About me

Agnieszka Lasko is a pianist, composer, educator, and author. Her trilingual piano method book with elements of improvisation – written in Polish, English, and German – ‘First Class Piano’ (published by Euterpe) has received acclaim from piano pedagogies and is gaining worldwide recognition. Described as ‘Excellent’ in the Polish academic journal of the ‘Polish Chamber Musicians Association’, it was also ‘Warmly recommended’ by the UK Magazine Piano Professional EPTA as a ‘Very good alternative to what’s offered by America and the UK’.

Agnieszka Lasko completed her studies at the Music Academy in Łódź, Poland. In 2019 she participated alongside Elżbieta Tyszecka in the world premiere recording of Aleksander Tansman’s Piano Four Hands Music (Acte Préalable). Agnieszka Lasko lectures on original methods for teaching children at the early stages of their piano education. Among her many presentations, she was featured at the National Conference ‘Partnership in Music’ the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, the 10th and 11th World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia where she taught Special WPC Master Classes, the Hands-On Research Symposium at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, at the Kansas Music Teachers Association Virtual State Conference, at the seminar at the Music Academy in Łódź and at the EAFIT University in Medellín, Colombia.

Agnieszka Lasko is the co-founder, the managing director, and the adjudicator of the MusicAlive International Piano Competition and the MusicAlive I International Piano and Music Education Symposium organized in cooperation with the World Piano Teachers Association Poland, Institute of Music in Cieszyn, the University of Silesia in Katowice. She is also an adjudicator for the Art in Experience International Music Competition in North Macedonia.

Her second publication Little Stories has received favorable reviews: Piano Journal - the EPTA official magazine: ‘A sheer delight’; Ruch Muzyczny - 'Colorful, brilliant compositions', blog Pianodao UK: ‘Natural winner’, ‘Truly essential addition to the childrens’ pedagogic literature’, Pianist Magazine: 'An outstanding collection of pieces that stands alongside the finest writing at this level'. Tarantella from Little Stories has been set in the ABRSM Piano Exam Pieces book. Her piano piece, “Autumn” is included in the anthology of 22 Nocturnes inspired by the music of Frederic Chopin by EVC Music Publishing and was premiered by Jelena Makarova in the Greater London Classical Concerts - Harrow Summer Music Festival in London. The composition has been featured in International Piano Magazine.

Agnieszka Lasko works as a piano teacher at the Aleksander Tansman State Music School in Łódź, Poland and performs as a consultant at the Art Education Center under the Ministry of Culture and Art in Poland. Agnieszka Lasko has been awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (2021) and a scholarship from ZAiKS Polish Society of Authors and Composers (2020).

Imagination, musicality and intellectual curiosity joyfully coexist on each page of this charming method book.

- Dr Sławomir Dobrzański Kansas State University

The pieces are beautiful and engaging. It is rare to find such musical value in compositions written for the beginning and intermediate student.

- Dr Laura Spitzer, Professor of Music New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico