Jekaterina Drzewiecka – outstanding pianist of the new generation. She was born in Murmansk, Russian, and till 2010 lived in Latvia. Jekaterina started to take piano lessons at the age of 6 in the Youth Music School in Latvia in Marina Silantieva class. Since 2002 she has studied in Emil Darzin Special Music School in Sergey Osokin’s class and from 2008 in his class in the Riga Conservatory of Music. In 2009, as one and only musician from Latvia, she was awarded with a scholarship to the Peter Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, where she studied in Stanislav Igolinsky class. In 2012 Jekaterina got a bachelor degree in Andrzej Jasinski’s class in Felix Nowowiejski Musical Academy in Bydgoszcz.
The artist has a wide repertoire, which she has performed in many European countries like Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, France, Estonia, Russia, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Ukraine and Poland. She gave numerous performances in prestigious concert halls like Rachmaninov Hall and Small Concert Hall in the Conservatory of Music in Moscow, grand concert halls of philharmonics in Riga, Lvov, Czestochowa, Bydgoszcz, Zielona Góra, Kosice, Krakow, Slupsk, concert halls of Musical Academies in Paris, Enschede, Tallinn, Helsinki, Vilnius, Gdansk and also in Radziejowice Palace, Antonin Palace in Poland and Dzintary Concert Hall and Golden Hall in Riga.
The pianist took part in the recording of a CD “Sagrada Familia” including music of the contemporary Polish composer, Krzysztof Kobylinski.
Jekaterina Drzewiecka has been given main prizes at many national and international piano competitions like: Piano Competition from the Young Talents of Latvia (1998 & 2003), Latvian National Piano Competition (2001, 2004), Latvian National Piano Duet Competition (2001), International Piano Competition of N. Rubinstein in Paris (1999, 2002), International Piano Competition Jurmala in Latvia (2004 & 2007), International Piano Competition of Austrian and German Music in Lithuania (2008), Baltic Countries Piano Competition in Latvia (2009).
The artist has participated in master classes with such famous artists as Tatiana Shebanova, Mikhail Voskresensky, Andrzej Jasinski, Ronan O’Hora, Elena Kuzniecova, Mikhail Markov, Vera Nosina and Dina Yoffe.
The artist has been invited to numerous music festivals like Mozart-250 Music Festival (Latvia, 2006), Music Festival Fermata 2008 in Gdansk (Poland), International Festivals of Piano Duos (Estonia, 1999 & 2003), Dziedzictwo Chopina 2011, International Piano Forum „Bieszczady bez granic” (annually since 2009) – where she was awarded with a „Golden Parnas” prize and the Prize of the Public, Muzyka nad Odra in Zielona Góra (2012), 46th Festival of Polish Pianists in Slupsk (2012).
The pianist has performed with many great conductors like Andris Nelson, Igor Pulatiuk, Normund Vaicis, Andris Vecumnieks, Monika Stefaniak, Rafal Janiak and orchestras: Latvian National Symphonic Orchestra, Emil Darzin Music Secondary School Symphonic Orchestra, chamber orchestra Sinfonia Concertante, quartet Prima Vista, Lvov Symphonic Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra of Czestochowa Philharmonic.
Currently Jekaterina Drzewiecka studies in Feliks Nowowiejski Musical Academy in Bydgoszcz in Andrzej Jasinski class. She often performs in a duo with her husband, pianist Stanislaw Drzewiecki.