Agnieszka Ufniarz, the Polish-French pianist and recipient of the First Prize at the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Award in New York, has captivated audiences across Europe, North and South America, Asia, and the Middle East
Agnieszka Ufniarz has performed in numerous renowned concert venues around the world. These includes Carnegie Hall in New York, Auditorio Nacional and Royal Theatre in Madrid, Salle Cortot in Paris, Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Theatro Municipal in Sao Paolo, Musashino Shimin Concert Hall in Tokyo and Poznan Philharmonic Hall.
In addition to these venues, she has performed at numerous festivals and concerts, such as the International Chopin Festival Antonin – „Chopin in fall colors”, National Piano Festival in Slupsk, Karol Szymanowski Museum in Villa Atma, Chopin Concerts in the Royal Łazienki in Warsaw, Chopin in Barbakan Festival in Cracovie, Festival Chopiniana in Warsaw, Festival Pianistico di Roma, Emanacje International Music Festival organized by The Krzysztof Penderecki European Center for Music.
Agnieszka has also had the privilege of performing at various events hosted by esteemed organizations and institutions, including TVP Polish Television, Polish Radio, Television Nationale Espagnole, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Casa Palacio de Salinas in Sevilla, Casino de Knokke in Belgium, Academia das Ciencias in Lisboa, Biblioteca Angelica in Rome, Fondation Juan March, Fundacion Museo Lazaro Galdiano, Fondation Carlos de Amberes, Ilustre Colegio de Medicos de Madrid, and the Museum of Monnaie Nationale Espagnole in Madrid.
Prizes & Scholarships
Agnieszka has received numerous awards and scholarships. These include the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Award in New York, where she was awarded the First Prize. She was also honored with the Baerenreiter Verlag Prize during the Young Concert Artists Auditions in Leipzig and received the Kellner Scholarship at the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland. Additionally, she has been a recipient of the Fryderyk Chopin Society in Warsaw Scholarship and the Fundacion Abeniz in Madrid Scholarship. Agnieszka Ufniarz has also been recognized with the Isman Family Prize in Honor of Ada & Michael Caspi and the Rina Menashe Scholarship Prize in Memory of Maya Cook at the Tel Hai Master Classes in Israel.
Furthermore, she has been a beneficiary of several governmental scholarships, including those from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, the Government of the French Republic, and the Government of Israel.
Musicians & Orchestras
Agnieszka, a passionate chamber musician, has collaborated with esteemed musicians and orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Quartet, Manderling Quartet, renowned singers Tom Krause, Iwona Sobotka, and Marek Gasztecki. She has also performed alongside the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra Amadeus, Concerto Cottbus, Orquestra Sinfonica Municipal de Sao Paulo, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, and Olsztyn Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout her career, she has had the privilege of working with renowned conductors such as Agnieszka Duczmal, Jose Maria Florencio, Marek Pijarowski, Zygmunt Rychert, Jacek Rogala, Nabil Shehata, and Jerzy Kosek.
Events & Charities
Agnieszka is dedicated to several charitable causes, using her talent to create a positive impact. She has performed at concerts in active support of initiatives such as The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity of Poland, which aims to improve healthcare for children; Imagine for Margo, an organisation focused on aiding children in their fight against cancer; Association Next Steps, which helps fund rehabilitation treatments for young individuals with spinal cord injuries. Furthermore, in collaboration with Association Le Coeur et la Plume, Agnieszka organised and performed with other artists at a special concert titled „Artists of Coye-la-Foret for Ukraine.” This concert was held as a gesture of solidarity and support for Ukrainian families who have been displaced in the Oise Department in France.
She also had the opportunity to perform at various private events, including the prestigious 175th anniversary Gala of Patek Philippe held in Paris. She has also been invited by Banco Santander, Caja Madrid, Invest Bank Poznan, Cottonfield, Prosegur Barcelona, Sacyr Vallehermoso, Relais et Chateaux, and Archi Congres Corse.
Agnieszka has been fortunate to study under the guidance of esteemed teachers and pianists who have played a vital role in her artistic development and have significantly contributed to her growth as a pianist:
prof. Tatiana Shebanova, Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz
prof. Dmitry Bashkirov, Escuela Superior de Musica Reina SofÌa in Madrid
prof. Ludmila Berlinskaya, Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris
prof. Emanuel Krasovsky, Buchmann-Mehta Music School – Tel Aviv University
Her other teachers in Spain included prof. Claudio Martinez – Mehner, as well as prof. Martha Gulyas and prof. Eldar Nebolsin for chamber music.
In addition Agnieszka attended several master classes by internationally renowned pianists and musicians:
Bruno Canino, David Dubal, Jacques Ghestem, Ralf Gothoni, Jean-Luc Menet, Andrzej Jasinski, Alicia de Larrocha, Vitaly Margulis, Victor Merzhanov, Pierre-Henri Xuereb, Jerome Rose, Andras Shiff, Jeffrey Swann And Jonathan Zak and Ensemble Alternance