Zuzanna Pietrzak


Zuzanna Pietrzak, born on August 21 1997, started playing piano with 7 in the class prof. Renata Płażewska-Kryachok at School of Music Henryk Wieniawski Łódź. In 2019 she completed her undergraduate studies at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music Warsaw in the class prof. Alicja Paleta-Bugaj. She developed her skills in chamber music with prof. Robert Morawski. Since October 2019 she studies in the class prof. Hubert Rutkowski at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.

With 18 she made herself known to international audience at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw 2015. She performed in many concert halls related to Chopin in Poland and participated in festivals like 70th International Chopin Festival in Duszniki-Zdrój, Chopin and his Europe Warsaw or the 4th Rubinstein Piano Festival Łódź. She performed at National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Łódź Philharmonic, in Żelazowa Wola, University of Oxford, Embassy of the Republic of Poland Paris, EXPO 2015 in Milan.

She performed in Poland, England, Germany, France, Italy, Lithuania, Morocco, Japan. With 14 she had her orchestra debut with the Piano Concerto E minor op. 11 by Chopin. She is laureate of prestigious competitions. Most important achievements include: 1st prize at 4th International Competition Piano Talents Milan 2014, Grand Prix at 14th International Piano Competition Performance Without Limits Druskininkai Lithuania, 2nd prize at Polish Piano Festival Chopin Interpretations of Youth Żychlin 2017.

While studying in Warsaw she established cooperation with violinist Jan Pietkiewicz and performed in Kyoto Int. Music Students Festival 2017. Another success was the 1st Prize with duets at Piano Competition Gdańsk 2018. In September 2018 she had her debut with Hamburger Symphoniker performing the 9th Piano Concerto in E flat major by W. A. Mozart. Recent achievements include the title finalist in the 50th Chopin National Piano Competition Warsaw 2020. She is scholarship holder of Yamaha Foundation, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, National Children’s Fund, Marshal of the Lodz Voivodeship and prestigious Młoda Polska scholarship.

First round

F. Chopin: Prelude c sharp minor op. 45

F. Chopin: Valse A flat major op. 64 No. 3

I. J. Paderewski: Nocturne B flat major op. 16 No. 4

A. Scriabin: Sonata Fantasie No. 2 g sharp minor op. 19
I. Andante
II. Presto

Final round

F. Chopin: Nocturne e minor op. posth. 72

F. Chopin: 4 Mazurkas op. 41
No. 1 c sharp minor
No. 2 e minor
No. 3 B flat major
No. 4 A flat major

F. Liszt: Sonata b minor S.178