Eva Maria's dramatic and colourful interpretation of the piano repertoire has earned her high acclaim
She has been described as ‘an emotionally committed pianist who sensitively conveys both the lyricism and dramatic drive of the music’ (Polski Informator).
She is particularly well known for her Chopin playing and her exploration of other more contemporary Eastern European composers. She has performed at numerous Chopin Festivals including the Holland Sessions anniversary celebrations in Bergen Holland, for the Chopin Society in England and Denmark and most recently in London’s St Katherine’s Docks as part of the bicentenary of Chopin’s birth. As a solo pianist she performs extensively both in the UK and abroad appearing at the Mozart Festival in the Tivoli gardens, Copenhagen, the Skagen Summer Arts festival, as well as many British festivals including Tunbridge Wells, Greenwich, Docklands and the Edinburgh Fringe. Television appearances include broadcasts on the BBC, TV Polonia as well as Polish radio.
A keen interest in contemporary music led Eva Maria to work with two of the 20th century’s finest composers — Gorecki and Per Norgard — giving the UK premiere of Per Norgard’s Cantica for cello and piano. She also performs extensively as a chamber musician, partnering musicians in chamber ensembles including the award-winning Kroger Quartet. She has a regular partnership with clarinettist Vicky Wright as part of the Crusell Duo and has given numerous recitals in the United Kingdom, across Europe and around the world. Eva combines a busy performing career alongside educational work.
Awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music where she completed both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, Eva went on to the Katowice Symanowski Academy, funded by a government scholarship to study with renowned pedagogue Andzrej Jasinski, followed by soloist programs in Amsterdam and the Copenhagen Royal Academy where she made her debut in Rundetarn.