Eva Maria Zuk, Polish-born Mexican pianist, Died at 71


Eva Maria Zuk was born on December 24, 1945, in Poland, and died on February 27, 2017, in Mexico City.

She was a Mexican piano concertist.

Eva Maria Zuk was raised in Venezuela and New York City.

She started studying music with her mother at the age of 4.

She has recorded eight LPs and five CDs, which include: the two Chopin concerti with the London Philharmonic; a Chopin recital; and Anthology of the Polonaise for the piano, from her own research, first recorded collection that includes the historic evolution of a musical form; Haydn’s D major Concerto with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, playing and conducting from the piano, with her own cadenzas; De Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra conducted by acclaimed conductor Enrique Batiz, reviewed as “best performance available of this piece by the Fanfare Music Magazine; Mexican composers Felipe Villanueva and Ricardo Castro’s piano music, and Mexican Contemporary Composers.

Eva Maria Zuk has received more than 40 awards, medals and diplomas from governments and private institutions alike, such as the Order of Andrés Bello and Simón Bolivar’s Bicentennial Medal (Venezuela), the Karol Szymanowski Centennial Medal (Poland), the Emblem of Arms (San Juan, Puerto Rico), et al. Her most recent distinction was the Order of Merit from the Republic of Poland.

Eva Maria Zuk passed away at 71 years old.