Born in Krakow, Poland, I began my study of the piano with Janina Garscia-Gressel. I graduated from the Chopin Conservatoire under the excellent supervision of Maria Szmyd-Dormus. Turbulent events of the Polish Solidarity upheaval in 1981 influenced my decision to remain permanently in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A residency in 1987 at the Banff Center gave me an opportunity to develop my chamber music repertoire. I worked closely with Richard Goode, whose friendship has been a great source of encouragement to me. In the following years, I found myself performing mostly solo and chamber music repertoire before audiences in the United States, Canada and Europe. And now we are lucky enough to have him, and his extremely talented son, entertaining for us. Refreshments will be served following the performance.