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Aleksandra Świgut

Aleksandra Świgut

Aleksandra Świgut

*1992 Nowy Sącz

Pianist Aleksandra Świgut was born in Nowy Sącz. From 2011 to 2013 she studied with Prof. Piotr Paleczny at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice under Prof. Wojciech Świtała and Prof. Maria Szwajger-Kułakowska. During the same time she also studied historical piano performance in the class of Katarzyna Drogosz at the Academy of Music in Katowice, and in 2014 she graduated in harpsichord in the class of Małgorzata Sarbak at the Fryderyk Chopin State Music School in Warsaw. She also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under David Dolan. Since 2016 she has been a doctoral student at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.

She took part in master classes led by some eminent musicians, including Robert Levin, Marek Moś, Maciej Grzybowski, Malcolm Bilson and Christine Schornsheim.

The artist has taken part in international and national piano competitions; the most important prizes she has won include 2nd prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen and 2nd Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition, as well as 2nd prize and a special prize at the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede. Świgut has received a special award for the performance of a piece of a Polish composer and a special award of the Radio Gdańsk at the 4th International Baltic Piano Competition, 2nd award at the 47th Fryderyk Chopin National Piano Competition and a special award for a solo performance of Robert Schumann's piece.

Świgut's interests encompass both historical performance and 20th-century and contemporary music. In addition to Baroque, Classicist and Romantic works, her repertoire includes compositions by O. Messiaen, B. Bartók, G. Crumb, G. Ligeti, A. Schönberg, H. M. Górecki, and K. Stockhausen. She is also active as a chamber musician, working with cellist Marcin Zdunik, with whom she recorded a Robert Schumann album released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (2014). She also performs in duo with her sister, violinist Agnieszka Świgut. Aleksandra Świgut has given concerts with the Łódź Philharmonic, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Netherlands Symphony, Liepāja Symphony, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.

Aleksandra Świgut was a scholarship holder of the National Fund for Children in Warsaw (2003-2010). She received multiple scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as from the "Sapere Auso" Małopolska Scholarship Foundation. In 2010, she received the Franciszek Wybrańczyk Artistic Scholarship; and in 2012, a scholarship from the Jütting Foundation in Germany.

Aleksandra Świgut is represented by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association.


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