When words leave off
I was born in Kraków, Poland and began my music career playing violin and piano at the age of seven. My first instrument was the blue melodica (a present from my father) which I played during my school audition when I was just six years old. Despite being a really tiny girl, I played the harmonica with the full lung power and pure passion. I think I must have melted a lot of hearts back then…I passed with flying colours and spent the next six years training in Music School in Nowa Huta.
At the age of 13, I decided to leave the school after an unsuccessful attempt to swap the main instrument from violin to the piano, as becoming a pianist, not a violinist was my lifetime dream. I left my music school and started composing and writing songs being just 13 years old. This has changed my life completely.
Since then, I have had some achievements I am very proud of! My first home recorded album mostly includes songs which I wrote when I was a teenager and is a symbol of my rite of passage from writing songs secretly in the corner of my room in a tiny flat in Kraków to going public with my music. It was “now or never” for me and that’s the title of the album. Teraz Albo Nigdy started a fantastic adventure. I performed in jazz cafes, music & dancing clubs and won some awards. I am a finalist of the prestigious OPPA 2009, ISSA, semi – finalist of UK Songwriting Contest, finalist of USA Song of the Year and a first musician who reached the target of 25.000 zloty on Polish crowd- funding music portal Megatotal.pl. Over 250 fans helped me to collect the money to record my CD in a professional studio.
Album “Nomen Nescio” has been recorded in DB studio in Jarocin, produced by Kostek Andriejew and released in September 2010.
Nomen Nescio (from latin, lit. ‘I do not know the name’) is dedicated to my husband. It’s a musical statement of love, happiness and gratitude combined with the whole universe of sounds including Scottish bagpipes, vintage vocoders, full orchestra, acoustic guitars, piano as well as drums and beats.
But the last couple of years were different. My friends lost some of their closest ones, I travelled and I learnt not to take health for granted. You will hear the full story in 13 songs which will be released and ready to listen one by one on my website. 2017 is going to be very exciting!
I can’t wait.