Artists

Katarzyna Wasiak

Piano

Katarzyna Wasiak began her musical education in the music school in Zielona Góra, in Barbara Piechowska’s piano class, later studying with Krzysztof Jabłoński and Janina Butor in Wrocław. In 2002, at the age of 17, Wasiak began studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, initially with Oleg Maisenberg and then with Wolfgang Watzinger. In 2006 she continued her studies at the University of Arts in Berlin with Jacques Rouvier, earning her diploma in 2009. Wasiak received a master’s degree at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Fabio Bidini, additionally earning a pedagogical diploma.

Wasiak has won numerous international piano competitions, including in Dallas (US), Vanves (France) and Villa de Capdepera (Spain). During her studies, she held scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture, the Prime Minister of Poland and the Chopin Society. In addition, she won scholarships won the Crescendum Est-Polonia Foundation, as well as the Viadrina scholarship of the Rotary Club Germany several years in a row. Wasiak has performed at renowned festivals such as Carinthischer Sommer, the Schleswig–Holstein Music Festival and the Arsonore Music Festival.

Wasiak performs throughout Europe as well as in Russia, Canada and the US, appearing with renowned groups such as the Warsaw Radio Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and artists such as Michail Jurowski, Nikolai Diadiura, Jerzy Swoboda, Jan Krenz and Benjamin Schmid, Sayako Kusaka, Robert Kowalski, Thomas Selditz, Felix Schwartz, Joachim Greiner, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Agata Szymczewska, Clemens Hagen, Andreas Greger, Lukasz Dlugosz, Ania Vegry and the Noga Quartet.

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