Olga Łazarska

Olga Łazarska belongs to the strictly leading group of Polish piano pedagogues. Since a number of years she is connected with Cracow; after graduation has been working as an assistant in the piano class of Prof. Ewa Bukojemska, subsequently became a senior lecturer in the Piano Chair of the Acadamy of Music in Cracow. She holds this position until now, among others she lectures Piano methodology with pedagogical literature, using program of her own authorship. The main field of her professional career is her activity at the Władysław Żeleński State School of Music in Cracow, where she is a Head of Piano Department – and the Frederic Chopin State School of Music in Cracow, where she performed similar function for eight years.

She is a hairess of the best pedagogical traditions from Cracow and continues with passion work of her masters. She has been the originator and the organizer of methodological conferences under patronage of the Piano Chair of the Academy of Music in Cracow for teachers of piano from southern Poland. She is also a co-author of the project Gradus ad Parnassum, an undertaking directed to pedagogues from south-eastern Poland. Her students belong to the leading piano youth in Poland and successfully compete with young artists from around the world. A large group of talented students, who have won and continue to win successive stages of piano initiation under her direction, has become laureates of many national and international competitions. Over the past few years it is more than 100 prizes and awards.

Olga Łazarska willingly shares her pedagogical experience, actively cooperates with music schools in Lesser Poland region, she leeds consultations, workshops and open classes in the entire Poland (Koszalin, Kielce, Wrocław, Bydgoszcz and others). For over 10 years she is a lecturer at the summer courses in Poland – in Kielce (formerly Olsztyn and Rzeszów), Szczecinek, Rabka, Krynica, Tomaszow Lubelski, abroad she has been giving lectures and courses in Vienna, Paris and Geneva. She often takes part in jury panels of competitions with national and international range (in Poland and abroad) as well as auditions organized by the Artistic Education Centre.

Olga Łazarska is an expert in the field of piano performance enlisted by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, she takes part in boards of examiners appointed by the Artistic Education Centre, awarding qualifications for teachers of piano.