TAMARA-ANNA CISLOWSKA - PIANO
Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and recognised pianists. Soloist, recitalist and chamber music specialist, she performs in Australia and worldwide in repertoire spanning three centuries, to critical and public acclaim, and is also renowned for her eloquent writing and popular new role as presenter on ABC Classic FM radio. Tamara has won international prizes in London, Italy and Greece, including the Rovere d’Oro, and in Australia has earned awards such as ABC Young Performer of the Year, a Freedman Fellowship from the Music Council of Australia, the 2012 Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year’ (ACT) and most recently the 2015 ARIA for 'Best Classical Album'.
Join Tamara as she presents on ABC Classic FM over summer: Sunday Recital, and Saturday evenings
Butterflying: the music of Elena Kats-Chernin (ABC Classics) reaches no.1 on ARIA classical charts! -Media releasE
2017 concert highlights:
Perth International Arts Festival (WA), Canberra International Music Festival (ACT), Castlemaine State Festival (VIC), Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QLD), and in Diva, and Elena Kats-Chernin's Birthday Bash at City Recital Hall, Angel Place (Sydney). And 2 new albums: watch this space!
Butterflying album reviews: “a true dream team... a dazzling collection.. lushly recorded and extremely accessible… Fasten your seatbelts and hold on.” (Limelight Editor's Choice, August 2016); “Detailed clarity and vibrant energy makes every note a winner. Cislowska’s robust delivery of Schubert Blues, drawing on Schubert’s Death and The Maiden, encompasses the piano’s full expressive range" (Courier Mail, 5 stars); “Whatever Tamara-Anna Cislowska does rewards attention and listening time… Many of the pieces here are most emotively taken by Cislowska… This is chimingly liquid and memorably melodic music.” (Musicweb International).
Live Review of Tamara's soloist performance of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (NZ):"strong and expansive. [Cislowska] played with a fleet-fingered fluency that allowed the contrasting poetic sections to make their own impact without losing dignity" - The Press News
5 star reviews of Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano in BBC Music Magazine, 'Recording of the Month' and described as "Australian piano gold" (January 2015);
GRAMOPHONE review: "Cislowska's great gift is to pick up on the saudade inherent in this distinctive, finely-crafted, lyrical music, and project it outwards in an utterly natural, unforced manner. A profoundly affecting release" (January 2015)
Read about Tamara's landmark recording of the works of the late, pre-eminent Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe, and more