Tamara-Anna Cislowska is one of Australia’s most renowned, ARIA award-winning pianists, performing and recording in Australia and internationally to critical and public acclaim. Earning international prizes in London, Italy and Greece such as the Rovere d’Oro, and touring Japan and the USA as cultural ambassador for Australia, Tamara’s accolades include ABC Young Performer of the Year, the Freedman Fellowship, an Art Music Award for ‘Performance of the Year’ (ACT) and the 2015 ARIA award for ‘Best Classical Album’. With nearly 8 million streams on Spotify alone and ten ARIA no.1 albums for ABC Classics, Deutsche Grammophon and Naxos, Tamara is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most globally recognised pianists in classical music today.
Frequent guest of orchestras and festivals worldwide, Tamara has performed as soloist with the London Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, and all major Australasian symphony orchestras with conductors such as Matthias Bamert, Karina Canellakis, Alondra de la Parra, Edo de Waart, Asher Fisch, and James Judd. In 2024 Tamara performs with both the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

Sought after as curator and music director, librettist (most recently for Human Waves, music by Kats-Chernin, for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ Centenary Celebration), and composer, Tamara is also celebrated as a regular presenter on ABC Classic radio, particularly for her weekly show, Duet, featuring interviews and live performances with international and Australian guests such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lang Lang, Stephen Hough, and Cate Blanchett. Her latest chart-topping album, of performances drawn from the show, was nominated for ‘Best Classical Album’ in the 2022 ARIA Awards.

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