Polish Scottish Mini Festival 2023: Maria Peszek

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MARIA PESZEK vocalist/actress/songwriter/performer With years of acting, she played alongside theatre directors and filmmakers, creating several award-winning roles. Cooperating with others such as Jerzy Grzegorzewski, Piotr Łazarkiewicz, Agnieszka Holland, Jerzy Stuhr, Kazimierz Kutz, Krystian Lupa. In 2005, she focused on musical performance and songwriting , which turned out to be her passion. She has released five solo albums – Miasto Mania (2005) / Maria Awaria (2008) / Jesus Maria Peszek (2012) / Karabin (2016) / Ave Maria (2021). Each of them caused a storm and showed itself to be artistic and successful, positioning itself as platinum and double platinum. Both selling over 250,000 copies and making Maria Peszek one of the most important personalities in the Polish music scene. Defined as a “concert animal”, Maria Peszek played over 500 enthusiastically received concerts in Poland and abroad, on club stages and Polish and foreign festivals. Laureate of prestigious awards, among others–“Paszport Polityki”(Polityka’s Passport Award), “Fryderyki”(The Fryderyk Awards), “Wdech Gazeta Wyborcza” and “Fenomen Przekroju”(The phenomenon of Przekroj award). The author of moving and uncompromising texts on religiosity, Polishness, equality, often shocking public opinion. Inducing extreme opinions, Maria Peszek expresses her views and is one of the most expressive and meaningful figures in public.

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