Voted a “favourite” by Pianiste magazine and one of Classica’s most exciting new recording artists, Emmanuelle Swiercz has already made three recordings of music by Rachmaninoff, Schumann and Liszt, gaining glowing reviews and awards from the music press, including a recommendation by the Japanese magazine Record Geijutsu, 4 stars from Monde de la Musique and a 9 score from Répertoire. According to Classica, “charming and seductive in each one of these pieces, she performs them with verve and delicacy as well as a perfect understanding of their meaning”.
Although she did not start to play the piano until the age of nine, Emmanuelle Swiercz gave her first concert only two years later. At the age of 16, a unanimous vote of the jury offered her a place at the Paris Conservatoire, where she studied with Michel Béroff, Denis Pascal, Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia and György Kurtág.
She has received grants from the Groupe Banque Populaire Foundation, the Cziffra Foundation and the Société Générale music sponsorship programme and won prizes at the Ricard Viñes and Maria Canals international piano competitions.
A guest at concert halls in Paris, including Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau and Cité de la Musique, and festivals around France (La Roque-d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Festival Chopin de Bagatelle, Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Serres d’Auteuil, Musique à l’Empéri, Nohant), she has also performed in cities throughout Europe, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Bucharest, Luxembourg, Rome, Venice, Florence, Barcelona, Bratislava, Geneva, Lugano, Vilnius and Riga.
Outside Europe, she has given recitals in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), Japan, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Canton, Nanking, Tianjin, Dalian and Dongguan) and Australia (Sydney).
As a soloist she has performed with symphony orchestras including those of Douai – Région Nord/Pas-de-Calais (France), Nagoya (Japan), Kazan and Novosibirsk (Russia), Viareggio (Italy) and Kharkov (Ukraine).
Emmanuelle Swiercz has made frequent appearances on French radio (France Musique, Radio Classique, RFI, RTL and France lnter) and television (France 2, including guest appearances on the main evening news bulletin and the classical music magazine Musiques au Coeur, France 3, Direct 8 and Mezzo).