Marek Bracha

Marek Bracha piano

Marek Bracha

Educated in Warsaw and London, Marek Bracha is considered to be one of the most interesting Polish pianists of the young generation. His playing is marked by a noble, beautiful tone and restrained, tasteful expression. The artist feels perfectly at home in both the classical and romantic repertoire, which he performs on both modern and period instruments. He also does not shy away from contemporary works, having played numerous first performances. Apart from his artistic endeavours, Bracha also lectures and runs period instrument performance workshops. He consistently promotes Polish music in his concerts around the world (including China, Japan, Italy, Greece, Germany, Algeria, Ethiopia and Chile). He has worked with many conductors, including Alun Francis, José Maria Florêncio and Jacek Kaspszyk. As a chamber musician, Marek Bracha has performed with Tobias Koch, Marcin Masecki and Maciej Frąckiewicz, as well as with the Atom String Quartet, the Royal String Quartet and the Meccore String Quartet.

In 2010 Marek Bracha found himself in a group of four pianists representing Poland in the 2nd stage of the 16th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. His debut solo album of Chopin’s music was released in 2013 and last year the CD Accord label released “Modern Soul”, where Marek Bracha accompanies the renowned violinist Agata Szymczewska. A concert promoting the album took place in October 2016 in the Chamber Hall of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. The album received the “Supersonic” prize of the prestigious Pizzicato magazine.

In the summer of 2016 the artist participated in a number of interesting projects, including the “Transkrypcje” [Transcriptions] festival in Warsaw, where together with Marcin Masecki and Marcin Świątkiewicz he performed Ludwig van Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony arranged for upright piano, organ and celesta and the Mozart-Off festival, where together with the Atom String Quartet jazz ensemble Bracha played Mozart’s Concerto in A major KV 414, featuring improvised cadenzas. Later the artist appeared at the 13th Piano Competition in Taipei as a member of the jury.

For upcoming seasons Marek Bracha is working on a recital programme consisting of preludes composed over the centuries, from the Baroque to contemporary times.

Marek Bracha is represented and recommended by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association.