Alicja Basinska came to North America from Olesnica, Poland, to study piano performance at McGill University in Montreal, where she received a bachelor’s degree. She earned a Master of Music degree and Doctorate of Musical Arts in collaborative piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Basinska is currently a staff accompanist at the CIM and Case Western University. She also is substitute pianist for the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. She has formerly served as a staff accompanist at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Basinska has been a collaborative pianist for many competitions including the Young Artist Competition of the WAMSO (the volunteer support group for the Minnesota Orchestra), Primrose International Viola Competition, Washington International String Competition, and the American String Teachers Association. She has also participated in many music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Kent-Blossom Music and Arts Festival.
Some of her favorite performances include an appearance on Introductions on Chicago radio station WFMT 98.7 FM with violist Leah Ferguson, and performing with violinist Caroline Goulding on the Martha Stewart Show in January 2007.
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