Professor FCUM Elżbieta Karaś-Krasztel, DMus Hab.

Elż­bieta Karaś-Krasz­tel grad­u­at­ed from a sec­ondary music school in Lublin, class of Pro­fes­sor Mie­czy­sław Dawi­do­wi­cz; she com­plet­ed stud­ies in piano play­ing at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, piano class of Pro­fes­sor Regi­na Smendzian­ka. After obtain­ing a diplo­ma she con­tin­ued edu­ca­tion under Vic­tor Merzhanov (Pro­fes­sor of the Moscow Con­ser­va­to­ry) and István Lan­tos (Pro­fes­sor of the Acad­e­my of Music in Budapest). She was a mul­ti-win­ner of the schol­ar­ship of the Fry­deryk Chopin Soci­ety in War­saw.

She won the 1st award at the All-Poland Young Musi­cians’ Fes­ti­val in Gdańsk.  On her score card she has diplo­mas and dis­tinc­tions which she obtained at com­pe­ti­tions, e.g. in Athens, Moscow and War­saw. She has per­formed con­certs in many Euro­pean coun­tries, and also in Cana­da and Aus­tralia. As a soloist she col­lab­o­rat­ed  with the Pol­ish Cham­ber Orches­tra and Sin­fo­nia Varso­via. She has made numer­ous record­ings for the radio and tele­vi­sion, she also record­ed albums with music by W.A. Mozart, F. Cho­pin and unknown Pol­ish com­posers (for APERTO and DUX).

The artist is an out­stand­ing inter­preter of pieces by Mozart. She enjoyed a great suc­cess per­form­ing his Piano Con­cer­to in E-flat Major, KV 482, under the baton of Jerzy Maksymiuk on stage of the Berlin Phil­har­mon­ic. After she per­formed Mozart’s pieces with Sin­fo­nia Varso­via, they wrote in Ger­many: “The great­ness of his music can­not be expressed bet­ter.…”.

She devotes a lot of atten­tion to Pol­ish music. Apart from a rich Chopin reper­toire she plays pieces by I.J. Pade­rew­ski, J. Zaręb­ski and A. Malaws­ki.

Elż­bieta Karaś-Krasz­tel col­lab­o­rates with the ‘Pri­ma Vista’ quar­tet, per­form­ing cham­ber music, includ­ing con­cer­tos by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and F. Chopin.

For her artis­tic and teach­ing activ­i­ty she received numer­ous awards, e.g. Indi­vid­ual Award of the Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Nation­al Her­itage, badge “For Mer­its to Pol­ish Cul­ture” and medal “For Mer­its to Cul­ture – Glo­ria Artis”.

The artist teach­es piano class at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw and the Arts Acad­e­my in Szczecin.


last modified: 13/02/2014