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Magdalena Baczewska (Piano, Harpsichord)

Born: Poland

The Polish pianist and harpsichordist, Magdalena Baczewska, began her piano studies at the age of five in her native Poland. She earned her Bachelorís (2001) and Masterís degree summa cum laude (2003) from the Mannes College of Music in New York City under Jerome Rose. In May 2008, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree summa cum laude from Manhattan School of Music under the instruction of Constance Keene, having written a dissertation "In Search for Bach's Cantabile: The Role and Aspects of Oratory and Singing in Keyboard Interpretation."

Magdalena Baczewska is a recipient of the Prix du Piano from the Festival Consevatoire Americaine in Fontainebleau, France, as well as Mention Excellent from the European American Musical Alliance in Paris. She is a prize-winner of various piano competitions, such as the International Chopin Competition at the Kosciuszko Foundation in NYC, the Dorothy McKenzie Recognition Award Competition and the Mieczyslaw Munz Competition.

Magdalena Baczewska has appeared as soloist with several orchestras, and her performances have been broadcast on WQXR, NPR, Voice of America, and on European radio and television. She has commissioned works for piano and has delivered several world premieres. However, her main focus lies in the Renaissance and Baroque keyboard literature, which she performs both on the harpsichord and the piano.

Magdalena Baczewska served on the faculty of Montclair State University in New Jersey and is currently an Adjunct Piano Faculty member of the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in NYC. She is also a published music critic (The New York Concert Review). In February 2007, she joined Yamaha Artist Services as Artist Relations Coordinator.


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Source: Magdalena Baczewska Website (2008) [Photos: James M. Steeber]
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Aryeh Oron (February 2009)

Magdalena Baczewska: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Magdalena Baczewska - Pianist (Official Website)

Pianist pays tribute to Glenn Gould in recent New York recital. (Glenn Gould Foundation)

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