Karolina Radomska – piano
Grzegorz Mania – piano
Waltzes, Op 51Johannes Brahms
Selection of Waltzes, Op 39Ernst von Dohnányi
Waltzes, Op 3Xaver Scharwenka
Waltz, Op 44 No 1Moritz Moszkowski
Waltz, Op 74 No 2
Karolina Radomska graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Master of Performance degrees in solo piano and chamber music, where she studied with Professor Caroline Palmer as a scholarship recipient of the Leverhulme and City of London trusts. She is also a winner of the Craxton Memorial Fund Competition. She has taken part in many workshops and international masterclasses in her native Poland and abroad with great artists and performers such as Sir Colin Davis, Susan Tomes, Ralf Gothoni, Charles Owen, Paul Roberts, Jeremy Menuhin and Krzysztof Śmietana. Karolina performs as a soloist and collaborative pianist in her duo with pianist Grzegorz Mania and the Sulima Piano Trio which she co-founded. Karolina is currently a member of the Music staff at Sussex House School and Eaton House Belgravia where she teaches piano.
Grzegorz Mania graduated with distinction from the Kraków Music Academy and Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He also read law at Jagiellonian University, gaining a PhD for a dissertation about music and copyright law. In 2019 he became a full professor at the Kraków Music Academy. He works extensively as a recitalist, orchestral soloist and a chamber musician and is a member of the Extra Sounds Ensemble. Mr Mania is a versatile pianist, regularly duetting with Katarzyna Budnik, violist, Piotr Rozanski, pianist (Zarebski Piano Duo) and Karolina Radomska, pianist. He appeared in festivals throughout Europe, the USA and Ukraine, and has been a finalist in a number of international solo and chamber competitions. A co-founder and president of the Polish Chamber Musicians’ Association, Mania also co-authored an innovative sight-reading handbook for pianists. PWM Editions recently published his definitive volume on music and authors’ rights, as well as his selection of works for piano four hands for intermediate and advanced pianists. Currently, Grzegorz divides his time between professorships at the Feliks Nowowiejski’s Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, lecturing copyright law in Krakow, Zielona Gora and Wroclaw and rehearsing chamber music programs all over Poland. He is also an artistic director of chamber festivals in Krakow, Rzeszow, Zielona Gora and Gdansk.
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