Biografía

Maria Murawska (full professor) studied piano at the State Higher School of Music in Poznań, and later at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. She perfected her piano skills abroad, in Weimar, and at the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow. As early as the age of fifteen she made her debut with an orchestra, performing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto in B-flat Major, accompanied by the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra at Artus Court in Toruń.

Maria is busy giving concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland and abroad (Russia, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, France, Austria, and China).

Works by such Polish composers as Fryderyk Chopin, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Grażyna Bacewicz or Karol Szymanowski are a significant part of her repertoire. She also performs contemporary Polish pieces. She has recorded Chopin and Paderewski for Polish Radio.

Since 1982 she has been working at the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music, where she was initially employed as a teaching assistant, and where she presently works as a full professor. In  2005 when she was elected Rector of the Academy (for two consecutive office terms until 2012). In 2012 she was elected Deputy Rector for Organization, Academic Matters and International Cooperation (since 2016 for her 2nd term). In 2003 she was awarded the degree of full professor in the field of musical arts by the Polish president.

She has been invited to conduct masterclasses in Poland, Italy, Spain and China. She has been a jury member for a number of Polish and foreign competitions for young pianists.