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Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano
Magdalena Adamek is the assistant professor of collaborative piano in Music. She participates in numerous performance projects with faculty, guest artists and students, and also directs the “Piano Ensemble” and “Advanced Chamber Music” courses. Her performing career includes recitals across Poland, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, France, China, USA, and Canada. A native of Poland, her long-term artistic project involves promoting piano music by composers from her native country: Fryderyk Chopin, Karol Szymanowski, Maria Szymanowska, Feliks Nowowiejski, and others. For the past four years, Adamek has served on the faculty at Global Summer Institute of Music, both as an instructor and a pianist-collaborator. She has also been consistently featured as a duo partner during the Richmond Symphony Summer Series. Her upcoming and prominent engagement includes serving as a pianist-collaborator during the 2020 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition in Richmond. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious scholarly and performing awards, including the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, Dissertation Fellowship, Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Award, FS Chia PhD Scholarship, Beryl Barns Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Harriet Snowball Winspear Graduate Prize in Performing Arts scholarship from the University of Alberta, the Marek Jablonski Piano Scholarship for the Banff International Keyboard Festival and a twice-awarded scholarship by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Adamek earned her Doctor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Alberta and Master of Arts in piano performance from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (now The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music).