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Committee Member Maria Kesiak

Maria Kesiak is a piano teacher and musicologist.

Her musical education began in a specialist music school in Lodz (Poland), and at the age of 10 she made her debut in the Philharmonic Hall in Lodz, performing Chopin. She completed her academic studies at the College of Music in Lodz and Warsaw University with a Master’s Degree in Musicology.

She is the author of several articles, published in leading Polish music journals, including The Music Movement and Musica Sacra Nova. Since moving to England in 2005, she has been involved in numerous musicological translation works from Polish into English. Her largest collaborative book titled “Polish Music. Polish Composers 1918-2010” was published by Music Academy in Gdansk and Lublin University in 2013.

Maria is a dedicated piano teacher, running a busy music studio in Lancashire for pupils of all ages and levels. She also teaches at the Clearwater Music School. Being passionate about inclusive pedagogy, she has a number of students with learning disabilities, specialising in teaching children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Among her pupils, there are several festival and competition winners, who also had a privilege of performing at the Royal Albert Hall.

Her aspirations are to make music education accessible to all children, regardless of their background, and to pass on her passion for piano playing to all her students because “music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything” (Plato).