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Smith Recital Hall
Critics have given the internationally renowned marimba virtuoso and chamber musician Katarzyna Myćka the sobriquet “she who dances with the mallets”. Her “perfect mallet technique” and “marvelous, rhythmic precision” are characteristic for the musician, who performs on a beautiful five-octave concert marimba.
After receiving training in piano and percussion, she discovered the marimba as her “ideal medium for musical expression” while studying at music academies in Gdańsk, Stuttgart, and Salzburg. Numerous prizes and awards at international music competitions then followed: in 1995, first prize and audience prize at the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg for Marimba Solo, one year later first place at the first World Marimba Competition Stuttgart. Invitations to give concerts and master classes in America, Asia, and various European countries followed naturally.
The marimba soloist Conrado Moya is one of the most relevant interpreters of the instrument in the world today. He has been acclaimed for his extraordinary technique and expressive power, and well as for his total commitment on stage.
Conrado Moya has performed as a marimba soloist all over the world in solo recitals, and as a soloist with symphony orchestras, bands and choirs. Likewise, he has been a frequent participant in significant international events.