Malgosia Lis

Piano Teacher

Malgosia Lis

SAA Member


West Hartford, CT
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Malgosia Lis earned her Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy at the Paderewski University of Music in Poznan, Poland. While there, she was on a piano faculty at the Music School for Talented Youth. She is a faculty member at the Hartt School Community Division in West Hartford, CT, where she is the Chair of Piano Department, Piano Coordinator for Chamber Music Department, and the Piano Coordinator for the Hartt Suzuki Summer Institute. She was the Coordinator of “Suzuki in the Dolomites Festival” in Italy, in July of 2016 and 2017. The Suzuki in the Dolomites was approved by the European Suzuki Association and Italian Suzuki Institute and is part of Trentino Music Festival. Malgosia was the Piano Coordinator for the 2012 Suzuki Conference of Americas in Minneapolis, MN. Her Suzuki training has been with Yasuko Joichi, Francoise Pierredon, Doris Koppelman, Doris Harrel, and Mary Craig Powell. Her students participated and received numerous prizes at piano competitions and festivals, among them: Renee B. Fisher Competition, Rhode Island University Piano Competition, Chopin International Competition in Hartford, Musical Club of Hartford Competition, Virtuoso Pianists Competition, Czech Republic Piano Competition in Ustii, Bach International Competition in Gorzow, Poland, and more. Her students were selected to perform at the Suzuki Conference Masterclasses every conference since 2010. She was also coordinator fo the Carnival of the Animals project at the 2018 Suzuki Conference. Malgosia is frequently invited as a masterclass teacher/clinician for Piano Workshops and Institutes, among them Dallas Suzuki Piano Workshop, Queens College Piano Workshop, New England Suzuki Institute, Suzuki Music School of Westport, Maine Suzuki Workshop, Music Institute of Chicago, and others. She collaborated with Mirror Visions Ensemble and performed at the Polish Library in Paris, France, where she had a chance to play on one of Chopin’s original pianos. She particularly enjoys performing music for multiple hands/pianos. She is a frequent accompanist for the many West Hartford, CT area choirs and appeared as an accompanist at the CMEA (Connecticut Music Educators Association) Conferences in 2006 and 2014. She was the Vice President of Hartford Chapter, and is now on the board of Hartford Music Teachers Alliance where is the Membership Chair.
Malgosia lives in West Hartford with her violinist husband and has three lovely children ages, 32, 28, and 22.