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Marta Sosińska-Janczewska

Marta Sosińska-Janczewska

Marta Sosińska-Janczewska

*4 X 1939 Warszawa

Marta Sosińska-Janczewska – winner 3rd prize VII Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warszawa (1965) – began piano lessons at age seven. From 1952 to 1957 she attended the Music Secondary School in Warszawa, where her teacher was Wanda Łosakiewicz. She completed her piano studies at the Music Academy in Warszawa under Prof. Zbigniew Drzewiecki and obtained her degree with highest honours in 1963.

Marta Sosińska-Janczewska has won awards in international music competitions in Munich (6th prize, 1961), Rio de Janeiro (silver medal, 1962) and Warszawa (Chopin Competition – 3rd prize as well as the Warszawa Chopin Society Award for best performance of a Chopin polonaise and the Anna Godlewska Award for best Polish competition in the Competition, 1965).

She began her concert career while still pursuing her studies. She performed in many music venues in Poland. She has worked with such conductors as: Witold Rowicki, Stanisław Wisłocki, Marek Pijarowski, Tadeusz Strugała, Krzysztof Missona, Andrzej Cwojdziński and others. She has played concerts in almost all European countries and went on tours of Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Israel and the USA. She took part in several dozen music festivals. As a chamber performer she accompanied the violinists Kaja Danczowska and Krzysztof Jakowicz.

She has recorded concerts for radio and television in Poland and Germany. She has also recorded for the record label Polskie Nagrania „Muza”, her interpretation of Chopin’s works (Sonata in B minor, Sonata in B minor, Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat major, Barcarole in F sharp major, Fantasy in F minor and others).

Since 1985, the pianist has been engaged as a professor of piano at the Hochschule für Musik in Wuerzburg. She has held master courses for pianists in Buenos Aires and Darmstadt. She has sat on the juries of several European Chopin Competitions, in Darmstadt among others.


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