F. Chopin Nocturne in F sharp major Op. 15 No 2
F. Chopin 24 Preludes Op. 28 (selection)
F. Chopin Mazurkas Op. 24
No 1. G minor
No 2. C major
No 3. A flat major
No 4. B flat minor
F. Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor Op. 23
Małgorzata Kruczek was born in 1998 in Rzeszow. She started playing the piano at the age of 7 at the K. Szymanowski Group of Music Schools in Rzeszow, piano class of Urszula Buda MA. Małgorzata graduated from music school and high school with honors in 2017. Since October 2017 she has been studying at the Academy of Music in Cracow, piano class of Prof. Andrzej Pikul.
She has furthered her skills during masterclasses conducted (amongst others) by: Andrzej Pikul, Józef Stompel, Andrzej Jasiński, Edward Wolanin, Mariusz Drzewicki, Andrzej Tatarski, Alicja Masan, Konstanze Eickhorst, Michael Wessel, Guillermo Gonzalez, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Tatiana Zelikman.
She was awarded at many competitions including: 2nd prize at 14th Adilia Alieva International Piano and Young Instrumentalists Competition (Annemasse – Geneve 2019), 1st prize at the 10th Concorso Internazionaledi Esecuzione Musicale “Giovani Musicisti” - Citta di Treviso (Treviso 2018), 2nd prize at 1st Piano Festival Józef Hofmann in Memoriam (Kraków 2018), 2nd prize at 1st National Piano Competition for Young Pianists „Chopin at Wawel” (Kraków 2015), 2nd prize at National Piano Competition “Anna Wesołowska and Halina Wesołowska-Madetko” (Katowice 2015), 5th prize at Peter Toperczer International Piano Competition (Kosice 2015), 1st prize at 1st National Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (Turzno 2015), Grand Prix and 1st prize at National Piano Competition (Wieliczka 2014) 1st prize at 13rd International Piano Competition (Goerlitz – Zgorzelec 2014), the title of laureate and Special Award for The Best Performer at 22nd International Chopin Piano Festival at Mazowsze (Sochaczew 2014), the Honour at 19th National Piano Tournament “Halina Czerny – Stefańska” (Żagań 2014), 1st prize at 3rd „Tadeusz Leszetycki” National Piano Competition for Young Pianists (Łańcut 2011), 3rd prize at 11st International Music Competition „Juliusz Zarębski” (Łomianki-Izabelin 2011), 1st prize at International Subcarpathian Chopin Piano Competition (Rzeszów 2010).
She has been awarded scholarships by: the Mayor of the City of Rzeszów (four times), the Management Board of the Podkarpacie voivodeship “Nie zagubić talentu”. She participated in a project by Krajowy Fundusz na rzecz Dzieci (2011 – 2017).
Małgorzata Kruczek played many concerts at prestigious venes, including: The Royal Castle in Warsaw, The Chopin Museum in Warsaw, The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Luslawice, the Mazovia Region Centre of Culture and Arts, The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery and Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz Theatre in Zakopane, the Artur Malawski Podkarpacie Philharmonic in Rzeszow, the Institute of Music of the University of Rzeszow. She represented the capital of Podkarpacie during the Polish Week of Culture and Business in Gainesville, Florida, USA, in September of 2014.