Małgorzata Garstka

The Polish-British pianist Gosia Garstka specializes in the art of chamber music. After having received a Master’s degree with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, she was appointed the Hodgson Fellow here for two consecutive years. She currently holds the position of collaborative pianist at the Academy, working closely with the Strings Department.

Gosia has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at many prestigious UK venues including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin in the Fields. She has won top prizes at numerous solo and chamber music competitions, including the Patrons’ Award and May Mukle Prize at the Academy, Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Friedrich Kuhlau International Competition. She became a Yeoman of the Musicians’ Company with the Argenta Trio.

In March 2019 she was invited to be an official pianist at the Carl Nielsen International Competition, which was broadcast around the globe on

She 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. While being at RAM, she studied with Diana Ketler and Michael Dussek.

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