Polish organ virtuoso Marietta Kruzel-Sosnowska is recognised for her characteristic and creative interpretations of contemporary music. Her long and productive collaboration with Marian Sawa has seen her première several of his works (many of them inspired or commissioned by her) and caused her to become known as an experienced interpreter of his music. She has been the President of the Marian Sawa Society since 2006.
Kruzel-Sosnowska is widely regarded as one of the most dedicated and successful organ teachers in Poland. Her pedagogical career started at the Karol Szymanowski Secondary Music School in Warsaw, and later she was invited to join the Church Music faculty at the Fryderyk Chopin Music University and the Musicology department at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. Kruzel-Sosnowska’s university education began in the 60s. She is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw where she studied with Feliks Rączkowski. Her other teachers included Flor Peeters, Guy Bovet, Marie-Claire Alain, Harald Vogel and Hans Haselböck. Kruzel-Sosnowska is also a music theorist. She completed her studies at the Theory Department of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music under Andrzej Dobrowolski, specializing in twelve-tone music analysis and isomorphic musical notation. As a concert artist, Kruzel-Sosnowska specialises in new Polish compositions. She has performed in concert halls throughout Poland and participated in all the larger Polish organ festivals, including the Warsaw Autumn Festival of contemporary music festival The Warsaw Autumn. Kruzel-Sosnowska has toured Europe, Scandinavia, the USA, Belarus and Russia and has made numerous recordings for the Polish record labels Acte Préalable, Polonia Records and Veriton and featured on Polish Radio and TV. Marietta Kruzel-Sosnowska sits on the juries of many Polish organ competitions.