Marion Zarzeczna

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Marion Zarzeczna (November 11, 1930 – June 1, 2020) was an American concert pianist and educator.

She was born and grew up in a non-musical family in Trenton, New Jersey.[1] She received her Bachelor of Music degree in 1954 from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Mieczysław Horszowski. [2]

The winner of numerous prizes, she gave piano recitals and appeared as a soloist with orchestras in North America and Europe, including the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Seventh Army Orchestra in Germany.[citation needed]

She was a member of the New Marlboro Chamber Players, the trio-in-residence at Rider College, and a vocal coach at the Temple University Musical Festival in Ambler, Pennsylvania.[citation needed]

She joined the faculty of The Curtis Institute of Music in 1962.[2] She was on the faculty of Westminster Choir College beginning in 1972[2] as well as a member of the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra[3]


Marion Zarzeczna died on June 1, 2020, aged 89, in her native Trenton, New Jersey.[4][5]


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  2. ^ a b c "The Curtis Institute of Music". March 12, 2009. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009.
  3. ^ Reference,; accessed June 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Marion Zarzeczna Obituary - Trenton, New Jersey |".
  5. ^ Marion Zarzeczna obituary,; accessed June 21, 2020.