Trenton pianist, Marion Zarzeczna received her Bachelor of Music degree in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute of Music. She studied there with Mieczyslaw Hoszowski, and later with Isabelle Sant’Ambrogio and Jascha Zayde. She won the Leschetizky Debut prize and a two-year Fulbright grant for study with Peitro Scarpini in Florence, Italy.
Remaining another two years abroad, Ms. Zarzeczna soloed with the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra, played recitals for Amerika Hauser in Germany and won the Darmstadt Musikpreis for modern music.
Ms. Zarzeczna performed recitals at venues such as the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Wigmore Hall in London, Town Hall in New York City, Washington’s Phillips Gallery and Boston’s Gardiner Museum. She accompanied Sol Hurok’s violinist, Daniel Heifetz and appeared at Carnegie Hall with an Irish Tenor! Collaboration with violinist Nadia Koutzen which led to recitals at the Berlin Hochschule Für Musik, Vienna Schubert Saal, Rotterdam, Munich, and Alice Tully Hall in New York City.
Ms. Zarzeczna has served as orchestral pianist in the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. A frequent soloist with area orchestras, she was featured in the Chopin F Minor Concerto with the Polish National Radio Orchestra which was touring in the United States.
Her students have won competitions and performed with orchestras (including the Philadelphia Orchestra). Besides teaching at Westminster Conservatory of Music, Ms. Zarzeczna is on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and maintains a private studio in Trenton, New Jersey.