Ewa Tytman Csiba
Ewa Tytman Csiba
Ewa Tytman Csiba is a Polish pianist and fortepiano player; born into a musical family. She is an active soloist and chamber musician, with a special emphasis on historical performance.
As a prizewinner of many competitions and festivals she has presented solo recitals in the United States and Japan, and as a soloist, she has performed at music festivals in Germany, Canada, Poland and the United Kingdom. She is an enthusiastic chamber musician and accompanist.
She received the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship for the highest artistic achievements and both in 2013 and 2014 she was awarded The Amadeus Fortepiano Prize at the Royal College of Music.
She has won awards at numerous piano competitions, including the All-Poland CEA Competition for Piano Students of Music High Schools (1st prize), the 7th Ludwik Stefanski and Halina Czerny – Stefanska International Piano Competition in Plock (1st prize and two special prizes), the Paderewski Piano Competition in Cracow (2nd prize) and others. She also placed 2nd at The Chopin Prize at Royal Northern College of Music in 2015.
In Poland, she was a student of Paweł Skrzypek at Karol Szymanowski State School of Music in Płock. Continuing her studies in England, she received the scholarship from the Royal College of Music, where she studied piano with Kevin Kenner and Niel Immelman. Parallelly, she also studied fortepiano with Geoffrey Govier, developing her passion for early music, and received her first degree from both of these instruments, graduating with distinction. Subsequently, she obtained a Master of Music in Performance degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was a scholar (Stanley Picker Trust) and studied with Dina Parakhina.
She participated in numerous masterclasses, working with many internationally renowned musicians and pedagogues. In 2007 she participated in Morningside Music Bridge – summer music institute for young musicians of extraordinary talent (Calgary, Canada).
Her recent engagements included performances at Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Steinway Hall in London and many others. She recorded piano pieces of Roy Heaton-Smith for Divine Art in 2015. With her husband, she founded the Csiba Duo, exploring lesser-known repertoire for period viola and fortepiano.
She passionately tutors a piano class, aiming to pass her knowledge and share the love of music with other people. Her students win numerous prizes at the piano festivals in London and achieve high marks at the examinations. Her teaching method encourages students to understand their technique and musical styles and leads them to become independent musicians at the level, which they aim for. She combines the traditions of Eastern European piano school and Simultaneous Learning in her teaching approach.