“Without music life would be a mistake.”

~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche





Magdalena Baczewska

Harpsichordist and pianist Magdalena Baczewska has been praised for her “world‐class playing” (The American Record Guide) and is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Polish Minister of Culture as well as laureate of the award for Outstanding Polish Citizen Abroad. Growing up in a family of musicians, Magdalena started piano at age five and made her orchestral debut at age twelve. She is the winner and laureate of international piano competitions and has appeared worldwide as a recitalist and orchestral soloist and has been featured in radio broadcasts across America and Europe including NPR, WQXR, and Voice of America. Magdalena’s fascination with early music and historical performance practice led her to a study of the harpsichord and exploration of a wide range of early and pre-Baroque keyboard repertoire. She has received instruction from Arthur Haas, Jacques Ogg, Pierre Hantaï, Bruno Procopio, and Gwendolyn Toth. Magdalena made her solo harpsichord debut in October 2013 in a recital featuring Polish keyboard music from the time of Copernicus (1543) to Kosciuszko (1777) and recently performed Bach’s Triple Concerto BWV 1044 with the West Chester Baroque Orchestra. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music (C. Keene), along with Bachelor and Master’s Degree from the Mannes College, New School for Music (J. Rose). Her doctoral dissertation, In Search for Bach’s Cantabile: The Role and Aspects of Oratory and Singing in Keyboard Interpretation, was published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (2009) and is available on Amazon. Magdalena is currently a faculty member at the Mannes College New School for Music, and John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Her critically acclaimed recordings and publications are available at www.MagdalenaNYC.com

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