"Soboń-Wakarecy not only has a fine technique and a touch of bell-like  clarity, [...] but the rare ability to make every phrase meaningful without imposing her own personality.

 

 This selfless artistry is achieved through meticulous but probably largely intuitive control of timing and dynamics.

 

  It makes her Nordic Light shine bright, and the miniatures sparkle like jewels." 

Bruno Repp (American Record Guide)

ALEKSANDRA SOBOŃ-WAKARECY

is a Polish pianist appreciated mostly for her sound quality, creativity, diverse collaborations with chamber musicians and achievements in successful teaching of young talented pianists. 

She graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of Jerzy Romaniuk and Ramiro Sanjines and chamber music class of Krystyna Borucińska and Joanna Maklakiewicz (2010). Later on she developed skills during the postgraduate studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo under the guidance of

Einar Henning Smebye (modern piano) and Liv Glaser (historical piano).

fot. Zosia Zija & Jacek Pióro

An excellent pianist balances perfectly between tenderness, cantilena, piano elegance and simple folk singing or dancing.

               Mateusz Ciupka, Szafa Melomana

 

AUTHOR

Aleksandra Soboń-Wakarecy was an originator of various international projects. Last year her debut album was released by Grammy awarded label - CD Accord Music Edition and is distributed all over the world by NAXOS. The pianist not only recorded the music she has carefully chosen for her album but also created a small music compendium as a cd booklet.

Nordic Light got very good reviews both in Poland and abroad.

With Kari Ulfnes Kleiven during "Mykietyn i Oslo" 2012
fot. Paweł Arczewski

During her studies Aleksandra focused on chamber music and contemporary music - which is still her main musical interest.

Her project "Mykietyn in Oslo" (premiere of composer's music in Norway) was a big success - famous composer came in person to be an honour guest during a concert organised by The Polish Embassy in Norway. The event was a part of Cultural Program of the Polish EU Presidency. 

In 2013 Aleksandra Soboń-Wakarecy played a recital in the Oslo Konserthus to inaugurate the Lutoslawski's Year in Norway.

     LAUREATE

She is a laureate of The Absolute First Prize of XXV International Roma Piano Competition

(2015, piano duo section with Pawel Wakarecy), 1st prize of the NMH Chamber Music Competition 2012 (with Daedalus Trio), 2nd prize of the XIII International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Cracov (with Loco Piano Trio), 3rd prize of XXV International Roma Piano Competition (section four hands with Pawel Wakarecy), 4th prize on International Piano duo Competition in Bialystok 2015, 

special prize for the best performance of Chopin's Rondo in C major (Wakarecy Piano Duo), distinctions for the best accompanying pianist during competitions for young musicians.

Togheter with her husband, Paweł Wakarecy artists are laureates of the "New Face of Music" programme of the Institute of Music and Dance.

How originally begins the story told by Aleksandra Soboń-Wakarecy on her debut album, the Nordic Light!
Mateusz Ciupka, Szafa Melomana
With Paweł Wakarecy during "Rzeka Muzyki"

  She has performed concerts in Poland (the concert hall of National Philharmony in Warsaw, the concert Hall of Chopin Academy of Music, the concert hall of Philharmony in Cracov, Podlasie Philharmonic, Royal Łazienki Museum), Norway (Norwegian Opera, The Grieg Academy, Ringve Concert Hall, National Gallery, Polish Embassy), Hungary, Spain, Italy (Auditorium della Concilazione in Rome), Lithuania (Kaunas State Philharmonic), Germany.

 

TEACHER

Aleksandra Soboń-Wakarecy since 2012 has been living in Toruń, where she teaches piano at the Karol Szymanowski Complex of State Music Schools; her students are prizewinners of international and national music competitions.

In 2019, she received the prize for distinguished achievements in pedagogical work awarded by the Mayor of Toruń. 
 

With Nina Dolgintseva and Karolis Kolokauskas, final of NMH Chamber Music Competition
In Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome 2012
In Lindeman Hall, Norwegian Academy of Music
With Jan Stokłosa, fot. Tomasz Kwiatkowski
fot. Leszek Soboń

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