Anna Szałucka is an exciting Polish pianist recognized for her exceptional musicality and intense virtuosity. She completed the Bachelor Degree at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk studying with Waldemar Wojtal. She then continued her studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in piano class of Stefan Vladar and later on at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the supervision of Ian Fountain where she is currently holding a piano fellowship.
In November 2016 she won the 1st Prize together with the Eller, Orchestra, Recital and Estonian Museum Awards at the 3rd Tallinn International Piano Competition. Anna is also a laureate of many other competitions, among others: 1st Prize in Young Pianists Forum in Rybnik and the 2nd Prize and The Special Prize of Jerzy Waldorff on IX International Competition for Young Pianists “Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam” in Bydgoszcz, Poland. During her studies in London she’s been awarded The Worshipful Company of Musicians – Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, 2nd Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition as well as the 3rd Prize in the International Sussex Piano Competition. She was selected by the prestigious Musicians’ Company to give her Wigmore Hall debut recital in 2016. Her recent successes include multiple achievements among others St John’s Smith Square Young Artists Scheme and A.S.S.E.T. chamber music scheme with Bukolika Piano Trio. In September 2018 Anna became a finalist of the 1st International Szymanowski Music Competition in Katowice.
Anna Szałucka has given numerous concerts and recitals around the world cooperating with such institutions as The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Wiener Beethoven Gesellschaft, The Arthur Rubinstein International Music Foundation, The Worshipful Company of Musicians as well as BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and Classic FM. The orchestra appearances include concerts with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Baltica and Pomeranian Philharmonics among others. Anna has developed her passion for music by taking part in masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Imogen Cooper, Steven Isserlis, Lee Kum-Sing, Andrzej Jasiński, Paul Roberts and many others.
As the Royal Academy of Music scholar Anna was generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the Oetker Scholarship. During her studies she won The Jacob Barnes Piano Scholarship and Kenneth Loveland Gift Prize. Upon her graduation she was awarded The Walter MacFarran and Alexander Kelly Memorial Prizes as well as The Regency Award. Most recently she’s been supported by The Imogen Cooper Music Trust. In Poland, she received a scholarship from the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the President of Gdańsk City and the Principal of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. She was also awarded the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Prize as well as Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Prize.