Marta Klimasara

Marta Klimasara marimba

Marta Klimasara

Marta Klimasara is a highly acknowledged percussionist. Her international renown rests not only on her tours in France, Sweden, Japan and South Africa but also on her many successes in international competitions. Before winning the ARD competition in 2001 – one of the most famed competitions in its field – she had already been awarded the first prize in the 2nd World Marimba Competition in Japan in 1999 as well as the second prize in the 3rd Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music in Cracow. The artist holds scholarships from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe and the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and was commended by the European Cultural Foundation in Strasburg for her outstanding musical and artistic personality. Critics have described her as a musician endowed not only with grace and personality, but also enormous artistic sensitivity. Thanks to her skill and precision, she exerts perfect control over her musicianship in all forms.

Her musical career did not begin with percussion. Marta Klimasara initially studied piano with Irena Służałek in her home city of Sosnowiec. It was only at the age of 12 that she embarked on her adventure with percussion. She spread her wings under the tutelage of her teacher Krzysztof Jaguszewski, soon winning numerous prizes in national competitions. At a very young age she began a solo career in the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice. She then continued her study with Maestro Klaus Tresselt at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, where she moved in 1994.

Today, she is a well-known artist not only in Germany, but also abroad. She is a frequent concert performer, a guest at many international festivals, having toured in many countries in Europe, and also the United States, Japan, China, South Africa and South Korea. Marta Klimasara has performed with many orchestras, including the RSO Stuttgart, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and RSO Saarbrücken. She has produced radio and television recordings with the Bavarian and Hessian radio organisations, with the SWR, France Musique, SR 2 KulturRadio and Deutschlandradio.

In 2004 she has been appointed professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart.