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Ewa Kupiec, born in Duszniki-Zdroj, Poland, studied in Katowice, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw and at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1992 she won the ARD Music Competition (category duo piano/cello). She is currently a professor for piano at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover.
Kupiec regularly performs at the world’s leading festivals but also with major orchestras, which in recent seasons have included Munich Philharmonic, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Royal Danish Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and Orchestre de Paris.
Kupiec is a dedicated interpreter of contemporary music. Her Berlin Konzerthaus performance in 2005 of Schnittke’s First Piano Concerto with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra was the first performance of this work since 1964. Her recital and chamber music programs often include contemporary works, and different composers have dedicated pieces to her.