A.Organiszczak

Anna Organiszczak

She graduated with honours from Professor Jan Jański’s piano class at the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań and perfected her skills at master courses under Professors R. Kehrer and E. Malinin. She has received the Second Prize at the National Chamber Music Competition for Chamber Pianists in Ł.dź (1980), the Prize granted by the Minister of Culture and Art (1982) and the Scholarship for Young Artists granted by the Minister of Culture and Art (1984).

 

She has performed at home and abroad, including Belgium, the Czech Republic, Montenegro, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, Syria, Lebanon and the USA (in such prestigious venues as the Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall, NY). The jubilee Chopin Year 2010 brought performances at three International Chopin Festivals in Damascus, Beirut and New York. She has made recordings for the radio and television; she has also recorded two CDs with works by such Polish composers as Grażyna Bacewicz, Henryk Opieński and Stefan Bolesław Poradowski.

 

She has taught piano master classes for students of LaSalle – SIA College of the Arts in Singapore, The Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music in Beirut, The High Institute of Music in Damascus, Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome Conservatorio di Musica E. F. Dall’Abaco in Verona, and Conservatorio di Musica G. Palestrina in Cagliari. She has served in juries of national and international piano competitions; in 2010 she headed the jury of the International Chopin Competition in Podgorica (Montenegro), and she is annually invited to be the juror of the H. Czerny-Stefańska National Piano Tournament in Żagań.

 

Associated with the I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań since 1982, she received her doctor’s degree in 1992 to habilitate seven years later. In 2011 she was made Professor of the Musical Arts by the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski. She teaches piano at her Alma Mater; her students and graduates have won over 40 prizes and honourable mentions at international music competitions in Poland, Czechia, France, Sweden, Italy, Lithuania and the USA. In the years 2002–2016 she headed the Interdepartmental Teacher Training Faculty, and currently she is heading the Department of Piano, Organ and Accordion. She has supervised and reviewed a number of doctoral and habilitation dissertations, also abroad (Stony Brook University, NY). In recognition of her activity she has been awarded the Silver Cross of Merit, the “Meritorious for the Polish Culture” badge, the Prize of the Marshal of the Wielkopolska Province, the Medal of the National Education, and the Golden Medal for Long-Standing Service.