Elżbieta Stefańska, Piano/Cembalo

stefanska elzbietaElżbieta Stefańska was born in Kraków, Poland, the daughter of the pianist Halina Czerny-Stefańska and piano professor Ludwik Stefański, her first teacher. She graduated from the National Music University, Kraków, in the harpsichord class of Hans Pischner, and in the following years participated in masterclasses in Siena and Weimar with Zuzana Růžičková, Ruggiero Gerlin, and others.
She was awarded prizes in 1964 at the Łódź Early Music Competition in 1964 for her piano and harpsichord performance of baroque works. The following year she won the Principal Prize at the International Music Competition in Geneva, with the Henri Ghez award as the best harpsichord player.
Elżbieta Stefańska frequently performs in Poland and abroad in Europe, Asia, and America. She has appeared in major festivals, given many broadcasts and television appearances, and recorded for major record companies.
She is a professor at the National Music University of Kraków where she leads the harpsichord class and where, from 1981 to 1990, she was Head of the Department of Harpsichord and Early Instruments.