Alicja Kojder is an eighteen-year-old polish pianist who was born in the UK. She began playing the piano at the age of four, and by the age of six was winning local piano competitions.
At seven she passed her exams to the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and became the youngest ever student to attend the school.
Alicja won 1st prize in the Subcarpathian Chopin Competition for youth in Rzeszów, Poland as well as top prizes in various piano competitions in the UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia and Poland.
She graduated Chetham’s in 2023 after performing in the Stoller Hall and was awarded the Dennis Midwood Prize for Keyboard.
This year she was awarded entrance at the Royal College of Music in South Kensington, where she is currently studying under the direction of her distinguished teacher and performer Dina Parakhina.
She has performed in multiple chamber ensembles as well as a symphony orchestra in London.
In 2022 Alicja performed in Łancut, Poland where she received a masterclass with the renowned pedagogue Andrzej Jasiński.
She has performed twice for the Rhyl Music Club in Wales and once this year alongside pianist Alexander Karpeyev, achievements which led to her being granted the Muriel Lewis Award for a Young Musician. This year Alicja is greatly looking forward to her solo recital in Warsaw at the VII European Festival of Academies in November as a representative of the UK.
Performing on 12/11/2023