ALEKSANDRA SOBOŃ-WAKARECY is a classical pianist, graduate of Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo where she studied under the guidance of Einar Henning Smebye (modern piano) and Liv Glaser (historical piano).
In 2010 she graduated from Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where she was a student of Jerzy Romaniuk, Ramiro Sanjines (piano solo) Krystyna Borucińska and Joanna Maklakiewicz (chamber music).
fot. Zosia Zija & Jacek Pióro
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.
During studies in Norway Aleksandra worked a lot to present Polish music to Norwegian audience. Her project "Mykietyn and Oslo" (premiere of composer's music in Norway) was a big success - Polish composer himself came to Oslo to be an honour guest during a concert organised by Polish Embassy. The concert was a part of Cultural Program of the Polish EU Presidency.
In 2012 she was invited to perform music of Karol Szymanowski on gala "Outstanding Poles in Norway". The concert was the final part of the ceremony attented by the mayor of Oslo.
In 2013 she played a recital in Oslo Concert Hall to inaugurate the Lutoslawski Year in Norway.
As a student she made a concert premiere and premiere recording of Piano Trio "Magic Signs" by Anna Ignatowicz Glinska.
She has performed concerts in Poland (Concert Hall of National Philharmony, Concert Hall of Chopin Academy of Music, Concert Hall of Philharmony in Cracov, Royal Lazienki Museum), Norway (Norwegian Opera, The Grieg Academy, Ringve Concert Hall, National Gallery, Polish Embassy, Norddal Kirke) Hungary, Spain, Italy (Auditorium della Concilazione in Rome).