Polish pianist Anna Szałucka started her musical education at the age of seven. She completed the Bachelor Degree at the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk studying with Waldemar Wojtal. In 2013 – 2014 she continued her studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien in the piano class of Stefan Vladar. Currently she is studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the supervision of Ian Fountain.
Anna is a laureate of many piano competitions, including 1st Prize in the Young Pianists Forum in Rybnik and the 2nd Prize and The Jerzy Waldorff Special Prize in the IX International Competition for Young Pianists Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She is also a laureate of the 46th Festival of Polish Pianism in Słupsk (Poland). Recent awards include the Jacob Barnes Piano Scholarship, The Musicians’Company Harriet Cohen Bach Prize, the Kenneth Loveland Gift Prize as well as the 3rd Prize in the International Sussex Piano Competition. She was selected by the Musicians’ Company to give her Wigmore Hall debut recital on 15th February 2016.
Anna has given many concerts across Poland and abroad cooperating with such institutions as The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute, Wiener Beethoven Gesellschaft, The Arthur Rubinstein International Music Foundation as well as BBC Radio 3 and Radio Gdańsk. The orchestra appearances include concerts with the Polish Radio Orchestra, Worthing Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Baltica, Pomeranian Philharmonics and Górecki Chamber Orchestra. Anna has developed her passion for music by taking part in many piano masterclasses, among others with Aleksiej Orłowiecki, Alon Goldstein, Andrzej Jasiński, Kathryn Stott, Imogen Cooper, Dina Yoffe, Lee Kum-Sing, Paul Roberts, Joanna MacGregor, Yevgeny Sudbin and Alberto Nosè.
As the Royal Academy of Music scholar Anna is generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the Oetker Scholarship. In Poland, she received a scholarship from the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the President of Gdańsk City and the Principal of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. She was also awarded the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Prize as well as the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Prize.