Tamara-Anna Cislowska

Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most renowned, ARIA award-winning pianists, performing and recording in Australia and internationally to critical and public acclaim. Earning international prizes in London, Italy and Greece such as the Rovere d’Oro, and touring Japan and the USA as cultural ambassador for Australia, Tamara’s accolades include ABC Young Performer of the Year, the Freedman Fellowship, an Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year’ (ACT) and the 2015 ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’.

Frequent guest of orchestras and festivals worldwide, Tamara has performed as soloist with the London Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, and all major Australasian symphony orchestras with conductors such as Matthias Bamert, Edo de Waart, Asher Fisch, Johannes Fritzsch, Karina Canellakis and Alondra de la Parra. Recent engagements include concerti by Gorecki, Liszt, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich and Elena Kats-Chernin’s Piano Concerto no.3, Lebewohl, commissioned for Cislowska and included in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Vision 20/20 series, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Tamara also performed the world premiere of Human Waves with music by Elena Kats-Chernin and libretto by Cislowska, commissioned by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for its Centenary Celebrations.

She has toured to the USA with CIRCA’s En Masse for Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and given solo and chamber recitals around the world including for New York’s Frick Collection, London’s Purcell Room, Sydney Opera House, Perth International Arts Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Canberra International Music Festival. Tamara was a featured artist on the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s tour and recording of Mountain – A Cinematic and Musical Odyssey, including Sydney Film Festival and the Barbican (UK).

With nine ARIA no.1 albums including One Summer’s Day: Studio Ghibli favourites for solo piano by Joe Hisaishi (ABC Classics), Into Silence recorded with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and Unsent Love Letters: meditations on Erik Satie, available on Deutsche Grammophon outside Australia, Tamara also presents weekly program ‘Duet’ for ABC Classic FM, with ‘DUET – Tamara-Anna Cislowska and guests’ her latest chart-topping release for ABC – with volume two released in 2022.

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