Aleksandra Mikulska

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Aleksandra Mikulska
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Background information
Born (1981-11-17) 17 November 1981 (age 39)
Warsaw, Poland
GenresClassical
Occupation(s)Pianist
InstrumentsPiano
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NationalityPolish
CitizenshipPoland

Aleksandra Mikulska (born 17 November 1981 in Warsaw) is a Polish classical pianist living in Germany.

Life

Aleksandra Mikulska was born and grew up in Warsaw, where she started piano lessons at six years of age. She was later admitted to the class for highly gifted children at Poland’s national Karol Szymanowski music school. Prior to taking her school-leaving exams, Mikulska came to the attention of Peter Eicher of the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany. Eicher became her teacher in 1997, and from 2000 she studied with him at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. In 2004, Mikulska graduated with distinction in both streams of her double degree programme: music teaching and practical musicianship (principal study piano). She then pursued her training at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, Italy, where the most important influences on her development were Lazar Berman, Boris Petrushansky and Michel Dalberto. After completing the course with distinction, Mikulska joined Arie Vardi’s postgraduate solo performance class at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, where she concluded her piano studies with the Performer's Diploma in 2010. Aleksandra Mikulska attended numerous master classes, including those of Lev Natochenny, Andrzej Jasiński, Kevin Kenner and Diane Andersen, and was awarded a Prime Minister of Polish prime ministerial bursary and a scholarship by the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. Concert invitations have taken Mikulska to the Musikverein,[1] to the Brucknerhaus,[2] to the Tonhalle Zürich,[3] to the Philharmonie Essen, to the Nikolaisaal in Potsdam,[4][5] to the Kurhaus Wiesbaden, to the Künstlerhaus in Munich and to the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw. She has also guested at international festivals such as MDR Musiksommer,[6] the Liszt Festival Raiding,[7] the Styriarte,[8][9] the Bodenseefestival,[10][11] the Usedomer Musikfestival,[12] the Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte,[13][14] the Hohenloher Kultursommer, the Murten Classics Festival, the Böblingen International Piano Festival,[15] the Bayreuther Osterfestival,[16][17] the Chopin Festival in Gaming[18] and the Klosterkonzerte Maulbronn.[19] Mikulska is particularly devoted to the works of Frédéric Chopin.[20] As president of the Chopin Society in the Federal Republic of Germany, she is committed to promoting and keeping alive Chopin’s music.[21] Aleksandra Mikulska is a Bösendorfer Artist.[22]

Awards

  • 1998: First prize in the Concorso Internazionale di esecuzione pianistica in Agropoli, Italy.
  • 2000: Second prize in the Concorso Internazionale di Pianoforte “E. Porrino” in Cagliari, Italy.
  • 2002: Third prize in the Concorso Internazionale di Musica "Città di Pinerolo“, Italy.[23]
  • 2003: First prize in the Concorso Europeo "Città del Vasto“, Italy.
  • 2004: First prize in the Jeunesses Musicales international “Musicians of the New Millenium” competition n Skopje, North Macedonia.[24]
  • 2005: Special prize for best Polish pianist in the XV International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2007: Second prize and audience prize in the Musica Aeterna International Piano Competition in Wavre, Belgium.[25]

Discography

  • 2010: Frédéric Chopin: Sonata in B Minor
  • 2011: Expressions: Piano Works by Joseph Haydn, Karol Szymanowski and Frédéric Chopin
  • 2013: Frédéric Chopin: Ballades
  • 2015: European Melodies: Aleksandra Mikulska plays Chopin & Franz Liszt
  • 2018: Souvenirs: Piano Works by Franz Liszt
  • 2020: Reflections: Piano Sonatas by Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt

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