Agnieszka Ufniarz


Paris-based Polish pianist Agnieszka Ufniarz, First Prize Winner of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Award in New York performed in the biggest cities of Europe, North and South America, and Asia, in important concert halls such as: Carnegie Hall – New York, Symphony Hall of Auditorio Nacional – Madrid, Royal Theatre – Madrid, Salle Cortot – Paris, Museum of Art – Tel Aviv, Theatro Municipal – Sao Paolo, Musashino Shimin Concert Hall – Tokyo. She appeared in concert in Brasil,  Belgium, Germany,Portugal, Poland France, Luxembourg, Italy, Japan and United States.Agnieszka  has performed at the festivals (Festival Emanacje organised by the European Krzysztof Penderecki Center for Music, F. Chopin Festival in Antonin, National Piano Festival in Slupsk, Weeks of Talents in Tarnow, "Chopin in Barbakan Festival" in Cracovie, Festival Chopiniana in Warsaw, Festival Pianistico di Roma,  "Promotion of Young Musicians" in Poznan Philharmonic Hall, and gala concerts: in Madrid celebrating entrance of the new countries to the European Union Community, gala concert in Brussels celebrating 25 anniversary of the polish "Solidarnosc", and in 2006 in gala concert "For representing Poland and polish abroad" broadcasted by the TV Polonia internationally. Also she made recordings for Polish Radio, as well for the Spanish National TV

Important place in her repertoire takes chamber and contemporary music. Also in this field she was awarded special prize for the best chamber music performance at the International Piano Competition in Aomori, Japan. She has collaborated with, among others, Israel Philharmonic Quartet, Manderling Quartet, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra "Amadeus", Concerto Cottbus, Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal de Sao Paulo, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta Polonia, with conductors: Agnieszka Duczmal, Jose Maria Florencio, Marek Pijarowski, Zygmunt Rychert, Jacek Rogala, Nabil Shehata, Cheung Chau, and singers  Tom Krause, Iwona Sobotka ,Marek Gasztecki.After completing her studies with professor Tatiana Shebanova in Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz she continued her education in  the Queen Sofia High Music School in Madrid with  professor Dmitry Bashkirov,  Ecole Normale de Musique A. Cortot in Paris     with professor Ludmila Berlinskaya and at the Tel Aviv University with prof. Emanuel Krasovsky. Her other teachers included  prof. Claudio Martinez- Mehner, as well as chamber music with prof. Martha Gulyas and prof. Eldar Nebolsin.

She have participated the master classes in Wroclaw, Duszniki Zdroj, Paris, Salzburg, Madrid, Siena and New York with famous teachers and musicians:Bruno Canino, David Dubal, Ralf Gothoni, Jacques Ghestem, Andrzej Jasinski, Emanuel Krasovsky Alicia de Larrocha, Vitaly Margulis, Jean-Luc Menet, Victor Mierzanov, Jerome Rose, Andras Shiff, Jeffrey Swann  Pierre-Henri Xuereb, Vera Vaidman and Jonathan Zak and Ensemble Alternance


Agnieszka won her first piano competition in the age of 8 and in the same year become one of the youngest scholarship holders of National Polish Children's Found. At the age of  9 she performed in concert at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. She also received top prizes at the national (Konin Gorzow, Antonin, Warsaw) and international (Paris, Marsala, Aomori, New York) piano competitions. Also she was honored special prize for outstanding recital performance at the XXXIIII National Piano Festival in Slupsk, as well asBaerenreiter Verlag Prize in Young Concert Artists Auditions in Lepzig. And at the 2007 The Isman Family Prize in Honor of Ada & Michael Caspi for the commendable public performance, and The Rina Menashe Scholarship Prize in Memory of Maya Cook for the oustanding participant of the Tel – Hai Master Classes in Israel. In Addition she received various grants (from Ministry of Art and Culture of Poland, Chopin Society in Warsaw, Fundacion Abeniz in Madrid, French Government, Israeli Government)

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    NameUfniarz, Agnieszka
    Born inPoland, Europe
    Home LocationParis, France
    Main languageEnglish
    Additional languages French,  Polish,  Russian,  Spanish; Castilian 
    attended UniversitiesEscuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía Madrid, Tel Aviv University, Ecole Normale de Musique A. Cortot in Paris, Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz
     Patrick Meanor, International Piano Magazine, UK,
    "Ufniarz of Poland stole the show with her spectacular performances"
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     John Bell Young, Music and Vision,
    "intimate and enthralling 
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       Chris Schonfeld, Lausitzer Rundschau,
      "The magician of the keyboard"
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       Hilda van Heel , Luxemburger Wort,

      Virtuoso, intuitive and sensible

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       Kazimierz Rozbicki, Glos Koszalinski,
      "Big talent and one,of the best performances in the history of the Stage of Young"
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