Professor FCUM Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn, DMus Hab.

Win­ner of the First Prize at the Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Com­pe­ti­tion in Major­ca in 1982 and inter­na­tion­al piano com­pe­ti­tions in Barcelona (1975) and San­tander (1979). In the 9th Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Com­pe­ti­tion in War­saw, as one of the six pianists of Pol­ish team, she was qual­i­fyed to quar­ter­fi­nals. In 1968–1974, as win­ner of nation­al com­pe­ti­tions, she was a 7-times schol­ar of the F. Chopin Soci­ety in War­saw and the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Art.

Anna Jas­trzęb­s­ka-Quinn grad­u­at­ed with First Class Honours from the High­er School of Music (now the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music) in War­saw in 1976 where she stud­ied in Pro­fes­sor Jan Ekier’s class, and with Vir­tu­oso Diplo­ma from the Gene­va Con­ser­va­to­ry in 1979 in Pro­fes­sor Har­ry Datyner’s class. She also attend­ed one-year post­grad­u­ate cours­es at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Cana­da in 1981/1982 led by world famous artists such as Gyor­gy Sebok, Mena­hem Pressler, Anton Kuer­ti and oth­ers.

She has been per­form­ing since she was 16. One of the piv­otal moments in her artis­tic career was her per­for­mance with the Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic Cham­ber Orches­tra con­duct­ed by Karol Teutsch at the Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic when she was still a stu­dent (1974). Ever since, she has giv­en recitals, cham­ber music con­certs and has per­formed with orches­tras in near­ly all phil­har­mon­ics in Poland and also in Spain, Switzer­land, France, Ger­many, Aus­tria, Chi­na, Cana­da, Thai­land and Uruguay. In her large reper­to­ry Chopin’s music has a spe­cial place.

The Artist has played with such con­duc­tors as: Pierre Colom­bo, Rena­to Riv­ol­ta, Wern­er Pfaff, Pierre Hetu, Tang Li Hua, Ruben Gure­vich, Lar­ry Liv­ingston, Rome­ly Pfund, Klaus Zoephel, Juli Ribelles, Karol Teutsch, Jerzy Katlewicz, Woj­ciech Mich­niews­ki, Ste­fan Mar­czyk, Maciej Niesiołows­ki, Tadeusz Stru­gała, Szy­mon Kawal­la, Zyg­munt Has­sa, Adam Natanek, Marek Pijarows­ki, Andrzej Roz­marynow­icz, Włodz­imierz Por­czyńs­ki, Ste­fan Strahl, Piotr Warzecha, Jan Ślęk, Jerzy Hert­er.

As a cham­ber musi­cian she has per­formed with Kaja Danc­zows­ka (vio­lin­ist), Raphael Hilli­er (vio­list), Shau­na Rol­ston (cel­loist), David Stew­art (vio­lonist) and oth­ers.

Anna Jas­trzęb­s­ka-Quinn has tak­en part in many fes­ti­vals includ­ing The Gen­er­a­tion of the Musi­cians of the 30th Anniver­sary of the Pol­ish peo­ple’s Repub­lic” and the Young Musi­cians Fes­ti­val both at the Nation­al Phil­har­mon­ic in War­saw, in the Pol­ish Piano Fes­ti­val in Słup­sk, the Fry­deryk Chopin Fes­ti­val in Duszni­ki, the music fes­ti­vals in Banff (Cana­da), Valen­cia and Vil­lena (Spain).

She has made radio and tele­vi­sion record­ings for Pol­ish Radio and Tele­vi­sion (includ­ing many archival record­ings), for the Amer­i­can Broad­cast RIAS in Berlin, Cana­di­an Broad­cast in Mon­tre­al and Radio Suiss Romande in Gene­va. She has also record­ed for the record com­pa­ny Pol­skie Nagra­nia and for the Span­ish record com­pa­nies SOMAGIC and Tabelet Estud­is (CDs).

As a music redac­tor she has pub­lished in Spain the col­lec­tion of key­board Sonatas by Tomas Ciu­rana (ear­ly clas­si­cal com­pos­er), based on the recon­struc­tion of his man­u­scripts.

She was asked to join jury mem­bers in many piano com­pe­ti­tions in Poland, as well as in Esto­nia, Spain, Japan, USA, Chi­na, Sin­ga­pore and Thai­land.

Anna Jas­trzęb­s­ka-Quinn has worked at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw since 1979 with an inter­lude of sev­er­al years when she was abroad. As pro­fes­sor at the Chair of Piano she teach­es full-time stu­dents and artis­tic train­ing stu­dents from Poland and many oth­er coun­tries (Spain, South Korea, Nor­way, Greece, Japan, Rus­sia, Ukraine, Ger­many, Eng­land and Chi­na) con­duct­ing cours­es in for­eign lan­guages: Eng­lish, French, Span­ish and Russ­ian. She also teach­es piano at music high school in War­saw. Her stu­dents have won many nation­al and inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions (over 40 prizes and awards of dis­tinc­tion) and been grant­ed many artis­tic schol­ar­ships, e.g. by the Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Art.

She has con­duct­ed sem­i­nars and mas­ter cours­es in Poland, Spain, Aus­tria, Rus­sia, Japan, Chi­na, Sin­ga­pore, Thai­land and Uruguay. Since few years she is an artis­tic direc­tor of the mas­ter cours­es for Japa­neese pianists POLJA at the FCUM.

Dur­ing the term of office 2012–2016, she held the func­tion of Dean of the Depart­ment of Piano, Harp­si­chord and Organ at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw. She was re-elect­ed for the same func­tion for 2016–2020.

Anna Jas­trzęb­s­ka-Quinn acts as con­sul­tant for the Artis­tic Edu­ca­tion Cen­tre and is an expert of the Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion.


last modified: 15/03/2019