Karolina Rojahn joined the Conservatory faculty in 2007. She is a Boston-based pianist whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Rzewski. Her performances have led her to such diverse places as France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium, Slovakia, the Greek islands, her native Poland, and across the United States. An avid proponent of contemporary music, Rojahn has premiered over 100 new works by both established and up-and-coming composers. She has recorded 35 CDs of contemporary solo and chamber music repertoire for the MMC and Navona labels. These include two collections of chamber music in collaboration with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. Upcoming releases include three concerti by Carl Vollrath with the Moravian Philharmonic, pieces for prepared piano by Sid Bailin, and a collection of solo piano works by Fred Broer.
Rojahn started her musical education in Warsaw, Poland, where she attended the prestigious Karol Szymanowski Music Conservatory under the guidance of Kazimierz Gierzod, a well-known Polish pianist and pedagogue. After moving to the United States, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of Michael Lewin. Rojahn has appeared at several prestigious festivals in Europe, including Ticino Musica, Alden Biesen Festival, the International Piano Festival in Obidos, and the Samos Island Festival, where she had the opportunity to work with several European virtuosos, including Paul Badura-Skoda, Milosz Magin, Herbert Seidel, and Regina Smendzianka.