Kasia Borowiak

Kasia Borowiak studied piano with Bronisława Kawalla and chamber music with Maja Nosowska-Pasławska at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (AMiFC), Poland, and piano with James Gibb at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) in London. She furthered her performing skills with Jan Ekier, Bernard Ringeissen and Richard Goode. She has performed throughout Poland for the Warsaw Philharmonic, Warsaw Music Society and F. Chopin and K. Szymanowski societies, and the UK, Ireland and Japan, as a soloist and chamber musician. Between 1987 and 1991 she was part of Sir Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now! Series. She has been performing with London Octave at St. Martin-in-the-Fields since 2006 and was a member of The Haydn Trio of London. She holds a Master of Arts in Performance degree from AMiFC and a Concert Recital Diploma (Premier Prix) from GSMD.

She has been the European Suzuki Association (ESA) Teacher Trainer and Examiner since 1992. A Suzuki Method pioneer and a founder of the Polish Suzuki Association in 1996, she has fostered the first Polish Suzuki piano teachers and Piano Teacher Trainers & Examiners in Poland. During 2002-2010 she was the ESA Piano Director and a member of International Piano Committee, as well as a co-editor of the New International Suzuki Piano Edition. Since 2013 she has been directing her Independent Suzuki Piano Teacher Training, which she runs in partnership with the Hertfordshire Music Service at the Watford School of Music and since 2015 the National Suzuki Piano Teacher Training in Sweden. At present she is a Chairman of ESA Piano Committee and a member of ESA Instrumental Committee.

Kasia was a chamber music coach at the AMiFC in 1985/86 and since 1990 has been professor of piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Junior School, St. Albans Music School and Watford School of Music. Between 1999 and 2008 she was a Guildhall (later Trinity Guildhall) examiner, as well as a consultant for the Trinity Guildhall Piano Syllabus. She has lectured on numerous courses and seminars throughout the UK and worldwide – in Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the US