31. Elzbieta Bilicka, piano

Sunday, November 13th, 2022 @ 7pm

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Sunday, November 13th, 2022 @ 7pm

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Johann Sebastian Bach
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808

Carl Vine
Resolve (2022)

Frédéric Chopin
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Karol Szymanowski
Prelude, Op. 1 No. 7

Maurice Ravel
Une barque sur l'ocean from Miroirs
La valse


"Some musicians play the piano. Some musicians express music through the piano. Polish pianist Elzbieta Bilicka is a prime example of the latter argument" (Classical Music Sentinel). Bilicka has been described as "an unusual and interesting artist" (Adam Rozlach, Polish Radio 1 and TV Culture) and "a haunting Chopinist (...) [capable of] making something lovely out of simplicity" (Fanfare Magazine).

Elzbieta has performed solo and with orchestras in many cities of her native Poland, as well as in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and USA. Her recitals have been featured on BBC Radio, Central New York’s Classic FM, Polish TV Culture and Polish Radio Koszalin.

In July 2021, Centaur Records released her debut CD: Lights and shadows, which was greeted with high critical acclaim. American Records Guide called it "a wonderful CD debut", Fanfare Magazine praised its "strong poetic streak" and Classical Sentinel exclaimed: “Now, that's musicianship!”.
Elzbieta is a prizewinner of various international piano competitions. The latest and most important of them are: 1st prize at the 2nd G-clef International Music Competition in South Korea, (2021), 1st prize at the Walled City Music International Piano Competition in Derry, Northern Ireland (2020), 1st prize at the Putra International Piano Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2020), laureate title and two special prizes at the 10th International Ignacy Jan Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz, Poland, (2016) and 3rd prize at the Polish Chopin Piano NIFC Competition in Katowice, Poland (2016). In 2018, she was awarded the ‘Young Poland’ Scholarship of the Polish Minister of Culture.
Elzbieta holds a Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (class of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron, Agata Nowakowska-Gumiela and Alberto Nose). She is currently a DMA candidate at her Polish alma mater. Between 2016 and 2018, she studied under Nelson Goerner at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve in Switzerland.
Next to performing, Elzbieta also writes articles on music and neuroaesthetics (neurological studies of aesthetics in art).  She has been published in Universitas Gedanensis (2020, issue 58) and Art and Philosophy, a member of the International Association for Aesthetics (2021, issue 53). In her free time, Elzbieta is a passionate baker and hiker.
Elzbieta served as the Adjunct Faculty at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University in Logan (UT) between 2019 and 2022. Currently, she is pursuing the Professional Studies Certificate at Manhattan School of Music in New York under Olga Kern.