Zakrzewska, Martyna

Pianist and chamber musician, specialised in performing contemporary music. She graduated from the class of Mariusz Sielski and Milena Kędra at the Music Academy in Cracow, where she currently is a PhD student under Jan Pilch. In 2018 she graduated in new piano music from the High School of Music and Dance in Cologne, where she studied with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and David Smeyers. She participated in piano courses led by Aleksey Orlovetsky, Nicholas Hodges, Benjamin Kobler, Sebastian Berweck, and Maciej Grzybowski. Studying in Cologne, she has also taken up conducting and improvisation classes with Paul Alvares. She won a special prize at the 10th 20thand 21st-Century Music Young Performers’ Competition in Radziejowice. In 2011–13 she was a member of the European Workshop for Contemporary Music, with which she performed during the Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt and at the Warsaw Autumn Festival. In Cologne, she worked with the Musikfabrik ensemble, resulting in a concert at the University of Arts in Berlin. As a soloist she has performed at the University of Music in Graz, Lviv Philharmonic, Kielce Philharmonic, and Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. She has worked with conductors such as Rüdiger Bohn, Marek Moś, and José Luis Castillo. As a chamber musician she works with Aleksanda Świgut, forming the piano duet Antynomie, which participated in the ARD competition in 2015. She has premiered several new compositions by Joanna Woźny, Cezary Duchnowski, Jacek Sotomski, Marta Śniady, and Piotr Peszat. 

Joined by Piotr Peszat and Mateusz Rusowicz, she cofounded the Spółdzielnia Muzyczna (Music Cooperative) Contemporary Ensemble, which specialises in performing contemporary music. Since 2014, her cooperation with the ensemble’s members has played a crucial role in the development of her professional career. Being engaged in the ensemble’s projects allows her to implement numerous artistic ideas.