Elzbieta (Ela) Bilicka has performed as soloist and with orchestras in many cities of her native Poland, as well as in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and the USA. Her recitals and recordings have been featured on BBC Radio, Central New York’s Classic FM, Polish TV Culture and Polish Radio Koszalin. In July 2021, Centaur Records released her debut CD: Lights and shadows, which was greeted with high critical acclaim.
Ela has been recognized at many international piano competitions. Between 2020 and 2021, she won three first prizes at contests in Malaysia, Northern Ireland and South Korea. In 2018 and 2023, Ela was awarded the ‘Young Poland’ Scholarship of the Polish Minister of Culture.
Ela holds BA and MA degrees from the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Between 2016 and 2018, she continued her studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve in Switzerland. In May 2023, Ela received the Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.
Between May 2019 and May 2022, Elzbieta served as Adjunct Professor at the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University in Logan (UT).
Next to performing, Ela also writes articles on music and neuroaesthetics (neurological studies of aesthetics in art). Her papers have been published in academic journals in Poland.