Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, University of Toronto, June 2012

  • Thesis: “Chopin’s Third Piano Sonata, Op. 58: Late Style, Formal Ambiguity, and Performance Considerations” – published in 2013 by Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Advisors: Ryan McClelland, James Parker
  • Piano and Chamber music studies with Profs. Marietta Orlov and James Parker

Master of Music in Piano Performance, Indiana University, June 2008

Performer Diploma in Piano Performance, Indiana University, December 2005

  • Piano studies with Prof. Arnaldo Cohen
  • Chamber music studies with Prof. Yael Weiss and Prof. Ik-Hwan Bae

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK, 2003-2005 (unfinished due to transfer to Indiana University)

  • Piano studies with Profs. Arnaldo Cohen and Vanessa Latarche
  • Chamber music and collaborative piano studies with Profs. Michael Dussek and Andrew West

International Baccalaureate Diploma, United World College of the Adriatic, Duino, Italy, June 2003

  • Piano solo, collaborative and chamber music studies at the International School of Chamber Music Trio di Trieste with Profs. Dario de Rosa, Alberto Miodini and Maureen Jones


Competition Awards

Maria Canals International Piano Competition, Barcelona, Spain: Medalist, March 2014

Shean Piano Competition in Edmonton, AB: First Prize, May 2012

TD Canada Trust Music Competition in Elora, ON: First Prize, July 2011

13th Pacific Piano Competition in Richmond, B.C.: Second Prize, February 2011

Indiana University Concerto Competition in Bloomington, IN: Winner, January 2007


Selected Performance Activity

Debut performance with the Greeley Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58, Greeley, CO, October 4, 2019

Commissioned recording of Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio, Op. 17, with the Colorado Piano Trio, for the Colorado Public Radio, Denver, September 6, 2019

Commissioned recording of Clara Schumann’s piano solo works for the Colorado Public Radio, Denver, August 30, 2019

Piano Trio concert with Max Joseph Trio at the State Chateau Hradec nad Moravici, Czech Republic, June 2, 2019

Piano Trio concert with Max Joseph Trio at the Oratorium Marianum of the University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland, May 31, 2019

Piano solo recital promoting album The Beginnings at the St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London, UK, February 22, 2019

Piano solo recital promoting album The Beginnings at the University of Wisconsin Buchanan Centre for the Arts, Laramie, WY, February 17, 2019

Piano solo recital promoting album The Beginnings at the Auditorium “E. Venier” in Pasian di Prato, Udine, Italy, November 19, 2018

Piano solo recital promoting album The Beginnings at the Music Auditorium of the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy, November 18, 2018

Piano solo recital promoting album The Beginnings at the Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto, ON, Canada, November 15, 2018

Piano solo recital at the Poland Centennial Independence Gala, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN, November 10, 2018

Colorado Piano Trio recital with the UNC faculty Jubal Fulks (Violin) and Gal Faganel (Cello), for the Western States Honors Orchestra Festival at the Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, CO, November 1, 2018

Colorado Piano Trio debut recital at the Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, New York, NY, October 7, 2018

Colorado Piano Trio broadcast recording of L. Bernstein Piano Trio (1937) for the Colorado Public Radio, September 21, 2018

Piano solo and chamber recital with Angela Kratchmer (viola) and Tulio Rondon (cello) at the Haas Fine Arts Center, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI, March 30, 2018

Piano solo recital at the Comstock Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, Louisville, KY, March 6, 2018

Collaborative Recital with Canadian clarinetist Peter Stoll, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, March 4, 2018

Piano solo recital at the Legacy Hall, Columbus State University Schwob School of Music, Columbus, GA, February 28, 2018

Colorado Piano Trio Western Tour with the UNC faculty Jubal Fulks (Violin) and Gal Faganel (Cello), performances and workshops at the Denver School of the Arts, Rocky Mountains High School in Fort Collins, University of Wyoming in Laramie, Concordia Lutheran Church in Steamboat Springs, CO, Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, September 25-30, 2017

Debut Piano solo recital for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Preston Bradley Hall at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, August 30, 2017

Piano solo recital at the Royal Łazienki Theatre in Warsaw, Poland, June 3, 2017

Collaborative performance of Alexander Scriabin’s Vers la Flamme, Op. 72, with dance choreography at the UNC Gala 2017, Monfort Concert Hall, UCCC, Greeley, CO, February 18, 2017

Debut solo performance with the University of Northern Colorado Symphony Orchestra under Russell Guyver, performing F. Chopin’s First Piano Concerto in E minor, Op. 11, UCCC Monfort Concert Hall, Greeley, CO, February 1, 2017

