Barbara Szczepanska

Barbara Szczepanska

Barbara Szczepanska was born in Warsaw and graduated of the Chopin Academy in Warsaw with Lidia Kozubek and Teresa Manasterska. Postgrauate piano studies with Victor Mierzhanov, Tschaikovsky Conservatory Moscow, followed. The Oeuvre of Fryderyk Chopin and the piano sonatas of Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven belong to the core repertory of BarbaraSzczepanska. Concert tours led the pianist trough Poland, Hungary, the former Soviet Union, Spain, Italy and Gemany. She played with renowned orchestras but also made her reputation as solist and as chamber musician.
After educational activities at the Academies of Warsaw and of Münster, she became professor of the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf in 1989. From 1998 to 2002 and from 2004 to 2008 she was vice-rector of the university. Now she leeds the training center for highly talented children of the Robert Schumann Hochschule ,,Schumann Junior”. In addition she was visiting professor in South Korea, Taiwan und China. First prizes of renowned piano competitions , gained by her students, document the pedagogical success of Barbara Szczepanska. Among her students are Severin von Eckardstein, who won the ARD Competition Munich, the Queen Elisabeth Competition Brussels and the International Competition Leeds, and the internationally successfull russian pianist Nikolai Tokarev. Other students gainet prizes in the International Piano Competitions Johannes-Sebastian Bach Leipzig, Piano Competiton for Young Pianists Ettlingen, and International Piano Competition Franz Liszt Weimar.