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„Pure substance“, Ewa Kupiec is praised by Fono Forum, Germany’s leading magazine for classical music. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung certifies: “Kupiec plays with a rare mixture of spirit, a faultless technique, a complete understanding of musical texture and an ability to shape music with transparency and an impressive richness of colours. Her playing is brilliant but never obtrusive, full of atmosphere and subtly virtuosic.”


Ewa Kupiec regularly performs at the world’s leading festivals but also with major orchestras, which in recent seasons have included Munich Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Danish Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and Orchestre de Paris. Conductors she worked include Marin Alsop, Neeme Järvi, Xian Zhang, Sakari Oramo, Semyon Bychkov, Herbert Blomstedt, Krzysztof Penderecki, Lothar Zagrosek, Gilbert Varga, Christoph Poppen, Andrey Boreyko, and Marek Janowski. Renowned Polish maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski has initiated and supported an exceptionally fruitful musical collaboration between the two, and as such they have performed all over the world and, released in 2003, recorded Chopin’s piano concerti  together.


Ewa Kupiec is closely connected to the music of Chopin and other Polish composers. For his 200th birthday she offered three different Chopin recital programs. Next to standard works, her concerto repertoire includes works by Loewe or Veress. For Sony, she has recorded Władysław Szpilman’s music, known from the movie „The Pianist“.


At the beginning of the season 2010-11, Ewa Kupiec performed with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Stanisław Skrowaczewski, followed by engangements with the Düsseldorf Symphony, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Budapest Festival and the Osaka Century Orchestras. Among others, she will present her Chopin solo programme in the Stuttgart Liederhalle, and return to New Zealand (Auckland Symphony Orchestra) and Australia (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra). The latter will accompany her in a CD recording of Chopin’s piano concerto No. 2 for ABC classics, which will also include Chopin’s Nocturnes. Furthermore, she will give her Vienna debut  with Chopin’s piano concerto no. 2 and the Leipzig String Quartet. Ewa Kupiec will be a jury member at the "Sound and Explanation” piano competition, set by the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy, and also at the ARD Music Competition.

Ewa Kupiec is recognised as one of Europe’s most dedicated interpreters of contemporary music. Her Berlin Konzerthaus performance in 2005 of Schnittke’s First Piano Concerto with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra was the first performance of this work since 1964 and was released by Phoenix in 2008, together with other Schnittke works for piano and orchestra. Her recital and chamber music programs often include contemporary works, and different composers have dedicated pieces to her. In cooperation with Deutschlandfunk, her next CD will be released in early 2011: solo works by Enescu and Kodaly (Solaris).


Among Ewa Kupiec‘ numerous recordings are works by Grażyna Bacewicz, Lutosławski, Szymanowsky (ECHO Klassik 1997) and Paderewski. 2007 Haenssler released her recording of Janacek‘s solo works, in 2008 Phoenix published Schnittke’s piano concerti with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, and 2010 saw the release of Żal, with solo works by Chopin and Schubert (Solaris).


Ewa Kupiec studied in Katowice, at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and in 1992 she won the ARD Music Competition (category duo piano/cello).

Ewa Kupiec studied in Katowice, at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and in 1992 she won the ARD Music Competition (category duo piano/cello).

Since autumn 2011, she  is a professor for piano at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.

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