Bio Agata Hołdyk

Bio

Agata Hołdyk – adjunct of the Music Institute, Silesian University in Katowice. Prizewinner in many national and international competitions, among others: 5th place in the 21st International Piano Competition in Marsala (Sicily), 1st place in the 3rd Silesian Piano Competition in Zabrze and 2nd place in the 6th M. Magin International Piano Competition in Paris (France). A grant holder of the Minister’s of Culture and Art Artistic Grant.

In 2009 she formed the AHHA PIANO DUO together with Alexandra Hałat. The pianists’ artistic achievements include prizes won in international competitions: the second prize in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York (records contest), an award in International Piano Competition “Concours Grieg“ in Oslo (Norway).

She began her piano lessons at the age of 9 at the Stanisław Moniuszko Primary School of Music and at the Karol Szymanowski Secondary School of Music she graduated with honours in the piano class of mgr. Maria Wróbel-Zegalska. She is a graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice in the piano class of Professor Andrzej Jasiński. She graduated there a chamber music class of Professor Regina Strokosz-Michalak as well.

She made a professional training in the frame of the Phare project „Places of work in Culture’s Sector” (Papenburg, Germany) and a practical course at the University for Music and Art (Graz, Austria). In Graz she mastered her piano skills by Professor Alexander Satz and chamber music class of Professor Jontscha Bayrov.

She finished postgraduate studies in piano class of professor Andrzdej Jasinski. In November 2013 she defended her doctoral dissertation (PhD) "Clara and Robert Schumann - the mutual creative inspiration based on selected piano pieces".

Agata Hołdyk was also a member of Jury at International Piano Competition in Goerlitz and National Piano Duo Cmpetition in Jelenia Gora. Continually she is playing concerts as a solo and chamber artist in Poland and abroad (Germany, Austria, France, Italy, the Czech Republic and Ukraine).