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Sacrum Profanum 2020

Martyna Zakrzewska

Pianist and chamber musician, specialising in the performance of contemporary music. She started learning to play the piano at the age of five at the State Music School in Racibórz, and then in Rybnik. She is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Krakow in the class of Dr Marius Sielski and Dr Milena Kędra. In 2014, she also began studies in Neue Klavier Musik at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, with Prof. Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Prof. Davig Smeyers.

She won the special prize in the 10th Young Performers Competition of Music of the 20thand 21st Century in Radziejowice. Since 2013, she has been a member of the European Workshop for Contemporary Music, with which she has performed during the Summer Composition Courses in Darmstadt and during the Warsaw Autumn festival. In Cologne, she had the opportunity to work with the musicFabrik ensemble, the result of which was a concert at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. As a soloist, she performer at the University of Music in Graz, the Lviv Philharmonic, the Kielce Philharmonic and the Polish Radio Studio. She has worked with such conductors as Rüdiger Bohn, Marek Moś and Jose Luis Castillo. As a chamber musician, she works with Aleksanda Świgut, forming the piano duet Antynomie, which qualified for and took part in the ARD competition in 2015.

She is also the co-founder and member of the Spółdzielnia Muzyczna ensemble, which performs new music since 2014. She has taken part in many piano courses, including with Aleksiej Orłowiecki, Nicholas Hodges and Maciej Grzybowski. Studying in Cologne, she has also taken up conducting and improvisation, working with Prof. Paul Alvares.

The music of Olivier Messiaen has a special part in her repertoire, both in solo and in chamber performances.


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