Biography

Anna Lipiak is one of the most talented pianists of the young generation, sensitive not only as an artist, but also as a person to another man. In spite of her young age, her career develops springily and speeds up year by year, she has already performed more than 100 recitals, possessing over 50 compositions in her concert repertoire. Music and playing the piano have been her passion since she was 5, entering the stage each time, she makes her dreams and mission come true. She lives to share her emotions, feelings, her inside to clear the way for deeper sensations through art for people. She is brave and extraordinary, she knows that the path taken by others does not always lead to success; therefore she follows her own way with the trust and gratitude for everything she has managed to achieve.

The pianist has won respect playing in such prestigious concert halls in Poland as, among others, National Philharmonic in Warsaw, The Wroclaw Philharmonic – National Music Forum, The Frederic Chopin Museum – Warsaw, The Frederic Chopin Manor – Duszniki Zdroj, The Auschwitz Culture Centre, Pomeranian Dukes' Castle – Słupsk. With recitals she has visited other important centres, such as Venice, Milan, Padua, Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy), Montrond les Bains (France), Leipzig, Bremen, Goerlitz, Goslar (Germany), Cesky Tesin (The Czech Republic), Karlovac (Croatia), Ruzomberok (Slovakia). The pianist possesses a rich repertoire including the works of art from baroque up to modern times. However, the music of romanticism is very dear to her, especially the music of Frederick Chopin and the great composers of Russian music, among others Sergei Rachmaninov's.

Born in 1992 in Zgorzelec, as the best student graduated from the Silesian University in Katowice under the guidance of one of the most famous and the most concert active Polish pianists, Grzegorz Niemczuk. She continues studies at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz under guidance of professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń (Teacher of R. Blechacz - Winner of the International Chopin Competition in 2005), Jerzy Sulikowski (the only Pole who won the prestigious piano competition in Geneva).Anna Lipiak, in the course of the years of her education, has been a laureate of 20 international and all-Polish piano contests, among others in Padua, Piove di Sacco, Brescia, San Dona di Piave (Italy), Karlovac (Croatia), Montrond les Bains (France), Warsaw, Cracow, Lodz, Jelenia Gora (Poland), Ruzomberok (Slovakia), Görlitz (Germany).

She won many prizes on international piano competitions:

  • XIV Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale "Premio Citta' di Padova" (Italy, 2016, I prize)
  • II International Piano Competition in Karlovac (Karlovac, Croatia, 2015, II prize)
  • VII Concorso Nazionale di Esecuzione Musicale “Citta di Piove di Sacco” (Piove di Sacco – Padwa, Italy, 2014, I prize),
  • XXIV Concorso Internazionale „Camillo Togni” Gussago (Brescia, Italy, 2013, I prize),
  • 2nd International Competition „Spring Piano Encounters” in Krakow(2013, I prize),
  • XVIe Grand Prix International et Rencontres Jeunes Talents (Montrond les Bains, France, 2013, IV prize),
  • IX International Interpretation’s Competition (Ružomberok, Slovakia, 2012, I prize),
  • IX i X International Polish-German Piano Competition (Zgorzelec/Goerlitz, 2010, 2011, twice III prize)

Undoubtedly, the contacts during master courses with the most famous artists in the world have had a great influence on the pianist's development: Dang Thai Son (2016), Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron (2010, 2012, 2014, 2017), Arie Vardi (2016), Andrzej Jasinski (2010-2013, 2015), Boris Petrushansky (2012), Alexey Orlovetsky (2011-13, 2015), Jeffrey Swann (2013). The relation master – student is always inspiring and the most precious one, often, a few shared minutes remain for the whole life and create further artistic development.

She attended the 18th, 19th and 20th F. Liszt International Master Courses for Pianist in Wrocław (2011-2013, 2015) - where in 2012 and 2013 she was honoured to perform the opening piano recital. In December 2013 she debuted as a solist, performing Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor Op. 21 with Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marek Moś, in the concert hall of The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Her huge success took place in Palazzo Cavagnis in Venice in Italy, in May 2014 during her piano recital.

She held scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education in Poland(2012, 2013, 2015), President of Silesian University for outstanding artistic achievements (2012-2015), Association of Support Talented Youth in Zgorzelec (2006).