Zofia Grzelak was born in Basel in 1998 and began taking piano lessons at the age of five. She was taught by Tatjana Baranova-Monighetti for 13 years. Since 2012 Zofia has also been working with Prof. Claudio Martínez-Mehner at the Musik Akademie Basel, where she was admitted to the piano class after graduating from high school.
At the age of nine, she made her debut as a soloist with orchestra and gained further musical experience during many recitals and representative performances. For example, she played an anniversary concert with the Jugendsymphonieorchester on the 550th anniversary of the University of Basel and appeared on the LGT Basel Spring Event in the presence of Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein. As a young pianist, she received the honor of opening the inauguration of the Polish EU Presidency with a recital at the Grande Société de Berne and was again invited to perform on the 30th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Lech Wałęsa.
In 2016, Zofia was selected by the LYRA Foundation to tour as a soloist with the Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Zofia has won numerous prizes in competitions. She has played at various festivals, including the renowned New Year Festival in Gstaad. Her concert activities have taken her to Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, the USA and to venues such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Schloss Nymphenburg and Cuvilliés-Theater in Munich.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on September 24, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than August 31, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.
Scholarship holder Rahn Kulturfonds (2018)
Alle Künstler, Preisträger und Stipendiate, seit 1976.