Biography

Anna Lipiak is a young and promising polish pianist. Born in 1992 she started playing the piano at the age of 6 and by 2011 she graduated with the highest degree National Music School in Zgorzelec, Poland where her teacher was Cezary Kłos. Since 2010 she has been studying under Grzegorz Niemczuk, from 2011 as a student at the Silesian University in Katowice (Artistic Faculty of the Music Institute), graduated in 2016 with the highest distinction.

She has performed in many places in Poland ( Chopin Manor House in Duszniki Zdroj, Warsaw Philharmonic, National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw, The Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes – Słupsk, The Silesian Piast Dynasty Castle - Brzeg, Concert Hall of the Music Academy in Katowice, Krakow Academy of Music, University of Music Fryderyk Chopin and in Europe ( Czech Republic, France, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Italy ), which received very positive reviews : "Her game was marked by a beautiful sound, control pedaling and phrasing, a sense of security and natural poetic musicality " - Giornale di Brescia.

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)

She participated in many courses and masterclasses under the guidance of various outstanding teachers among others such as: Dang Thai Son(2016), Arie Vardi(2016), Andrzej Jasiński(2010-2013, 2015), Boris Petrushansky(2012), Alexey Orlovetsky(2011-13, 2015), Jeffrey Swann(2013), Vladimir Viardo(2016), Tamás Ungár(2016), Zbigniew Raubo(2016), Claudio Martinez-Mehner(2013), Katarzyna Popowa- Zydroń(2010, 2012, 2014), Silvije Vidovic(2016), Cristiano Burato(2013), Wojciech Świtała(2010, 2013).

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).