Zakrzewska, Martyna

is a pianist, soloist and chamber musician specialising in contemporary music. She graduated from the Cracow Academy of Music, where she studied with Mariusz Sielski and Milena Kędra. She is currently a PhD student at the Academy, studying with Jan Pilch. In 2014–18 she also studied new piano music at the High School of Music and Dance in Cologne with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and David Smeyers. At that time she also gained experience in conducting and improvisation, working with Paul Alvares. Winner of the Special Prize at the 10th Competition of 20thand 21st-Century Music for Young Performers in Radziejowice. In 2013–15 she was a member of the European Workshop for Contemporary Music, with which she gave concerts during the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt and Warsaw Autumn Festival. In Cologne she had an opportunity to collaborate with the Musikfabrik ensemble, which led to a concert at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. As a soloist she has appeared at venues such as the University of Music in Graz, WDR, Deutschlandfunk, Lviv Philharmonic, Kielce Philharmonic, and Polish Radio’s Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio. She has worked with conductors such as Rüdiger Bohn, Marek Moś, and José Luis Castillo. As a chamber musician she has performed with Aleksandra Świgut in the piano duo Antynomie, taking part in the ARD Competition in 2015. She has premiered works notably by Joanna Woźny, Cezary Duchnowski, Jacek Sotomski, Marta Śniady, and Piotr Peszat. 

She has also taken part in numerous piano courses with artists such as Alexei Orlovetsky, Nicolas Hodges, Benjamin Kobler, Sebastian Berweck, Maciej Grzybowski, Ensemble Modern, ensemble recherche, and Musikfabrik.