The return of the Lady of the Camellias

The third edition of WarszeMuzik will start on 10th August. During the festival Marek will twice perform his new „Jewish Mazurkas” programme which...

heritance: radiating piano

“Heritance:Radiating Piano” is Marek’s latest project that took place in 2019 in Japan. On a lecture, workshop and masterclass he examined the influence of traditional music on...

WarszeMuzik Festival

The third edition of WarszeMuzik will start on 10th August. During the festival Marek will twice perform his new „Jewish Mazurkas” programme which...

Concerts

Chamber concert

Katowice, Poland | 8 December 2019 6:00 PM


Chamber concert

Warsaw, Poland | 7 December 2019 8:00 PM


Recital

Tokyo, Japan | 26 November 2019 7:00 PM


Recital

Paris, France | 21 November 2019 8:00 PM


Concert with orchestra

Poznań, Poland | 17 November 2019 7:00 PM


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Biography

Marek Bracha - a versatile pianist educated in Warsaw and London. As an active artist he performs piano repertoire both on modern and historical instruments. racha is also no stranger to modern music. He cooperates with polish contemporary composers enlarging his repertoire with pieces for piano, chamber music as well as these with orchestra. He has successfully world premiered new music by I. Zalewski, D. Przybylski and J. Bruzdowicz. He often uses historical pianos on stage as well as gives lectures on historical performance practice (e.g. Academy of Historical Pianos in Lusławice in 2017). His work promoting Polish music abroad included appearances in China, Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, USA, Taiwan,Venezuela, Chile.

Marek has collaborated on a regular basis with conductors including Alun Francis, José Maria Florêncio, Jerzy Maksymiuk and Jacek Kaspszyk. His artistic collaborations as a chamber musician include joint projects with Tobias Koch, Marcin Masecki, Agata Szymczewska, Maciej Frąckiewicz, the Atom String Quartet, the Royal String Quartet and the Meccore String Quartet. In February 2018 Marek gave his debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York playing works of F. Chopin. Later this year he appeared in Warsaw Philharmonic Hall during the 22nd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw. He also visited Singapore, Japan, Norway, France and Latvia with his piano recital series performing unique program consisting of Polish national dance stylizations: Mazurkas, Polonaises and Krakowiaks.

His major artistic achievements in 2019 include performances with National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw (F. Chopin Concerto no.2), Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra AMADEUS (J.S. Bach concertos), Philharmonic Orchestra in Kielce (world premiere of Double Concerto for Flute and Piano by M. Majkusiak), ATOM String Quartet (Improvising Mozart Project).


In 2019 Marek also appeared at the Opera House in Warsaw on John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias ballet where he performs the music of F. Chopin.
For a current concert season Marek has prepared a new recital program called Jewish Mazurkas which comprises the works of M.Szymanowska, J. Wieniawski, A. Tansman, M. Wajnberg, Wł. Szpilman - Polish composers of a jewish heritage. Jewish Mazurkas project was recorded and broadcasted by Polish TV. In this year Marek plans to visit Japan again with another artistic venture which is called Heritance: Radiating Piano. Within this project Marek will give a lecture and prepare a workshop on the influence of the traditional music on classical piano music in Polish and Japanese compositions from 19th and 20th centuries. He will also give a recital in Tokyo on which he will present this repertoire.
 Alongside with a flutist Ania Karpowicz Marek is a co-funder and co-curator of a chamber music festival WarszeMuzik that takes place in Warsaw Ghetto area in August every year.

Marek Bracha is a graduate of the Chopin Music University in Warsaw (2012), where he studied with Alicja Paleta-Bugaj. He completed a Master of Music programme at the Royal College of Music in London (2011) in the class of Kevin Kenner (awarded with distinction), and an Artist Diploma Programme(2012) with Vanessa Latarche (piano) and Geoffrey Govier (period instruments). The National Chopin Institute in Poland (NIFC) released his debut solo album featuring pieces by Chopin and some of his latest notable achievements include the release of Modern Soul, an album he recorded with the eminent violinist Agata Szymczewska and promoted with a concert at the National Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra concert hall (NOSPR) in October 2016. Modern Soul went on to win the prestigious Supersonic Prize awarded by the Pizzicato magazine. Marek Bracha is represented and endorsed by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association.

Projects

Albums



Marek Bracha – Chopin

Modern Soul

Gallery


Contact




Management


Ludwig van Beethoven Association

Joanna Tomaszewska

joanna@beethoven.org.pl


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