Professor Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz, DMus Hab.

Krysty­na Makows­ka-Ławrynow­icz began to learn the piano with Pro­fes­sor Han­na Lacher­towa at the age of six. In 1971, she grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours from the Szy­manows­ki High School of Music in War­saw (Pro­fes­sor Lachert’s class). She stud­ied the piano with Pro­fes­sor Maria Wiłkomirs­ka at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music and grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours in 1971. In the years 1971–1973 she was award­ed artis­tic fel­low­ships from the Pol­ish and Aus­tri­an gov­ern­ments. She also par­tic­i­pat­ed in inter­na­tion­al piano and cham­ber mas­ter cours­es in Switzer­land, Ger­many, and Aus­tria.

Pro­fes­sor Makows­ka-Ławrynow­icz has received awards from sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al piano com­pe­ti­tions such as the Robert Schu­mann Com­pe­ti­tion in Zwick­au (1969), Fest­wochen in Vien­na (1972), Lud­wig van Beethoven Com­pe­ti­tion in Vien­na (1973) and Bay­erisch­er Rund­funk in Munich (1974). She has per­formed as a soloist and as a mem­ber of cham­ber ensem­bles in Aus­tria, Bul­gar­ia, Cuba, Czech Repub­lic, Eng­land, Fin­land, France, Ger­many, Italy, The Nether­lands, Rus­sia, Swe­den, Switzer­land, Turkey, Yugoslavia, and in the USA (Carnegie Hall). She has also par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous fes­ti­vals, e.g., the George Sand Fes­ti­val in France, and the Steirisch­er Herb­st in Aus­tria.

Pro­fes­sor Krysty­na Makows­ka-Ławrynow­icz has made numer­ous record­ings as a soloist and cham­ber musi­cian for Pol­ish and for­eign com­pa­nies, e.g., Bay­erisch­er Rund­funk und Fernse­hen, Öster­re­ichis­che Run­funk, Radio Cuba, Pol­ish Radio and Tele­vi­sion. She has record­ed sev­er­al CDs, giv­ing spe­cial atten­tion to works by Pol­ish com­posers: F. Chopin, H. Moniuszko, K. Lipis­ki, L. Róży­c­ki, J. Zaręb­s­ki, A. Zarzy­c­ki H. Wieni­aws­ki, J. Wieni­aws­ki, K. Szy­manows­ki, and H. Swolkień.

Since 1973 she has been employed at the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw, first at Pro­fes­sor Maria Wiłkomirska’s piano class and lat­er at the Chair of Piano Cham­ber Music under pro­fes­sor Jerzy March­wińs­ki. She was nom­i­nat­ed a lec­tur­er in 1979 and assis­tant pro­fes­sor in 1990, when she obtained her sec­ond lev­el degree in music. She has been an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor since Feb­ru­ary 1992. She has reviewed and super­vised many qual­i­fi­ca­tion pro­ce­dures for first and sec­ond degrees in music at Acad­e­mies of Music in Łódź, Poz­nań and War­saw, In peri­od 1999–2005 she was a prorec­tor for Inter­na­tion­al Affairs of the AMFC in War­saw.

For many years, Pro­fes­sor Krysty­na Makows­ka-Ławrynow­icz has been a co-organ­is­er of the Inter­na­tion­al Musi­cal Cours­es in Łań­cut and has giv­en lec­tures and con­certs dur­ing the cours­es. She has also act­ed as a juror at the Pol­ish Cham­ber Music Com­pe­ti­tions in Stalowa Wola, Kosza­lin, and Byd­goszcz sev­er­al times.

In 1995 she was appoint­ed a Con­sul­tant to the Pol­ish Artis­tic Edu­ca­tion Sys­tem and still holds this func­tion.

last modified: 05/05/2015