Native of Poland Dr. Maja Tremiszewska is a classically trained concert pianist, accompanist and vocal coach. She has been performing as a soloist and collaborative pianist since she moved to Boston in 2003, after receiving her Masters of Music in Piano Performance from Gdańsk Academy of Music in Poland. Upon completing a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Boston Conservatory, she was employed as a staff pianist for its vocal and instrumental departments, the position she held for ten years. In the spring of 2014 Ms. Tremiszewska graduated from Boston University with the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano, where she received a Graduate Assistantship, Dean’s Scholarship and a Collaborative Piano Department Honors Award. Between 2010 and 2016 she was employed to serve as a vocal coach and staff pianist at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, an esteemed summer program for high-school singers and instrumentalists. In the fall of 2018 she returned to the Boston Conservatory at Berklee to serve as a staff pianist for their Opera department.
Dr. Tremiszewska frequently serves as a rehearsal pianist for Boston opera companies. As an Emerging Artist for Boston Lyric Opera, she served as a rehearsal pianist for the company’s production of Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress and performed recitatives on harpsichord for the same production at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater. She collaborated with Enigma Chamber Opera, MassOpera, Guerilla Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative and North End Music and Performing Arts Center. She worked on productions of Turn of the Screw, Glory Denied, The Consul, DIalogues of Carmelites, Rinaldo, Don Pasquale, La Traviata, La Bohème, Carmen, Don Giovanni, L’enfant et le sortilèges, Little Women, Le Nozze di Figaro and Ghosts of Versailles. In the summer of 2013 she served as a rehearsal pianist for Romeo and Juliet Project at the Chautauqua Institution. Her opera training includes fellowship in opera coaching at the Aspen Opera Center, vocal collaborative fellowship at Miami Music Festival and resident coach at the Chicago Summer Opera.
During Dr. Tremiszewska's studies at Boston University she has frequently performed with its orchestras as an orchestral keyboardist and as a soloist. As a winner of the University Concerto Competition, she presented Ravel's Piano Concerto in G at Tsai Performance Center. In the same venue she also performed Petrushka by Stravinsky with Boston University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Hoose. She also appeared as a soloist with New England Repertoire Orchestra under the direction of dr. Tiffany Chang, performing Chopin’s Fantasy on Polish Airs for piano and orchestra. With the Boston University Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. William Lumpkin she performed in The Postman Always Rings Twice by Stephen Paulus, The Dialogues of Carmelites by Poulenc, Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito and Don Giovanni, Siren Song by Jonathan Dove, Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Catan and Menotti's Amahl and the Night VIsitors. In the summer of 2017 she performed Copland's Rodeo with Boston Landmarks Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Wilkins.
As a freelance musician, she has performed in various venues, among them Jordan Hall, Berklee Performance Center, Goethe Institute, and Ozawa Hall in Lenox, MA, among many others. In 2005 she won first prize at the First International Chamber Music Competition of New England, and consequently performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 2014 she also became a finalist for the New World Symphony in Miami, FL, during their national audition tour.
Dr. Tremiszewska resides in Belmont, MA with her family and serves as a pianist/organist at St. Mary's of Assumption Parish in Brookline, MA.