Rehearsal and orchestral pianist for the Bayerische Staatsorchester European Tour 2016 under Kirill Petrenko, September 5-21 2016, Germany (Munich – Nationaltheatre, Frankfurt – Alter Oper), Italy (Milan – La scala), Switzerland (Lucerne Festival), France (Paris – Théâtre des ChampsÉlysées), Luxembourg (Philharmonie), and Austria (Vienna – Goldensaal at the Musikverein)

Collaborative recital with clarinetist Michel Lethiec at the University of Alberta Convocation Hall, Edmonton, Canada, March 30 2016

Piano solo recital at Lee Hysan Concert Hall, Chinese University Hong Kong, March 17 2016

Premiere performance of Zdenek Trnka’s “Cervnova Noktrurna (sonata pro klavir)” at the recital celebrating 90th Birthday of the Czech composer Zdenek Trnka, UFFO Trutnov, Czech Republic, November 27th 2015

Piano solo and chamber music performances at the International Music Festival of the Adriatic, June-July 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, in Italy and Slovenia

Participation as an orchestral pianist in the production of an Alban Berg’s opera Lulu at the Bayerische Staatsoper under the direction of Kirill Petrenko, Munich, Germany, April – June 2015

Performances of works by Wendy Lee and Yingzhong Chang at the University of Toronto New Music Festival, Toronto, Canada, February 5, 2015

Debut solo performance with the Toronto Concert Orchestra under Kerry Stratton, performing L. van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19, Toronto, Canada, November 25, 2014

Lecture recital: “Chopin’s Third Piano Sonata, Op. 58: Late Style and Performance Considerations” – during the 2014 Canadian Chopin Festival and Competition, at the John Paul II Centre in Mississauga, ON, Canada, October 21, 2014

Piano solo recital at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain, March 27, 2014

Piano solo recital at the University of Toronto Thursdays at noon series, February 6, 2014

Premiere of the John Beckwith’s Follow me for clarinet and piano with Peter Stoll at St. Andrew’s Church, Toronto, Canada, November 14, 2013

Debut solo performance with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra under James Feddeck, performing S. Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18, Edmonton, Canada, October 20, 2013

Chamber music concert with the members of the Bayerische Staatsorchester at the Munich Opera Festival, Cuivillies–Theater, Munich, July 2013

Chamber and solo performance with Toronto Sinfonietta under Matthew Jaskiewicz, performing F. Chopin’s Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, MacMillan Theatre, May 3, 2013

New music performances of chamber music of Fuhong Shi and Krzysztof Penderecki during the New Music Festival at the University of Toronto, January 2009, 2010

Piano solo performance during the Millenium Stage Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., May 2007

Piano soloist performing S. Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.4, Op. 40, with the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra under David Effron, Bloomington, IN, January 2007

Piano soloist performing F. Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 25, with the Down Silesia Philharmonic Orchestra under Georgios Papadopoulos, Jelenia Góra, Poland, April 2005

Selected research and performance projects

  • Organization and coordination of the Beethovenfest at UNC 2020, a Beethoven-themed festival commemorating the 250th birthday anniversary, Greeley, Colorado, October 2020
  • Creation of the Intercollegiate Piano Competition of the West, Colorado, Spring 2020
  • Composition of a song cycle based on the first sixteen Dark Elegies by Canadian poet Adriana Davies, from the collection “Changing My Skin. Dark Elegies and other poems.” Summer 2020
  • Recording of a piano trio album with Max Joseph Trio, Munich, December 2019
  • Organization of the university wide event celebrating life and music of F. Chopin: Chopin: Life through music and letters: University of Northern Colorado Campus Commons Performance Hall, October 29, 2019
  • Recording of a piano solo album The Beginnings. Recorded for DUX, Warsaw, Poland, May 2018, released Fall 2018.

Professional Teaching Experience

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

Associate Professor of Piano, Fall 2015 – present

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral) music major and minor students.
  • Teaching duties include individual instruction, chamber music classes, Keyboard Literature, Chamber Literature with Piano, and Accompanying and Coaching courses. Developed curriculum for the courses taught.
  • Taught Group Piano sequence for undergraduate music major students
  • Served as Chamber Music Coordinator and Graduate Assistants Coordinator for the Keyboard Area
  • Participated in the administrative duties within the Keyboard Area, School of Music, and University committees
  • Awarded the 2017 and 2018 Steinway and Sons Top Teacher Award

International Music Festival of the Adriatic, Duino, Italy

Resident Faculty Pianist, June – July, 2015 – present

  • Individual instruction for piano students and chamber music groups
  • Held weekly piano masterclass
  • Performed with faculty and guests in Festival Concerts in Italy and Slovenia

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Instructor of Piano, Fall 2012 – Spring 2015

