Pianist and collaborative artist Małgorzata Garstka specialises in chamber music and piano accompaniment. The idea of creating a collective vision and cooperating with others to share experiences is something she values highly. She is currently the Meaker Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music in London for the second year running, working closely with the Strings Department.
Born in 1991 in Poland, Małgorzata has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at many prestigious UK venues including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, St Martin in the Fields, London School of Economics, Colston Hall. She has also performed in Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine, France, Portugal, Italy and Poland, and has won top prizes at numerous solo and chamber music competitions, including the Patrons’ Award and May Mukle Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Friedrich Kuhlau International Competition. She has also been awarded the Thomas Jennings Exhibition Prize, Marjorie McAdams Scholarship and several scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Małgorzata graduated from the State Music School Complex in Warsaw and gained her bachelor’s degree at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where she studied with Wojciech Świtała and Hanna Holeksa. She received a master’s degree with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Diana Ketler and Michael Dussek.