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Justyna Maj

Polish-Canadian pianist Justyna Maj, a winner of numerous prestigious national and international competitions (Canadian Chopin Competition, Pacific Piano Competition, Göttingen Chopin Competition, Kay Meek Concerto Competition, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Competition), has performed throughout Canada, Western & Eastern Europe, China and the USA. She has appeared with the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vancouver Academy Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra and has recorded for CBC Radio, German & Polish National Radios. For the last decade, Ms Maj has been very active as a chamber musician, obtaining many awards in this discipline as well. Ms Maj held a position of piano collaborator at the Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy during eight consecutive years, and played for the prestigious series Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, where she was re-invited for a tour in 2008. She served on the piano faculty at the British Columbia Conservatory of Music in Vancouver and the Bergen Academy of Music in New Jersey. A resident of New York City between 2006 and 2011, she collaborated extensively with such artists as Ida and Ani Kavafian, Timothy Eddy, Lewis Kaplan, Sally Thomas, Lucie Robert, Todd and Daniel Phillips at the Juilliard, Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music. By taking part in festivals world-wide she gained an international training and studied with renowned teachers such as Prof. Lee Kum Sing, John O’Connor, Jon Kimura Parker, Evgeny Indij, G.Guangren, Alexij Orlovetsky, Roger Chase, Florian Wieck. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music and a Master of Music Degree from the Hochschule fur Musik Stuttgart.