Joanna Ławrynowicz

Joanna Ławrynowicz was born in Warsaw in the family that had been involved in music for many generations . At the age of four, she started to learn to play the piano and her first educator was Hanna Lachertowa. She graduated with distinction from The Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw in Professor Teresa Manasterska's class. After graduation, she continued her education with Professor Halina Czerny-Stefańska until her death in 2001.
She has won many prestigious international piano competitions, including The Steinway&Sons Competition for Young Pianists (Berlin 1990),The International Chopin Competition( Darmstadt 1999), The International Piano Competition of Halina Czerny-Stefańska in Ajigasawa (Japan 2000) and The International Piano Competition "Art Livre" in Sao Paulo (Brazil 2001) .
For several years she has been giving numerous concerts both as a solo and chamber pianist. She has already performed worldwide ( Europe, Asia, North and South America and New Zealand). To her credit, there are many prestigious concerts in Poland and abroad, marked by the participation of distinguished orchestras and outstanding conductors .
As a Polish pianist, she is renowned for running abounding phonographic activity. She has already recorded more than 20 albums for Acte Prealable, including the complete solo and chamber works of Fryderyk Chopin (which has never been achieved by any Polish artist before), all compositions for violin and piano, solo piano compositions and piano concerto by Romuald Twardowski; the complete chamber works and piano concertos by Henryk Melcer; Władysław Żeleński's solo piano compositions and the complete chamber works of Józef Elsner and Zygmunt Stojowski. Most of the compositions recorded by the artist have become the world phonographic premieres . Her albums, which are acclaimed by the lovers of classical music and highly appreciated by music critics, are getting very good reviews and they have received distinctions from the best music magazines worldwide.
The pianist is engaged in holding courses and seminars both in Poland and abroad, including the USA ( Indiana University, Bloomington), China, Lithuania and France (The Boulogne Billancourt Conservatory in Paris). She was one of the judges during The international piano competitions in Varenna (Italy) and in Luck (Ukraine).
The artist has also written numerous piano performance instructions, published by Polish Music Publishers. Now the pianist is working as a tutor at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in the piano class.


Nocturne in B major op. 32 no. 1
Mazurkas op. 17
B flat major no. 1
E minor no. 2
A flat major no. 3
A minor no. 4
Scherzo in B minor op. 20
Polonaise in B flat major op. posth.
Polonaise in G minor op. posth.
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat major op. 22


Maria Gabryś-Heyke

Maria Gabryś-Heyke was born in Warsaw in a family of musicians. She began learning to play the piano at the age of seven. She is a graduate of the State Secondary Music School Zenon Brzewski and the Academy of Music Fryderyk Chopin in Warsaw in the piano class of prof. Teresa Manasterska (2002, diploma with distinction) and piano chamber music by prof. Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz.

In 2007 she graduated with honors from the Musikhochschule Luzern in Switzerland in the master class of prof. Ivan Klànski. She continued her studies at the Scholi Cantorum Basiliensis in the field of playing hammerklavier and pianoforte under the supervision of prof. Jesper Christensen.

Maria Gabryś is a laureate of many domestic and foreign competitions, among others international Chopin competitions in Antonin, Göttingen, Marianske Lazne and the laureate of the first awards of international competitions named after Ludwig van Beethoven in Hradec (Czech Republic, 1999) and Edwin Fischer in Luzern (Switzerland, 2007). At the XXVII Competition for Artistic Scholarships Fryderyk Chopin organized by the Society of Fryderyk Chopin, the pianist was honored with the Special Award of prof. Jerzy Żurawlew. In 2002 she received the title of "Laureate of the Youth Stage" of the 36th Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk. In 2006 in Switzerland she was awarded the "Mozart Preis" award, in which she took part in the performance of all piano concerts by Wolfgang A. Mozart on the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. Together with the band Lucerne Piano Trio he founded, working under the direction of Guarneri Trio Prague, Maria Gabryś won the 2nd prize and a special prize for the best performance of the Ludwig van Beethoven Trio at the chamber music competition named after Ludwig van Beethoven in Hradec (Czech Republic) and became a laureate of the Orpheus competition in Zurich.

Her abilities were recognized early by numerous institutions, the pianist was a multiple scholarship holder of the Fryderyk Chopin, the International Foundation Fryderyk Chopin, the National Children's Fund, the President of the City of Warsaw, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the "Crescendum est Polonia" Foundation, which enabled her to continue her studies in Switzerland.

Maria Gabryś participated in many master classes working under the direction of such celebrities as: Andrzej Jasiński, Murray Perahia, Andrey Gavrilov, Rudolf Buchbinder, Hiroko Nakamura, Kristian Bezuidenhout. Has made recordings for the Polish Radio and the Swiss radio DRS 2.

The pianist took part in the "Junior Piano Festival" at s'Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, "MittelFest" in Italy, "The 5th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy" and "Kyoto International Music Students Festival" in Japan, XXXVI Polish Music Festival in Słupsk, " Murten Classics "in Switzerland," Concerti di Primavera "in Ronco s./Ascona in Switzerland, as well as the Chopin Festival in Marianske Lazne.

Maria Gabryś toured in Europe, South Korea, Japan and the USA. She has given recitals to many heads of state and also to the Japanese Emperor Akihito.

Maria Gabryś taught master classes and seminars in Poland and abroad, including in Daejon and Busan, South Korea and in Luzern in Switzerland (Talentwoche). She was also a juror of international competitions in Marianske Lazne (Czech Republic) and Zurich (RAHN Wettbewerb).

Since 2005, she has been involved in teaching work with the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.

For many years, he has been cooperating with the National Children's Fund.


Polonaise in C sharp minor op. 26
Nocturne in B flat minor op. 9 no. 1
Nocturne in E flat major op. 9 no. 2
4 Mazurkas op. 17
B flat major no. 1
E minor no. 2
A flat major no. 3
A minor no. 4

Polonaise in C minor op. 40 no. 2
Nocturne in B major op. 32 no. 1
Waltz in B minor WN 19
Waltz in A flat major WN 47
Waltz in A minor WN 63
Polonaise in A major op. 40 no. 1
Largo in E flat major op. posth.
Polonaise in A flat major op. 53