From early childhood, Polish-born Zuzanna Basinska has been an appreciated and talented chamber musician. She started playing with other musicians at the age of 7, forming various instrumental duos and trios with whom she achieved great success in many competitions. Although she began playing with singers much later, she quickly established herself as an outstanding performer of this repertoire as well. Her playing has recently been described by the Stratford Herald as ‘angelic’.
She has performed in such prestigious concert venues as St Martin-in-the-Fields, Austrian Cultural Forum, David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, British Ambassador’s ‘Villa Wolkonsky’ in Rome, Folkets Hus in Vanersborg, The Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poznan Philharmonic Hall, Aula Nova and much more. Zuzanna made her debut in Wigmore Hall in January 2018.
Zuzanna is a laureate of many international competitions such as the 2nd International Music Competition ‘Olimpo Musicale’ in Prenai, Lithuania, the 16th International Chopin Festival in Mazovia, the 8th International Piano Competition in Goerlitz, 2nd International Simone Delbert Fevrier Piano Competition in Nice or the 19th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Szafarnia among others. In November 2017 she was a finalist of the 2nd International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition in Luslawice. In 2018, she received the award for the best pianist during North London Festival of Music, Drama and Dance. In 2019 and 2020, she received another awards for the best pianist during the International Georg Philipp Telemann Violin Competition in Poznan. She works at the International Music Courses in Opole, the International Music Masterclasses in Szczecin and the International Music Masterclasses in San Vito di Cadore.
Zuzanna was a scholar of the Business and Professional Women’s Club Poznan as well as the Feliks Nowowiejski Society. She was awarded the City of Poznan Awards and the Prime Minister Award for special achievements. During 2009-2012 she was a scholar of The National Fund for Youth.
Zuzanna took part in numerous piano courses and chamber master classes in Sweden, England, Germany and Poland, studying with many eminent professors: Vanessa Latarche, Kevin Kenner, Colin Carr, Leonid Kerbel, Lewis Kaplan, Kaja Danczowska, Fumiko Eguchi, Anna Malikova, José Gallardo, Sergey Kravchenko, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Edward Zienkowski, Waldemar Andrzejewski, Jozef Stompel czy Wojciech Switala. She has performed with such artists as Mats Lidstrom, Szymon Krzeszowiec, Piotr Janosik and Maciej Mlodawski.
Zuzanna graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with distinction, additionally receiving the August Manns Prize. Her studies with Michael Dussek and James Baillieu were fully supported by the Gilling Family Scholarship and the Benjamin Dale Award. Also, she completed her studies at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, studying piano with Jerzy Sterczynski. She works at the Academy of Arts in Szczecin.