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7th May Mariola Cieniawa 7th May Mariola Cieniawa

Mariola Cieniawa

The pianist graduated with distinction from the piano class of Tadeusz Żmudziński at Cracow Academy of Music. She also honed her skills with Andrzej Jasiński on a post-graduate piano course at Warsaw Academy of Music and then with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. She has won many prizes, including First Prize and the special prize for the best performance of works by Karol Szymanowski in the All-Poland Karol Szymanowski Competition in Łódź (1983), the jury prize in the  International Piano Competition in Palm Beach, Florida (1989), Second Prize in the International Chopin Competition in Palma, Majorca (1990) and Third Prize in the Chopin Competition in Cologne (1991). She was twice awarded a grant by the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw (1983, 1984). As a soloist, she has taken part in many major music festivals at home and abroad, including international Chopin festivals in Naples, Mariánské Láznĕ and Duszniki Zdrój, festivals in Turin, International Art Festival in Phenian and the International "Piano Marathon" Madrid-Bilbao. She is also an active chamber musician. She has performed in concert in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the USSR, North Korea, the USA, the Czech Republic, Japan, Hungary and Italy. She has made recordings for radio, television and disc. She was many times a member of the jury of the piano and chamber music competitions in Poland and a juror of the International Chopin Piano Competitions in Cairo - Egypt (2012-2017). Since 1986 she has been running her own class in the Piano Department of the Academy of Music in Cracow. Mariola Cieniawa won the special prize "Mosty Starosty" in 2007 for outstanding achievements in piano playing and popularization of music culture. In  August 2014  President of the Republic of Poland nominated Mariola Cieniawa as a professor of Music Arts .

 

Piano recital

Programme:

Fryderyk Chopin [1810-1849]

  • 3 Waltzes
    • in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2
    • in G flat major, [Op. 70 No. 1]
    • in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
  • 6 Mazurkas
    • in B flat major, Op. 7 No. 1
    • in F minor, Op. 63 No. 2
    • in B flat major, Op. 17 No. 1
    • in A minor, [Op. 68 No. 2]
    • in F major, [Op. 68 No. 3]
    • in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4
  • Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat major, Op. 22