Professor Katarzyna Jankowska-Borzykowska, DMus Hab.

Katarzy­na Jankows­ka-Borzykows­ka grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­e­my of Music in War­saw where she stud­ied the piano with Pro­fes­sor Wik­tor Mierzh­nov and piano cham­ber music with Pro­fes­sor Jerzy March­wińs­ki. She fur­thered her stud­ies as a grantee of the Swedish Gov­ern­ment at the Roy­al Acad­e­my of Music, Stock­holm and the Swedish Radio School of Cham­ber Music, Eds­berg where she worked with such out­stand­ing artists as Gre­ta Erick­son, Kurt Levin and Frans Helmer­son.

After her debut in 1977, when she was still a stu­dent, she per­formed as a soloist with the Hen­ryk Wieni­aws­ki Phil­har­mon­ic Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra in Lublin where she played e.g., the piano con­cer­tos of J. S. Bach, L. van Beethoven, E. Grieg, C. Saint-Saëns and S. Prokofiev. Katarzy­na Jankows­ka-Borzykows­ka also gives numer­ous piano recitals, play­ing main­ly Chopin, at home and abroad, e.g., in France, Hol­land, Swe­den, The Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates and Iran.

Her main pas­sion is piano cham­ber music, how­ev­er. She accom­pa­nies musi­cians from Poland and abroad in their recitals, espe­cial­ly singers, for exam­ple Jerzy Artysz, Urszu­la Kryger, Zofia Kilanow­icz and Urszu­la Jankows­ka (her sis­ter) with whom she has played at the most pres­ti­gious con­cert halls in Poland and abroad in near­ly all the West­ern Euro­pean coun­tries as well as Rus­sia, Israel, Asia and Africa. She has attend­ed many nation­al and inter­na­tion­al fes­ti­vals, for exam­ple “Wratis­law­ia Can­tans” (many times), the Chopin Fes­ti­val in Duszni­ki, the Karol Szy­manows­ki fes­ti­val in Zakopane, “Musi­co­ra­ma” in Paris, “Fes­ti­val van Vlaan­dereen” in Lim­burg (Bel­gium) and “Jer­ach Fes­ti­val of Cul­ture & Arts” in Jor­dan.

Katarzy­na Jankows­ka-Borzykows­ka has made very many radio record­ings (library and occa­sion­al), at home and abroad, e.g., in France, Ger­many, Den­mark and Fin­land. She has also record­ed for tele­vi­sion, giv­en “live” recitals and record­ed for doc­u­men­taries. Her record­ing with Jerzy Artysz was award­ed the title “Record­ing of the Year 1990”. Katarzy­na Jankows­ka-Borzykows­ka has also record­ed many CDs. She and the mez­zo-sopra­no Urszu­la Kryger are lau­re­ates of the “Fry­dery­ki 2001” award for K. Szy­manowski’s songs. She records for many record com­pa­nies: Ton­n­press, DUX, the Japan­ese Pony Canyon Inc. and sev­er­al Ger­man com­pa­nies.

Katarzy­na Jankows­ka-Borzykows­ka has fre­quent­ly attend­ed nation­al and inter­na­tion­al mas­ter cours­es where she has col­lab­o­rat­ed with such out­stand­ing musi­cians and teach­ers as cel­lists Kaz­imierz Wiłkomirs­ki, Kaz­imierz Micha­lik, Ivan Moniget­ti, Daniel Szafran and Ivan Salo and the singer Tere­sa Żylis-Gara. She has par­tic­i­pat­ed in Inter­na­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tions (W. Lutosławs­ki, St. Moniuszko) where she has been award­ed hon­ourable men­tion. She has accom­pa­nied young, gift­ed singers and instru­men­tal­ists at numer­ous com­pe­ti­tions includ­ing some of the most impor­tant ones, e.g., the P. Tchaikovsky Com­pe­ti­tion in Moscow, the J. Brahms Com­pe­ti­tion in Ham­burg, the Munich “Radio”, “Gene­va” and “Euro­vi­sion Com­pe­ti­tions”.

Katarzy­na Jankows­ka-Borzykows­ka has taught at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­si­ty of Music in War­saw, her alma mater, for many years. She has been a pro­fes­sor there since 2007. She teach­es piano cham­ber music, pass­ing on her expe­ri­ence as a per­former, her artis­tic sen­si­tiv­i­ty and her pas­sion to new gen­er­a­tions of musi­cians.

last modified: 05/05/2015