Aleksandra Świgut
Supported by Club 32 donors Sandy Watson and Jillian Williams


21 January 1992


Second Prize, Orchestra Prize, Audience Award and Steinway Award: International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition (Bergen, Norway)
Second Prize and Orchestra Prize: International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (Warsaw, Poland)

Aleksandra Świgut studied at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and the Guildhall School of Music in London. She holds a doctorate from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.

She has appeared at festivals in Nohant, Paris and Duszniki-Zdrój, as well as the Beethoven Easter Festival and ‘Chopin and his Europe’. Performance on historical pianos is an important strand of her concert activity. As a soloist, she has performed with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Aukso Orchestra, Polish Philharmonic Orchestras of Łódź, Lublin, Zielona Góra and Podlasie, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated with conductors including Lawrence Foster, Maxim Pascal, Joannes Gustavsson, Grzegorz Nowak, Bassem Akiki, Jurek Dubał, Marek Moś, Ruben Silva, Tadeusz Wojciechowski.

She has recorded a disc of works by Fryderyk Chopin and her own composition, on historical instrument Erard 1858 released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (2023).


2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Frédéric Chopin: Andante Spianato Et Grande Polonaise Brillante Op.22
Franz Liszt: Totentanz S.126

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Entrant in Composing the Future 2021 

I. Grave – Doppio movimento
II. Scherzo – Più lento
III. Marche funèbre
IV. Finale. Presto

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

I. Scheherazade
II. Tantris der Narr (Tantris le Bouffon)
III. Eine Don Juan-Serenade

No.1 Waldesrauschen

Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle in F# major Op.60

Introduction. Largo — Poco piu mosso
Theme. Allegretto
Variation I. Brillante
Variation II. Veloce, ma accuratamente
Variation III. Sempre sostenuto
Variation IV. Con bravura
Variation V. Adagio — Alla Polacca

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegretto
II. Blues. Moderato
III. Perpetuum mobile. Allegro

George Gershwin/Jascha Heifetz: : ‘It ain’t necessarily so’ from Porgy and Bess

I. Allegro non troppo – Largo – Poco con moto
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro – Risoluto

No.14 Vocalise in E minor

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro
II. Romance
III. Allegro assai

Final Round 2: Post 1800 Concerto

I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato