Professor Elżbieta Tarnawska, DMus Hab.

She is a final­ist of the 9th Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Piano Com­pe­ti­tion in War­saw in 1975 and a lau­re­ate of the Inter­na­tion­al M. Long-J. Thibaud Com­pe­ti­tion in Paris in 1977.

She stud­ied in the St. Peters­burg Con­ser­va­to­ry in the class of Prof. L. Uman­ska­ja and the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw in the class of Prof. Regi­na Smendzian­ka.

She com­plet­ed her Post-Diplo­ma stud­ies under the direc­tion of:

Post­grad­u­ate stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mary­land, USA, in the class of Prof. Dr. Neli­ta True.

Prof. Elż­bi­eta Tar­nawska per­formed recitals as well as con­certs with orches­tras in all Phil­har­mon­ic Halls in Poland. She gave con­certs in Bel­gium, Ger­many, Switzer­land, Nor­way, Por­tu­gal, Spain, the Czech Repub­lic, Slo­va­kia, Rus­sia, Roma­nia, Lithua­nia, Hun­gary, Cuba and the Unit­ed States.

Her most high­ly acclaimed con­certs in the Unit­ed States include per­for­mances in the fol­low­ing places:

Upon her return to Poland in 1992 she embarked on a career in teach­ing, while con­tin­u­ing to give con­certs. She often per­formed and gave lec­tures as well as mas­ter class­es in music schools.

Prof. Elż­bi­eta Tar­nawska took part in many fes­ti­vals, includ­ing the Pol­ish Piano Fes­ti­val in Słup­sk, the Inter­na­tion­al Chopin Fes­ti­val in Duszni­ki Zdrój, the Liszt Fes­ti­val at the Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty in Wash­ing­ton D.C., The F. Chopin Fes­ti­val in Karlove Vary and Mar­i­anske Lazne, in the Inter­na­tion­al Lau­re­ates’ Fes­ti­val in War­saw and Katow­ice, in the Mozart Fes­ti­val at the Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw and in the Inter­na­ton­al Fes­ti­val “Chopin in the Col­ors of Autumn” in Antonin.

She per­formed under the baton of the fol­low­ing con­duc­tors: Jerzy Katlewicz, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Antoni Wit, Bogusław Madey, Tadeusz Stru­gała, Andrzej Markows­ki, Tomasz Bugaj, Marek Pijarows­ki, Józef Wiłkomirs­ki, Tadeusz Woj­ciechows­ki, Zyg­munt Rychert, Jerzy Sal­warows­ki, Jerzy Swo­bo­da, Ste­fan Mar­czyk, Witold Krzemińs­ki, Zdzisław Szostak, Adam Natanek, Szy­mon Kawal­la, Ryszard Dudek, Ste­fan Strahl, Karol And­bild, Zbig­niew Goncerzewicz.

The pianist has also been active in oth­er fields, such as:

Prof. Elż­bi­eta Tar­nawska has been work­ing at the Chopin Music Acad­e­my (present­ly Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music) of since 1993 as a pro­fes­sor at the Depart­ment of Piano, Harp­si­chord and Organ, and in 2005–2008, as Prorec­tor for For­eign Coop­er­a­tion and Stu­dent Affairs.

Elż­bi­eta Tar­nawska is also pro­fes­sor of G. and K. Bacewicz Acad­e­my fo Music in Łódź and vice-pres­i­dent of the Coun­cil for Artis­tic Edu­ca­tion at the Min­istry of Cul­ture.

last modified: 05/05/2015