Dr. Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler has over 20 years of experience as a performer, organist, choral director, pianist, and teacher. She studied music in three conservatoria: Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland, Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and at Arizona State University, as well as during numerous workshops and masterclasses throughout Europe and the US. Ilona participated in international organ competitions: she won first prize in Warsaw, Poland; was a finalist in Leiden, Holland; semifinalist in Ireland, and in Westfield Competition in New York state. She worked as an assistant professor of organ at the Academy of Music in Lodz, and as a Research Assistant and Faculty Associate at ASU.
In 2015 she recorded an album on the newly restored 1719 Hildebrandt organ in Pasłęk, Poland. In July 2016 “Antique Sound Palette” was featured on the American Public Radio program “Pipedreams”. You can read more about the project on www.kubiaczyk.com.
Ilona’s most exciting engagements have been the concerts at the Oude Kerk, Orgelpark and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, at the Sint Laurenskerk in Alkmaar, at the Issue Project Room in New York, in “Right Brain Rising!” festival in Arizona, and in “Musica Moderna” festival in Lodz. Some of her future professional engagements involve recital and lecture at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Tucson, AZ; organ concerto with the Air Force Strings Orchestra at St. John’s Episcopal in Washington DC; recitals at the Göteborg International Organ Academy in Sweden.
Since she moved from Europe nine years ago, she has served as the music director at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Scottsdale, AZ. There she has been promoting classical music as the Artistic Director of the Arts at Nativity concert series. She is actively involved in the Phoenix music scene, performing solo and with a variety of groups in the major churches and halls. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, and serves as the Education Chair at the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She performs concerts in the US and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, in duo Zeelab with Jacob Adler, and in Duo Polonaise with violinist Dagmara Suchon Hobbs. She is a happy mother of two sons.