Board Member – Magdalena Stern-Baczewska


Magdalena Stern-Baczewska
Artist & Educator
Columbia University

Magdalena Baczewska – Born in Poland, Magdalena Baczewska has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a pianist, harpsichordist, educator, recording artist, producer, and an administrator. She has performed with violinist Joshua Bell, as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, the China National Symphony, to name a few. She has toured Europe performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations on the piano and the harpsichord. Baczewska recorded the Variations together with R. Strauss’ Sonata op. 5, as a part of her critically acclaimed album, “A Tribute to Glenn Gould.” As artistic director of BlueSleep Music, Baczewska produced music for MetroNaps EnergyPod®, popularized by Google. In collaboration with BlueSleep®, a medical team specialized in research and treatment of sleep disorders, Baczewska recorded best-selling albums Music for Dreams (over 20,000 copies sold). Performances have taken her to Carnegie Hall (NYC), Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), National Center for Performing Arts (Beijing), Salle Cortot (Paris), Moores Opera House (Houston, TX), Merkin Hall (NYC), Steinway Hall (NYC), among others. As an avid educator, Baczewska has given piano master classes in the Central Conservatory (Beijing, China), Grassland International Music Festival (Hohhot, Inner Mongolia); International Keyboard Institute and Festival (NYC); New York Piano Festival (NYC). She is professor at Accademia Europea Villa Bossi in Varese, Italy. Baczewska is a laureate of international piano competitions (Chopin Competition at the Kosciuszko Foundation, Dorothy McKenzie Recognition Award, Prix du piano Ecoles d’Art Américaines Fontainebleau, Grand prix European American Music Alliance Paris, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Polish Minister of Culture. Baczewska holds degrees from Mannes College The New School for Music (BM, MM), and Manhattan School of Music (DMA). She is currently Director of the Music Performance Program and Lecturer in Music at Columbia University, where she teaches and creates performance and instruction opportunities for young musicians in an academic setting. She is currently preparing for a concert tour in China, to perform music of the Oscar and Grammy-winning composer, Tan Dun. Later this Summer she will be performing and giving piano master classes in Europe and New York City.