Anna Maria Stańczyk celebrates 40 years on the concert stage
'Music has given me the opportunity to see the world and to meet many wonderful people.'
Location: St. James’ Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL
Date and time: Friday 26 April 2019 at 19.30
Chopin: Ballade in G minor
Polonaise in A flat major Heroic
Liszt: Transcription on three Chopin songs
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite
After graduation from the Academy of Music in Warsaw I came to London to continue my musical experiences and to further my concert career. I arrived in London and this started to be my new life.
The time has gone so quickly and now, I am reflecting on my artistic experiences. I played my debut in the Wigmore Hall, which was followed by other performances on South Bank London, Van Lear Hall, Jerusalem, Odessa, Bangkok, a tour in Newfoundland, Toronto, Minneapolis, and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, and many concerts across Europe.
In the early 1980's I created the Archway Trust providing young pianists with the opportunity to take part in a master class and arranging opportunities for them to play in the community.
24 years ago I was co-founder and became artistic director of The Powsin.
International Piano Festival, Warsaw, Poland. This year, the festival opens for the XXIV year on Sunday 12 May.
It was most rewarding to receive two platinum discs for my “24 Classic Hits” and “Anna Maria Stańczyk plays Liszt” albums.
The Ferenc Liszt CD contains World Premier Recordings of:
God Save the Queen, Grande Paraphrase de Concert
Romance dedicated to Mme Joséphine Kościelski, Prelude
Three years ago I was awarded with a Doctorate Honoris Causa by PUNO University, London.
Anna Maria Stańczyk MA, DHC, ISM Fellow