- Elisabeth Chojnacka
Elisabeth Chojnacka (born Elżbieta Chojnacka in
Warsaw, September 10, 1939) is a Polish harpsichordist living in France. She is one of the world's foremost harpsichordists specializing in the performance of contemporary classical music.
She earned a degree from the
Fryderyk Chopin Music Academyin Warsaw in 1962, after which she moved to Paris, where she studied with Aimée van de Wiele.
Chojnacka has presented the premiere performances of many works for harpsichord, both solo as well as with ensemble and/or electronics. Over 80 composers have dedicated works to her, including
György Ligeti, Iannis Xenakis, Zygmunt Krauze, and Michael Nyman, and performed or recorded music by Maurice Ohana, Henryk Mikolaj Górecki, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Franco Donatoni, Cristobal Hallfter, François-Bernard Mâche, Graciane Finzi, Stephen Montague, Yves Prin, Tomàs Marco, Cristobal Halffter, Mauricio Sotelo, Grant McLachlan, Ástor Piazzolla, Marius Constant, Francis Poulenc, Luc Ferrari, André Boucourechliev, Aldo Clementi, Betsy Jolas, François-Bernard Mâche, Joseph Horovitz, Manuel de Falla, Roberto Sierra, Krzystof Knittel, Scott Joplin, Gustavo Beytelmann, Jean Wiener, Krzysztof Meyer, and Dimitri Yanov-Yanovski.
While she is known particularly for her performance of new music, she also plays
early musicin her concerts, as well as in some of her recordings.
In performance, she generally performs with her harpsichord slightly amplified.
She formerly taught at the
Mozarteum University of Salzburgin Salzburg, Austria, beginning in 1995.
She has performed and recorded with the
Xenakis Ensemble. She won the the Grand Prix du Disque for Modern Musicin 2003, for her recording of works by Maurice Ohana.
*Ohana harpsichord / Ohana - Clavecin
*Plus que Tango
*Clavecin espagnol du XXème Siècle
*L'avant-garde du passé
*Le nouveau clavecin
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