Evolution of the piano repertoire in the context of the development of the instrument

Piano music would not exist without the piano. It was thanks to the invention of Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655 – 1731) that the development of repertoire for keyboard instruments became possible. The lecture aims to inspire music school students and their teachers, as well as all those interested in piano issues, to deepen their knowledge of the development of the piano repertoire in the context of the evolution of the instrument. It shows the interplay and influence of composers and piano designers.

Marta Polańska – pianist, chamber musician, pedagogue. She was born on 19 June 1984 in Kraków, in a family of academics. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Kraków at the Instrumental Department. She studied with Maria Szylska-Kaszycka, Irena Rolanowska, among others, prof. dr hab. Andrzej Pikul and Prof. Dr. Mirosław Herbowski. She has participated in demonstration lessons and solo and chamber music masterclasses given by eminent professors: Bronisława Kawalla, Andrzej Pikul, Paweł Skrzypek, Roberto Prosseda, Altenberg Trio, Tadeusz Gadzina, Daniel Stabrawa… She has recorded Chopin’s works for TVP Kraków and, together with her brother Marek (violinist) as Polanski Duo, has given several world premieres, including compositions dedicated to them as part of: International Days of Music by Krakow Composers, Sfogato International Music and Art Festival and the International Audio Art Festival. She has given concerts in Poland, Switzerland, Romania, Germany, Italy and Austria. She holds a scholarship from the City of Kraków, she is a laureate of the Award of the Mayor of Wieliczka City and Municipality, she is the founder and president of the Sfogato Music and Art Society, as well as the originator and artistic director of the festivals organised by the Society: the Sfogato International Music and Art Festival, and the Piano e Forte Festival and Piano Competition, which takes place under the honorary and scientific patronage of Prof. Andrzej Pikul and Prof. Benjamin Vogel. She teaches piano classes in music schools of the first and second degree and in her own piano atelier, MartAtelier. She also completed Postgraduate Studies in Journalism and Media Communication at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Law at the Faculty of Law, Administration and International Relations of the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow Academy. She has participated in numerous scientific conferences in Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece (Crete), Romania, Slovakia, Italy, France, Austria and the UK, including the XI International Congress on Musical Signification in 2010 in Krakow.

Event partner

Lecture: 2 September (Friday), 12.15 pm, Room Universe 2

Piotr Pogorzelski

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