Young Polish fortepianist Martyna Kazmierczak combines historical approach with a fresh and modern presentation. She is currently completing her undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London, in the class of Pascal Nemirovski and Carole Cerasi.
Martyna’s passion for historical performance started in 2012, when she was awarded the Arthur Schoonderwoerd scholarship for the II European Academy of Early Music in Vannes, France. She has since engaged in historical performance on keyboards from as early as the 16th century through the Viennese Hammerklavier to the late romantic grand pianos. She has performed in numerous venues around the United Kingdom, as well as in the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, France and Canada. Martyna’s relationship with the world’s oldest piano manufacturer John Broadwood & Sons resulted in recitals at the Finchcocks Musical Museum as well as at the Coronation Festival in Buckingham Palace. She has frequently appeared at the Piano Festival at the Royal Academy of Music, the Arundel Festival and at Dartington. Martyna has given lecture recitals at the Geelvinck Museum in Amsterdam and the Square Piano Weekend conference, for which she received the Muzio Clementi Prize from the hands of the composer’s great great great-grandson.
Martyna has a growing interest in entrepreneurship and music education. Through her GoClassical Facebook page, which is successfully guiding Polish audiences towards classical music, Martyna created 28 articles on music and arts, each for one day of Advent 2015, “Musical Advent” . Martyna has also done filmed interviews with Prof. Robert Levin, Prof. Raymond Holden and Yan Pascal Tortelier, and her articles on music are printed regularly in the Polish magazine Presto. Furthermore, Martyna is creating her own teaching methods for the London Russian Music School led by piano pedagogue, Elena Berezovsky.
Martyna’s future performances include solo recitals at the Hatchlands Museum, Fenton House and at Dartington International Summer Music School.
Martyna is kindly supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust.