Marek Bracha
Marek Bracha
pianist

 

Marek Bracha performs piano repertoire both on modern and historical instruments. Bracha 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 an 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). 

Marek Bracha has appeared at many music festivals and projects worldwide, including three appearances at the prestigious EXPO exhibitions (Hannover 2000, Aichi 2005 and Milan 2015). In 2010, Bracha gave the closing concert during the Chopin Year celebrations at the NCPA in Beijing. In 2013, the National Chopin Institute in Poland (NIFC) released his debut solo album featuring pieces by Chopin. His work promoting Polish music abroad included appearances at the Chopin au Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris (2013) and Semanas Musicales, an international music festival in Frutillar, Chile (January 2014), where he played music by Chopin, Szymanowski, Szpilman and Panufnik. An excellent interpreter of Chopin, Bracha is often invited to appear at Polish music festivals including, among others, the 65th International Chopin Piano Festival at Duszniki Zdrój, the 44th Festival of Piano Music in Słupsk, and La Folle Journée – Chopin Open in Warsaw. 

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.

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 the Music program 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.

www.marekbracha.pl