Maria Sławek & Piotr Różański
Maria Sławek and Piotr Różański have been performing as a duo since 2007. They studied chamber music under the guidance of Janina Romańska-Werner at the Academy of Music in Cracow. During various master classes they were tutored by artists such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Daniel Stabrawa, Marek Moś and Dora Schwarzberg.
They attended many festivals, including the Mozartiana Festival in Gdańsk, the Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk Festival, the Music in Old Cracow Festival and the Emanations Festival in Cracow. In the 2012 they were invited by the Kościuszko Foundation to give a recital in New York City. The same year they released their debut album with sonatas by Schumann and Prokofiev which received favorable reviews and was presented on air at Polish Radio Channel 2.
In 2013 accompanied by the Polish radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marek Moś they were part of the premiere performance of Anna Zawadzka-Gołosz’s piece Spettro, registered and released as part of an album dedicated to the work of the composer (Polish Radio). Also in 2013, they performed in the Karol Szymanowski Museum in the Atman Villa during a concert celebrating the composer’s 131st birthday.
In 2015 their album Mieczysław Weinberg – Sonatas for violin and piano was released (CD Accord) and received excellent reviews in Poland and abroad.