  • Taught undergraduate music major and minor students (music education) in a private studio setting
  • Duties include individual instruction, piano-instrumental duo classes, and chamber music classes
  • Taught several undergraduate piano masterclasses
  • Participated in the administrative duties as requested by the Head of the Piano Department

St. Michael’s Choir School, Toronto, ON

Piano Teacher, Fall 2009 – Spring 2015

  • Taught Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum for beginners, intermediate and advanced students in a private studio setting
  • Founded and oversaw a series of music workshops, bringing national and international artists to perform and discuss performance aspects and repertoire to the students of the school

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Teaching Assistant, Fall 2008 – Spring 2012

  • Taught several undergraduate piano master classes, individual instruction to piano performance students, piano-instrumental classes, and chamber music classes, as requested by the Head of the Piano Department
  • Accompanied voice classes of Prof. Monica Whicher and violin undergraduate masterclasses of Prof. Annalee Patipatanakoon

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Assistant Instructor, Fall 2006 – Spring 2007

  • Duties include individual instruction and group piano classes for non-music major students


Other Work Experience


  • Steinway/Avanti Piano Competition, Tempe, AZ, March 2019, 2020
  • CSMTA Concerto Competition, Greeley, CO, March 2019
  • Steinway Piano Competition, Denver, CO; Toronto, Canada, April – May 2018
  • Schmitt Music Piano Competition for young pianists, Denver, CO, April 2016, April 2017
  • Rocky Mountain Competition for college level music students, Greeley, CO, October 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Southard Music Competition, preliminary rounds, Greeley, CO, October 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Colorado State Music Teachers Association Rising Stars Festival, Denver, CO, April 2017
  • Schmitt Music Steinway Piano Concerto Competition (in collaboration with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra) for precollege level piano students, Denver, CO, November 15, 2015

Collaborative Pianist

  • Fall 2008 – Spring 2012: collaborative pianist at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music
  • Spring 2005 – Spring 2008: collaborative pianist in the violin studio of Prof. Mauricio Fuks, voice studio of Prof. Teresa Kubiak, and viola studio of Prof. Yuval Gotlibovich, Indiana University

Masterclasses and Professional Development

  • Summer 2009 – participation in the Toronto Summer Music Festival and Academy, working with Profs. Menahem Pressler, Lee Kum Sing, Anton Kuerti and Jon Kimura Parker, Toronto, Canada
  • June 2009 – Orford Music Academy, piano studies with Prof. Marc Durand, Orford, Canada
  • Summer 2008 – Music Academy of the West, piano fellowship and chamber music studies with Prof. Jerome Lowenthal. Master Classes with Profs. Gilbert Kalish, Joseph Kalichstein and Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Summer 2007 – Private studies with Prof. Andrzej Jasinski, Katowice, Poland
  • Spring 2007 – New Music Master Classes with Prof. Jay Gottlieb, Indiana University, IN, USA
  • January 2004 – Oxford Music Festival, Certificate of Distinctive Performance in The Chamber Music Division, Oxford, UK
  • Fall 2003 – Master Classes with Maria Curcio, Christopher Elton and Hamish Milne during piano studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK
  • Summer 2000 – Master Classes with Profs. Alexei Orlowiecki and Grzegorz Kurzynski, Wroclaw and Duszniki Zdroj, Poland

Selected outreach activities

  • Fundraising piano recital for the St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Greeley, CO, November 25, 2018
  • Masterclass, workshop on practising techniques, and a tour of university facilities for local pre-college piano students of Jeremy Gould, UNC, Greeley, October 13, 2018
  • Colorado Piano Trio performance workshops for high school music students in Fort Collins and Boulder, CO, October 1-2, 2018
  • Fundraising chamber music concert (piano trio) for the St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Greeley, CO, January 27, 2018
  • Lecture: “Articulation and Dynamics in the Classical Piano Sonata”, for the Denver Area Music Teacher’s Association, Denver, CO, November 8, 2017
  • Lecture: “Aspects of editorial and performance practices in Chopin”, for the Denver Area Music Teacher’s Association, Denver, CO, November 16, 2016
  • Organization of an educational event “Liszt’s favourite piano at UNC”, featuring workshop and performances by the UNC piano students on an original 1886 Erard piano, Greeley, CO, October 13, 2016
  • Masterclass with piano students at the Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Muzyczna I i II stopnia im. Karola Szymanowskiego, Wrocław, Poland, May 30, 2016
  • Presentation about Polish Culture at the World Language Day, University Centre at University of Northern Colorado, April 14, 2016
  • Performance at the 2014 fundraising gala and auction of Fashions for Passions. Empower to Live Free – an artistic movement supporting organizations working against violence and trafficking of women and girls, Toronto, Canada, September 28, 2014



Fluent in English and Polish. Proficient in Italian and German.

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