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Anna Szalucka (piano) plays Albéniz, Szymanowski and Ravel

Monday February 26, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Rondeña , from Iberia - Isaac Albéniz
  2. Sérénade de Don Juan, from 3 Masques Op 34 - Karol Szymanowski
  3. Miroirs - Maurice Ravel

Anna Szalucka is a Polish pianist and started her musical education at the age of seven. She completed the Bachelor Degree at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk studying with Waldemar Wojtal. She continued her studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in piano class of Stefan Vladar and later on at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the supervision of Ian Fountain where she’s currently holding the Hodgson Piano Fellowship.

In November 2016 she won the 1st Prize together with the Eller, Orchestra, Recital and Estonian Museum Awards at the 3rd Tallinn International Piano Competition. Anna is also a laureate of many other competitions, among others: 1st Prize in Young Pianists Forum in Rybnik and the 2nd Prize and The Special Prize of Jerzy Waldorff on IX International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam” in Bydgoszcz, Poland. During her studies in London she’s been awarded The Worshipful Company of Musicians – Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition as well as the 3rd Prize in the International Sussex Piano Competition. She was selected by the prestigious Musicians’ Company to give her Wigmore Hall debut recital in 2016. Her recent successes include multiple achievements among others St John’s Smith Square Young Artists Scheme and A.S.S.E.T. chamber music scheme with Bukolika Piano Trio.

Anna Szalucka has given many concerts across Europe cooperating with such institutions as The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Wiener Beethoven Gesellschaft, The Arthur Rubinstein International Music Fund, The Worshipful Company of Musicians as well as BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and Radio Gdansk. The orchestra appearances include concerts with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Baltica, Pomeranian Philharmonics and Górecki Chamber Orchestra. Anna has developed her passion for music by taking part in many piano masterclasses, among others with Aleksiej Orlowiecki, Alon Goldstein, Andrzej Jasinski, Kathryn Stott, Imogen Cooper, Dina Yoffe, Lee Kum-Sing, Paul Roberts, Joanna MacGregor, Yevgeny Sudbin and Alberto Nosè.

As the Royal Academy of Music scholar Anna was generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the Oetker Scholarship. During her studies she won The Jacob Barnes Piano Scholarship and Kenneth Loveland Gift Prize. Upon her graduation she was awarded The Walter MacFarran and Alexander Kelly Memorial Prizes as well as The Regency Award. In Poland, she received a scholarship from the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the President of Gdansk City and the Principal of the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk. She was also awarded the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Prize as well as Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Prize.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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