Dr. Beata E. Golec is a pianist, composer and educator. She was born in
Gliwice, Poland. She started playing piano at age 7, and at age 13
decided to pursue cello studies as well. Additionally, she studied
conducting and orchestration.
Her first compositions were written at age 13, but the official recognition
for her as a composer came three years later when she received an
award for “Fantazja Polska” for piano and cello at the “Patri Patriae” All-
Polish Composers Competition for a piece dedicated to Pope John Paul
II. “Fantazja Polska” premiered at Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris
Festival in 1997 (Katowice, Poland) by Beata E. Golec and Miroslaw
Makowski. The score of the piece is currently kept in Vatican.
Dr. Golec completed her undergraduate education in Poland at the
Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (piano performance
studied under Jerzy Sterczynski) and at the Karol Szymanowski Academy
of Music in Katowice (composition and music theory under Edward
She completed her graduate studies in piano performance at Eastman
School under Professor Rebecca Penneys (MM and DMA).
Dr. Golec has taught undergraduate level courses in piano class, private
piano lessons,aural skills, music theory, musicianship and music history
at Eastman School of Music, Nazareth College and State University of
New York in Geneseo, NY.
Several of her compositions have been premiered at the annual Women
in Music Festival in Rochester, NY (2005- 2011). The list of the
performed compositions includes: Four preludes for piano, "Phobia" for
piano, "Forests" for piano, "Toccata" for piano, "Clouds" for marimba and
vibraphone, Toccata No. 1 for organ solo, "Minimal Talk" for trumpet and
piano and "Ocean" for piano solo.
Dr. Golec holds the position of the assistant director of Women in Music
Festival in the 2011-2012 season.
In October 2006- April 2007 she has been chosen the Artist of the Month
by the directors of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano
Competition (she was the first prize winner of this competition twice- in
2005 and 2006 and received the second prize in 2007).
Her CD album entitled "Beata E. Golec- pianist and composer" consisting
of compositions by J. L. Zaimont, A. Part, W. A. Mozart and B. Golec was
recorded by Blackdog Media Group at Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School
of Music. The record's design has been published in The Big Book of
Packaging in 2011.
Dr. Golec is an active performer. She enjoys performing solo, as well as
collaborating with vocalists, instrumentalists, orchestras and choirs . She
debuted at Carnegie Hall in May 2005 and performed there again in
Beata E. Golec has performed in a master class and concert settings for
such artists as: Marvin Hamlisch, Alicia de Larrocha, Angela Hewitt,
Blanca Uribe, Rebecca Penneys, Yong Hi Moon, Malcolm Bilson, Philip
Jenkins, Boaz Sharon, Michael Torke and Judith Lang Zaimont.
She performed at such ivenues as:
Carnegie Hall, NYC
Bosendorfer Saal, Vienna, Austria
Women in Music Festival, Rochester, NY
Chautauqua Festival, Chautauqua NY
Lenna Hall, Chautauqua NY
Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY
Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY
Make a Wish Foundation (gala concerts in Rochester and Niagara Falls)
Rotary Club (Buffalo, Rochester)
Garret Club (Buffalo, NY)
Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo NY
Dante Alighieri Society, Buffalo, NY
Women's Club in Jamestown, NY (2000, 2003)
Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
Eastman Community Music School, Rochester, NY
Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester NY
University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Poland
K. Szymanowski Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland
Classics on Elmwood Concert Series, Buffalo, NY
Rowan University, NJ
Temple University, PA
Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY
Town Hall in San Sebastian, Spain
Piano Festival and Masterclasses, Prague, Czech Republic
Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris, Katowice, Poland
Polish National Philharmonics, Warsaw, Poland
Silesian Philharmonics, Katowice, Poland
Chopin’s Manor House in Duszniki Zdroj, Poland
Lazienki Krolewskie in Warsaw, Poland
Czech Institute in Warsaw, Poland
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