Hailed by the American Music Guide for her “versatility in many styles that emphasize chameleon-like transformations” Margaret Wacyk is a trailblazer who is breathing new life into the art of piano playing.
Ms. Wacyk is a concert pianist trained in the 19th century tradition of Golden Tone. Additionally, she is the author of two books, a composer and recording artist. Her second recording, Piano Works was chosen as Gramophone Magazine’s Best New Releases from North America.
Margaret was born into a musical family and her talent for music became evident from an early age. She graduated from New York University and studied with legendary teachers such as Jasha Zayde, Dorothy Priesing, Justin Dello Joio and Mordecai Shehori. She supplemented her studies in composition at the Juilliard School with Stanley Wolfe and Dan Coleman. Her original compositions were featured in the film The Lesson.
As a soloist, Ms. Wacyk made her NYC debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 2000 and has since concertized in the United States and Europe. Notable appearances include her performance with the Gulf Coast Symphony in Florida, a solo appearance at the BIG Arts festival in Sanibel, Florida and multiple returns to Carnegie Recital Hall in NYC.
As a performer Margaret revives the tradition of expressive piano playing from the 19th century. She is the creator of the Ultimate Piano Playing method, an approach based on the Grand Tradition of the past. She teaches this unique course through her on-line academy and privately to students around the world.
Margaret Wacyk is booking now for performances world-wide.