Maria Ludwika Gabryś
About the musician:
Maria Ludwika Gabryś was born into a family of musicians in Warsaw and began to play the piano at an early age. She completed her musical education at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and than Musikhochschule in Lucerne, Switzerland, graduating with distinction. Gabrys is prize winner of numerous competitions, including the international Chopin competitions in Antonin (Poland), Göttingen (Germany), and Mariánské Lázne (Czech Republic) .Maria Ludwika Gabrys uses a variety of keyboard instruments in her chamber music and solo concert performances at major music venues around Europe, the US, South Korea and Japan. She has made numerous recordings for Swiss and Polish Radio and was invited to music festivals such as the Chopin Festival in Vienna, Mittel-Fest in Cividale, Italy, the International Music Students Festival in Kyoto, Japan, the Piano Festival in Slupsk, Poland, the Chopin Festival in Mariánské Lázne, Mendelssohn-Woche Wengen, Switzerland, Murten Classics, Switzerland and Early Music Festival SVIQC in Slovenia. In 2005 Gabrys joined the faculty of the Fryderyk Chopin University in Warsaw. In 2008 she served as guest lecturer in piano at the Keimyung-Chopin Music Academy in Daegu, South Korea. She was a jury member of several international piano competitions such as the Chopin Competition in Mariánské Lázne and the RAHN Competition in Zurich, Switzerland and has taught master classes in Poland, South Korea and Switzerland. She has received grants from the International Chopin Society, the Polish Children’s Found, the Crescendum est Polonia Foundation, and the Polish Ministry of Culture.She is Professor FCUM, D.A. Hab. of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and an active member of the Polish Children’s Found, a programme for musically talented children.