International Piano Masterclasses 2015
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prof. Ewa PobłockaEWA POBŁOCKA - one of the greatest pianists of her generation, Ewa Pobłocka has given performances throughout Europe, both Americas, as well as in Singapore, Korea, Japan and Australia, giving concerts with the most famous orchestras in major concert halls. She has repeatedly toured European countries as a Warsaw Philharmonic soloist under the baton of Kazimierz Kord and Antoni Wit. She is a versatile pianist boasting a vast repertoire, giving recitals, orchestral and chamber music concerts, willingly accompanying singers. She has given numerous first performances and world premiere recordings of works by Polish contemporary composers, e.g. Andrzej Panufnik’s Piano Concerto (Polish first performance and the premiere recording with London Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer), Witold Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto (first Polish recording, with the Great Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio under the composer’s baton), Paweł Szymański’s Piano Concerto (dedicated to Ewa Pobłocka, commissioned by Radio France; first performance – at the Parisian Presences Festival) as well as Paweł Mykietyn’s Piano Concerto (1997, also dedicated to the pianist).

Ewa Pobłocka performs for many European radio broadcasters. She has also made more than 40 records under such labels as Deutsche Grammophon, Conifer Records, Victor JVC, CD Accord, many of which have been awarded and enthusiastically acclaimed by critics. On her most recent CD albums we can find Edward Grieg’s complete piano works and Johannes Brahms’ solo compositions. Forthcoming releases include pieces by R. Schumann, Frederic Chopin’s complete songs and a Chopin recital on a historical Pleyel piano of 1848.

Ewa Pobłocka is also a distinguished music educator. She teaches a piano class at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz and the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She is also a guest professor at the Music Universities in Nagoya (Japan) and Calgary (Canada). She serves on the jury of many international piano competitions.

The artist has received the annual Minister of Culture Award, the Cavalier’s Cross of the Polonia Restituta Order from the Polish President (2004), and the presidential title of professor (2007).