polish Pavilion at the World EXPO exhibition. In 2005 he represented Poland again during the World EXPO in Aichi, Japan.
Marek Bracha received a scholarship from the Polish Children's Fund (2004 and 2005). He is also a recipient of scholarships from the Polish government: from the Ministry of Art and Culture (in 1997 and 2005) as well as the Prime Minister's scholarship (2003). In 2009 he was awarded a grant by the St. Marylebone Educational Foundation.
Marek Bracha has won awards in national and international piano competitions.

 

Monika Rosca

Monika Rosca studied in Warsaw and Łódź Academies of Music. She was graduated with Summa Cum Laude in 1985 and became assistant under professor Tadeusz Chmielowski, took part in master classes with Rudolf Kerer and Ryszard Bakst.
Monika Rosca was a prize winner of the following competitions: International Rina Sala Gallo Competition in Monza (Italy), Chamber Music Competition, Mozart Music Competition and Karol Szymanowski Competition in Łódź, Atheneum Piano Competition in Athens, Music-Esperance Selection in Bergerec, Milosz Magin Piano Competition in Paris. She also won The Frederic Chopin Society scholarship in 1984 and 1987.
The artist recorded piano works of W. A. Mozart and L. van Beethoven for Polskie Nagrania and performed in Polish Radio and TV. She has given concerts with orchestras and also as a soloist all around Europe and in Asia (India and Indonesia).

Polish Landscape - Concert Bureau, Warsaw, PL - phone +48 602 232 855; email: concerts@polish-landscape.pl