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Marta Sosińska-Janczewska

Marta Sosińska-Janczewska

Marta Sosińska-Janczewska

*4 X 1939 Warszawa

Marta Sosińska-Janczewska winner of Third Prize, as well as the prize for the best performance of a polonaise and the Anna Godlewska Prize for the best Polish participant, in the 7th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (1965). She also won prizes in international piano competitions in Munich (Sixth Prize, 1961) and Rio de Janeiro (Silver Medal, 1962).

She began learning piano at the age of six. From 1952 to 1957, she was taught by Wanda Łosakiewicz at the State Secondary School of Music in Warsaw, before studying with Zbigniew Drzewiecki at the State College of Music in Warsaw, graduating with honours in 1963.

She began her concert career while still a student, performing in Poland (with such conductors as Witold Rowicki, Stanisław Wisłocki, Marek Pijarowski, Tadeusz Strugała, Krzysztof Missona and Andrzej Cwojdziński) and most of Europe, as well as touring Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Israel and the USA. She has taken part in dozens of music festivals. As a chamber musician, she has partnered the violinists Kaja Danczowska and Krzysztof Jakowicz.

Sosińska-Janczewska has made recordings for radio and television in Poland and Germany, and Polskie Nagrania ‘Muza' has released on disc her interpretations of works by Chopin, including the Sonata in B flat minor, Sonata in B minor, Polonaise-Fantasy, Barcarolle and Fantasy in F minor.

From 1985-2002, she taught piano at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg. She has also led piano masterclasses in Buenos Aires and Darmstadt. She has sat on the jury of the Darmstadt International Chopin Piano Competition, was recently a member of the jury for competitions in Tbilisi (Georgia) and Xiamen (China), and in 2015 she will be among the jurors selecting young pianists for the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.

Stanisław Dybowski


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